In recent years, possession of personal use amounts of marijuana and medical marijuana has become legal in Colorado, and the charges for possession of small amounts of other drugs have been reduced. However, you can still face serious criminal charges and consequences, including prison, for both drug possession and drug distribution. There are numerous laws that regulate the distribution and cultivation of marijuana and other drugs.
These include, for example:
- Unlawful use of a controlled substance (C.R.S. 18-18-404)
- Unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, sale or possession of a controlled substance, other than marijuana (C.R.S. 18-18-405)
- Unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, or sale of marijuana or marijuana concentrate, and unlawful cultivation of marijuana (C.R.S. 18-18-406)
- Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (C.R.S. 18-18-428)
- Illegal possession of Schedule V substances, including certain narcotics and other pain medication such as opium, codeine, buprenorphine, ethyl morphine, atropine sulfate and diphenoxylate, difenoxin (C.R.S. 18-18-207)