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Decriminalzation of marijuana doesn’t mean there aren’t rules

On Behalf of | May 19, 2016 | Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation |

While it is true that Colorado has decriminalized marijuana for personal use, there are still some laws that apply to the possession, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana. This means that even though you can legally grow and use marijuana, you need to be aware of the limits that are placed on these activities. If you are facing criminal charges related to marijuana, you should make sure that you have a complete understanding of the charge you are facing and the penalties associated with it. We can help you get the information you need so you can get started on a defense plan.

The key point in many cases related to marijuana is whether money was exchanged or not. If you are providing another person with marijuana, you can provide up to 1 ounce. What you can’t do is accept payment for that ounce. If you do accept “remuneration,” you are selling drugs and can be prosecuted for that.

If you are charged with selling marijuana, the penalties are harsh. Up to 5 pounds of marijuana would result in 1 to 3 years in jail for the felony if you are convicted. With that type of penalty, it is imperative that you take the time to prepare a defense that might minimize the penalty or result in a not guilty finding.

The last thing that you want is to have a drug-related conviction over simple marijuana. In order to avoid having to face that possibility, you should make sure that you understand exactly what Colorado law allows and forbids when it comes to marijuana.