Colorado NORML supports the removal of all penalties for the private possession and responsible use of marijuana by adults, including cultivation for personal use, and casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts. This policy, known as decriminalization, removes the consumer -- the marijuana smoker -- from the criminal justice system, while maintaining criminal penalties against those who sell or traffic large quantities of the drug.

Real World Ramifications of Cannabis Legalization and Decriminalization

Marijuana Decriminalization & Its Impact on Use

Marijuana Decriminalization Talking Points

States That Have Decriminalized

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