Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I want to start by saying this is NOT a conspiracy theory post, sorry guys.

HOWEVER, we have entered a  new age. In Colorado they have begun selling recreational marijuana sales at select dispensaries. What does that mean, you can go to Colorado and buy weed, if you're over 21. The future is looking bright for those of us who enjoy a good toke. 

Before you pack up your things and run away to the centennial state, you know a few things. 

You will not be able to smoke in public, only on private property with the owners permission. Also, you can only purchase if you are 21 and older and can receive jail time for possession if under 21. Also, DUIs are a possibility. If they test you and find over five nanograms of active THC, you're busted. But, there is some good news. You can buy an ounce for around $200 in one sitting. That's the maximum though per purchase. If you are not from Colorado, yes you can buy weed, but only a quarter ounce. 


I wanted to add this bit. It's select questions and answers from an article published in Denver, Colorado.

Q: How will it work?
A: Basically, you walk into a store, show your ID and make your purchase. It's a lot like a liquor store.
Q: Are there limits to how much I can buy?
A: People with a Colorado ID can buy up to an ounce of marijuana at a time. People with an out-of-state ID can buy up to a quarter ounce.
Q: Can I smoke up at the store?
A: No. On-site consumption is prohibited at marijuana shops. You have to take your leaves (or buds) and leave.
Q: And how much will it cost?
A: In the medical-marijuana market, ounces run from $150 to close to $300. But almost nobody buys full ounces. The more common purchase amount is an eighth of an ounce. Think of it like a 12-pack. Eighths run around $25 to $45 for medical marijuana. We'll have to wait and see what stores set as the recreational prices.
Q: Tourists are coming to Colorado for the start of recreational sales, right?
A: At least three companies are planning to offer marijuana tours on New Year's Day, but nobody knows how big of a deal marijuana tourism will be. Certainly people will come for the cannabis. But state tourism officials are opposed to promoting Colorado as a hash holiday destination, and most resorts and hotels aren't exactly embracing the idea either.
Q: So where will those tourists consume marijuana?
A: Hotels have the ability to allow — or turn a blind eye to — guests' consumption. But Denver, for instance, prohibits marijuana consumption outdoors in areas of non-residential private property that are visible from a public space. So certain hotel balconies in the city are off-limits. Furthermore, the city's marijuana info website notes that pot smoking could only be allowed indoors in designated smoking rooms, and hotels can't have more than a quarter of their rooms designated as such. Still, word-of-mouth has gotten around about some hotels that will allow marijuana use, and they are expecting brisk business this New Year's Day.
It comes from an article written by +John Ingold of the Denver Post, a man that has been keeping many of us up to date on everything to do with legalizing marijuana in Colorado. Thanks, John!

Read more: A Colorado marijuana guide: 64 answers to commonly asked questions - The Denver Post 
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