The law has additional provisions advancing social equity goals. The law gave the governor the power to grant pardons to those convicted of possessing up to one ounce of marijuana. Colorado Governor Jared Polis immediately acted on this bestowed power, pardoning more than 2,700 people in October 2020. Also, the law modified the felony requirement for licensure, mandating that a cannabis conviction cannot serve as the sole basis for license denial. Despite its socially equitable aims, some have criticized the bill for coming too late as the cannabis marketplace has been established in Colorado for seven years, making the existing barriers to marketplace entry challenging for socially disadvantaged persons to overcome.
The MED passed several new rules that went into effect in 2021, most simply being a codification of past practice.
New MED Rules effective in 2021
Denver, in particular, is now considering allowing permanent walk-up and drive-thru windows.
In this article, our Colorado criminal defense attorneys answer these frequently-asked-questions:
1. How much marijuana can I grow in Colorado?
Each cultivation facility is assigned a different tier depending on the number of plants it has:
8. Are grow houses legal in Colorado?
And home growers may not keep more than 12 marijuana plants in their residence, even if more than two adults live there.
Coloradans can grow marijuana in their homes for personal use.
At homes with residents under 21, any marijuana grow area must be enclosed and locked in a separate space that minors can’t access.
Up to six plants are allowed per Colorado resident over age 21, with as many as three plants flowering at one time.