LAWS

PASSED AT THE

Twenty-First Session of the General Assembly of the State of Colorado

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CONVENED AT DENVER THE THIRD DAY OF JANUARY, A. D. 1917
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I nitiated and Referred Laws Passed By Vote of the People at the General Election Held November 7, 1916

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JAMES R. NOLAND, SECRETARY OF STATE
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CA.NNABIS SATIVA

[eh.39.

CHAPTER

39.

CANNABIS SATIVA
CULTIVATION AND UNLAWFUL USE OF

(H. B. No. 263, by Mr. Lucer-o)

AN

ACT

TO DECLARE UNLAWFUL THE PLANTING, CULTIVATING, HARVESTING, DRYING, CURING, OR PREPARATION FOR SALE OR GIFT OF CA~NABIS SATIVA, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY THEREFOR.
Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Colorado:
Cultivation and use unlawful

Section 1. Any person who shall grow or use cannabis sativa (also known as cannabis indica, Indian hemp and mariguana) that he has grown shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than .one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not more than thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. Approved: March 30, 1917.

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DRUGS

[eh.66.
66.

CHAPTER

DRUGS
SALE OF HABIT·FORMING AND NARCOTIC RESTRICTED DRUGS

(H. B. No. 371, by Mr. Lucero)

AN

ACT

TO AMEND AN ACT E~TITLED, "AN ACT TO REGULATE THE SA.LE, BARTER, EXCHANGE, DISTRIBUTION, DEALING IN, GIVING AWAY, DISPENSIKG, OR THE DISPOSITION IN ANY MANNER OF OPIUM OR COCA LEAVES, THEIR SALTS, DERIVATIVES OR PREPARATIONS, TO REGU· LATE THE TREATMENT A~D TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMITTAL OF THE HABITUAL USERS OF SUCH DRUGS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES," APPROVED APRIL 9, 1915, CONCERNING NARCOTIC AND HABIT· FORMING DRUGS, SO AS TO INCLUDE CA~NABIS INDICA AND CHLORAL HYDRATE.
Be It Enacted
Act amended

by the General .4.sscmbly of the Statc of Oolorado:

Sale of opium, coca leaves, cannabis Indica, et c., restricted

Section 1. Section One of an act entitled "An act to regulate the sale, barter, exchange. distribution, dealing in, giving away, dispensing, or the disposition in any manner of opium or coca leaves. their salts, derivatives or preparation, to regulatp the treatment and to provide for the committal of tho habitual users of such drugs, and for other purposes.' II pproved April 9, HH5, (Session Laws HHr., page 20R) is herobv :amended to read: "Section 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person, to sen, barter, exchange. distribute, gin' awny or in any manner dispose of. at retail or to a consumer, opium, coca

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leaves, cannabis indica, chloral hydrate or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, or preparation thereof, within this state, except upon the original written prescription of a duly licensed physician, and pursuant to all the requirements of this act." Section 2. Section Two of an act entitled "An act to regulate the sale, barter, exchange, distribution, dealing in, giving away, dispensing, or the disposition in any manner of opium or coca leaves, their salts, derivatives or preparation, to regulate the treatment and to provide for the committal of the habitual users of such drugs, and for other purposes," approved April 9, 1915 (Session Laws 1915, page 208) is hereby amended to read: "Section 2. That the provisions of this act shall not be construed to apply to the sale, barter, exchange, distribution, givin~ away. dispensing or the disposition in any manner, or the possession, within this state, of preparations and remedies which do not contain more than two grains or opium, or more than one-fourth of a grain of morphine, or more than one-eighth of a grain of heroin, or more than one grain of codeine, or more than one-half grain solid extract or its equivalent of cannabis indica. or more than the grains of chloral hydrate, or any salt or derivative of any of them in one fluid ounce; or, if a solid or semi-solid preparation, in one avoirdupois ounce; or to liniments, ointments, or other preparations which are prepared for external lise only, except liniments, ointments and other preparations, which contain cocaine or any of its salts, or alpha or beta eucaine, or any of their salts, or any synthetic substitute for them ~ provided; that such remedies and preparations are sold, distributed, given away, dispensed. or possessed as medicines and not for the purpose of evading the intendment and provisions of this act, The provisions of this act shall not apply to decocainized coca leaves or preparations made thereform;

Act amended

When this act Is not applicable

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DReGS

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Safety clause

or to other preparations of coca leaves which do not contain cocaine." Section 3. The General Assembly hereby finds, dE'termines and declares that this act and each and every sentence, phrase, clause, section and subsection thereof is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety. Approved: April 17, 1917.

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