- Posted by agency-it
- On December 28, 2017
Now that marijuana laws are becoming more friendly across the nation, it’s time to take a look at Colorado’s current legislation and how it has improved since it was first enacted back in 2012. Colorado’s success at managing the legalization effort has lead many other states to follow their lead in crafting their own laws. Here’s what you need to know:
To legally buy marijuana in the state of Colorado, you must be at least 21 years of age or be 18 years of age with a medical “red card.” Any individual is allowed to purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana product at any time, including all forms of marijuana, such as flower, concentrates, and edibles. These items may only be purchased from licensed dispensaries. The sale of marijuana products outside of licensed facilities is still a crime.
Consumption of Marijuana
Colorado marijuana laws are also pretty explicit when it comes to the consumption of marijuana. It is illegal to consume marijuana in most public places, especially near schools, sports venues, and major shopping outlets. It is important to note that these rules apply equally to smoking and edibles alike, so you can’t walk down the street eating a cookie or candy infused with cannabis.
It is also illegal to consume marijuana in a car, whether or not it is moving or you are the driver. In general, marijuana is best consumed at home in the safety and privacy of your own space. However, a handful of hotels and lounges are getting onboard with the idea.
The transport of marijuana products has been one of the most frequently questioned topics regarding legalization. First of all, it is illegal to carry marijuana across state lines, even if you’re headed to a state where marijuana is also legal. Most airports, especially Denver International, have pretty strict rules on this.
It is legal to move marijuana in your car as long as it is in a sealed container. However, anyone who tests positive for THC over four nanograms per liter of blood will be charged with DUI and can be arrested.
Consuming marijuana responsibly and legally is the best way to ensure legalization efforts receive ongoing support from states and local governments. You can learn more about marijuana laws in Colorado at the Colorado.gov webpage.
Infinite Wellness is also here to answer any of your legal marijuana questions at our marijuana dispensary in Fort Collins. Just stop by today and speak to one of our budtenders about your marijuana needs
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