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Colorado Marijuana Laws

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Possession and private consumption of less than 1 oz. of marijuana is legal for adults 21 and older, as is the cultivation of 6 or fewer plants. 

Code Section 18-18-101, et seq., 18-18-406
Possession Under 1 oz.: No penalty; 2-6 oz.: Class 1 misdemeanor or Class 5 felony with prior conviction; Over 8 oz.: Class 5 felony or Class 4 felony with prior conviction; Public use: Class 2 petty offense, $100 fine and 15 days; no penalty for cultivation of 6 or fewer plants
Sale Class 4 felony (transferring under 1 oz. is legal); Subsequent offense: Class 3 felony, fine up to $10,000; Over 18 yrs. old selling to minor under 15: Class 4 felony, fine up to $5,000
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