Where You Can Legally Purchase Recreational Cannabis In Colorado On January 1st
By Johnny Green, TheWeedBlog.com
As of January 1st, recreational marijuana purchases and sales will be legal in the State of Colorado. For the first time in American history anyone from anywhere can come to Colorado and purchase marijuana. It’s something that I have hoped for since I started smoking marijuana twenty years ago.
If you are like most people, you probably have questions, the first of which is ‘where do I buy marijuana in Colorado?’ There are two great resources currently up that should help out. The City of Denver created their own website to help people. It lists where to buy marijuana in Denver, as well as a lot of other answers to frequently asked questions. You can go to their page by clicking here.
If you are looking for marijuana statewide, WeedMaps has a great map that they have created [specifically for recreational cannabis in Colorado]. You can check it out by clicking here. There are going to be more locations coming online just about every week, so make sure to check both sites regularly if you want to see updates. There were well over 100 licenses sent out this week to retail locations, but some have to wait for local approval as well, as well as some other small details.
There are some questions that I get asked a lot that should be considered before planning your bucket list trip to the recreational capital of America. For starters, you cannot smoke marijuana in public. If you were planning on hitting a two foot long joint while walking down the street, you will have to take that joint to a private area, at which point you can smoke it will no disregard for anything!
Another question I get often is ‘can I fly out of Colorado with the marijuana I’ve purchased?’ The answer is clearly no. If only it were that easy! With that being said, I’ve flown in and out of Denver with marijuana on multiple occasions with no problems, but technically, it’s very much illegal to do so, so proceed with caution. You cannot drive while high, you cannot purchase marijuana from a non-licensed outlet, and you must be 21 years or older to purchase marijuana in Colorado.