New Purchase Limit Rules for Edibles and Concentrates in Colorado
You know those special marijuana deals you can get at marijuana dispensaries in Colorado that include an ounce of marijuana flower and a couple grams of concentrates? These and many more of the best marijuana deals and best deals on concentrates in large quantities will be a thing of the past come October 1st, when new Colorado marijuana regulations go into effect that more specifically define purchase limits by clarifying the concentrate to flower equivalency.
Currently, a gram of THC is considered a gram of THC, and adults in Colorado are allowed to purchase up to 28 grams of it, be it in the form of concentrates like wax and shatter, in the form of edibles, or in the form of buds. When the new marijuana regulations go into effect on October 1st, 800 mg of edibles or 8 grams of concentrate will be considered equivalent to 28 grams of marijuana flower. One gram of concentrate will be equivalent to an eighth of flower, while two grams will be equivalent to a quarter ounce. This means that no longer will Colorado marijuana dispensaries like Medicine Man Denver be able to offer their retail customers anything close to an ounce of flower paired with two grams of concentrates. If you purchase two grams of concentrates, the most bud you could buy would be just three quarters.
We can say goodbye to the deals on whole ounces of concentrates, too. The new regulations will greatly diminish the quantity of concentrates that can be purchased in a single transaction, and no longer will recreational marijuana consumers be allowed to purchase more than 8 grams of concentrates at a time without exceeding the purchase limit. And with many edibles packing 200mg THC per package, a few marijuana-infused candy bars could add up to the 800mg purchase limit very quickly. If you want to mix and match with some flower or edibles or concentrates, you'll have to really be smart in tallying up exactly how much of what you can legally get. Marijuana dispensaries will be challenged to come up with alternative bundle packages that include a carefully thought out balance of flower and concentrates or edibles that will appeal to marijuana consumers while staying within the rules.
It's unclear how strictly these new rules will be enforced, as there currently isn't any system in place that actually prevents consumers from simply heading from one dispensary to another to get around the purchase limits. Fortunately for medical marijuana patients, the change in how concentrates and edibles are considered when it comes to the one ounce purchase limit effects only recreational sales. Medical marijuana sales will remain unchanged.
Other new regulations are likely to effect the cannabis industry more than the marijuana consumer. You know that weird label that comes on every marijuana product you buy in Colorado, that looks a bit like a sheriff's badge only it says “Department of Revenue” and “marijuana” on it? It will soon be a thing of the past as a new marijuana warning label has been adopted. The new retail marijuana symbol features a diamond shape surrounding the word “THC” coupled with an exclamation mark. The new symbol being introduced for medical marijuana is virtually the same, only with an additional letter “m” to denote that is a medical product. The new universal symbols are required to be in use by October 1st, with a two-month grace period extending the compliance period to November 30th, 2016. After that, establishments found selling marijuana labeled with the outdated universal symbol could face penalties.
What all this adds up to for the average person who wants to buy marijuana in Colorado is that September is the time to shop and stock up on large quantities of edibles and take advantage of the best shatter deals denver offers and the best flower plus concentrates bundle deals before it's too late.