Another bill also ended up on Polis’s desk, Marijuana Moment reported.
The proposed legislation seeks to raise the amount of lawful cannabis possession for adults from one ounce to two ounces.
Cannabis advocates are enthusiastic about the legislation, which will help those with prior arrest records for cannabis possession.
Under the bill, courts would be required to approve requests to seal prior records for marijuana possession without consulting with a district attorney.
“Passage of this legislation will ensure that many low-level offenders are not saddled with fines they cannot afford and that law enforcement can focus more of their resources on fighting legitimate crime, rather than interacting with otherwise law-abiding Coloradans because of a minor, nonviolent marijuana offense,” Carly Wolf, state policies manager at NORML, told Marijuana Moment.
Colorado legalized cannabis for recreational use in December 2012. Following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, marijuana sales in Denver spiked 140%.
The Centennial State recently awarded the Aurora-based High Country Supply, which is doing business as Colorado Harvest Co., with its first recreational marijuana delivery permit.
This article originally appeared on Benzinga and has been reposted with permission.
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