Colorado Personal Use of Marijuana


Below is an excerpt from the Colorado Marijuana law
Article XVIII, Section 16 outlining the personal use and regulation of Marijuana in Colorado. Know your rights.

Source: https://www.colorado.gov

Article XVIII, Section 16:  Personal Use and Regulation of Marijuana, Colorado Constitution

(3) PERSONAL USE OF MARIJUANA. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following
acts are not unlawful and shall not be an offense under Colorado law or the law of any locality
within Colorado or be a basis for seizure or forfeiture of assets under Colorado law for persons
twenty‐one years of age or older:
(a) Possessing, using, displaying, purchasing, or transporting marijuana accessories or one
ounce or less of marijuana.
(b) Possessing, growing, processing, or transporting no more than six marijuana plants, with
three or fewer being mature, flowering plants, and possession of the marijuana produced by
the plants on the premises where the plants were grown, provided that the growing takes place
in an enclosed, locked space, is not conducted openly or publicly, and is not made available for
(c) Transfer of one ounce or less of marijuana without remuneration to a person who is twenty‐
one years of age or older.
(d) Consumption of marijuana provided that nothing in this section shall permit consumption
that is conducted openly and publicly or in a manner that endangers others.
(e) Assisting another person who is twenty‐one years of age or older in any of the acts
described in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this subsection.