Medical marijuana delivered to your door. Recycling of marijuana product packaging. A “hospitality” license.
These are some of the changes going into effect in Colorado’s marijuana industry on Jan. 1, the state’s Department of Revenue announced on Tuesday.
The rules are the product of a handful of General Assembly bills, as well as working groups and public comments.
“We encouraged an even more collaborative approach to rule development where work group participants utilized their experience and expertise within stakeholder teams to engage more directly in the drafting of rule language,” said Jim Burack, director of the Marijuana Enforcement Division.
Among the changes are the creation of a permit allowing deliveries from medical marijuana stores to people’s residences. In 2021, there will also be a permit allowing recreational marijuana deliveries.
Marijuana establishments will also be able to collect containers, packages and cartridges for recycling. Industrial hemp, which is currently limited to sale in medical marijuana stores, will be allowed in recreational marijuana retailers as well.
There will be a new category of business license for “marijuana hospitality” establishments. These include venues that allow consumption of marijuana on their premises as well as businesses that sell and provide for consumption onsite.
The hospitality permits also can apply to mobile venues, which include any “self-propelled vehicle that is designed primarily for travel on the public highways and that is generally and commonly used to transport persons and property over the public highways or a low-speed electric vehicle.” Electric bicycles, scooters and wheelchairs are ineligible.