Colorado Now Has Laws for Recreational Marijuana

By Dr. Greenleaf

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As of earlier today, Colorado now has a set of laws to govern the marijuana industry.

Last November, citizens of Colorado voted to pass Amendment 64, which modified the existing marijuana industry materially by changing from Medical Marijuana into Recreational Marijuana. Now, any person over the age of 21 can by up to a quarter of an ounce from a retail marijuana dispensary in any given transaction. Although the limit is per transaction, anyone in Colorado may now possess up to an ounce of marijuana at a time without fear of penalty or prosecution.

Other safeguards were also put into law as part of the efforts to well regulate marijuana effectively.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six pot bills into law; the laws cover how marijuana should be grown, packaged and sold.

Hickenlooper also signed a bill creating a new driving limit for marijuana as an analogy to the blood alcohol limit.

The governor said he believes the federal government will soon respond to the fact that Colorado and Washington state are in violation of federal drug law. But Hickenlooper didn’t have a specific idea when.

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