MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2000
- Chronic pain
- Chronic nervous system disorders
- HIV or AIDS
- Persistent Muscle Spasms
- Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
Patient Possession Limits
Two ounces of usable marijuana.
Yes, patients (or their primary caregivers) may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana.
Yes, primary caregiver is a person other than the patient or the patient's physician. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. A patient can only have one primary caregiver at a time. A patient who has designated a primary caregiver for himself or herself may not be designated as a primary caregiver for another patient. A primary caregiver may be listed on the medical marijuana registry for no more than 5 patients.
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2012
More about Recreational Marijuana in Colorado:
Possession for Personal Use
Private possession by persons 21 years of age or older of up to one ounce is no penalty. Private cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, with no more than three being mature is no penalty. Transfer of one ounce or less for no remuneration is no penalty.
Sale or Distribution
Transfer of one ounce or less for no remuneration by persons 21 years of age or older is no penalty.
There is no penalty in Colorado for persons who privately cultivate up to 6 marijuana plants, with no more than 3 being mature.
Hash & Concentrates
Private possession by persons 21 years of age or older of up to one ounce is no penalty.
Possession of paraphernalia is a drug petty offense that is punishable by a fine of up to $100.
Hemp: Legal since 2013
Senate Bill 241 creates a new program within the Department of Agriculture to oversee the regulation of commercial hemp production. Senate Bill 241 classifies cannabis possessing no more than three-tenths of one percent THC as an agricultural commodity and establishes a 9-member committee within the state Department of Agriculture to oversee the creation of regulations governing the licensed cultivation of hemp for commercial and research purposes.