Rules announced for recreational marijuana sales in Colorado
July 1, 2013
At a glance
A sampling of rules for retail sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado. The rules were released Monday, but retail sales don’t start until January.
• No single package of an edible marijuana product can contain more than 100 milligrams of active THC, no matter how many servings it contains.
• Colorado residents can buy up to an ounce of marijuana at a time. Out-of-state residents can buy up to a quarter-ounce.
• Labels on marijuana-laced snacks have to list their ingredients and carry warnings including “The intoxicating effects of this product may be delayed by two or more hours.”
• Licensed growers can’t sell to consumers. Marijuana can’t be consumed at a cultivation site.
• Waste marijuana has to be “unusable and unrecognizable” when discarded. One method: It can ground up with an equal amount of paper, cardboard, plastic, food waste or grease.
• Testing facilities have to destroy the marijuana after they test it.
• Sheriffs, deputies, police officers and some other state officials can’t get a marijuana retail license.
• Licensed retailers have to have video surveillance systems and commercial-grade locks.
• Retailers and their employees must wear identification badges issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue.