Craigslister Crackdown: Bill Prohibits Illegal Weed Ads in Colorado

Article by John Frank, The Denver Post via The Cannabist

Craigslister crackdown: Bill prohibits illegal weed ads in Colorado

The Colorado state Senate gave initial approval Monday to a measure designed to crack down on advertisements online for illicit marijuana sales.

The bill — Senate Bill 15 — would create a new criminal offense for a person to advertise the sale of marijuana without a retail license. As a level 2 drug misdemeanor, a person convicted would face up to one year in jail and a fine as high as $750.

Sen. Irene Aguilar, a Denver Democrat and the bill sponsor, told lawmakers that more than 690 ads for marijuana in Denver were found on Craigslist, a popular online classified advertising website.

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