Medical Marijuana Registry rulemaking

Rulemaking to align with statute

The Colorado Legislature passed House Bill 21-1317, Regulating Marijuana Concentrates, in the 2021 legislative session. The bill was signed into law by Governor Polis in June. Colorado state agencies, like the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, must implement laws passed by the legislature. 

We are currently reviewing House Bill 21-1317 and preparing to implement components of the bill that affect our processes. Part of the implementation will include  Board of Health rulemakings to update 5 CCR 1006-2, Medical Use of Marijuana. 

Rulemaking hearing Dec. 15

Topic: proposed fee increase

Notice of rulemaking

The Board of Health will conduct a public rulemaking hearing to consider amendments to 5 CCR 1006-2, Medical Use of Marijuana. Specifically, the Board will consider increasing the application processing fee by $4.50, which would bring the total application processing fee to $4.50 effective Feb. 14, 2022.

  • We originally proposed a fee increase of $10. After further consideration of budget projections and feedback we determined that a $4.50 increase will allow us to implement House Bill 21-1317 while minimizing the cost to stakeholders and customers as Colorado recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We are committed to exploring all options to make sure the registry is sustained.
  • A $4.50 fee increase is not enough to support registry operations long term. Therefore, we will likely need to request another fee increase in the near future. We will continue to share information about any proposed changes. 

Provide written testimony

Review updated information about the proposed fee increase (updated 12/3)


The Board of Health encourages written testimony as the opportunity to provide oral testimony may be limited. 
Testimony will be accepted by the Board if it is received by 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2021.
You may submit testimony by email or mail. 

Email testimony to


Mail testimony to
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Board of Health, A5-0100
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246

Emergency rulemaking hearing Dec. 15

Topic: Align rule with House Bill 21-1317

On Dec. 15 the Board of Health will also conduct an emergency rulemaking hearing to align the Board of Health Rules with House Bill 21-1317. There will be a permanent rulemaking hearing in February, 2022.

The public is encouraged to provide feedback about the proposed changes.If you have feedback. The Department collected feedback before the emergency rulemaking until Nov. 22.

If you were unable to provide feedback for the emergency rulemaking, please know that feedback will be gathered for the permanent rulemaking that will occur in February. The emergency rulemaking document will serve as the first draft of the permanent rule.  

If you prefer to share feedback by mail send it to: 

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246

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