Colorado Revised Statutes… Article 170
12-170-109. Personal Use. (1) Subject to the limitations in this Article 170, but notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following acts are not an offense under State law or the laws of any Locality within the State or subject to a civil fine, penalty, or sanction, or the basis for detention, search, or arrest, or to deny any right or privilege, or to seize or forfeit assets under State law or the laws of any Locality, if the person is twenty-one years of age or older.
(a) Possessing, storing, using, processing, transporting, purchasing, obtaining, ingesting natural medicine for personal use, or giving away natural medicine for personal use without remuneration to a person or persons twenty-one of age or older.
(b) Growing, cultivating, or processing plants or fungi capable of producing natural medicine for personal use if:
(I) The plants and fungi are kept in or on the grounds of a private home or residence; and
(II) The plants and fungi are secured from access by persons under twenty-one years of age
(c) Assisting another person or persons who are twenty-one years of age or older, or allowing property to be used, in any of the actions or conducted permitted under subsection (1).
(2) For the purpose of this article 170, “Personal Use” means the personal ingestion or use of a natural medicine and includes the amount a person may cultivate or possess of natural medicine necessary to share natural medicines with other persons twenty-one years of age or older within the context of consulting, spiritual guidance, beneficial community-based use and healing, supported use, or related services. “Personal Use” does not include the sale of natural medicines for remuneration.
(3) Conduct permitted by this Article 170 shall not, by itself:
(a) Constitute child abuse or neglect or neglect without finding an actual threat to the health or welfare of the child based on all relative factors.
(b) Be the basis to restrict parenting time with a child without finding that the parenting time would endanger the child’s physical health or significantly impair the child’s emotional development.
(4) Conduct permitted by this Article 170 shall not, by itself, be the basis for detention, search, or arrest; and the possession or suspicion of possession of natural medicine, or the possession of multiple containers of natural medicine, shall not individually or in combination with each other constitute reasonably articulable suspicion of a crime. Natural medicines as permitted by this Article 170 are not contraband nor subject to seizure and shall not be harmed or destroyed.
Original Article (Colorado Legislature):
Initiative 58 : natural medicine act of 2022
Artwork Fair Use: Beryl, Schorl