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What are the laws and regulations of recreational cannabis in Colorado?

How old do you need to be to purchase cannabis?

You must be 21 and older to buy, possess or use retail marijuana. It is illegal to give or sell retail marijuana to minors.

Licensed retail locations are the only legal place to purchase marijuana, which means that it’s also illegal for you to re-sell marijuana you’ve purchased.

Where am I allowed to consume cannabis?

Retail marijuana is intended for private, personal use. Such use is only legal in certain locations not open or accessible to the public. Marijuana may not be consumed openly or publicly.

How much cannabis can I possess?

Since Amendment 64 went into effect in late 2012, adults 21 and older have been allowed to possess up to 1 ounce of retail marijuana.

Can I leave Colorado with cannabis?

It’s illegal to leave Colorado with any marijuana products. Additionally, Denver International Airport has banned the possession of marijuana products on its property. Mailing marijuana from Colorado is also illegal.

Can I consume cannabis and drive a vehicle?

It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana and it can result in a DUI, just like alcohol. Anyone with 5 nanograms or more of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (known as THC) per milliliter in whole blood (CRS 42-4-1301) while driving can be arrested for DUI. The consequences of DUI is dependent on the driver but they can include fines, jail time and a revoked license.

Can I consume cannabis inside a smoke-friendly hotel room?


It is up to the discretion of the hotel if it allows marijuana smoke to be consumed in their smoking rooms (the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act limits all smoking to at most 25 percent of rooms). You should ask the hotel if they allow it. Denver city laws prohibit marijuana consumption on hotel balconies if visible from any public place.

How much can cannabis can I purchase at one time?


You can purchase 28 Grams of cannabis flower at one time.


Edibles are limited to 800mgs per purchase. 800mg = 8 (100mg) edibles


You can purchase 8 grams of wax, shatter, oil, or any other forms of concetrates.


Topicals are the only cannabis products that does not have a purchase limit.