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Guide to Colorado's Legal Cannabis

Randy Marsh browsing the selection at the newly opened cannabis stores
Randy Marsh browsing the selection at the newly opened cannabis stores

Amendment 64, which enacted officially on December 10th, 2012, legalized the possession, use, sale, production, and manufacturing of cannabis and cannabis infused products under certain guidelines for anyone over 21. On January 1st, 2014, retail cannabis stores were officially allowed to open to the public. ### How much can I carry around and where do I smoke?

Anyone, citizen of Colorado or not, may possess up to an ounce of cannabis. In order to toke up legally, you must be within a private residence that the owner has allowed the use of cannabis. Any public use of cannabis is prohibited. There are various other caveats on use, such as smoking inside any place licensed to deal with children (SB-283 Section 19), or restrictions already in place banning smoking in indoor businesses (Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act 2006). ### How much can I buy? Can I take it out of CO?

Citizens of Colorado may purchase an ounce of cannabis at a time, while out-of-state stoners will have to settle for a quarter ounce (1/4 oz) at a time. However, you can make multiple purchases a day, as long as you don't exceed the possession limit. The purchases are not tracked by the retail cannabis stores, explicitly outlined in Amendment 64: > "The department shall not require a consumer to provide a retail marijuana store with personal information other than government-issued identification to determine the consumer's age, and a retail marijuana store shall not be required to acquire and record personal information about consumers other than information typically acquired in a financial transaction conducted at a retail liquor store."

All cannabis must also stay within Colorado. No cannabis may cross state lines. Border patrol has allegedly incrased their scrutiny for cannabis, as well as the TSA (when they recently revealed they'd loosened up to medical marijuana patients). ### Can I drive high? Can I keep my kush in the car?

You may not drive high. If you are suspected of driving intoxicated, you may be subject to a sobriety and blood test under the officer's discretion. If the blood test reveals THC at concentrations of 5 nanograms per liter or above, you'll be arrested for DUID. Cannabis must be kept in a sealed container, preferably in your trunk. There is a $50 fine for an open cannabis container in a car, it's treated like an open container of alcohol. ### How much is the tax?

All recreational cannabis purchases will be taxed accordingly. There's a state tax(2.9%), special state sales and excise taxes(25%), as well as extra local and excise taxes. Denver, for example, has a 3.5% tax rate. This would bring the tax to 31.4%. ### Where can I buy cannabis?

You can purchase cannabis only from MMC(Medical Marijuana Center) licensed retail outlets. It is illegal to sell cannabis without a license. There are various recreational cannabis stores that are located adjacent to, or in the same location as a medical marijuana dispensary. However, medical marijuana may not be purchased without a Red Card(Colorado's MMJ card - learn to get yours here!) Healing House Rec**2383 S. Downing, Denver, CO 80210 7203793816 support@healinghouseonline.com 3-D Denver's Discreet Dispensary4305 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1657 Website: www.3dmmc.com/‎ Twitter: @3dcannabis WeedMaps Menu toni@3Dmmc.com 10AM-7PM Denver Kush Club2615 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205 (303) 736-6550 10am-7pm The Health Center Uptown1736 Downing St, Denver, CO 80218 (303) 758-9997 8am-7pm DENCO3460 Park Ave, West Unit D, Denver, CO 80216 303-433-2266 10am-7pm The Shelter: A Strainwise4095 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80216 303-582-5171 9am-7pm BotanaCare 21+11450 Cherokee St. Unit A-6, Northglenn, CO 80234 (303) 254-4200 Website: www.botanacare.com Info@botanacare.com CASH ONLY The Clinic Colorado3888 E Mexico Ave, Denver, CO 80210 (303) 758-9114 9AM-7PM Lodo Wellness Center1617 Wazee St. Unit B, Denver, Co 80202 303-534-5020 Mile High Recreational Cannabis1705 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204 303-455-9333 Website: www.MHMCDenver.com MHMCDenver@yahoo.comThe Green Solution (East)4400 Grape Street, Denver, CO 80216 303-990-9723 WeedMaps Menu 9AM-7PM The Grove: A Strainwise74 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219 9AM-7PM CitiMed1640 East Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80210 303-975-6485 10AM-10PM Evergreen Apothecary1568 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 303-722-1227 8AM-7PM Denver Kush Club2615 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80205 (303) 736-6550 10AM-10PM DANK Colorado3835 Elm St Suite B, Denver, CO 80207 8AM-6:30PM Bud Med Health Centers2517 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO 80214 720-920-9617 10AM-12AM Northern Lights Natural RX2045 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater, CO 80214 303-2746495 8AM-7PM Kindman4125 Elati St, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 546-3626 9AM-7PM Medicine Man Denver4750 Nome St Unit B, Denver, CO 80239 (303).373.0752 Website: www.medicinemandenver.comInstagram: @medicinemandenver WeedMaps Menu instagram.com/@medicinemandenver weedmaps@medicinemandenver.com9AM-7PMTelluride Green Room250 South Fir Street, Telluride, CO 81435 (970) 728-7999 Website: www.telluridegreenroom.com telluridegreenroom@gmail.com 9AM-7PM The Green Solution2601 W. Alameda, Denver, CO 80219 303-990-9723 Website: www.tgscolorado.com Instagram: @thegreensolution Twitter: @tgscolorado WeedMaps Menu info@tgscolorado.com 9AM-7PM Telluride Bud Company135 S Spruce St., Telluride, CO 81435 (970) 239-6039 Website: www.telluridebudcompany.com Adam@telluridebudcompany.com 10AM-6PM Alpine Wellness300 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride, CO 81435 970-728-1834 alpinewellness@hotmail.com 10AM-6PM The Annie's: A Strainwise135 Nevada St., Central City, CO 80427 303-582-5171 Website: www.Strainwise.com 9AM-7PM Breckenridge Cannabis Club226 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424brian@breckenridgecannabisclub.com (970) 453-4900 The Greener Side3321 S. Interstate 25, Pueblo, CO 81004 (719) 251-4638 Instagram: @Greenersidedispensaryco WeedMaps Menu thegreenersideco@gmail.com 8AM-11PM Alpenglow Botanicals1805 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 389-6839 Alternative Medical Supplies9 Karlann Dr, Black Hawk, CO 80422 (303) 582-0420 Bioenergetic Healing Center842 N. Summit Blvd, Frisco, CO 80443 (970) 668-3514 BotanaCare LLC11450 Cherokee St, Northglenn, CO 80234 (303) 254-4200 Bud Med Health Center2517 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO 80214 (720) 920-9617 Cloud 9 Caregivers2506 6th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 352-4119 Green Grass LLC440 Lawrence St., Central City, CO 80427 303-582-5088 High Country Healing191 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498 970-468-7858 High Country Healing II40 S Main St, Alma, CO 80420 (719) 836-9000 Marisol Therapeutics177 Tiffany Dr, Pueblo, CO 81007 (719) 547-4000 Milagro Wellness Healing1181 County Road 308, Dumont, Colorado 80436 (720) 379-3672 Patients Choice2517 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, Denver, CO 80214 720.920.9617 Serene Wellness13 E Park Ave, E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438 (303) 569-2011 The Kine Mine2812 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 303-567-2018 Ever-green Herbal Remedies15 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 (970) 281-2343 Organix1795 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-1340 10AM-6:45PM Nature's Herbs & Wellness Center**522 27th St, Greeley, CO 8063 (970) 353-1170 9AM-7PM Opening in March [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] [vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1400433394808{padding: 30px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"] ### Which cities have allowed recreational cannabis facilities?

  • Aspen
  • Black Hawk
  • Boulder
  • Breckenridge
  • Carbondale
  • Crested Butte
  • Denver
  • Durango
  • Eagle
  • Edgewater
  • Frisco
  • Garden City
  • Georgetown
  • Glendale
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Idaho Springs
  • Leadville
  • Louisville
  • Manitou Springs
  • Nederland
  • Northglenn
  • Oak Creek
  • Pueblo
  • Red Cliff
  • Ridgway
  • Salida
  • Silverthorne
  • Silverton
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Telluride
  • Wheat Ridge

    [/vc_column_text][/vc_column] [vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1400433394808{padding: 30px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"] ### Which cities have a moratorium(temporary ban until late 2014) on recreational cannabis facilities?

  • Arvada
  • Aurora
  • Avon
  • Basalt
  • Centennial
  • Crestone
  • Dillon
  • Erie
  • Federal Heights
  • Fruita
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Larkspur
  • Littleton
  • Log Lane Village
  • Lyons
  • Norwood
  • Palisade
  • Snowmass
  • Vail

    [/vc_column_text][/vc_column] [vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1400433394808{padding: 30px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"] ### Which cities have banned recreational cannabis facilities?

  • Alamosa
  • Bayfield
  • Bennett
  • Berthoud
  • Blanca
  • Brighton
  • Broomfield
  • Buena Vista
  • Burlington
  • Calhan
  • Castle Rock
  • Cherry Hills Village
  • Cokedale
  • Colorado Springs
  • Craig
  • Crawford
  • Dacono
  • Del Norte
  • Dinosaur
  • Englewood
  • Estes Park
  • Evans
  • Fairplay
  • Firestone
  • Fountain
  • Foxfield
  • Frederick
  • Fort Morgan
  • Greeley
  • Green Mountain Falls
  • Greenwood Village
  • Gunnison
  • Gypsum
  • Haxtun
  • Hayden
  • Holyoke
  • Hudson
  • Johnstown
  • Julesburg
  • La Junta
  • Limon
  • Lone Tree
  • Longmont
  • Mead
  • Minturn
  • Montrose
  • Monument
  • Nucla
  • Palmer Lake
  • Parker
  • Poncha Springs
  • Severance
  • Silver Cliff
  • Sterling
  • Superior
  • Thornton
  • Victor
  • Westcliffe
  • Westminster
  • Williamsburg
  • Windsor
  • Woodland Park

    See also: - Amendment 64 (PDF)

  • SB-283 (PDF)
  • Colorado Clean Air Act
  • Colorado's Offical Guide on Recreational Marijuana

    Stay regular super stoners~

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