COLORADO
Marijuana Laws

Lit doesn’t offer any legal advice, but we encourage you to become familiar with Colorado cannabis law.  Below are summaries of Colorado marijuana laws, as well as the law’s full text.

AMENDMENT #20
MEDICAL LAW

The Colorado Medical Use of Marijuana Initiative, also known as Initiative 20, was on the November 7, 2000 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

INITIATIVE 300
SOCIAL CONSUMPTION LAW

In November 2016, Denver voters approved Initiative 300, granting businesses the ability to apply for a license to allow for adult marijuana consumption in designated areas.

Denver Excise & Licenses has adopted final rules and regulations that govern the issuance and enforcement of the city’s new Cannabis Consumption Establishment and Cannabis Consumption Special Event licenses.​

Learn more about licensing here.

AMENDMENT #64
RECREATIONAL LAW

The Colorado Marijuana Legalization Amendment, also known as Amendment 64, was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure legalized marijuana in the state. A similar measure was on the 2006 ballot in the state, where it was defeated.

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