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Illegal use of legal marijuana: Wait. What?

You may already know that Colorado is one of at least 29 states that has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. This has apparently made many who enjoy an occasional toke quite happy. However, the laws in place do not give total free rein for growing, buying, selling or smoking this drug. In fact, it's important for anyone who hopes to avoid legal trouble to research the specific marijuana laws in this state before using or purchasing cannabis. Not doing so may lead to events that will land one behind bars.

How do breath tests work?

After having a couple of drinks you may feel fine, so you get into your car and head home. Next thing you know, flashing lights and sirens appear behind you. When the officer comes to the window to talk to you, you suddenly become concerned because your breath may smell like alcohol. Then the officer asks you to step out of the vehicle and submit to a breath test.

When is search and seizure illegal?

If you are under investigation for drug-related criminal activity, you may find that at some point, law enforcement will move to search your property and seize any evidence that could relate to their case against you. When engaging in a search and seizure, Colorado law enforcement must adhere to certain laws, rules and operating procedures. Regardless of your current circumstances, you still have rights.

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