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h_fin_2016a_2016-03-09t13:36:21z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/09/2016


BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1266


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment K). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1266, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection


02:53 PM -- HB16-1266

Representative Becker, K., sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1266. Under current law, if test results indicate the presence of harmful contaminants in medical or retail marijuana, the licensee is required to quarantine the marijuana, notify the Marijuana Enforcement Division in DOR, and document and properly destroy the adulterated product. This bill allows the MED to quarantine, document, and destroy marijuana that tests positive for any substance determined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to be harmful, including unauthorized pesticides. Representative Becker distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment D), amendment L.002 (Attachment E), and amendment L.003 (Attachment F). Additionally, Representative Becker distributed several handouts to the committee (Attachment G and H, respectively).

16HouseFin0309AttachD.pdf16HouseFin0309AttachD.pdf 16HouseFin0309AttachE.pdf16HouseFin0309AttachE.pdf

16HouseFin0309AttachF.pdf16HouseFin0309AttachF.pdf 16HouseFin0309AttachG.pdf16HouseFin0309AttachG.pdf


02:59 PM --
Mr. Lewis Koski, representing DOR, testified in support of the bill and answered committee questions.

03:02 PM -- Mr. Mitch Yergert, representing the Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill and answered committee questions.

03:28 PM

Committee discussion ensued with Mr. Koski and Mr. Yergert.

03:53 PM -- Ms. Kara Miller, representing Marijuana Industry Group, testified against the bill and answered several committee questions.

04:04 PM -- Mr. Koski and Mr. Yergert returned to the table to address additional committee questions.

04:33 PM

The committee recessed.

04:37 PM

The committee came back to order. The committee laid over the bill until later in the committee meeting.

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