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Colorado Product Manufacturers May Sell Into State-Licensed Dispensaries

Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has issued a clarifying memo on how industrial hemp businesses may interact with the state-licensed cannabis market (adult-use and medical cannabis dispensaries, as well as product manufacturers).

Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has issued a clarifying memo on how industrial hemp businesses may interact with the state-licensed cannabis market (adult-use and medical cannabis dispensaries, as well as product manufacturers). While some states have begun to debate how the hemp industry may work with the THC-laden cannabis industry, Colorado’s latest compliance tip explains one way forward.

Industrial hemp companies may not transfer any plant material (flower, trim, fan leaves or whole plant) to any licensed cannabis business.

Rather, those industrial hemp companies may provide other manufactured products, included concentrated extracted cannabinoids, to food and storage facilities registered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Those businesses may then work with licensed cannabis testing companies to acquire a certificate of analysis before selling into adult-use and medical dispensaries. (Required testing for industrial hemp products includes potency, microbial contaminant, residual solvent contaminant and metals contaminant testing.)

This new policy will go into effect July 1.

While some states like Utah and Ohio already have the ability to move CPG products into dispensaries. Most states like CA AND WA do not allow for hemp products of any type to be sold at dispensaries.

Read: Full Story at Hemp Grower

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