Colorado Marijuana / Cannabis Medical Use Law: Legal
- Amendment 20: Passed on November 7, 2000, 54% of Colorado citizens voted in support.
- Must possess a registry identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
- Patients may possess up to 2 ounces of medical marijuana and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants (no more than three of these mature flowering plants at a time).
- Doctors, when making a patient recommendation to the state can recommend the rights to possess additional medicine and grow additional plants, because of the patient’s specific medical needs.
Colorado Recreational Marijuana / Cannabis Recreational Use Law: Legal
- Amendment 64: Passed on November 6, 2012
- Adults 21 and over can grow up to three immature and three mature marijuana plants privately in a locked space, legally possess all marijuana from the plants they grow (as long as it stays where it was grown)
- Adults 21 and over can legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana while traveling
- Adults 21 and over can give as a gift up to one ounce to other citizens 21 years of age or older.
Colorado Amendment 20 & 64 Laws
The Colorado Amendment 20 passed on November 7, 2000, legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. It also outlines the identification card system meant for patients and registered care-givers who may possess/cultivate marijuana.
The Colorado Amendment 64 passed on November 6, 2012, legalizes the personal possession, cultivation and use of recreational marijuana in Colorado and allows for retail sales, cultivation, infused product manufacturing and testing facilities.
Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing
For all the information you need on operating a retail marijuana business, go to the Department of Revenue’s Retail Marijuana Licensing Information Page.
Section 300 of the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code ( 12-43.3-300 et. seq. C.R.S.) addresses licensing requirements.
If you intend to own a Colorado Medical Marijuana Business you should also visit our Marijuana Business Owners and Investors Page to determine what, if any additional applications need to be submitted. To See More About Rules and Regulation, see here.
Laws and Legislation from Colorado's Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act
Cities in Colorado Where Marihuana is Legal
- Commerce City
- Crested Butte
- Federal Heights
- Fort Collins
- Garden City
- Glenwood Springs
- Idaho Springs
- La Veta
- Log Lane Village
- Manitou Springs
- Mountain View
- Oak Creek
- Pagosa Springs
- Palmer Lake
- Red Cliff
- Rocky Ford
- San Luis
- Silver Plume
- Steamboat Springs
- Wheat Ridge