Don’t Let a Drug Conviction Ruin Your Future
A conviction for possession or use of illegal drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, or ecstasy, carries substantial jail time – even for a first offense. So does a sentence for possessing two or more ounces of marijuana, or misusing prescription drugs. Don’t let a drug conviction cost you your freedom; work with our team of drug crime attorneys in Denver, CO to protect your rights and defend your future.
At Trial Lawyers & Legal Services of Colorado, LLC, our drug defense lawyers are bright, aggressive, and ready to stand with you against the prosecution. You can expect that will we focus on vigorous preparation for your case and that we will litigate it to the end if that’s what is best for you. We are available 24/7 for our clients by phone, so don’t wait to call for your free consultation. We will do everything we can to defend your case.
Limits on Recreational Marijuana in Colorado
Under state law, it is a crime to possess, use, or distribute controlled substances, which are classified into different “schedules.” Schedule I controlled substances are considered to provide no medical benefit and have a high potential for abuse. Successive schedules have a lower potential for abuse and an accepted medical use. Unlike federal law, however, marijuana has been decriminalized in CO.
Still, many of our clients are not aware of the limits on marijuana possession in Colorado. Under state law, these are the laws regarding possession and use of recreational marijuana:
- Only those 21 and older can possess and use marijuana
- You can only legally buy marijuana from licensed retail stores
- Adults 21 and older can have up to one ounce of marijuana
- Using marijuana in public places is not allowed
- You cannot use marijuana on federal property, including national parks
- Employers can still test for and make employment decisions based on marijuana usage