Applicable Laws Regarding Retail/Recreational Marijuana
In November 2012, Colorado voters approved an amendment (Amendment 64) to the state constitution that makes the personal use, possession and limited home-growing of marijuana legal under Colorado law for adults 21 years of age and older. Amendment 64 also required the State to establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.
The possession and use of marijuana remains a crime under federal law. Persons who use marijuana for recreational purposes are subject to criminal prosecution under federal law.
State Laws and Regulations
- Article XVIII, Section 16 of the Colorado Constitution (Amendment 64)
- Title 12, Article 43.4, Colorado Revised Statutes (Colorado Retail Marijuana Code)>
- Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division - Marijuana Regulations
- Title 39, Article 28.8 , Colorado Revised Statutes (taxes on marijuana)
Local Laws and Rules/Regulations
- Chapter 15, Article XVII of the City Code (regulation of retail marijuana businesses)
- Chapter 12, Article IX of the City Code (cultivation of marijuana for personal use)
- Chapter 17, Article XI of the City Code (marijuana offenses)
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