A Deeper Look Into Colorado’s Cannabis Laws
The current state of Cannabis around the country is ever changing, even within states, the climate is ever changing.
First things first, if you are traveling from out of state you will need to know the basics of purchasing, traveling, and consuming this wonderful plant.
Those of you that are 21 and over can purchase and consume privately. It is illegal to consume in public, near a school, and of course, in your vehicle. State police do not mess around, be smart, be considerate, and enjoy. Public use is illegal:
“Using marijuana in any way — smoking, eating or vaping — isn’t allowed in public places.”
This includes the following outdoor and indoor areas, and many more:
- Parks and amusement parks
- Ski resorts
- Concert venues
- Restaurants, cafes or bars
- Common areas of apartment buildings or condominiums
When arriving you will want to find a shop that has what you are looking for. You can use Leafly’s app to do strain specific research and WeedMaps for finding the best deals. Some people are on the hunt for particular strains, but getting ahold of well-known strains, in illegal states can be quite difficult. Reluctantly, not here in Colorado. With a plethora of recreational and medical dispensaries, with a little searching, you can find what you are looking for.
When purchasing product legally for the first time, the experience can be surreal. You walk into the shop, check in at the front desk, and when if your turn, are welcomed in the back. Jars upon jars filled with that distinct aroma. You select your product, which in Colorado for recreational use, is regulated to 1 ounce of dry herb or 8 grams of concentrate, which Co has defined is the equivalent.
The length of your visit in our amazing state should be considered when determining the amount, you want to purchase, don’t go overboard, you can always get more. There are smoke and vape friendly hotels throughout the state, make sure to call ahead and check with your hotel so you are in compliance, it will be rewarded.
If you happen to splurge and book a weed tour via Colorado Cannabis Tours, start at $50, they will take you around and explain everything you need to know. Since it is a private limo service, you are also able to consume as you are chauffeured around.
Edibles and beverages generally are appealing to anyone who has not experienced them. So, if it is your first time with them, start with the recommended dosage and work your way up.
When visiting be considerate and you will be good to enjoy. For those of you that are planning a trip to Colorado anytime soon, make sure to reference https://www.colorado.gov/marijuana for current information.