Colorado’s legalization of the recreational use of marijuana happened only in 2012 with the passage of Amendment 64. Adults 21 years old and older now may possess up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use. 2
3. What are the penalties for illegal cultivation?
Medical marijuana patients can ask the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for an extended plant count.
6. How soon can the criminal record be sealed?
A common defense to marijuana cultivation charges is that the police found the plants through an illegal search and seizure. If the defense attorney can show the judge that law enforcement violated the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights, then the judge may suppress all evidence of the plants. And this may leave the D.A. with too little evidence to prosecute.
The laws are different for medical marijuana consumers.
Up to six plants are allowed per Colorado resident over age 21, with as many as three plants flowering at one time.
Marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked area that can’t be viewed openly. This means the plants can’t be outside.
At homes with residents under 21, any marijuana grow area must be enclosed and locked in a separate space that minors can’t access.
Don’t forget that counties and municipalities can pass stricter laws. For example, Denver limits a home grow to 12 plants, even if there are three or more adults over age 21 in the residence. Be sure to check your local laws for specific details.
Coloradans can grow marijuana in their homes for personal use.
At homes without residents under 21, extra precautions must be taken to make sure any visiting youth don’t have access to marijuana plants.
Fees for this type of application vary based on whether the application is for medical or recreational cannabis cultivation and the number of plants grown.
As is the case with Marijuana Cultivation Facility licenses, the state has 45 to 90 days to respond. If the state approves the application, it will be forwarded to the local governments listed therein. Response times may vary from municipality to municipality..
Choosing a Name
These businesses grow and cultivate marijuana for sale to marijuana stores or a product manufacturer but cannot sell directly to consumers. A cultivation license allows such businesses to cultivate, prepare and package marijuana. Operating one of these businesses requires significant horticultural knowledge and typically requires material capital investments.
These are just the initial license fees. Each license needs to be renewed annually.
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Again, the state has 45 to 90 days to respond to an application and, if approved, the application is forwarded to the local governments listed therein.