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Marijuana and Drug Crimes

Typically, the severity of drug crime charges and the resulting penalties upon conviction depend on the quantity and type of drugs allegedly found, whether any weapons were involved, and your prior criminal record.   The penalties for a drug conviction are severe and include prison and a permanent criminal record, in addition to thousands of dollars in fines. Moreover, the use of drugs and/or alcohol during the commission of other crimes can result in significant additions to your sentence, including counselling and drug testing.

Marijuana is not entirely a free-for-all in Colorado.  Like alcohol and tobacco, marijuana is subject to regulation and taxation.   The quantity of marijuana that can be purchased in one transaction is limited to an ounce for Colorado residents and 1/8 of an ounce for non-residents.  Also, like alcohol and tobacco, there is an age restriction on the purchase and consumption of marijuana.   Only adults 21 and over may legally purchase cannabis from a licensed retail store.
 
Additionally, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in a public place; the Clean Indoor Air Act applies equally to marijuana smoke as it does to tobacco smoke.  Essentially, marijuana can only be consumed in private locations with the consent of the property owner.  

Drug crime convictions can have a serious impact on your life and freedom.  The defense attorneys at Bloch & Chapleau, LLC have years of experience successfully defending crimes involving illegal drugs.  Call us today at 303-331-1700 if you have been charged with a drug crime.    

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