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Issue Briefs

Marijuana Regulation (2015)

Subject
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Published
01/14/2015

Colorado voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in 2000 and adult use marijuana (commonly referred to as retail or recreational marijuana) in 2012 through amendments to the state constitution. This issue brief provides an overview of current state law and regulations pertaining to medical and retail marijuana, and discusses the role of local governments in regulating marijuana.