Colorado Applicable Marijuana Laws
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 remain a crime under federal law. Persons who use marijuana for recreational purposes are subject to criminal prosecution under federal law.
Effective January 1, 2020, The Colorado Marijuana code was consolidated from Articles 11 (Medical) and 12 (Retail) into a single Article 10 (Regulated Marijuana)
State Laws And Regulations
- Effective January 1, 2020: Colorado Revised Status (Article 10: Regulated Marijuana)
- Article XVIII, Section 16 of the Colorado Constitution (Amendment 64)
- Title 44, Article 10, Colorado Revised Statutes (Colorado Marijuana Code)
- Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division - Marijuana Regulations
- Title 39, Article 28.8, Colorado Revised Statutes (taxes on marijuana)