Feb. 7, 2013 11:06
Put to Task
Colorado made history in making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce (1 oz.) of cannabis and to grow up to six plants for personal use. The devil, though, is in the details.
As I reported in my last column, Gov. John Hickenlooper set up a Task Force to help flesh out the important issues and provide recommendations to the 2013 state Legislature as it will be enacting laws to put Amendment 64 in practice.
The final recommendations will be forwarded to the legislature to help it implement working laws. To get more information on the above, go to: www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-Main/XRM/1251633708470. This page includes dates, times, lists of members and links for you to find out more.
Questions about what we can and cannot do under Amendment 64 won’t all be answered until the legislature enacts laws governing where we can purchase this legal cannabis or what guidelines we must follow in growing our plants. Here are a few important points to remember:
● Consume and grow out-of-sight (non-public view). It seems anytime someone grows outside they are subject to a neighbor or law enforcement seeing something and you getting charged.
● Stay inside with that grow for now.
● Right now there is no place to legally purchase marijuana except if you are a medical marijuana patient.
● As always, don’t smoke in the car or carry in a car. If law enforcement smells or sees cannabis, you are susceptible to a Driving under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) charge.
● If pulled over, after you produce your driver’s license, registration and insurance, you can politely respond to questions, “Officer, I have nothing to say.”
Ann Toney, P.C. is a Denver-based law firm that focuses on medical marijuana business law and marijuana defense; and defending people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs (DUI/DUID). Ann Toney can be contacted via phone or web at (303) 399-5556 and www.medicalcannabislaw.com.