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Bill Detail: SB23-265

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Title Prohibit Professional Discipline For Marijuana
Status Governor Signed (05/24/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors M. Snyder (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors K. Van Winkle (R)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 04/03/2023

The bill protects an individual applying for licensure, certification,
or registration in a profession or occupation in Colorado (applicant), as
well as a professional who is currently licensed, certified, or registered in
a profession or occupation in Colorado (licensee), from having the
license, certification, or registration denied to the applicant, or from
discipline being imposed against the licensee, based solely on:
  • A civil or criminal judgment against the applicant or
licensee regarding the consumption, possession,
cultivation, or processing of marijuana, if the underlying
actions were lawful and consistent with professional
conduct and standards of care within Colorado and did not
otherwise violate Colorado law; or
  • Previous professional disciplinary action concerning an
applicant's or a licensee's professional licensure in this or
any other state or U.S. territory, if the professional
disciplinary action was based solely on the applicant's or
licensee's consumption, possession, cultivation, or
processing of marijuana and the applicant or licensee did
not otherwise violate Colorado law.

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