Category: Marijuana Possession

A commonly held misconception is that marijuana is completely legal in Colorado, and that all activities concerning marijuana are therefore also legal.  Also, whatever legal status marijuana may have in this state does not negate the fact that marijuana remains a Schedule I drug as classified by the DEA.

 

Today, news broke that federal law enforcement agents are involved in numerous enforcement actions in Colorado.  While little information beyond

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has circulated a memorandum addressing the hot topic of marijuana enforcement; that is, whether the federal government should step in and enforce federal drug laws in states that have passed their own laws, such as in Colorado, that contradict those federal laws.

 

This memorandum provides guidance to U.S. Attorneys across the country in terms of which marijuana crimes they should be focusing their energies and

What was made legal by the Amendment remains illegal under federal law, and the extent of any federal enforcement on this issue and in response to the law change has yet to be made clear. Additionally, the law’s enactment re-invigorates the debate over a possible need for a drugged driving law similar to the law in effect for drunk driving which makes a blood alcohol level over 0.08 a DUI