The How Much, Who and Where of Cannabis Consumption in Colorado
Colorado is known globally as a playground for those who revel in the beauty of the outdoors. We have the best skiing, beer, wildlife and for some time now: legal marijuana. Tourists from across the country are flocking to our neck of the woods to experience the newly legal, always evolving, cannabis industry. Whether you’re a Colorado native or just visiting, some of the most important questions that you need answered are how, who, and where can all of these wonderful products be consumed safely and legally.
The How Much
First things first. How much weed can I buy? Any adult, 21 years of age or older, can legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis and the estimated equivalent of any other cannabis derived product, estimated by THC content. From the state of Colorado website:
“ Limits to buying:
• Buy retail marijuana only from licensed retail stores.
• Adults over the age of 21 can buy and possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana at a time.”
When buying other cannabis-derived products, the concentration of THC in the product is considered. Basically, it goes something like this:
“The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) in Colorado performed studies to determine what the THC equivalent of concentrates and edibles are in relation to marijuana in flower form. They argue that since products such as concentrates have a much higher level of THC, then you shouldn’t be able to purchase the same amount of concentrates as you can flower. As a result, the MED has issued ‘Marijuana Equivalency’ guidelines. Since October 1st, 2016 the following rules took effect in regards to recreational sales (medical sales remain unchanged):
• 1oz Flower = 8g of Concentrate (Shatter, Wax, etc)
• 1oz Flower = 800mg of Edibles”
You must be 21:
It’s illegal for people under 21 to buy, have or use retail marijuana.
Do not sell, share or give marijuana to anyone under the age of 21.
You must always present a valid ID proving you’re 21 or older.
It used to be that out-of-towners were more limited than us natives in how much product we could take home. Well, that all changed in 2016 and now it doesn’t matter where your ID hails from as long as you are 21 and over! One ounce (28 grams) of flower, or it’s THC equivalent, is the rule.
Now that you’ve got your marijuana product, where can you enjoy?
• “Public use is illegal:
• Using marijuana isn’t allowed in public places. This includes the following outdoor and indoor areas, and many more: Sidewalks. Parks and amusement parks. Ski resorts. Concert venues. Businesses. Restaurants, cafes or bars. Common areas of apartment buildings or condominiums.
• Use on federal land is illegal: Since marijuana is still illegal under federal law, you can’t use on federal land, including national parks and national forests. This includes ski slopes.
• Where you CAN use:
• Private property is your best bet. However, property owners can ban the use and possession of marijuana on their properties. If you rent, you may not be allowed to use marijuana in your home.
• Hotel owners can ban the use and possession of marijuana on their properties, so you may not be able to use in a hotel room. Be sure to research the places you’ll be staying in Colorado.”
While Colorado has a tremendous variety of products for you to enjoy; how, when and where you can legally enjoy your cannabis can present some obstacles. Vapes are great and at times people will turn a blind eye to them but they still emit an odor and require heat. That is where the new Inhaler by N-FUZED comes in.
There is no smoke, heat, odor or re-packing required. The lack of combustion also makes for less harmful effects on the upper and lower respiratory system. This not only makes for a more consistent high, but a discreet one as well. Whether you are heading to the slopes or your favorite Red Rocks show, the Inhaler by N-FUZED allows for complete discretion so you can elevate your state at any altitude.