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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.

To toke or not toke in Colorado: That is the question

If you're one of many young adults, over age 21, who use marijuana as a recreational pastime, the state of Colorado welcomes you to do so while you're here. Recreational use of the drug has been legal in this state for several years. Unlike Jackson Browne's famous lyric of being a "midnight toker" suggests, you no longer have to slink around after dark when you fire up a joint. Whether this is a good or bad thing remains hotly debated throughout the nation.

Consequences of being caught with weed underage

Colorado is the proud home of many prestigious and popular institutions of higher education, with thousands of young people from the area and out of state. With the marijuana laws recently changing, many young people are unclear about what happens when you're caught driving while high or smoking weed under the age of 21. What can happen if an underage student is convicted of a marijuana crime, especially if they depend on student loans?

Heroin is more common than ever, and users aren't who you think

Last year, the Colorado Springs Police Department Metro Vice, Narcotics & Intelligence (MVNI) division reported that it seized more than seven pounds of heroin off of Colorado streets. The report is solid evidence of a truth legal and health care professionals have come to understand: that Colorado is not exempt from the recent surge in heroin use the United States is experiencing.

Why Did I Get Charged With a Crime?

Often we have clients confused how they are charged with a crime when they were not actively involved with the crime itself.  The answer, they are charged under the theory of complicity.  Colorado has enacted the statute of complicity stating, "A person is legally accountable as principal for the behavior of another constituting a criminal offense if, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of the offense, he or she aids, abets, advises, or encourages the other person in the planning or committing the offense." C.R.S 18-1-603

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