Keepin’ it Legal: How to Legally Enjoy Cannabis in Colorado

Ah, Colorado! We’re fortunate to be in a state where voters saw fit to legalize adult-use, recreational cannabis. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any rules. Cannabis sales are governed by the Marijuana Enforcement Division of Colorado’s Department of Revenue (the MED). As one of the state’s leading dispensaries, The Green Solution follows the rules to the letter – it’s the right thing to do. So, what are the rules that apply to you, as a patron and potential consumer? Here’s what you need to know to legally purchase and enjoy cannabis in Colorado.

  • Who can buy cannabis in Colorado?

Anyone over 21 with valid ID can purchase cannabis from The Green Solution. You don’t have to be a resident of Colorado, or even of the United States, but you must have valid, government-issued photo ID. There are no exceptions to that rule.

  • What do I need in order to buy?

You need a valid, government-issued photo ID that proves you’re 21 or older. You do not need any sort of special license or medical card to purchase cannabis from The Green Solution.

  • How much can I buy?

In one day, a patron can legally purchase:

  • 1 ounce of flower OR
  • 8 grams of concentrate OR
  • 800mg of edibles/transdermals OR
  • The equivalent combination of the above
  • There is no limit as to the number of topicals you can purchase

One of the benefits of shopping at The Green Solution is that a Retail Associate will make sure you don’t purchase above the legal limit, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally breaking the law.

  • Where can I consume?

You can consume to your heart’s delight in private residences. However, the law prohibits consuming openly or publicly. That means not in parks, not in entertainment venues, and not in restaurants or bars. More and more Colorado hotels are stating their cannabis policies on their websites, but best practice is: when in doubt, don’t do it. It’s not worth the risk.

  • Can I travel with it?

You can have a small amount (no more than you can purchase in a day) of cannabis in your car if it’s in a sealed container and out of reach of the driver. Best practice is to keep it locked in the trunk.  You CANNOT consume cannabis in your car. You CANNOT transport any cannabis over state lines, and you CANNOT fly with it. So, if you’re visiting from out of state, keep that in mind. Cannabis you purchase in Colorado stays in Colorado.

The Green Solution wants you to have a safe, legal cannabis experience. If you have any questions regarding the laws governing cannabis, please ask your Retail Associate, call us at 303-990-9723, chat with us at, or email us at