Edibles are food infused with marijuana’s psychoactive compound, THC. Oils and other products are also considered edibles. Marijuana edibles can be in the form of brownies, candies, cookies, drinks, popcorns, etc. And since they also have cannabis compounds in them, they are subject to the Colorado marijuana state laws.
The use of marijuana for medicinal and recreation purposes has been legal in Colorado for many years now. However, you have to follow the laws that control their consumption, transportation, and possession. In this article, however, we will talk about Colorado marijuana laws specific to edibles.
Who Should Use Marijuana Edibles?
Marijuana edibles are sold to persons who have attained 21 years of age and above. Licensed dispensaries will require your ID, driver’s license, or passport to verify that you qualify to buy these products. The stores are also limited by law to only sell 800mg of THC in edibles to one person at any given time. So, do not expect to get more potent edibles above this level from a licensed store.
DIU Laws and Edibles
Like the marijuana flower, cannabis-infused food products also raise the amount of THC in your blood. The DIU law restricts driving with a THC level higher than 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood in the system. So, you have to bear this in mind if you are going to use edibles. And since marijuana edibles take time to get into your bloodstream, you may not know when it is safe to hit the roads.
Marijuana Edible Dosage
Colorado laws define one dose of edible to contain only 10mg of THC. However, you can find many edibles with higher levels of this psychoactive compound. To comply with the laws, manufacturers always print instructions on the label on the consumption. They may write that you should take a fraction of the product depending on the THC content. This law protects consumers from eating too many edibles that may be associated with adverse health effects.
Marijuana Edible Packaging
By law, all cannabis-infused products should be packed in a resealable, non-see-through, and children-resistant package. Also, they should bear the specific symbol that shows the product has marijuana in it. They usually have the dispensary’s or manufacturer’s name as an identity.
Dispensary Operation Hours
Most edibles are sold at the dispensaries in Colorado. There is a law governing the operation hours of these stores, some of which are specific to the towns. In general, the Colorado dispensaries open at 8 am and close by midnight. These schedules, however, have been affected by several factors such as the pandemic. Some stores can close much earlier.
Edible Consumption Zones
Using cannabis-infused products on federal property is illegal, and violation of this law attracts hefty fines and other severe punishment. Do not even think of consuming them in public places such as sports venues, concert halls, restaurants, lounges, etc. Find out with the locals and the hotel management if you are a visitor if you are allowed to use these products on the premises. Residents can comfortably consume marijuana edibles at home. Visitors can find lounges and other places within Colorado where marijuana use is allowed.
The general laws regarding the cultivation and use of marijuana in Colorado also apply to the edibles. You have to abide by these regulations whether you are a resident or a visitor to avoid problems with the authorities.