Jared Polis (D)


Took Office 2011
Term Expires 2022
NORML Grade: A

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Polis signed several marijuana-related measures into law in 2019. Most prominent among them was: House Bill 1230, which establishes licensing requirements and regulations for the establishment of on-site marijuana consumption facilities, House Bill 1234, which regulates the home-delivery of both medical marijuana and adult-use cannabis products, and House Bill 1263, which reduces criminal penalties for certain marijuana-related offenses. The Governor also signed separate legislation, House Bill 1028 and Senate Bill 13, expanding medical cannabis access. (Link)(Link)(Link)(Link)(Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



Prior to his election as Governor, Jared Polis was an outspoken advocate for marijuana legalization while serving as a member of Congress and sponsored several bills to amend federal cannabis laws. As Governor, he has repeatedly called on federal officials not to interfere in states that have legalized marijuana access. (Link)

“The cannabis industry in Colorado is thriving — the state has reached $1 billion in marijuana tax revenue. We must continue to lead the way. We want Colorado to be the best state for investment, innovation and development for this growing economic sector.” (Link)

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