July 2, 2013

Rules For Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Announced In Colorado

July 2, 2013
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colorado marijuana retail legal recreational stores rulesYesterday was a big day in Colorado, as rules for legal recreational marijuana sales were announced (actual sales don’t start until January). This is significant, because they are the first rules for legal marijuana sales in the nation, and will be looked at as the model for future states’ endeavors. Below are some of the highlights of the rules:

• A single package of an edible marijuana product cannot contain more than 100 milligrams of active THC, regardless of how many servings it contains.

• Labels on marijuana edibles have to list all ingredients and carry warnings including “The intoxicating effects of this product may be delayed by two or more hours.”

• Colorado residents can buy up to an ounce of marijuana per visit to the retail outlet. Out-of-state residents can only buy up to a quarter-ounce of marijuana per visit.

• Licensed marijuana growers can’t sell directly to consumers, and marijuana can’t be consumed at a grow site.

• Marijuana has to be “unusable and unrecognizable” when it is thrown away.

• Testing facilities have to destroy the marijuana samples after they test them.

• Licensed marijuana sellers have to have video surveillance systems and commercial-grade locks.

Are you trying to open a marijuana retail outlet? If so, how is the process going? Are you a resident of Colorado and plan on purchasing your marijuana from one of these new retail outlets? Are you from another state and plan on visiting Colorado to purchase some marijuana? I’m from Oregon, where there is no shortage of superb marijuana. However, I plan on visiting Colorado anyways just to visit some shops once they are open because making an in store, legal purchase is something that has always been on my marijuana life bucket list!


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