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h_phc_2018a_2018-03-20t13:31:56z5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1187

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1187 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

05:04:12 PM  

Representative Singer called the committee back to order.

05:08:37 PM  

Representative Landgraf and Representative Buckner, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1187 to the committee. The bill clarifies that if the federal Food and Drug Administration approves a prescription medication containing cannabidiol, then the drug is legal in Colorado to prescribe, dispense, possess/transport, or use.  Amendment L.002 was distributed to the committee (Attachment C).

05:15:36 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony.
05:16:06 PM  

Jessica Wolfe, Greenwich Biosciences, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Wolfe responded to committee questions.

05:20:08 PM  

Luke Johnson, Cloud Company Farms, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Johnson responded to committee questions.

05:39:10 PM  

Mary Holmay, Greenwich Biosciences, testified in support of the bill.

05:42:42 PM  
Sarah Klein, Epilepsy Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:58 PM  

Ms. Holmay and Ms. Klein responded to committee questions.

05:49:18 PM  

Amber Wann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D) to the committee.

05:56:36 PM  
Kolson Lucas, National Hemp Exchange, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:58:02 PM  

Houng James Sim, National Hemp Exchange, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:02:49 PM  
Mr. Lucas and Mr. Sim responded to committee questions.
06:20:37 PM  

Grant Orvis, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:24:03 PM  
Dawn Greene, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:29:15 PM  

Mr. Orvis and Ms. Greene responded to committee questions.

06:30:44 PM  

Chris Bedrosian, Flora's Mercantile, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:36:04 PM  
Juanita Ramos, Folium Biosciences, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:42:38 PM  

Veronica Carpio, representing herself and Grow Hemp Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:43:50 PM  

Ms. Bedrosian and Ms. Carpio responded to committee questions.

06:56:15 PM  
Deborah Rodriguez, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:00:50 PM  

Hunter Buffington, Colorado Hemp Industries Association, testified in a neutral capacity reagrding the bill.

07:08:53 PM  

Samantha Walsh, Tetra Public Affairs, testified regarding the bill.  Ms. Walsh responded to committee questions.

07:18:02 PM  

Garrett Groff, representing himself, testified in a neutral capacity regarding the bill.

07:18:42 PM  

Cindy Sovine, Vicente Sederberg, LLC, testified in a neutral capacity regarding the bill.

07:24:58 PM  
Ms. Sovine and Mr. Groff responded to committee questions.
07:39:06 PM  
Gina Moore, Colorado Pharmacist Society, testified regarding the bill.
07:39:39 PM  

Kara Miller, Marijuana Industry Group, testified in a neutral capacity regarding the bill.

07:41:56 PM  
Ms. Moore and Ms. Miller responded to committee questions.
07:44:50 PM  

Jessica Wolfe returned to the table to respond to committee questions.

07:50:57 PM  

Representative Singer distributed and explained amendment L.003 (Attachment E) to the committee.

07:52:45 PM  
Representative Buckner distributed and
explained amendment L.005 to the committee (Attachment F).


07:57:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F) to amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Beckman
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:58:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E) to amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Singer
Seconded Beckman
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:00:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C), as amended.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Hooton
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:00:26 PM  
Representative Landgraf and Representative Buckner gave concluding remarks on the bill.
08:00:56 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


08:09:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1187, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
McKean Excused
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Pettersen Excused
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS