The nation’s marijuana laws, enacted in 2016, were among the most restrictive in the nation.
But that’s about to change.
John Hickenlooper announced on Tuesday that he would sign into law a bill that would loosen some of the state’s strict marijuana laws.
Hickenlicos new law allows anyone 21 and older to grow up to two marijuana plants and a small amount of marijuana oil in their homes.
The law would also allow anyone to grow as many as four plants in their home, and to possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana for personal use.
Marijuana was already legal in Colorado when the law was passed, but marijuana has been a Schedule I drug, meaning it has no medical value.
The new law is one of the most liberal marijuana laws in the country.
But the change won’t go into effect for three months, and a new law to repeal it is expected to take effect on July 1.
The Colorado Democratic Party called the new law a win for the working families of Colorado, but the bill was opposed by several Republicans.
Rep. Jeff Bostic, R-Chesapeake, who has represented the district where Hicken’s home is located, said the bill is a win that will benefit a wealthy few.
“The people who benefit from this legislation are the ones who have the money to buy this stuff,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.