This "emergency" rulemaking hearing will focus on residency requirements. Under the "Colorado Medical Marijuana Code," a person who applies for a dispensary license must be a resident of Colorado for two years, and all employees of a dispensary -- now known as a "center" -- must also be able to prove residency. But HB 1284, the main regulatory measure, neglected to give a specific definition of what constitutes a resident.
What's the emergency? This loophole -- and the fact that the state is looking at residency rules legislators did not contemplate -- just emerged last week, as we reported in an interview with Senator Chris Romer about residency rules.
By calling an emergency hearing, the state can avoid some of the standard requirements for public notice (and may choose not to accept public comments). Click to read the MMJ meeting announcement on the state's website.
Even if no comments are taken, the hearing is open. It's at the Gaming Conference Room #110, 1881 Pierce Street in Lakewood.