New Rule Requirements Regulating Marijuana Concentrates

Colorado House Bill 1317, which was passed in early 2021, changes the amount of concentrates a medical patient can purchase in a single day.

  • For medical patients, 21 years of age or older, the new marijuana concentrate limit is 8 grams.
  • For medical patients between the ages of 18 - 20, the new marijuana concentrate limit is 2 grams.

HB21-1317 also imposes new requirements on medical marijuana patients ages 18 to 20 years old. This includes requiring two physicians from different medical practices to diagnose the patient as having a debilitating or disabling medical condition. More information can be found here.

As part of HB21-1317, medical marijuana stores are required to immediately record each sale to a patient in the Inventory Tracking System (Metrc). This will track the amount of medical marijuana a patient has purchased in a given day in real-time and is based on a patient’s identification number. This will prevent a sale to a patient or caregiver if the amount exceeds the patient’s daily authorized quantity limit for that day or THC limit.

These changes go into effect on January 1, 2022, at all marijuana dispensaries that serve medical marijuana patients in Colorado.

You can find a printed educational resource pamphlet on marijuana concentrates, which was created by the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) at all LivWell marijuana dispensaries. This includes public health resources, serving sizes for types of concentrates, short-term and long-term effects, and potential risks and precautions. View this educational resource.

Yes, Colorado retail locations are still able to honor existing EPC waivers for flower and limit exemption letters for edibles until their listed expiration date. Upon renewal, patients will be required to have a Uniform Certificate Form to purchase amounts over the statutory limits. Concentrate limit exemption letters issued by a physician will no longer allow a patient to purchase more than the statutory limits for concentrate purchases. Patients will need to possess a Uniform Certification Form provided by a physician. View this resource for additional information and a copy of the Uniform Certification Form.