While Colorado’s economy has enjoyed a boom in recent years due to the growing recreational and medical cannabis programs, a small, unrecognized issue has grown into a big problem at state landfills. Due to current regulations, licensed facilities that grow cannabis must effectively destroy the waste generated by their operations to make it “unusable”, and that waste must be mixed 50/50 with another filler material to make it “unrecognizable”.
Cannabis waste regulations are written this way in an effort to reduce diversion, or the act of distributing and selling legally grown cannabis in the black market. Much of the mixed waste ends up in a dumpster destined for the landfill. Unfortunately, due to the lack of a standard waste management method, this waste can still be usable.
Effective January 1, 2020
STATEMENT OF ADOPTION - Jim Burack, Dir., Marijuana Enforcement Division
3-230 – Waste Disposal
“Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, Title 24, Article 4, of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the following rules to become effective on January 1, 2020.”
Mobile Waste Rendering. “A Licensee or a third party vendor must render the waste unusable and Unrecognizable in accordance with subparagraph E of this Rule on property under the control of the Licensee…”
"If you think compliance is expensive -- try non-compliance." - Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Paul McNulty
As the current State and Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) regulations read, and with the lack of accurate waste disposal tracking by growers, Colorado is dealing with cannabis waste material diversion/ black market sales, negligent cannabis waste remediation, unlicensed waste transportation, unpaid taxes, and public health potentials. This is a growing and not yet managed effectively problem.
MariWaste resolves these problems to save growers money & time and to ensure regulatory compliance.
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