Sativa. Indica. Hybrid. What do these terms mean? Many new cannabis consumers do not know. That's ok. We're here to help. Let's break them down into intended effect and symptom relief. Indicas generally have a sedating, relaxing full-body effect. They are usually used for insomnia, pain, and anxiety. Sativas generally have an uplifting, more mood-lifting effect. They are generally used for depression, ADD, fatigue and mood concerns. Hybrids, as you might expect, have a "balanced" effect and are used for both the mind and body.
Who can buy cannabis legally in Colorado?
Adults 21+ can purchase cannabis in Colorado.
Where can adults buy cannabis in Colorado?
Adults 21+ can purchase cannabis at dispensaries like The Joint. You do not need to be a resident of Colorado.
How much can I legally buy if I am from out of state?
Now both tourists and residents can purchase 28 grams in a single transaction.
Obviously this law has some grey areas, such as what is a ‘single transaction’ so most recreational stores err on the side of caution and will only serve you once a day.
The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) in Colorado performed some studies to determine what the THC equivalent of concentrates and edibles are in relation to marijuana in flower form. They argue that since products such as concentrates have a much higher level of THC, then you shouldn’t be able to purchase the same amount of concentrates as you can flower. As a result, the MED has issued ‘Marijuana Equivalency’ guidelines.
As of October 1st, 2016 the following rules are in effect in regards to recreational sales (medical sales remain unchanged):
1oz Flower = 8g of Concentrate (Shatter, Wax, etc)
1oz Flower = 800mg of Edibles
You can still mix and match, but it does get a bit confusing. For example, you could purchase 2 grams of concentrate, but then you will be limited to 3/4 oz of flower (as they count the 2 grams of concentrate as the equivalent of 1/4 oz of flower).
Can I use cannabis in public?
No. All public use of cannabis is not legal in the state of Colorado.
Can I drive after I use cannabis?
No. Similar to drinking and driving, driving after use of cannabis is illegal. It is illegal to drive with more than 5 nanograms of THC per mil. of blood. How do you measure that? You don't. Don't use cannabis and drive.
How do I qualify for a medical marijuana card?
You must be:
- A Colorado resident with a valid Social Security number
- Receiving treatment for a qualifying medical condition
- Examined by a doctor with whom you have a bona fide physician-patient relationship
How do I apply for a medical marijuana card?
Mail the following items to
Application Processing, CDPHE HSV-8630
4300 Cherry Creek Dr S,
Denver CO 80246-1530
- Completed application. Find here
- Physician certification completed by your doctor
- A copy of your Colorado driver's license or photo ID
- A check or money order for $15 made out to CDPHE or a Fee Waver/Tax Exempt Status form
What are CBD and THC?
- THC, which stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, aka the ingredient that gives the "high"
- CBD, which stands for Cannabidiol, is non-psychoactive and is considered to have a wider scope of potential medical applications than THC.
What are some of the possible medical properties of CBD?
According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found CBD may possess the following medical properties:
- Antiemetic: reduces nausea and vomiting
- Anticonvulsant: suppresses seizure activity
- Antipsychotic: combats pyschosis disorders
- Anti-inflammatory: combats inflammatory disorders
- Anti-oxidant: Combats nerodegenerative disorders
- Anti-tumoral: Combats tumor and cancer cells
- Anti-depressant: combats anxiety and depression disorders