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Colorado Medical Marijuana Attorney

Colorado Medical Marijuana Attorney Phil Clark

Illustration of a red cross with a dark green marijuana leaf on topThe extent to which the law protects the use of medical marijuana in Colorado is precarious and complex. Colorado law gives a patient who has been issued a Medical Marijuana Registry identification card to possess:

(a) No more than two (2) ounces of a usable form of marijuana, and
(b) no more than six (6) marijuana plants, with three (3) or fewer being mature, flowering plants that are producing a usable form of marijuana.

However, patients or their caregivers may be able to grow more if they can prove that the greater amount of marijuana is necessary for their particular medical condition. Moreover, in some circumstances a patient without a Medical Marijuana registry card may be allowed to possess marijuana, if they have received a doctor’s recommendation. An experienced medical marijuana attorney can help navigate through the complex and new laws that govern medicinal marijuana use in Colorado.

Federal Medical Marijuana Law

While medical marijuana is legal in Colorado, marijuana use and distribution remains illegal under Federal law. While the Federal DEA is not responsible for a large percentage of marijuana arrests nationwide, a recent Supreme Court case has ruled that Federal law prohibiting marijuana use supercedes state laws, which means that you can be in perfect conformity with Colorado medical marijuana law and still be found guilty of a Federal crime! If you are arrested for possession of medical marijuana in Colorado, consult an experienced medical marijuana attorney immediately.

Boulder & Colorado Medical Marijuana Lawyer Phil Clark

As a former high-ranking prosecutor, Boulder attorney Phil Clark has been dealing with drug offense cases for almost 20 years. If you’ve been arrested for medical marijuana in Colorado, The Clark Law Firm can help sort through the complex and shifting laws governing the possession and use of marijuana, and help you put your best defense forward.

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