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Marijuana is legal in Colorado and the marijuana tourism business is booming. People want to know how to legally buy marijuana in Colorado so if you are coming to Vail and want to partake of this new commodity, read on, for all you need to know. Recreational marijuana stores, known as Dispensaries are open for business, here’s what you need to know.
In Colorado, if you are an adult 21 years of age or older, you can now legally possess
You will need a government-issued identification to prove you are 21 years or older, so a driver’s license or passport is an absolute MUST.
Both tourists and residents can purchase 28 grams in a single transaction.
Once you make your first purchase of buds the next question is: “Where can I smoke my weed?” The new law does NOT permit the consumption of marijuana “openly and publicly.” So do NOT blaze while walking down the street, or in a hotel lobby. You can get a ticket for smoking Marijuana in public, it is very similar to open container laws for drinking in public. Discretion is appreciated, and usually required.
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 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood. Don’t drive while under the influence. Also, the “open container” law in Colorado makes it illegal to possess marijuana in the passenger area of a vehicle. So if your passenger has an open container, a container with broken seals, or if there is evidence of consumption you will be breaking the law.
It is illegal to possess marijuana at National Parks, Forests, Monuments or other federal properties. Many ski areas are located on federal land (usually just the actual ski runs on 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.
The law allows residents 21 years of age or older to cultivate up to 6 plants, 3 of which can be in the flowering stage in an enclosed, locked space
Keep in mind that laws do change so, please use this information only as a guideline and confirm all information with a knowledgeable marijuana dispensary employee or Marijuana Tour Guide for all current laws regarding marijuana.
OK, so now you know the rules and you are ready to buy some green bud and enjoy your first legal, 420 smoke session, where do you go?
High Country Healing in Avon
At HCH, their philosophy is small-batch, large-variety, handcrafted cannabis. They grow 50 cannabis varieties with a range of prices to suit every budget and invite you to PYOB: Pick Your Own Bud! No prepackaged flower here.
Native Roots in Eagle-Vail
Native Roots is the #1 marijuana dispensary in Eagle-Vail and caters to both medical and recreational marijuana customers. They offer a variety of cannabis products including, bud, edibles, topicals, wax, shatter, cannasap, and bubble. Their Bud Tenders will answer all your questions about how these products are used and what benefits they offer.
Rocky Road Remedies in Eagle/Vail
Offering a premium Marijuana dispensary for both medical and recreational users. They boast a knowledgeable staff, high quality growers and selection of buds, edible cookies, topical patches and creams, pain relief lotions, salves, teas, concentrates, and much more. Let them tell you all about their products.
Roots Rx in Eagle-Vail & Edwards
Roots RX offers a unique service in addition to their high-quality products of flowers, extracts, edibles, topicals, pre-rolls, tinctures and more. They have a FREE valley-wide Cannabis Shuttle Service. This means they will come pick you up and take you to their store and help you get your Colorado Mountain High in a Hurry. The free shuttle transports groups of up to 13-people.
Sweet Leaf Pioneer in Eagle
Sweet Leaf Pioneer is a medical and recreational marijuana provider in Eagle, Colorado. This Dispensary is conveniently located near the Eagle County Regional Airport. They are happy to explain all the medicinal and recreational benefits of all of their products.
Tumbleweed Avon & Edwards
Tumbleweed has seven convenient locations—including the world’s first drive-thru dispensary—serving the Colorado high country with the finest green bud, edibles, topicals, and everything in between. The amount of product can be overwhelming for first-timers so don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions.
First, expect lots of security. Dispensaries are often cash-only businesses so you can’t just walk in, you will need to ring a buzzer at the dispensary, and you’ll need to show photo ID. Expect surveillance cameras as state law requires that dispensaries record who’s buying and selling.
Bring Cash, few dispensaries will accept any form of payment other than cash.
When buying weed you will be presented with a menu (like a restaurant) with dozens of marijuana strains to choose from, along with edible products, concentrates, wax, shatter and more. First-timers can easily be overwhelmed so take your time and ask lots of questions. The person behind the counter, the “Bud Tender” is there to help you.
Now you know how to buy marijuana in Colorado; you know the rules, what to expect and where to buy it, so enjoy this new adventure and go have FUN!
CBD and traditional Marijuana are very different cannabis items and are used in different applications.
Traditional Marijuana contains THC, this natural psychoactive compound creates the” high” sensation that we are all familiar with. This high can be achieved by smoking marijuana. It’s is also found in oils, edibles, tinctures and capsules. THC is usually used recreationally for relaxation and to reduce anxiety and stress.
CBD is extracted from cannabis plants that contain less than 0.3 percent THC, so it does not create a “high” or euphoric feeling. CBD is sold as gels, gummies, oils, supplements and extracts. It is well-tolerated by the body and is used medicinally for a variety of ailments including:
Keep in mind that both marijuana and CBD are legal in Colorado but if you travel with cannabis-related products, to any other place where these products are illegal , you could face legal penalties. Also, know that both compounds will show up in a drug test, so be aware.
Please leave any comments about how YOU buy Marijuana in Colorado, your feelings about Colorado’s Marijuana Industry or if you have any experiences with any of these dispensaries and tours. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback.