2014…...The Year Pot is Legal
Strawberry Diesel, Green Crack, or Golden Goat? These are all flavors of marijuana that are available to anyone 21 and older in Colorado in approximately 37 stores across the state that are now open to sell recreational marijuana. While long lines occurred, and many of the stores actually ran out of marijuana, I can personally attest that there was not a giant cloud of smoke over the city of Denver. There were no reports of pot-hungry mobs, only lines of patient people wanting to participate in a historical day.
While Amendment 64 makes pot legal in Colorado now, it is still illegal under federal law. This means that your employer may still institute policies restricting its use. Furthermore, there are additional restrictions in Colorado that you must be aware of to ensure that you are complying with the state laws while purchasing and using recreational marijuana. Some of these include the fact that you must be 21 and older to buy, possess or use it. Additionally, recreational marijuana may not be used in public, only in a private residence with permission. Residents may purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, while non-residents can purchase ¼ ounce. Violations of any of these policies will range from a fine to jail time.
For more information, see:
The Denver Post, Will Marijuana Follow the Path Blazed by Gay Marriage?