Welcome to Colorado, the green-rush mecca where you can get as high as the altitude — and do it legally. If you're lookin' to score some legal weed, keep it classy, and follow these guidelines and tips:

Know before buying

•Colorado residents 21 and older can have up to one ounce of weed on them, and grow six or less plants privately.

•Visitors with out-of-state licences can have a quarter-ounce on them. And no, vacationers can't grow weed!

•All weed must be purchased from a licensed retail-marijuana store. No need to engage in a hobo transaction. Also, that means no selling weed!

•Weed may not be consumed in public — meaning parks, on the street, in movie theaters, or in restaurants.

Danielle Walker, bud tender, pulls buds of marijuana out to weigh out for a customer at Terrapin Care Station in Boulder.
Danielle Walker, bud tender, pulls buds of marijuana out to weigh out for a customer at Terrapin Care Station in Boulder. (Mark Leffingwell / Staff Photographer)

•Buyers must have a valid government-issued photo I.D. when they enter teh dispensary — a security guard will check ID on the way in. Don't bring a temporary I.D. or an expired one.

•And finally, don't drive high. Almost any trace of marijuana in the system, specifically five nanograms of THC, counts as a marijuana DUI, which carries punishments comparable to a motor-vehicle DUI. Laws are tough, Buffs. So follow them like good citizens.

•And just a side note: Don't try and cross state borders with the marijuana you buy here because it's illegal. But why would you ever want to leave Colorado anyway?

Here's a list of recreational marijuana dispensaries in Boulder:

Karing Kind


5854 Rawhide Ct, Boulder


Terrapin Care Station

1795 Folsom St, Boulder


Native Roots

1146 Pearl St, Boulder


The Farm

2801 Iris Avenue, Boulder


Fresh Baked

2539 Pearl St, Boulder


The Boulder Marijuana Company

2111 30th St, Boulder


Boulder Botanics

1750 30th St, Boulder


The Greenest Green

5290 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder


The Green Room

2750 Glenwood Dr, Boulder


Village Green Society

2043 16th St, Boulder


Headquarters Cannabis Company

4497 Ute Hwy, Longmont