Marijuana Possession

Marijuana Possession Attorney in Colorado

As of November, 2012, Colorado legalized the possession of one ounce or less of Marijuana, pot and weed, and the cultivation of up to six plants at home, for persons over 21.  Colorado has also joined many other states who have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. Under federal law, marijuana remains illegal and is classified as a Schedule I drug in Denver and across the United States.

Possession of over an ounce, sale, cultivation and distribution of Marijuana (pot and weed) are still illegal and can amount to a petty offense, misdemeanor or felony, depending on the amount of Marijuana and who it is sold to.  Sale to minors will result in extreme penalties in Colorado. Read about Marijuana use while on probation.

Without a medical marijuana card, the penalties in Colorado for marijuana possession vary based upon the weight possessed.

When arrested or detained because of low-quantity possession of marijuana in Arapahoe or Douglas County, the arresting officer will provide the person with a summons to appear in court, and a place for the person to sign. Failure to appear in court is punishable by a Class 3 misdemeanor.

Colorado Drug Misdemeanor Classifications for Marijuana, Pot and Weed, 1-12 Ounces

Possession of more than one ounce but less than two ounces in Lakewood or Arvada is punishable as a petty offense and a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.  For possession of more than two ounces up to six ounces, is a level 2 drug misdemeanor.  More than six ounces but not more than twelve ounces (not more than three ounces of marijuana concentrate) is a level 1 drug misdemeanor. 

Colorado Drug Felony Classifications for Marijuana, Pot and Weed, Greater Than 12 Ounces

Possession of more than twelve ounces of marijuana or more than three ounces of marijuana concentrate in Adams or Jefferson County is a level 4 drug felony. C.R.S. 18-18-406.

We have been defending clients from marijuana, pot, weed and marijuana concentrate possession charges for over 25 years in Castle Rock, Aurora and all over Colorado. If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police regarding marijuana possession, be smart, exercise the right to remain silent and contact O'Malley Law Office, P.C., at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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