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Denver announces Cannabis Sustainability Work Group

Denver Environmental Health has formed the Cannabis Sustainability Work Group, a stakeholder group that will make recommendations for best practices and policies related to environmental sustainability in the cannabis industry.

The group will meet once a month throughout 2016, beginning Jan. 21, and will begin developing a best-practices guide that will be maintained as a living document. The group will also work to increase communication about sustainability issues between the City & County of Denver and marijuana business licensees, and initiate regular meeting and training opportunities.

The group members are:

  • Emily Backus, Denver Environmental Health - Certifiably Green Denver
  • Janet Burgesser, Denver Environmental Health - Certifiably Green Denver
  • Meg Collins, Good Chemistry
  • Catharine Drumheller, Oak Services, LLC
  • Netia Ingram, Denver Office of Marijuana Policy
  • Kayvan Khalatbari, Denver Relief
  • Richard Klassen, Shift Cannabis Co.
  • Jeremy Lauffenburger, Denver Environmental Health - Certifiably Green Denver
  • Andrew Livingston, Vicente Sederberg LLC
  • Kevin Mahmalji, NORML
  • John-Paul Maxfield, Waste Farmers/The Organic Cannabis Association
  • Ralph Morgan, O.penVAPE
  • Jacob Policzer, Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards/The Cannabis Conservancy
  • John Schneider, Xcel Energy
  • Ambra Sutherlin, Boulder County
  • Amy Tancig-Andrle, L’Eagle Services
  • Kirk Whitehead, Denver Environmental Health

The Cannabis Sustainability Work Group's findings and progress will posted through the city's Certifiably Green Denver webpage.