*NEW - Testing Stakeholders WorkGroup
Please read the email below which was sent out to hemp stakeholders regarding a Work Group being formed regarding Hemp Testing issues. Please CLICK HERE or see below for the PDF with a Frame work overview. If you would like to apply to participate in these discussion please send the requested info to the email below. Thank you.
To All Stakeholders:
On behalf of the Colorado Departments of Public Health and Environment, Agriculture, and Revenue, thank you for your active participation in our Industrial Hemp Testing Stakeholder Meeting on October 1, 2018. During the stakeholder meeting, we evaluated a variety of challenges inherent in the current framework for industrial hemp and hemp products in Colorado.
The agencies appreciate the input of all participants as Colorado continues to play a leadership role in the development of this emerging industry. Understanding the various stakeholder concerns and working together to find solutions will continue to play an important role for the hemp industry and our agencies. To focus our efforts on addressing the issues that brought us together, we are convening an Industrial Hemp Testing Work Group. The work group will be staffed by participants representing a cross-section of industry representatives, staff from the relevant regulators, and other stakeholders who can contribute their subject matter expertise to the issues. The work group will perform research, engage in discussions, and collaborate to answer the key testing-related questions posed at our October 1st stakeholder meeting. We anticipate facilitating a series of meetings in December and, if necessary, early January. Results of these efforts will be shared with all stakeholders on this email and may form the basis for rule-making, legislative initiatives, or another form of action.
- Name and contact details;
- Description of your role in the industry;
- Summary of your qualifications/ability to contribute to statewide solutions to the stated challenges;
- Confirmation that you can participate in three-to-four 2-hour meetings in December and January.
Note the number of participants on the work group will be limited to ensure discussions remain focused on the subject matter and objectives of each meeting, and to manage the organization of tasks and contributions of participants. Regardless of whether or not you are selected to participate on the work group, you will be kept apprised of their work by email and invited to work group meetings. The Departments will announce the composition of the work group no later than Monday, December 3, 2018. Note the Departments may also seek to amend the composition of the work group for future meetings based on the subject matter of each meeting and the ability to accommodate alternative or additional participants.
Dominique D. Mendiola
Director of Marijuana Coordination