Where Can You Smoke Marijuana In Colorado?

So you’re visiting Colorado, bought marijuana legally, and are looking for cannabis-friendly spaces to consume it. Keep reading to learn where you can and can’t smoke in Colorado, and if you are a local you may learn something new!

Although some businesses had to close due to the pandemic, there is still plenty offering cannabis hospitality to get excited about. And if you are visiting for an extended period, be sure to check the local laws where you are staying as some municipalities have stricter laws than the state.

Lastly, remember that products that contain THC must stay in Colorado or get consumed before you leave. You can’t ship or take cannabis to a different state because it is federally illegal and against the law in the states that border Colorado. Learn the facts on buying and using marijuana.

Where you can consume marijuana

1. Personal Private Property

If you’re visiting a family member or friend’s home and they own the property and say it’s ok, you can consume cannabis inside their house or in their backyard. Aren’t these types of friends and family awesome?!

2. 420 Friendly Hotels and Campsites

Most hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, and campsites do not allow you to smoke cannabis on their property unless they explicitly permit you. Look on their website to see if they say they are “Cannabis-friendly” or “420 friendly” in designated areas. Better yet, call and ask before you book a room.

It’s a good idea to inquire because if you are caught smoking or vaping cannabis at a hotel or campground and it’s against their policy, you could pay a fine. 

3. Cannabis Tours 

If you want the full tourist cannabis experience, book a cannabis tour through Colorado Cannabis Tours with your own designated driver. Private cannabis tours are led by a local cannabis expert with stops including marijuana dispensaries, sight-seeing spots, and marijuana grows. You can even book 420 friendly hotels through Colorado Cannabis Tours or private cannabis-infused dinner parties.

4. Cannabis Consumption Lounges

Hospitality businesses or social clubs are a fun way to safely consume cannabis in a laid-back social environment. These cannabis social clubs do require a membership fee or purchase during your visit. It’s also a good idea to see if you need to make reservations online ahead of your visit. Some offer live music, games, yoga classes, and art to make the experience even better. If you're new to socializing with marijuana, you may want to understand basic cannabis social etiquette.

If you're wondering how cannabis social clubs are possible you should know that in early 2020, HB1230 took effect in Colorado. This measure allows dispensaries, restaurants, hotels, mobile lounges, and other businesses to apply for social pot-use permits. In cities that have opted into this measure, license holders can allow cannabis consumption on their premises but with rules. So it’s safe to say Colorado will likely see more cannabis social clubs, marijuana bars and hospitality businesses pop up soon.

Where You Can’t Consume Marijuana

Now that you know where you can enjoy cannabis in Colorado, here is a quick list of where not to light up.

1. Public places

Here’s your friendly reminder that Colorado law forbids smoking marijuana in public spaces. This includes parks, streets, and concert venues, and it applies to consuming cannabis edibles in public. Lighting up in public could result in a ticket and fine so it's better to avoid it altogether.

2. Cars

If you are transporting cannabis in the car, keep it sealed and stored away out of sight, like in the trunk. Smoking cannabis in cars or rideshares is strictly prohibited.

3. Federal lands

Since cannabis is not federally legal, it's not allowed on federal land--this includes state parks and forests. If you're going on a hike, leave your products at home. 

Visit a Colorado Dispensary

Now you know where you can legally and safely consume cannabis in Colorado while you enjoy the activities and culture our state has to offer. Before your adventures, be sure to visit any of our locations across the state and browse our menu online to order ahead. Our selection of cannabis products is sure to help make your Colorado experience wonderful!

Please consume responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.  State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.

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