CLIENT TOPICSFrequently Asked Questions

Is marijuana legal in Colorado?

Yes, both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in the state of Colorado. Individuals who are 18 years and older can obtain a medical marijuana card to purchase or possess products from a medical marijuana dispensary. Those without a medical card must be 21 years or older (with a valid government issued ID) to legally purchase or possess products from a recreational dispensary. Note that medical marijuana cards are for Colorado residents only

What is the difference between medical and retail marijuana?

In the state of Colorado, purchasing medical marijuana requires a state “red card,” (issued to those in the state patient registry) which is only distributed to Colorado residents with an official recommendation by a doctor. This recommendation documents that the patient is suffering from a medical condition that may be helped with use of marijuana. Medical marijuana patients can receive cannabis from a primary caregiver, self-grow their own or purchase from a licensed medical marijuana dispensary.

Recreational marijuana is available to both residents and non-residents of Colorado, however you must be 21 years old and older with a government issued ID (i.e. a driver’s license or passport) in order to purchase or possess any products. Only licensed retail marijuana stores may sell retail marijuana.

 

Are out-of-state medical marijuana cards honored in Colorado?

Unfortunately, Colorado does not have reciprocity for out-of-state medical marijuana cards.

Where can I buy marijuana in Colorado?

Recreational retail marijuana dispensaries are open for business, in addition to medical marijuana dispensaries. There are now over 400 recreational marijuana dispensaries and over 400 medical dispensaries open in Colorado.

How much marijuana can I buy or possess?

Any adult 21 years or older is allowed to purchase up to 1 ounce (28 grams) in a single transaction (previously, tourists were restricted to only 7 grams per transaction), however they may possess up to 2 ounces. Medical patients are allowed to posses up to 2 ounces, or 40g of concentrate, or 20,000mg in other infused forms (such as edibles). Larger amounts for possession are permitted to medical patients granted extended plant counts for severe illnesses.

It’s important to remember that these regulations apply to sales, not possession. As per the Colorado Constitution, you are allowed to legally posses 1oz (or 28g) of THC.

What types of marijuana are available?

In addition to hundreds of different strains of flower (or bud), you can also find marijuana in many different forms for sale. Hash, hash oil, kief, edibles (such as baked goods or candies) and THC capsules are all readily available for your enjoyment. Currently, Colorado has relatively few restrictions on allowable cannabis preparations.

What are the operating hours for recreational marijuana stores?

The state allows marijuana dispensaries to operate from 8am to 12am. Cities can implement more restrictive hours than the state allows. For instance, Denver stores are required to close by 10pm.

If you are arriving in Denver after 10pm, you may want to check out the stores in Edgewater or Glendale, which are cities bordering Denver that allow stores to remain open until 12am. Aurora is another city which borders Denver and also allows dispensaries to remain open until 10pm.

What are the consequences for breaking marijuana laws in Colorado?

If you break a marijuana law in the state of Colorado, there are a variety of penalties that could be implemented, ranging from fines to jail time. Note that laws regarding possession are the same across the board, whether you’re talking about edibles versus flower or smoking in public

Do i need a marijuana card to place an order?

You do not necessarily need a marijuana card to place an order.