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Colorado Cannabis Laws

Know the Rules

Colorado’s cannabis laws are fairly simple, but you should still know a few things before you waltz into a dispensary or spark a joint on the street. Here are the basics:

> Who can buy pot in Colorado? You must be 21 or older to purchase recreational marijuana in Colorado, and you must present a government-issued ID for proof of age. If you are between the ages of 18 and 20 and would like to purchase marijuana, you will need to apply for a medical marijuana card — but only Colorado residents are eligible.

Who can sell pot in Colorado? Every storefront that sells marijuana in this state must be licensed as a marijuana dispensary — but not all medical marijuana dispensaries sell recreational marijuana, and not all recreational dispensaries sell medical marijuana. Before heading out, make sure the dispensary you’re visiting caters to recreational purchasers, and check on its hours, as they vary from town to town. It is illegal for any unlicensed person or entity to sell marijuana; it is also illegal to buy marijuana from an unlicensed source.

How much pot can I buy/possess? Colorado residents and visitors 21 and older may purchase up to 1 ounce of marijuana at a time per state regulations, but may possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana at a time (confusing, we know). Medical marijuana patients may purchase and possess 2 ounces of marijuana at a time.

What about edibles and concentrates? The possession laws are the same for all types of retail marijuana, but dispensaries may only sell 8 grams of concentrates and edibles containing no more than 800 milligrams of THC to a customer. Medical marijuana patients abide by the same rules, but can purchase more if recommended by a doctor. Marijuana edibles and concentrates may not be consumed in public.

Can marijuana be delivered in Colorado? Marijuana delivery is legal in Colorado, but like all marijuana businesses, a local government must opt into the practice first. So far, Denver and Aurora are the only major cities to have opted […]

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