Business and property owners

The following information applies to retail marijuana, not medical use.
  • Employers don’t have to allow employees to use marijuana products. When Coloradans passed Amendment 64, they voted to give employers choices about marijuana use. Employers can:

    • Test employees for marijuana and other drugs.

    • Make employment decisions based on drug test results.

  • Consult your legal counsel to determine how your hiring and employment policies align with Amendment 64.

  • Any use of marijuana on your business’ property may be considered public use, which is illegal.

  • Amendment 64 made it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana at any time. However, businesses can choose to ban the possession of retail marijuana on their property.

    • Business owners may implement marijuana possession and use policies that are more strict, not less, than state law. 

  • Property owners can make their own choices about marijuana on their property.

    • Owners of private properties, including hospitals, businesses, hotels and other facilities, are allowed to ban marijuana possession and use on their properties. For example, Denver International Airport has banned the possession, use and transfer (giving) of any marijuana products on airport grounds.

    • Rental property owners and hotels have the right to ban the possession and use of marijuana products on their properties.