Colorado

Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Hemp
Legalization

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration Max. Fine
Possession
Personal Use
1 oz or less* No Penalty None $ 0
Transfer of 1 oz or less for no remuneration* No Penalty None $ 0
More than 1 - 2 oz Petty Offense None $ 100
Open and public displays or uses of 2 oz or less Petty Offense None $ 100
More than 2 - 6 oz Misdemeanor 0 - 12 months $ 700
More than 6 - 12 oz Misdemeanor 6 - 18 months $ 5,000
More than 12 oz Felony 1 - 2 years $ 100,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.
With Intent to Distribute
Possession of 8 oz or more is considered possession with the intent to distribute will enhance the sentence.
Sale or Distribution
4 oz or less Misdemeanor 6 - 18 months $ 5,000
More than 4 oz 12 oz Felony 6 months - 2 years $ 100,000
More than 12 oz 5 lbs Felony 2 - 6 years $ 500,000
More than 5 lbs 50 lbs Felony 4 - 16 years $ 750,000
More than 50 lbs Felony 8 - 32 years $ 1,000,000
Sale to a minor has a greater penalty. See details for information.
Cultivation
6 plants or fewer* No Penalty None $ 0
6 - 30 plants Felony 6 months - 2 years $ 100,000
More than 30 plants Felony 2 - 6 years $ 500,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.
Hash & Concentrates
Possession
1 oz or less* No Penalty None $ 0
1 - 3 oz Misdemeanor 6 - 18 months $ 5,000
More than 3 oz Felony 6 months - 2 years $ 100,000
Distribute, Transfer, or Possess with Intent
2 oz or less Misdemeanor 6 - 18 months $ 5,000
More than 2 oz 6 oz Felony 6 months - 2 years $ 100,000
More than 6 oz 2.5 lbs Felony 2 - 6 years $ 500,000
More than 2.5 lbs 25 lbs Felony 4 - 16 years $ 750,000
More than 25 lbs Felony 8 - 32 years $ 1,000,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.
Sale, Transfer or Dispense to a minor has a greater penalty. See details for information.
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia Petty Offense N/A $ 100

Details

Conditional Release

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .

Legalization

This state has legalized marijuana for personal use.

Medical Marijuana

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective.