JULY 2017 CONFERENCE

Legalizing Marijuana Part One:
The Colorado Experience

 Barbara Brohl

Executive Director
Department of Revenue
State of Colorado

Barbara Brohl, Executive Director, Department of Revenue, State of Colorado, led the State’s efforts to implement Amendments 20 and 64, which legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. She described the complex process that included representation of all stakeholders and led to the development of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) in the Department of Revenue. Ms. Brohl provided in-depth detail on how this process evolved and continues to change as new issues arise. She detailed step-by-step best practices to implement these laws.

 

Legalizing Marijuana Part Two:
Massachusetts

 Stan Rosenberg

President of the Senate
State of Massachusetts

Stan Rosenberg, President of the Senate, State of Massachusetts, discussed three stages of implementation for Massachusetts’ program for the legalization of marijuana. First, setting up the regulatory agency, which will be housed within the Department of Public Health. Second, creating the enforcement codes and policies. And, third, creating policies for public safety and health awareness, providing education on the deleterious effects of marijuana on the developing brain, and establishing addiction prevention and treatment services. Mr. Rosenberg stressed the importance of local control, which allows municipalities to decide if they will allow legal marijuana use and also to regulate where it can be sold.

"We were neither proponents nor opponents of legalizing marijuana, we were charged to fulfill the regulations with complete openness and transparency, so all stakeholders were engaged and informed."

— Barbara Brohl

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JULY 2017 CONFERENCE

Legalizing Marijuana Part One:
The Colorado Experience

 Barbara Brohl

Executive Director
Department of Revenue
State of Colorado

Barbara Brohl, Executive Director, Department of Revenue, State of Colorado, led the State’s efforts to implement Amendments 20 and 64, which legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. She described the complex process that included representation of all stakeholders and led to the development of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) in the Department of Revenue. Ms. Brohl provided in-depth detail on how this process evolved and continues to change as new issues arise. She detailed step-by-step best practices to implement these laws.

 

Legalizing Marijuana Part Two:
Massachusetts

 Stan Rosenberg

President of the Senate
State of Massachusetts

Stan Rosenberg, President of the Senate, State of Massachusetts, discussed three stages of implementation for Massachusetts’ program for the legalization of marijuana. First, setting up the regulatory agency, which will be housed within the Department of Public Health. Second, creating the enforcement codes and policies. And, third, creating policies for public safety and health awareness, providing education on the deleterious effects of marijuana on the developing brain, and establishing addiction prevention and treatment services. Mr. Rosenberg stressed the importance of local control, which allows municipalities to decide if they will allow legal marijuana use and also to regulate where it can be sold.

"We were neither proponents nor opponents of legalizing marijuana, we were charged to fulfill the regulations with complete openness and transparency, so all stakeholders were engaged and informed."

— Barbara Brohl

JULY 2017 CONFERENCE

Legalizing Marijuana Part One:
The Colorado Experience

 Barbara Brohl

Executive Director
Department of Revenue
State of Colorado

Barbara Brohl, Executive Director, Department of Revenue, State of Colorado, led the State’s efforts to implement Amendments 20 and 64, which legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. She described the complex process that included representation of all stakeholders and led to the development of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) in the Department of Revenue. Ms. Brohl provided in-depth detail on how this process evolved and continues to change as new issues arise. She detailed step-by-step best practices to implement these laws.

"We were neither proponents nor opponents of legalizing marijuana, we were charged to fulfill the regulations with complete openness and transparency, so all stakeholders were engaged and informed."— Barbara Brohl

Legalizing Marijuana Part Two:
Massachusetts

 Stan Rosenberg

President of the Senate
State of Massachusetts

Stan Rosenberg, President of the Senate, State of Massachusetts, discussed three stages of implementation for Massachusetts’ program for the legalization of marijuana. First, setting up the regulatory agency, which will be housed within the Department of Public Health. Second, creating the enforcement codes and policies. And, third, creating policies for public safety and health awareness, providing education on the deleterious effects of marijuana on the developing brain, and establishing addiction prevention and treatment services. Mr. Rosenberg stressed the importance of local control, which allows municipalities to decide if they will allow legal marijuana use and also to regulate where it can be sold.