He receives three to five phone inquiries each day as a result of the ad and doesn't care whether people have state-approved medical marijuana s, he said. Since Colorado legalized marijuana in November, it's OK for people older than 21 to possess it, grow it and give it to others without remuneration.
But until the state legislature approves regulations for storefront pot-selling businesses, it's not legal to sell to anyone without a medical-marijuana. Washington state also legalized recreational use and possession of marijuana in the November elections.
Fort Collins police Sgt. Gary Shaklee said he's not aware of any "clear criminal charge" for people who buy marijuana off the black market, as long as it's less than an ounce. But police say selling any amount of pot to people without a medical-marijuana — known as a red card — remains a felony, just as it was before pot was legalized.
Denver defense lawyer Sean McAllister, who helped frame the language of Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana and advocated for it, said what John is offering is clearly illegal. Other are less bold, offering pot in exchange for donations or purchase of other goods. The Fort Collins craigslist March 1 had three that were blatantly offering marijuana to the general public along with about nine that specified medical-only sales.
In nearby Boulder, Colo. Denver with a metro area of 2. Law enforcers in Larimer County haven't been going after the advertisers, who usually deal in small amounts. Fort Collins police Capt. Don Vagge said he wasn't even aware of the selling marijuana to the public.
He said offers of marijuana in exchange for donations could be protected by Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution legalizing marijuana but that, at this point, that would be determined case by case. On the Colorado Springs craigslist, people have posted willing to trade marijuana for items such as video games, a washing machine and mountain bikes.
A Boulder poster offered pot in exchange for concert tickets, and "Ms.
Nice Girl" in Denver claimed to be offering her surplus medical marijuana in exchange for donations toward her medical expenses. McAllister said the advertisements are illustrative of a "gap in the law" between legalization and the development of a legal sales framework. Any link between you and selling marijuana means you could be charged and arrested.
He also said that, in areas of the state where police are going after pot sellers, it doesn't seem to embody the spirit of Amendment 64's intent to regulate marijuana like alcohol. All of the craigslist for marijuana divulged a way to contact the seller, yet most of the Northern Colorado posters declined to be interviewed.
One man said he was just doing it for a couple weeks to get enough customers. His ad indicated he would sell to anyone, but he insisted he sells only to people who can prove they have a medical marijuana. The Coloradoan sent a press inquiry to craigslist asking about its policy with for marijuana.
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