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h_fin_2018a_2018-04-16t13:38:06z5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1381

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 16, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1381 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:02:29 PM  
Representatives Gray and Van Winkle, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1381, which permits a medical marijuana establishment to purchase from any cultivator after a transition period. Under current law, medical marijuana establishments are currently requirement to purchase a large percentage of product from an associated cultivator. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
07:19:51 PM  
Mr. Jordan Wellington, representing VF Strategies, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
07:32:11 PM  
Mr. Jim Burack, representing the Marijuana Enforcement Division within the Department of Revenue, testified from a neutral position on the bill.
07:34:44 PM  
Ms. Dominique Mendiola, representing the Marijuana Enforcement Division within the Department of Revenue, testified from a neutral position on the bill.
07:36:40 PM  
Mr. Burack and Ms. Mendiola responded to committee questions.
07:50:11 PM  

Ms. Michelle Walker, representing herself as a parent of a child who uses medical marijuana, testified about the bill.

07:54:55 PM  
Mr. Renze Waddington, representing Epic Remedy, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:57:14 PM  
Mr. Dusty Brown, representing the Colorado Springs Cannabis Industry Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:58:54 PM  
Ms. Kristen Thomson, representing the Colorado Spring Cannabis Industry Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:03:14 PM  
Mr. Waddington, Ms. Thomson, and Mr. Brown responded to committee questions. Representative Gray commented on the witness testimony.
08:20:34 PM  
Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing Terrapin Care Station, testified about the bill.
08:24:06 PM  
Mr. Dave Cuesta, representing Native Roots, testified in favor of the bill.
08:28:09 PM  
Mr. Kevin Gallagher, representing the Cannabis Business Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
08:30:20 PM  
Mr. Steve Brooks, representing Lightshade, testified in support of the bill.
08:35:44 PM  
Mr. Bill Conklin, representing himself
as a grower, testified in favor of the bill.
08:39:20 PM  
Mr. Dean Heizer, representing LivWell Enlightened Health, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions. Mr. Heizer read a prepared statement from the Marijuana Industry Group.
08:47:53 PM  
Mr. Christian Sederberg, representing Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.


08:59:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment Y].
Moved Lawrence
Seconded Sandridge
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray No
Herod No
Kennedy No
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet No
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Foote No
Pabon No
YES: 5   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
08:59:13 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.


09:02:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1381 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Van Winkle
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS