Pikes Peak Resort is a non-smoking establishment and if you choose to recreate please do so discretely and within the law – ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN CABINS.
Marijuana Laws in Colorado – We have shared some commonly asked questions from the Colorado Pot Guide. Please visit ColoradoPotGuide.com to see the full article.
With the passing of “Amendment 64,” adults twenty-one (21) or older in Colorado can legally possess one ounce twenty-eight (28) grams of marijuana or THC.
If you are an adult twenty-one (21) years of age or older, you can now legally possess one ounce of marijuana in Colorado. The way the amendment is worded actually allows for possession of one ounce of THC. In addition to buds (flowers), you can also enjoy many types of concentrated and edible forms of marijuana during your visit. Cannabis seeds are also available for sale in Colorado.
You don’t need to be a resident, and there isn’t any type of registration system. Simply put, as long as you are twenty-one (21) years or older, you have a constitutional right in Colorado to possess and consume marijuana. You will need a government-issued identification to prove you are twenty-one (21) years or older, a drivers license or passport should be sufficient.
Although any adult is allowed to possess up to one (1) ounce, non-residents of Colorado will be restricted to purchasing no more than one quarter (¼) ounce seven (7) grams in a single transaction. This law was created to prevent visitors from going from one retail store to another and stockpiling marijuana for export. Most recreational stores are watchful and will only serve you once a day. Please remember these restrictions only apply to retail sales, not possession. Residents and out-of-state visitors are allowed to possess an ounce. There is nothing illegal about visiting more than one (1) store a day, as long as you don’t exceed the 1-ounce per person possession limit.
The state allows marijuana stores to operate from eight (8)am to midnight. Cities can implement more restrictive hours than the state allows. Denver stores are required to close by 7pm.
So you made it Colorado and you bought yourself a nice bag of buds. “Where can I smoke my weed?” Discretion is appreciated, and usually required.
“Amendment 64” does NOT permit the consumption of marijuana “openly and publicly.” So before you start blazing those blunts while walking down the street, remember you can still get a ticket for doing so, similar to open container laws for drinking in public.
Even though concert venues and bars are ‘private’, the prohibitionists are arguing that they are ‘publicly accessible private venues’, and therefore consumption of marijuana is prohibited.
An e-cigarette personal vaporizer can be your best friend if you want the option to puff without anyone noticing. These have gotten very popular in Colorado, as they don’t really leave any odor and are very low key.
Driving under the Influence
A new DUI law is in effect in Colorado, which sets a legal limit for the amount of active THC in your system while driving. The legal limit is five (5) Nano-grams per milliliter of blood. This law was fiercely debated, the main issue being that people metabolize THC at different rates, and the amount of impairment varies drastically for each person. Unlike alcohol, where if you are over “0.08 you are impaired,” it’s hard to determine if a person is impaired or not based upon THC levels.
Be smart and don’t drive under the influence. If the police do suspect you are driving stoned, they can require you take a blood test. Refusal to do so can result in similar penalties as refusing a Breathalyzer test, such as loss of license.
The “open container” law in Colorado makes it illegal to possess marijuana in the passenger area of a vehicle if it is in an open container, a container with broken seals, or if there is evidence of consumption.
Simply put, don’t do it. The Feds are watching Colorado closely, and although it is tempting to bring some of our finest product back to your home state, doing so has the potential to give the DEA and Feds reason to crack down.
In the states bordering Colorado, the police are extremely pissed off that we have such relaxed marijuana laws, and they are profiling people and performing questionable (and often illegal) searches of vehicles.
Mailing stuff home is a bad idea also. Be smart as the postal inspectors are setting up shop and keeping a close eye on packages being sent outbound from Colorado.
Federal Land and Properties in Colorado
Smokey says do not bring your ganja into Federal parks.
Please be aware that your right to possess marijuana in Colorado does not apply when you are visiting national parks, national forests or monuments, or other federal properties such as courthouses. Also be aware that many ski areas are located on federal land (mainly just the actual ski runs, not the towns or base of the mountain.
Possession of marijuana on federal land is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000 on the first offense, along with a fifteen (15) day mandatory sentence that can be extended to two years in prison for a second offense. After that, perpetrators can receive a 90-day to three-year prison term, and a $5,000 fine. Make sure you take the necessary precautions.
The law also allows the cultivation of limited amounts of marijuana in an enclosed, locked space. Since Colorado Pot Guide is focusing on visitors, not residents, we won’t elaborate on the laws regarding cultivation, other than to mention each adult can legally grow up to six (6) plants, three (3) of which can be in the flowering stage.
Nothing on this website should be considered legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. Please respect our states marijuana laws during your visit to Colorado.
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