Marijuana Consumption in Colorado
Although it is legal to purchase and consume marijuana in the state of Colorado, there are still laws in place to regulate purchases and consumption. Many Colorado residents may be curious, “where can I smoke marijuana in Colorado?”
We are here to answer that question for you.
The short answer?
In Colorado, you are legally allowed to consume marijuana only in private.
The longer answer?
There are laws concerning where you can consume marijuana in the state of Colorado. Most of those laws prohibit people from consuming marijuana in any public place. Below are a few places this law includes:
- Cars, buses, public transportation, etc.
- Amusement parks
- Bars and restaurants
- Parks and playgrounds
- Stores, including licensed retail stores
Legally, a Colorado resident, who is at least 21 years old, is permitted to have 1 ounce of marijuana in their possession. Non-Colorado residents can purchase up to .25 ounces of retail marijuana, whereas Colorado residents can purchase up to 1 ounce of retail marijuana at a time.
You are legally allowed to consume marijuana in the privacy of your own home or in the home of another individual who has given you permission to consume it in their home. There are some hotels that allow marijuana consumption, so if you are wondering, you should ask the hotel if they allow it or not before consuming.
What are the penalties for violating marijuana laws in Colorado?
If you violate marijuana laws in the state of Colorado, your consequences could be as little as a fine or span all the way to jail time.
Where can you have marijuana?
You can have up to 1 ounce of marijuana in your possession, however there are rules that go along with possession.
The marijuana must be in a closed container and cannot be displayed in public. As a reminder, public consumption of marijuana is illegal, and that includes all types of marijuana consumption.
You can possess marijuana in your car, but it is still illegal to consume it in your car.
It is illegal to drive a vehicle under the influence of marijuana, and a marijuana DUI can result in a number of penalties or consequences.
Some of these penalties could include a fine, jail time or revoking your license. If you are going to be consuming marijuana, make sure you have a designated driver, the same way you would if you were going to consume alcohol.
If you need legal assistance after receiving a marijuana charge, please contact the Denver, CO attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara. Call our offices today.