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Colorado Marijuana Penalties

Colorado Marijuana Legalization

SUMMARY: Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which legalizes the adult personal use of cannabis and calls on state lawmakers to enact regulations licensing its commercial production and sales. Private possession 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. The law took effect on December 10, 2012.

INFORMATION: http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/s/regulate-marijuana-alcohol-act-2012

Colorado Marijuana 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