Colorado Legislators Want More Cannabis Industry Oversight -Senate Bill 149

Colorado Legislators Want More Cannabis Industry Oversight -Senate Bill 149
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Westword reports A group of Colorado lawmakers wants to increase oversight of the state’s marijuana businesses, but the cannabis industry is ready to fight the proposal. Senate Bill 149, a nonpartisan bill introduced on March 7, proposes new reporting requirements for such marijuana business violations as sales to underage minors, contaminated product recalls and black market activity. The measure also calls on the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, the state’s regulator of marijuana businesses, to “balance the amount of influence that the marijuana industry has” on pot-related policy and rulemaking. BILL SUMMARY Improve Marijuana Industry Regulation Concerning measures to improve marijuana industry regulation. SESSION:  2022 Regular Session SUBJECT:  Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana BILL SUMMARY The bill requires future contracts for the seed-to-sale tracking system to be awarded pursuant to a transparent, online, and dynamically competitive process. The bill requires the state licensing authority to produce an annual report regarding its enforcement activities. The report must include: The number of underage compliance checks performed in the previous calendar year; The number of underage sale violations in the previous calendar year, including the name of the license violator, how many violations were the result of underage compliance checks or tips, and the sanction or sanctions imposed for each violation; and A description of the black or gray market enforcement activities that the state licensing authority engaged in, including the dates of the activities, any violations found, and the result of those violations if known.   The bill requires the state licensing authority to produce an annual report regarding licensing violations. The report must be organized by month, include the name of the violator and the violation location, and identify the violation and the sanction or sanctions imposed and if the sanction is a license revocation or voluntary surrender of a license and the reason for the…

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