HB17-1221 - Grey And Black Market Marijuana Enforcement Efforts

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning gray and black market marijuana enforcement efforts, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Committee on Cost-benefit Analysis of Legalized Marijuana in Colorado. The state constitution grants a person the authority to assist another person in cultivating medical and recreational marijuana plants. The bill states that a person is not in compliance with the authority to assist another individual and is subject to marijuana cultivation criminal offenses and penalties if the person possesses any marijuana plant that he or she is growing on behalf of another individual, unless he or she is the primary caregiver for the individual and is in compliance with the requirements of section 25-1.5-106.

The bill creates the gray and black market marijuana enforcement grant program (grant program) in the division of local government in the department of local affairs (division). The grant program awards grants to local governments to reimburse the local governments, in part or in full, for law enforcement and prosecution costs associated with gray and black marijuana markets. A rural local government has priority in receiving grants. The general assembly may appropriate money from the marijuana tax cash fund or the proposition AA refund account to the division for the grant program. The bill appropriates $5,945,392 from the marijuana tax cash fund to the division to fund the grant program. The division shall adopt policies and procedures for the administration of the grant program, including rules related to the application process and the grant award criteria. The division shall include information regarding the effectiveness of the grant program in its SMART presentation beginning in November 2019.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 8, 2017
06/08/2017 - Governor Signed
05/02/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/01/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/01/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/07/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/22/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/21/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
03/14/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/13/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/10/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/13/2017 - No Amendments
03/08/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/06/2017 - House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/02/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations