Colorado Marijuana Possession Laws

Colorado Marijuana Possession LawsColorado Marijuana Possession Laws:


1 ounce or less

Penalty: None


1 to 2 ounces

Penalty: Petty offense, potential $100 fine.


2 to 6 ounces

Penalty: Misdemeanor, up to a year in jail and/or a $700 fine.


6 to 12 ounces

Penalty: Misdemeanor with 6 to 18 months behind bars and/or a $5,000 fine.


More than 12 ounces

Penalty: Felony with a 1 to 2 year prison sentence and a maximum fine of $100,000.


For further information on Colorado marijuana laws – including penalties for distribution and cultivation – click here. For recent updates to Colorado’s marijuana possession laws and other Colorado-related stories, click here.

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