There are many different ways to consume marijuana. Some users prefer smoking marijuana, while others prefer using marijuana concentrates instead. If you are part of the latter group, it’s important to understand the laws that apply to the possession and consumption of marijuana concentrates. Here’s an overview of the marijuana concentrate laws in Colorado:
Sales of Marijuana Concentrates
The laws in Colorado can vary based on the type of marijuana. For example, it is legal to buy up to one ounce of marijuana flowers for recreational use. However, the legal limit for recreational sales of marijuana concentrates is 8 grams. This is because concentrates have much higher levels of THC than marijuana flowers. The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) found that the level of THC found in 8 grams of concentrates is the same as the level of THC found in one ounce of marijuana flowers. These laws were established to put a limit on the amount of THC that each customer is allowed to purchase at once.
Possession of Marijuana Concentrates
Even though the recreational sales laws vary, the possession laws are the same for both marijuana flowers and concentrates. This means anyone who is over the age of 21 is allowed to have up to 28 grams, or one ounce, of marijuana concentrates in their possession. Having more than one ounce of concentrates in your possession could lead to criminal charges that carry serious penalties.
Consuming Marijuana Concentrates
Many people prefer consuming concentrates because it is often much more discreet than smoking marijuana flowers. But, it’s important to note that it is illegal to use marijuana concentrates in public places even if it is consumed discreetly. It is perfectly legal to consume marijuana concentrates on private property as long as the property owner approves.
Selling Marijuana Concentrates
Recreational sales of marijuana products are heavily regulated in Colorado. It is illegal for anyone besides authorized retailers to sell marijuana concentrates. Selling less than two ounces of concentrates is a misdemeanor crime, however it is a felony if the crime involves more than two ounces or if the concentrates are being sold to a minor.
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