MArk Leffingwell / Staff Photographer
Mark Leffingwell / Staff Photographer
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.
•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:
5854 Rawhide Ct, Boulder
Terrapin Care Station
1795 Folsom St, Boulder
1146 Pearl St, Boulder
2801 Iris Avenue, Boulder
2539 Pearl St, Boulder
The Boulder Marijuana Company
2111 30th St, Boulder
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