Marijuana Possession And Sales In Colorado

While Colorado's recent legalization of recreational marijuana allows residents to buy and use marijuana without fear of criminal penalties, there are still areas of the law that remain unclear. Many clients come to us with questions about state marijuana laws.

Many municipalities have their own regulations regarding the sale of recreational marijuana. For example, Colorado Springs has banned growers and sellers from selling recreational marijuana in the city. It is important to understand the regulations and risks in your location before purchasing marijuana.

Understanding marijuana possession laws in Colorado is helpful whether you live here or live out of state. Our defense attorneys have represented many individuals facing drug possession charges involving all types of illegal substances.

Our goal is to educate you about current marijuana possession laws in Colorado so you can stay safe and protect yourself from criminal charges. We are former prosecutors who understand the unique nature of drug possession cases. We stay up-to-date with current laws and guidelines so we know how to effectively advocate for your best interests and future.

What To Know About Marijuana Possession

Here's what you need to know about marijuana charges in Colorado:

How much marijuana can I legally possess?

If you hold a Colorado ID, you may purchase up to 1 ounce at a time. Nonresidents are limited to a quarter-ounce. The legal possession limit is 1 ounce.

Can I smoke outside?

Even though you are allowed to smoke, the places where you may partake are quite limited. Public consumption is banned, and smoking in a public park, national forest or ski resort may result in a hefty fine. The safest place to use marijuana is a private residence or an apartment building with your landlord's permission.

Is it legal to have marijuana in my car?

It is legal to transport marijuana in your car, but not to smoke while driving. Driving under the influence of drugs is still against the law and carries significant penalties.

Can I grow my own marijuana at home?

State law permits adults over the age of 21 to grow up to six plants in a locked, enclosed area. It is illegal to sell the cannabis you grow, however, and many cities and counties have their own specific regulations for home-growing.

More Questions? Contact Our Lawyers.

If you are facing criminal charges involving the unlawful possession or distribution of marijuana, or DUID (driving under the influence of drugs), it is essential to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Our attorneys have been trying complex drug cases for more than 30 combined years, and we know how to pursue a favorable outcome, whether getting your case dropped or securing an acceptable plea deal.

Call 719-387-9954 during business hours or 719-362-7868 during evenings and weekends or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.