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Marijuana Laws in Colorado

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 05 June 2015 in Canna Blog

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Laws

With the passing of Amendment 64 on November 6, 2012 adults 21 years of age and older can now legally possess 1 ounce of marijuana or any product containing THC in Colorado, including concentrates, edibles and cannabis seeds. Recreational stores didn't officially open until January 1, 2014. You don't have to be a resident of Colorado or register anywhere to consume recreational marijuana, it applies to anyone 21 and above who has a valid government issued ID. The law also allows each adult to grow up to 6 plants, 3 of which can be in the flowering stage in an enclosed, locked space.

Although any adult is allowed to possess up to 1 ounce, non-residents of Colorado will be restricted to purchasing no more than 1/4 ounce (7 grams) in a single transaction. This law was created to prevent visitors from going around to multiple stores and stockpiling marijuana for export. There is nothing illegal about visiting more than 1 store a day, but most recreational stores will only serve you once a day. As long as you don't exceed the 1 ounce per person possession limit, you are still within the law. 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.

The state allows marijuana stores to operate from 8am to midnight, but cities can impose more restrictive hours than the state allows. Denver stores are required to close by 7pm, Aurora stores are open till 10pm and other places like Glendale are open till midnight, so check the hours of the store if you plan on going after 7pm.

Amendment 64 does not permit the consumption of marijuana "openly and publicly." You can still get a ticket for smoking weed in public, similar to open container laws for drinking in public. Discretion is appreciated, and usually required. Technically you are also not allowed to blaze indoors at any bar, club, or restaurant due to the clean indoor air act. Private cannabis clubs are the exception to this rule, where you can buy a day membership. Some allow indoor smoking since they are private and others allow vaping inside and smoking outside. Even though concert venues are private, many consider them publicly accessible private venues, and therefore consumption of marijuana is prohibited, but it really depends on the venue and the crowd as to how these rules are applied, so just air on the cautious side when smoking at a concert.

Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal and the legal limit is 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood, but this law has been highly debated because people metabolize THC at different rates and the amount of impairment varies drastically for each person. Unlike alcohol, it's hard to determine if a person is impaired based on THC levels. If the police do suspect you of driving stoned, they can require you to take a blood test. We all should know when were impaired or not, so just be smart and don't drive under the influence.

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 a broken seal, or if there is evidence of consumption.  But this is questionable because what constitutes an open container of marijuana? 

Exporting marijuana from Colorado is illegal and the Feds are watching Colorado very closely as the bordering states are extremely pissed off that we have such relaxed marijuana laws, so simply put, don't do it. Mailing weed home or to your buddies is also a bad idea.




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Oregon loses Hightimes Cannabis Cup in 2015 to Northern Cali!

It is a sad day in Oregon when the OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) will prevent a huge event like Hightimes Cannabis Cup from being in a venue that is large enough for 5000+ people. Regardless if liquor is served or not this did not matter to the OLCC when they threatened that any venue that allowed Hightimes to throw their event would be in danger of losing their liquor license. According to Hightimes this one Cannabis Cup could have brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars and possibly millions of dollars in revenue for Oregon.
 
Amanda YoungerHIGH TIMES Event Director, stated “Bringing the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup to Oregon has proven to be a Herculean task— in fact, it’s been the most difficult of all of our Cannabis Cups to get off the ground.

It seems funny that the citizens of a State that has made the choice to legalize marijuana
still have to pay the penalty for old school politics. 

What do YOU think?

We have noticed while reading the news lately that there is
still a lot Canna Bigotry in the United States.

Like for instance, Cyd Maurer, 25, a University of Oregon graduate who was the morning weekend anchor at Eugene's ABC affiliate "KEZI."  She was fired after getting into a minor accident while on the job. She was truthful with her supervisor about the use of legal recreational marijuana but of course after her drug test for work came back positive for THC she was fired.

Well guess what?


She's fighting back and now is a activist for the legal marijuana movement.

What are the weed laws going to be in the future?
This is a very touchy situation now that Oregon has made marijuana legal.

How does this play out with you and your job?


Canna Saver Oregon would love to hear what your thoughts are on this topic.
Express yourself - You never know there may be a coupon in it for ya. LOL 
Have a Beautiful Oregon Day!
 

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