In 2012, Colorado and Washington both passed laws legalizing the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. There are now 10 states in total that have followed their lead and passed similar laws regarding recreational marijuana.
If you’re visiting Colorado to experience legalized marijuana for yourself, there are some things to keep in mind.
Here are some tips that’ll help you make the most of your Colorado experience.
You must be over the age of 21 to legally purchase marijuana.
First things first: If you’re going to attempt to buy recreational marijuana in Colorado, you need to be over the age of 21. When you visit one of the more than 100 licensed shops that sell marijuana, you’ll be asked to show ID to ensure that you’re over 21.
There is a limit to how much marijuana you can buy at one time.
Although recreational marijuana has been legalized in Colorado, you’re not allowed to buy as much of it as you want at one time. Those who live in Colorado can purchase up to one ounce of it during a trip to a state-sanctioned marijuana shop. But those who are visiting the state can only purchase up to one-quarter of an ounce.
You will need to be mindful about where you use marijuana in Colorado.
While recreational marijuana has been legalized in Colorado, that doesn’t mean that you’re allowed to use it wherever you want. It’s illegal to use it in public places, which means you cannot smoke it in national parks, on public transportation, or even inside sporting venues. You can, however, find lodges such as Eldora Lodge that have designated marijuana smoking areas. It’ll give you the perfect place to enjoy recreational marijuana in peace.
If you’re planning a trip to Colorado, consider spending a few nights at the Eldora Lodge, located in Golden, Colorado with incredible views. Call 303-642-7181 today to book a room.