Sealing Drug Convictions

January 17, 2014

In Colorado, some drug convictions may be sealed from public view under certain circumstances. This includes petty offenses, misdemeanors and even felony convictions. A drug felon that spends time in prison can have his drug conviction sealed, if the charge qualifies and court agrees.

There are 2 different statutes that apply. CRS §24-72-208.5 allows applies to certain drug convictions entered between July 1, 2008 and July 1, 2011. CRS § 24-72-308.6 applies to drug convictions entered on or after July 1, 2011. Drug convictions ...

What the individual user or grower should know about the City of Boulder’s Municipal Marijuana Code – hint, you are probably breaking the law!

December 30, 2013

Most people in the City of Boulder believe they can grow as many marijuana plants as authorized by their medical marijuana doctor. They believe they can grow 6 plants per person in the residence. They believe they can have as much marijuana as their plants produce. Guess what, the Boulder Municipal Code makes these things criminal with penalties of up to $5000 fine and one year of jail.

The Boulder Municipal Code differentiates between Marijuana for recreational purposes and for medical purposes. The differences are not...

The Road to Retail: What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been

December 02, 2013

On November 6, 2012, Colorado made history when voters passed Amendment 64 allowing for the legal recreational use of cannabis by anyone over 21, and establishing a retail system for the production and sale of marijuana.

The Colorado leadership was stunned when the measure passed, as they were pushed kicking and screaming into a future where cannabis use is no longer limited to dirty hippies and jazz musicians, and people aren’t thrown in jail for smoking a joint or growing a plant.

On election night Colorado Gov....

Free Motion to Dismiss MJ Offense

August 22, 2013

Here is a self help motion to dismiss free to CO NORML members and guests:

If arrested or given a summons for Possession of MJ, here is a motion you should file as soon as the court has a case number if the following circumstances apply:

  • Adult (over 21 years of age on day of alleged crime)
  • Amount of MJ is less than 1 ounce
  • MJ was not openly used or displayed in public
  • Date of offense was after January 1, 2013
  • Offense...

Grower Beware: Protecting Your Product May Land You in Prison

July 18, 2013

No Guns and Marijuana

If you are accused of drug possession, drug manufacturing or drug sales, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.  You should not speak to police or prosecutors without an attorney.  There is nothing you can tell the police today, that we cannot tell them tomorrow together.  You should not discuss the facts with anyone but your attorney.




Marijuana is valuable.  We rightly fear theft of our grows and product.  A ...