To buy, have, or consume recreational marijuana in Colorado, you must be 21 with a valid ID. It is a felony to give, sell, or share recreational marijuana to or with anyone under 21. Recreational marijuana must be purchased from a licensed retail store. Adults 21 and up may only buy up to 1 ounce of recreational marijuana at a time, but they may carry up to 2 ounces.
Colorado visitors may only consume marijuana on private properties where the owner has authorized marijuana use. Consuming marijuana in public places–indoors or out–is illegal in Colorado, and hotel owners and property owners can ban the use and possession of marijuana on their properties. Always research the places you will be visiting or staying to see if marijuana use is allowed.
No, it is not legal to smoke marijuana at ski resorts in Colorado. Consuming marijuana in any form in public places or on federal lands (including national parks and forests), indoors or out, is illegal.
It is illegal to consume marijuana in public places, either indoor or outdoor, as well as on federal lands. Marijuana, whether recreational or medical, must be consumed on personal, private property.
It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana, and it is illegal for either drivers or passengers to consume marijuana in a vehicle that is in operation. It is also illegal to consume marijuana in public places in Colorado–this includes parking lots as well as public roads, streets, and highways.
Neither drivers nor passengers may open marijuana packaging while in a vehicle, even if it is not moving; if there is evidence of this, such as if a product seal has been broken, you can be charged with a traffic offense.
You can smoke or consume legally acquired marijuana on your private property or on private property where the property owner has approved its use. Property owners can ban the use and possession of marijuana at their properties, so if you rent, be sure to check with your landlord.
Colorado has an established impairment level for marijuana, even if you have taken it for medical purposes. Drivers with 5 nanograms of THC per millimeter of whole blood can be prosecuted for DUI, and you can be charged with an “open container” if there are any product packages in your vehicle with broken seals.
It is illegal to transport medical or recreational marijuana outside of Colorado.
Like alcohol, marijuana affects your cognitive abilities, including your reaction time, depth perception, and judgment, all of which are important for driving. This is why it is dangerous–and illegal–to operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.
By law in Colorado, drivers with 5 nanograms of THC per millimeter of whole blood are considered impaired and can be arrested for DUI, even if the marijuana was consumed for medical purposes.
It is legal to smoke marijuana in your own house if it is your private property or if your property owner has approved the use of marijuana on the premises. If you are renting, be sure to check with your landlord regarding their rules for marijuana use and/or possession on their property.
Counties and municipalities can have different laws regarding growing marijuana for personal use, so be sure to check your local laws for details.
If you are 21 or older with a valid ID, you can walk into a dispensary in Colorado without a marijuana card. However, no one under 21 is allowed in the restricted portion of a retail store.
While both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Colorado, employers do not have to allow its use on their property or make accommodations for it. Business and property owners can ban the use and possession of marijuana on their property, and they can make employment decisions based on drug test results.
First-time applicants 18-20 years old will need to submit two certifications from two different providers from two different medical practices. For homebound patients, providers do not need to be from different practices.
The application processing fee for a medical marijuana card in Colorado is $29.50. It is non-refundable and required for every application submission. Individuals with a household income 185% of the Federal Poverty Level or less may qualify for a fee waiver.
According to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, a person suffering from glaucoma can get a medical marijuana card.
Yes, recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, but it can only be sold and purchased at licensed retail marijuana stores to individuals 21 years or older with a valid ID. However, it cannot be consumed in public places.
Yes. If you are an adult 21 or older with a valid government-issued ID, you can purchase up to 1 ounce of recreational marijuana from a licensed retail marijuana store.
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase, use, or possess marijuana in Colorado (with the exception of minors who have a state-issued medical marijuana card). Additionally, marijuana may not be consumed on any public property or federal lands, and there may be additional restrictions on use imposed by employers, property owners, and local city or county governing bodies.
“Adult-use” and “recreational” marijuana are interchangeable terms that refer to marijuana used for leisure or recreational purposes by adults 21 years or older within legal jurisdictions. The terms may differ by state legislatures, but cannabis or marijuana products labeled for either use will be exactly the same.
Amendment 64 passed in November 2012, legalizing the possession, consumption, and retail sale of marijuana.
The price for marijuana in Colorado varies regularly by everything from the city and the strain to the season and the supply. Other costs to factor in include shipping costs, state and municipal laws, government tax rates, local market competition, and the quality of the product. On average, most customers pay between $100 and $160 per ounce and about $12 per gram. Prices tend to be higher in larger cities like Denver. You can shop around and check with your favorite local dispensary for exact pricing, deals, and specials.