Recreational Cannabis FAQ

Recreational Cannabis – What You Need to Know

On January 1st 2014, Colorado became the first state in the world to allow legal recreational marijuana sales to those 21+. Colorado Harvest Company was there from the beginning and is looking forward to assisting you with your experience.


WHEN DID CANNABIS BECOME LEGAL IN COLORADO?

On December 10th 2012, cannabis possession and home cultivation became legal in the state of Colorado. As of today, people 21 and over can legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis and grow up to six plants in an enclosed space.

ARE THERE LIMITED STORE HOURS?

Yes. Under Colorado state law, stores cannot open before 8 a.m and they must close by midnight. However, cities can set more restrictive store hours. In Denver, recreational cannabis shops must complete all sales by 7 p.m. Aurora cannabis stores can stay open until 10:00 PM.

ARE THERE LIMITS TO HOW MUCH I CAN BUY?

Individuals with a Colorado ID can purchase up to one ounce of recreational cannabis per visit. Those with an out of state ID or passport can purchase up to an ounce as of mid-2016.

WILL MY SALES AND INFORMATION BE REPORTED TO THE GOVERNMENT?

No. Amendment 64, which is a constitutional measure, specifically forbids it. All customer information and sales are for internal purposes only. We will not disclose any portion of your information to any outside entity.

IS IT OK TO DRIVE WITH CANNABIS IN MY CAR?

Yes, as long as you are transporting it and not consuming it. All cannabis needs to be out of reach from the driver, preferably in the trunk and in compliant packaging. Driving under the influence of cannabis is absolutely against the law.

WHAT IS COMPLIANT PACKAGING?

All recreational cannabis must be packaged in an opaque, child-resistant, resealable package.

CAN I GROW MY OWN CANNABIS AT HOME?

You can. Colorado law allows individuals who are 21 and older to grow up to six plants, provided it’s done in an “enclosed, locked space,” and you cannot have more than 3 flowering plants at any given time.

WHAT’S STILL ILLEGAL?

Using cannabis in public or in areas outlined in the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act is restricted. In addition, it’s still illegal to drive while under the influence of cannabis, distribute it to minors, and transport it across state lines. In fact, officials at Denver International Airport recently announced a policy that bans possession of cannabis on airport property in attempt to further restrict illegal interstate trafficking.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SATIVA, HYBRID AND INDICA?

Sativa and Indica are the two major types of cannabis plants which, when combined, create hybrid strains. Each strain has it’s own unique range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits.

SATIVA

  • Mind-Dominant
  • Uplifting
  • Increased Alertness
  • Increased Energy
  • Enhanced Creativity

INDICA

  • Body-Dominant
  • Relaxing
  • Muscle Relaxant
  • Increased Appetite
  • Treats Pain