If you were to list your favorite things about Colorado, many of its recreational amenities might come to mind. If you happen to be an avid skier, then the state's expansive slopes may be at the top of your favorite things list. Perhaps you enjoy living in Colorado because of laws that allow you use marijuana for recreational purposes. At least seven other states have adopted similar laws, and most people think more states will do so as time goes on.
In the past we've written about Colorado's efforts to set a clear standard for determining impairment in cases of driving while impaired by marijuana. In November Colorado passed Amendment 64, which made it legal for adults over the age of 21 to buy, possess and use limited quantities of marijuana. Some believe that legalizing the recreational use of the drug would lead to more cases of stoned driving.
In November Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which made it legal for adults over 21 to possess and use small quantities of marijuana for recreational use. In response to the new law, Colorado is considering new DUI standards for THC and prosecutors are dropping many drug offense charges. However, Colorado is not the only state affected by its new law.
Coloradoans passed Amendment 64 during the November election to legalize possession and use of small amounts of marijuana by people 21 and older. It also provides for the licensing of cultivation and testing facilities. The Amendment made Colorado one of the most lenient states for marijuana use in the country.