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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

Local Laws and Rules/Regulations

Staff cannot:

  • Provide any legal advice, including whether or not a business model may or may not work in Fort Collins. Please read the state and local laws and consult your own attorney.
  • Make recommendations regarding the purchase of marijuana from particular businesses.
  • Direct you to owners that may be interested in selling their business(es).