While the recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2012, there is still a lot of confusion and misinformation about the state’s marijuana laws. If you use marijuana, understanding state and federal marijuana laws is very important to ensure you are not breaking the law.
The possession, sale, and distribution of marijuana are regulated by both the state and federal governments. In Colorado, the drug is regulated as a controlled substance. Under Colorado’s state law, adults aged 21 and older are legally able to possess and cultivate certain amounts of marijuana for personal use. While the recreational use of marijuana is legal under state law, the drug is still classified as an illegal controlled substance under federal law.
Though the recreational use of the drug is legal in Colorado, it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana, whether it’s used for recreational or medicinal purposes. It is illegal to drive under the influence in all states. Possession of more than one ounce for personal use in Colorado is a criminal offense, and penalties depend on the amount in possession.
If you obey state laws when using marijuana, then you cannot be arrested, ticketed, or convicted. However, while adults 21 and older can legally possess marijuana up to a certain amount, the sale, delivery and distribution of the drug on the black market is a crime. The sale, delivery, and distribution of marijuana must follow state laws on licensure and taxation.
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