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409AA11E963F306087258263007531A2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1295

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Apr 2, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1295 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:20:06 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:20:37 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:23:41 PM  
Representative Salazar, sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1295, concerning modifications to the Colorado Food and Drug Act to allow products containing industrial hemp and establishing that products containing industrial hemp are not adulterated or misbranded by virtue of containing industrial hemp. The bill modifies the act to establish that food and cosmetics are not adulterated because they contain industrial hemp, which codifies a current policy of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). It also removes the term "cannabis" from the list of substances whose inclusion in a drug or device is deemed misbranded. Representative Salazar responded to questions from the committee.
03:32:39 PM  
Jeff Lawrence, CDPHE, testified in a neutral position on the bill and discussed a possible amendment to the bill.
03:33:20 PM  
Hunter Ruffington, Colorado Hemp Association, testified in a neutral position to the bill and discussed her concerns with the bill.
03:36:16 PM  
Tim Gordon, Colorado Hemp Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:47 PM  
Samantha Walso, Colorado Hemp Round Table, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:10 PM  

Grant Orvis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:08 PM  

Garrett Graff, representing himself, testified in a neutral position to the bill.

03:42:06 PM  
Mr. Graff responded to questions from the committee.
03:42:24 PM  

Representative Salazar distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment F].

03:43:34 PM  
Mr. Graff continued to respond to questions from the committee.
03:44:29 PM  
Veronica Carpio, Grow Hemp Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:30 PM  
Luke Johnson, Cloud CO Farms, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:42 PM  
Dawn Greene, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:11 PM  
Erik Johnson, Cloud CO Farms, testified in support of the bill.
03:50:24 PM  
Craig Brand, Follium Biosciences, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:17 PM  
Representative discussed Amendment L.001.


03:55:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Esgar
Seconded McKean
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis Excused
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:55:25 PM  
Representative Salazar made concluding comments regarding the bill.


03:57:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1295, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Saine
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Excused
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Yes
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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