Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law May 20, immediately increasing the number of cannabis adults can legally possess in the state from one ounce to two ounces. The law also streamlines the record-sealing process for past cannabis possession convictions and expands record-sealing eligibility to include additional cannabis offenses. Governor Polis Colorado voters were the first to legalize adult use when they approved Amendment 64 in 2012, making possession of up to one ounce of cannabis legal for adults 21 and older under the state constitution. Possession of between one and two ounces of cannabis remained unlawful because a previously existing Colorado statute had classified possession of up to two ounces as a petty offense. HB21-1090, sponsored by Rep. Alex Valdez and Sen. Julie Gonazales, eliminates the offense for possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, thereby increasing the legal possession limit from one ounce to two ounces for adults 21 and older.

The Leaf Online, 05/20/2021 14:28:00

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