Legal marijuana laws in a handful of states have shifted the way we think about marijuana.
Nowhere is that more apparent than in Colorado, where marijuana is legal in a number of states, but the state’s residents still aren’t allowed to possess it.
The state is currently considering a bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to purchase the drug from licensed dispensaries, as well as to grow and sell it at home.
The bill would also allow individuals to cultivate up to six marijuana plants, and prohibit sales of the drug to anyone under the age of 21.
Under the proposed law, Colorado residents who live within 500 feet of a licensed marijuana grow or dispensary would be allowed to sell and purchase up to two ounces of marijuana a day.
Under the bill, those who reside in counties with populations of more than 25,000 would also be allowed one ounce of marijuana for personal use, while those with fewer than 25 people would not be allowed more than one ounce.
State Sen. David Knezek, who sponsored the bill and plans to introduce it in the next few weeks, told the Denver Post he was not against allowing medical marijuana, but he did think the state needed to set rules on the amount of marijuana you could possess.
“There is not a lot of research that has shown that it is harmful, and it’s not an opiate, but there’s definitely some evidence that it’s a gateway drug,” he said.
The marijuana bill, which was introduced by Kneak, was one of the most controversial bills introduced in the state Legislature in the past decade.
It was introduced after two high-profile medical marijuana cases, in 2014 and 2015, in which Colorado patients were able to legally obtain marijuana through dispensaries that operated under a legal marijuana system.
In 2016, the state voted to legalize recreational marijuana sales.
But it took several years before the recreational market opened, and many residents who bought their first marijuana from a legal dispensary remained out of compliance.
In 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down an attempt to legalize marijuana through the legislature.
A new report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, released in March, found that medical marijuana use increased from 2013 to 2014 and from 2015 to 2016 in the four states where it was legal, but not Colorado.
The report also found that people who started using marijuana in their 20s or 30s are still at a higher risk for using the drug recreationally than people who did not start.
The report found that nearly half of all people who used marijuana in 2016 were older than 50.
Many of those younger adults are more likely to be non-white and less likely to have insurance.
The findings have not been met with support from the medical marijuana community, however.
Many medical marijuana advocates and medical marijuana businesses have expressed concerns that the bill would put patients in danger and restrict access to marijuana.
In response to those concerns, Gov.
John Hickenlooper has said he plans to sign into law a bill to allow adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce and to grow up to three mature marijuana plants.