Cannabis Guidelines From Colorado

Cannabis Guidelines

Cannabis for recreational use in Colorado and Washington was legalized for personal use starting on January 1st. However, this still raises a lot of questions from people in other countries and states that are curious on what this legalization actually means for residents and tourists. For those with questions, here are a few guidelines on what you can and cannot do with marijuana in Colorado.

The new Colorado law allows the sale of over-the-counter recreational use cannabis to anyone 21 years of age or older. Colorado residents will be allowed to buy up to an ounce at a time, while tourists will be allowed to purchase a quarter ounce. Those weights are also the legal possession limits. Consumers are allowed to make multiple purchases in one day as long as possession amount is not greater than the maximum amount they are legally allowed to purchase.

This means that marijuana users and residents of Colorado can buy an ounce in the morning, marathon-smoke it all day, and then buy another ounce that evening. While some might exercise their new found freedom, this will likely not become the new Colorado norm.

More guidelines for the new cannabis laws in Colorado include being able to buy marijuana in multiple forms. The retail shops will sell pre-rolled joints as well as bare bud baggies. Users can also purchase and legally possess all and any manners of cannabis-related drug paraphernalia.

A tourist will be allowed to smoke marijuana in designated cannabis zones. Up to 25 percent of Colorado hotel rooms are allowed to be designated in such a zone.

Serious connoisseurs and cannabis tourists say that marijuana is still more easily obtained in Amsterdam than it is currently in Colorado. Amsterdam possession laws are still sometimes enforced as the drug is still considered illegal there, but its use is more wildly tolerated there than anywhere else.

The new Colorado laws do not allow anyone to smoke cannabis anywhere they want. The law specifically states that it is not to be smoked “openly and publicly.” Colorado authorities encourage people to smoke it at home and not on the street or in your car. There likely won’t be any lighting up in any restaurants either.

If a tourist wanted to buy some cannabis with their credit card, it won’t be allowed. The Colorado law prohibits credit card use for purchasing any drugs. Consumers that are used to paying their marijuana dealers with cash will likely feel right at home.

Cannabis tourists won’t be allowed to leave the state of Colorado with any marijuana. Tourists also cannot mail or send packages of cannabis home either.

A University of Colorado study found that the average price was $185 per ounce, but some shops had their highest quality premium bud available for up to $560 for the same quantity. Prices vary mostly on the strain of cannabis.

Most retail cannabis shops are open from 8 o’clock in the morning until midnight. Forget about buying any marijuana between the hours of midnight to 8am, as these hours are prohibited for sale.

There is no guarantee how long these cannabis guidelines from Colorado are good for. Technically marijuana possession is still illegal according to U.S. federal law. However, the Feds are letting the Colorado law progress with a “green” light but still watching closely to see if things will work out in the end.

By Brent Matsalla

Also See: Cannabis Creates a Tourist Market in Colorado

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8 Responses to "Cannabis Guidelines From Colorado"

  1. Patrick Maher   January 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    ken, cry to someone that cares 🙂

  2. Paul Wall   January 2, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Awesome to see people standing up for their civil right and Ken- its 9.87 for a gram at a head shop and its 10-20 so cheaper their and 45-60 a 1/2 on streets and 20- 45 at head shop all before Taxs though but the people said it can pull us out of debt, so no one should complain on taxes as most activists say that at the rallys well Toke on

  3. shana   January 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I think that legalizing marijuana is the best thing to happen because it will create jobs and help people with cancer i don’t see what the problem is with people that think smoking a plant its bad ijs my opinion

  4. nicole   January 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Will the price of weed ever go down?

  5. Eagle Flyin High   January 2, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    1 thing to say, taxes out of debt USA, that’s why the feds are letting it happen, first 1000 customers in Colorado generated over 14,000 dollars off revenue for the state ?? Can The USA be out of Debt ? quickly ? Hey Ken anyone ever die from Cannabis ? answer is NO, Pills and Alcohol kill every day !!!! Cannabis has proven to shrink and stop some cancers what’s anyone got to say about that ??

  6. Ken Langham   January 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    o how does Colorado keep pot from leaving its state? Is it cheaper than the Cartels? So what will feds charge for intrastate commerce of pot from Colorado . Or for that matter going into it? Do you really think you can go to Colorado and smoke all the pot you buy for you go / come home. So how do insurances cover themselves with on the job injuries and test for pot. Time will tell. Love to be checking the trash cans at the rest stops on the TEXAS/Colorado border. O and you gotta be 21 to smoke o yeah that will work.
    If your smoking pot in TEXAS you might as well start getting your kids stoned when you do. Who know they might teach you how to practice and except same-sex. After all you seem to think that’s cool to. Somebody help me see the good in this.

    • Jason   January 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Ken – you must be smoking some good stuff – the Texas Colorado border doesn’t show on my map! Groovy man!

    • Cannabis = cure cancer   January 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Wow Ken Langham, the gift of nature to mankind who are we to refuse. No one is putting a gun to your head and ask you to smoke dope. If you like pills poping more power to you, other people would simply use Cannabis for medical purposes that is something you wouldnt know about.

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