Medical Marijuana in Colorado
Amendment 20 and the Colorado constitution
In the year 2000, Colorado citizens voted to make marijuana 'medical' and Amendment 20 was 'born' making marijuana a constitutional right for Colorado residents over the age of 18; as long as they have a doctor's recommendation and submit an application to the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.
A very brief history of medical marijuana in colorado
November 7, 2000: Fifty-four percent of voters approved Amendment 20 on and made medical marijuana a Constitutional right.
January, 2009, the US Ogden Memo opened the doors for greater investment.
June 7, 2010, Colorado signed into law HB1284 to regulate, monitor and support medical marijuana businesses.
On July 1st, 2011 Colorado enacted the most revolutionary medical marijuana business model in the United States; fully supported, registered and regulated by the State, DOR, and the newly created MMED.
- Medial Marijuana sales are projected to reached 1.7 billion dollars in 2011.