Amendment 64 becomes law as Article XVIII, Section 16 of the Colorado Constitution.

Important provisions in the article include:

  • Definition of marijuana includes concentrates, theoretically pure form of THC;
  • Colorado citizens 21 and older have a right to possess one ounce or less of marijuana (including concentrates like hash oil), consume marijuana and grow 6 plants;
  • Commercializes the sale of marijuana as of January 1, 2014, through the licensing of retail marijuana stores, marijuana grow facilities, marijuana testing facilities and marijuana product manufacturing facilities;
  • Local governments have the right to opt out of the commercialization of marijuana by prohibiting the operation of retail marijuana stores, marijuana grow facilities, marijuana testing facilities and marijuana product manufacturing facilities;
  • No one under 21 may legally buy, possess or consume recreational marijuana; – consumption cannot be conducted openly and publicly;
  • Growing cannot be conducted openly or publicly and must be in a locked, and enclosed space;
  • Employers may have policies that restrict employee use of marijuana, even zero tolerance for off-site consumption;
  • Landlords and other property owners may prohibit conduct related to marijuana on that property, including possession, consumption, use, sale, and growing;
  • Driving while under the influence of marijuana remains illegal.