Marijuana Laws In Colorado: What You Need To Know

Medical marijuana has been available for Coloradoans since 2000. Residents of the state of Colorado have also been able to legally enjoy the use of recreational marijuana since 2012. Even after all this time, there still exists some confusion over what is and is not allowed. At The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC, we represent people who have been arrested for violating the state’s laws regarding the use of marijuana. Our firm is well-versed in these laws and how they are applied. If you have been charged with a marijuana-related crime, contact our firm to learn about how we can help. Also, keep reading to find out more about the marijuana laws in the Centennial State. Keep in mind that there may be laws and regulations that are distinct to certain areas or jurisdictions.

Laws Regarding Possession of Medical Marijuana In Colorado

Medical marijuana use is tracked through a confidential program accessible through the state of Colorado. Persons who qualify for medical marijuana are issued a card which is used when purchasing the marijuana. Persons under the age of 18 are allowed to use medical marijuana but must have a parent and two doctors consent to its use. The amount allowed for medical usage is not as regulated as it is for recreational marijuana. However, you must be able to show that any amount you have is medically necessary.

Laws Regarding Purchase & Possession of Recreational Marijuana In Colorado

You must be at least 21 years of age to legally possess marijuana in Colorado, but you cannot have any more than 1 ounce in your possession at any time. You are not able to smoke, eat, or vape marijuana in public places, or places that are owned by the federal government as federal law still classifies marijuana as illegal. The best place to use recreational marijuana is on privately owned property where the owner has not banned its use. Don’t just assume that it is okay to consume marijuana in a hotel or other rented property without verification.

Marijuana must be purchased from a licensed retailer and must remain within the state of Colorado. Legally, marijuana is much like alcohol in that a person should not consume it and operate motor vehicles. Consumption of marijuana can affect the way you drive and there are serious legal consequences for driving while high.

Changes In the Law

The laws surrounding the usage, sale, growth, and possession of marijuana in Colorado are constantly evolving. Because of this, it is important to stay on top of the governing laws to ensure compliance. If you have questions, our firm is here to help. Contact us today.

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If you have been charged with a marijuana-related crime, you do not have to go down without a fight. At The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC, we will fiercely advocate for you. Contact us today.

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