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Drug charges still possible for delivery of medical marijuana

On Behalf of | Apr 10, 2019 | Drug Charges

Life might become a whole lot easier for people in Colorado who use medical marijuana if the bill currently before a Colorado House committee is passed. It would allow licensed dispensaries to deliver medical marijuana to those with ill health. Although a black market for such delivery services already exists, when the bill passes, there will no longer be a risk of facing drug charges.

A media investigator says he responded to an advertisement for marijuana deliveries back in 2015. Reportedly, he was undercover when he met the advertiser. He says he asked to see or smell the offered marijuana, but the individual responded that he had to pay first.

The co-sponsor of the bill says it will put an end to the active black market and establish a lawful service for sick people in Colorado. The intention is to get the bill passed for the delivery of medical marijuana first, and then work on getting recreational marijuana deliveries legitimized next year. However, some licensed dispensary owners believe it may be a recipe for disaster.

It is still unsure whether the Colorado House committee will advance this bill, and in the meantime, anyone participating in the black market of marijuana delivery could face drug charges. The most appropriate steps would be to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney focus will be on protecting the accused individual’s legal rights. A lawyer can examine the charges and the procedures used during the arrest, and work on getting the charges dropped or reduced.