Amendment 64 – Six Months Later
July 10, 2014

It has been half of a year since the first recreational marijuana stores opened in Colorado creating the first seed-to-sale legalized marijuana market in the world. To sum up how Colorado is doing after prohibition has ended, one should look to the Director of Marijuana Coordination, Andrew Freedman, who stated, “The sky hasn’t fallen.” In […]

Amendment 64 Applies Retroactively to Past Convictions (Maybe)
April 19, 2014

In a landmark case issued on March 13, 2014; the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that legalized marijuana under Amendment 64 applies retroactively to past possession of marijuana convictions. The case entitled People v. Russell involving a woman convicted of (among other crimes) possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of marijuana […]

Amendment 64 Task Force Recommendations
April 16, 2014

Taxing marijuana: The recommendation has been made to implement a tax on marijuana sales. The rate will be determined by the General Assembly “through consultation with the Department of Revenue, Office of State Planning and Budgeting and Colorado Legislative Council.” If approved, the tax will not take effect until January 1, 2014. It is also […]

Colorado Ramping up DUI Enforcement (Part II)
March 16, 2014

Recently we discussed how Colorado law enforcement is ramping up enforcement of DUIs in Colorado for alcohol under the Heat is on Campaign.  Well, in March of 2014, the Colorado Department of Transportation is starting a new campaign aimed at stoned drivers called “Drive High, Get a DUI.”  CDOT is allocating $430,000 on a media […]

Amendment 64 Task Force Complete
March 12, 2013

After months of work, the marijuana Task Force has completed its task of creating regulations on marijuana, which will be recommended to the state. Not all of these recommendations will be implemented, but it is a large step in the regulation of the recent passage of amendment 64. Some of those recommendations include: Taxing marijuana […]

How Amendment 64 is now and what the Amendment 64 Task Force is working on
February 8, 2013

“Currently federal laws define marijuana as an illegal substance”. (link) This means that the possession and use of non-medical marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, giving them the ability to prosecute for the use, sell, and cultivation of marijuana. At this time however, it is still unknown how the federal […]