Amendment 64: Use and Regulation of Marijuana

Amendment 64 proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to:

  • regulate the growth, manufacture, and sale of marijuana in a system of licensed establishments overseen by state and local governments;
  • allow individuals who are 21 years old or older to possess, use, display, purchase, transport, and transfer—to individuals who are 21 years old or older—one ounce or less of marijuana;
  • allow individuals who are 21 years old or older to possess, grow, process, and transport up to six marijuana plants, with certain restrictions;
  • require the state legislature to enact an excise tax on marijuana sales, of which the first $40 million in revenue raised annually must be credited to a state fund used for constructing public schools. The excise tax must be approved by a separate statewide vote; and
  • require the state legislature to enact legislation concerning the growth, processing, and sale of industrial hemp. [1]

Read the full text of Amendment 64 here

 

[1] "2012 State Ballot Information Booklet." Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly. Research Publication No. 614, page 7.