As marijuana‘s April 20 vacation approaches, Colorado is confident to see a bump in dispensary site visitors, pot tourism and joint circles, and the state Marijuana Enforcement Division desires to make confident you know the guidelines for getting exciting…and not receiving arrested.
While regularly compared to alcohol, marijuana is regulated in a quite distinct manner in this state. For starters, dispensaries can not give out samples or cost-free items, and are held to quite strict limits on sales amounts and marketing. Public consumption is also banned in Colorado — regardless of the annual events at Civic Center Park for four/20, exactly where there is a lot of public consumption (and also arrests).
Want to celebrate four/20, but never know all of the guidelines? The MED not too long ago broke them down for you:
Public consumption banned
Even though public pot use is at present banned in Colorado, the state is not totally devoid of locations to socially consume. Denver and Colorado Springs have quite a few licensed marijuana clubs and lounges, and there are private, pot-friendly establishments and events in Colorado, as effectively as marijuana tourism organizations that enable social use for the duration of their tours.
In contrast to with alcohol, Colorado marijuana transactions have quite strict buying limits, with recreational prospects restricted to possessing and buying one particular ounce of flower, eight grams of concentrate or edibles containing 800 milligrams of THC per day. Dispensaries that enable prospects to circumvent this law could face harsh punishment from state and nearby authorities.
Samples and giveaways
Coupons and discounts are completely fine for Colorado dispensaries to use as promoting tools, but they are banned from providing prospects cost-free marijuana items and samples. Lots of pot shops deal with this restriction by “promoting” items for 1 cent, which is technically legal. Most of us can spare a penny, but c’mon….
Healthcare and retail marijuana delivery is nevertheless banned in Colorado, but a bill in the state legislature could transform that in coming years. Till then, even though, any web-site or service claiming to supply marijuana delivery is illegal and/or a scam. This is not San Francisco — you nevertheless have to drive to get points right here.
This market guideline is not particular to legal marijuana, but nevertheless impacts buyers, particularly vacationers and new Coloradans. Because state law mandates that residents 21 and up have to have a horizontal ID, some dispensaries and bars will not enable anyone without the need of one particular inside — even if the vertical ID is nevertheless valid —in order to steer clear of any threat of serving underage prospects. This is a retailer policy, not a law, but it is becoming far more widespread. Bring a horizontal ID or valid U.S. passport to a dispensary, just to be secure.