Whether you prefer our blunts or flower, before enjoying the relaxing experience of consuming D8 marijuana, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the relevant laws of the great state of Colorado. In The Centennial State, consuming and possessing cannabis is completely legal, but there are stipulations that are important to know. In this blog, we will briefly go over Colorado’s marijuana laws so you can relax and enjoy the D8 experience without fear.
In Colorado, it is legal to possess up to one ounce of marijuana if you are 21 or older. More specifically, you may possess an ounce of THC, meaning you can partake in marijuana concentrates and edibles as well. Additionally, you do not need to be a Colorado resident to buy or possess marijuana. As long as you have a government-issued ID proving that you are over 21, you can buy from a marijuana dispensary.
Any adult can possess an ounce of marijuana; however, if you are not a Colorado resident, you can only purchase up to a quarter ounce of marijuana in one transaction. This law is in place in order to prevent visitors to Colorado from exporting marijuana. There is some ambiguity in what merits a single transaction; many dispensaries choose to exercise caution by only serving customers once a day. Technically, you could visit four marijuana dispensaries in one day, buy a quarter ounce at each, and still be under the legal limit of possession. Additionally, you can mix the different forms of marijuana during your purchase, meaning you can buy flower, concentrates, and edibles at the same time, as long as it is under the legal purchasing limit.
Marijuana dispensaries can legally be open from 8 am to midnight. Cities have the right to implement more restrictive laws around these hours; for example, in Denver, dispensaries must close by 7 pm.
Once you possess marijuana, there are some requirements as to where you can consume it. First of all, open and public consumption of marijuana is illegal. You can get fined for partaking out in public, and will receive a ticket, similar to an open container law for alcohol. There are some cannabis lounges opening up, but opposition to the law when it first came into place prevented marijuana bars from coming to existence.
In Colorado, you cannot legally operate a motor vehicle with more than 5 nanograms/milliliter of THC in your blood. This law is controversial because the amount of impairment and the rate at which THC is metabolized varies from person to person; therefore, it is hard to tell exactly how impaired someone is based on THC levels. However, while they determine a better way to gauge impairment due to marijuana, that is the law. Refrain from getting behind the wheel high.
When you are driving with marijuana in your vehicle, it is illegal to have it in the passenger area if the container is open, the seal is broken, or if it is apparent it has been consumed.
Now that you are more informed about Colorado’s cannabis laws, you can rest assured that you will be able to legally enjoy our marijuana products. Shop The District 8 brand at your local dispensary for naturally grown, high-quality marijuana!