Legal Standing of Cannabis for Colorado

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.

Cities in Colorado Where Marihuana is Legal

  1. Alma
  2. Antonito
  3. Aspen
  4. Aurora
  5. Basalt
  6. Boulder
  7. Carbondale
  8. Commerce City
  9. Cortez
  10. Crested Butte
  11. Crestone
  12. Debeque
  13. Denver
  14. Dillon
  15. Dinosaur
  16. Durango
  17. Eagle
  18. Edgewater
  19. Empire
  20. Englewood
  21. Federal Heights
  22. Fort Collins
  23. Fraser
  24. Frisco
  25. Garden City
  26. Georgetown
  27. Glendale
  28. Glenwood Springs
  29. Gunnison
  30. Hayden
  31. Idaho Springs
  32. La Veta
  33. Leadville
  34. Log Lane Village
  35. Longmont
  36. Louisville
  37. Lyons
  38. Mancos
  39. Manitou Springs
  40. Milliken
  41. Montezuma
  42. Mountain View
  43. Nederland
  44. Northglenn
  45. Nunn
  46. Oak Creek
  47. Ophir
  48. Pagosa Springs
  49. Palisade
  50. Palmer Lake
  51. Parachute
  52. Pueblo
  53. Red Cliff
  54. Ridgway
  55. Rifle
  56. Rocky Ford
  57. Salida
  58. San Luis
  59. Sedgwick
  60. Sheridan
  61. Silt
  62. Silver Plume
  63. Silverthorne
  64. Silverton
  65. Steamboat Springs
  66. Telluride
  67. Thornton
  68. Trinidad
  69. Walsenburg
  70. Wheat Ridge

Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Application

Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Application Form