BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (DOR MED) are facilitating a “HB21-1301 Cross Pollination Work Group” as part of the CDA’s implementation of HB21-1301 – Cannabis Outdoor Cultivation Measures.
Specifically, HB21-1301 requires the Commissioner of Agriculture, in collaboration with DOR MED (the State Licensing Authority), the Governor’s Deputy legal counsel, and the Governor’s Special Advisor on Cannabis to convene a work group on or before November 1, 2021, to study and recommend options for minimizing cross-pollination between cannabis plants.
- Subjects: How to minimize volunteer cannabis plants growing on areas of land that are not registered outdoor hemp cultivations or licensed outdoor marijuana cultivations, regardless of whether the property was previously registered or licensed; how best to share data and the proximity between the locations of registered outdoor hemp cultivations, licensed outdoor marijuana cultivations, and the properties of applicants for registered outdoor hemp cultivations or licensed outdoor marijuana cultivations.
- Report: The work group must submit a report on or before November 1, 2022, presenting the work group’s findings and recommendations.
For additional information on HB21-1301 and the Hemp Regulatory Act and Hemp Rule please see the a Summary of Implementation Mandate.
- Submit your request to serve on the work group: Stakeholders selected to serve on a work group are expected to attend assigned meetings, engage in work group discussions, and collaborate with others to conduct research, draft sections of the required report, and present relevant information. Interested parties can submit their request to serve on a work group by completing the Google Form linked herein by October 1, 2021. When identifying parties to serve on work groups, CDA’s and MED’s goals are to ensure work groups represent a diversity of perspectives and subject matter expertise and/or experience or knowledge relevant to the subject matter of the work group.
- Attend meetings and participate during the public comment period: All members of the public can attend work group meetings, may provide oral comment during the public comment period for each meeting, and may submit written comments on matters discussed and content developed by work group members.
A list of assigned work group members and an agenda for each meeting will be published on CDA’s and MED’s websites prior to each scheduled meeting. The Divisions may also identify needs to substitute or add members to established work groups. Further, work group meetings are open to the public, and all interested parties can take an active role in the process by attending work group meetings and by submitting written comments on work group discussion items.
For questions about this work group, you may contact Danielle Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wondirad Gebru at email@example.com. Interested parties can also visit CDA’s as well as MED’s website and may subscribe to receive updates from the CDA as well as MED.
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