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Marijuana Offenses

Colorado Springs Marijuana Offenses Lawyer

Strategic Legal Defense for Residents of Colorado

Marijuana became legal in the state of Colorado in 2012. However, to this day, there is still much confusion over the complex laws related to marijuana. For this reason, many individuals have made mistakes that have resulted in legal consequences.

If you are in trouble with the law because of marijuana, the criminal defense team at Gaddis Law is here to help. Our Colorado Springs marijuana offenses attorney is equipped with the knowledge and resources to defend your rights and protect your freedom.

Facing marijuana charges? Call (719) 553-5766 now to schedule a free consultation, or contact us online.

Limits on Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana

When legislation for the legalization of marijuana in Colorado came into effect, it was stated that “marijuana should be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol” (Amendment 64).

It is important to understand that “similar” does not mean “same.” Although the legal age for consuming alcohol and marijuana is the same, age 21, marijuana is much more heavily regulated than alcohol. For example, while an individual can possess as much alcohol as they wish, there are restrictions on how much marijuana they can have.

There are several laws in place related to marijuana, including:

  • Possession: persons 21 years or older may possess no more than 28 grams of marijuana
  • Purchasing limits: tourists and residents are permitted to buy 28 grams of marijuana per transaction
  • Consumption: it is illegal to consume marijuana openly and in public
  • Store hours: state law allows marijuana to be sold only between the hours of 8AM and Midnight
  • DUI: the legal limit of THC in a person who is driving is five nanograms per milliliter of blood
  • Transporting: it is unlawful to carry marijuana in a vehicle if the container is open or has broken seals
  • Cultivation: Individuals who are at least 21 years old may cultivate six marijuana plants, three of which can be flowering in a space that is enclosed and locked

Medical Marijuana

In recent years, doctors have acknowledged the value of marijuana in medical treatment. The primary advantage of having a medical marijuana ID card is that patients are permitted to possess two ounces of usable marijuana. This is twice the legal amount for recreational users.

Medical professionals are permitted to prescribe marijuana to treat many debilitating conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Seizures
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Chronic pain
  • Nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • PTS syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Chronic nervous system disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cachexia

Contact an Experienced Marijuana Offense Lawyer

The consequences of violating marijuana laws can result in harsh penalties, including long-term imprisonment and fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Whether you were unaware of the law or have been wrongly accused of committing a marijuana offense, Gaddis Law can help you fight your charges.

Get the legal representation you need by contacting (719) 553-5766 today.

Meet Your Dedicated Team

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    Aaron P. Gaddis


    Aaron P. Gaddis is a seasoned attorney with an extensive background in criminal defense litigation. He has appeared in Court and fought for his clients and their rights thousands of times, ranging from homicide to sexual assault to driving under the influence, with countless contested hearings and trials behind him. Through successful negotiations, the pre-trial process and successful motion hearings, he has saved his clients from lengthy prison sentences. He knows that when clients come in with ...
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    Amy Oberholser


    Amy J. Oberholser is a Criminal Defense Paralegal and has worked alongside Aaron P. Gaddis for the past six years and now as Aaron’s managing paralegal. Amy brings a wealth of experience with over 20 years of legal experience in the areas of criminal defense and prosecution, family law, evictions, real estate, and estate planning law. Amy has a passion for the law and interested in advocating for clients any way that she can. Amy’s organizational skills help the office to run smoothly. She is ...


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