Legal States

Colorado Marijuana Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  

Possession

Personal Use

One oz or less* no penalty none $ 0
Transfer of one oz or less for no remuneration* no penalty none $ 0
Open and public displays or uses of less than 2 oz petty offense 15 days $ 100
2 - 6 oz misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
6 - 12 oz misdemeanor 18 mos $ 10,000
More than 12 oz felony 1 - 1.5 years $ 100,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.

With Intent to Distribute

Possession of 8 oz or more is considered possession with the intent to distribute will enhance the sentence.

Sale or Distribution

5 lbs or less felony 1 - 3 years $ 100,000
5 - 100 lbs felony 2 - 6 years $ 500,000
100 lbs or more felony 4 - 12 years $ 75,000
5 lbs or more to a minor felony 3 - 12 years $ 75,000
Sale to a minor carries an additional penalty of 4 years mandatory minimum sentence.

Cultivation

6 plants or fewer* no penalty none $ 0
More than 6 but fewer than 30 plants felony 2 - 6 years $ 500,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of 3 oz or less misdemeanor 6 - 18 mos $ 5,000
Possession of more than 3 oz felony 1 year - 18 mos $ 100,000
Distribute, transfer, or possess with intent less than 1 lb felony 1 - 3 years $ 100,000
Distribute, transfer, or possess with intent 1 - 100 lbs felony 2 - 6 years $ 500,000
Distribute, transfer, or possess with intent more than 100 lbs felony 4 - 12 years $ 750,000

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia petty offense N/A $ 100