Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution legalizes the recreational use of marijuana. It was signed into law on December 10, 2012.
There are essentially three parts to Amendment 64:
The legalization of limited amounts of marijuana for personal use
The legalization of accessories used for the consumption of marijuana
The legalization of the manufacture and sale of recreation marijuana
Our Greeley Police Department wanted to share information with you to help clarify what’s legal and what’s not. On that note, these are some of the major points everyone needs to know about this new law.
Amendment 64 authorizes the personal use of marijuana by individuals over the age of 21. Personal Use includes the following activities:
Possessing, using, displaying, purchasing or transporting up to 1 ounce of marijuana
Possessing, growing, processing, or transporting no more than 6 marijuana plants, with 3 or fewer being mature, flowering plants
Possession of all the marijuana produced by your plants on the premises where the plants were grown, provided that the growing takes place in an enclosed, locked space and is not conducted openly and publicly and is not available for sale
Transfer of up to 1 ounce of marijuana to another adult age 21 or over without remuneration
Consumption of marijuana provided that consumption is not conducted openly and publicly or in a manner that endangers others
Assisting any other adult age 21 or greater to do all of the above activities.
Amendment 64 removes marijuana accessories from the definition of drug paraphernalia if the marijuana accessories are used or possessed by a person age 21 or over.
Marijuana Accessories means any equipment, product, or materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, composting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, vaporizing, or containing marijuana, or for ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana into the human body.
Amendment 64 authorizes commercial Marijuana Establishments which include the following:
Marijuana Cultivation Facilities
Marijuana Testing Facilities
Marijuana Product Manufacturing Facilities
Retail Marijuana Stores
However the Greeley City Council has banned all Commercial/Retail Marijuana Establishments within the City of Greeley. The City Council has also banned the operation of marijuana clubs where individuals attempt to gather for the sole purpose of using marijuana. The City of Greeley is currently compiling a brochure which details this information more thoroughly and it should be available later this summer at various city offices, the police department and other business partners throughout the city.