Although Colorado may be the most cannabis-friendly state in the nation, try lighting up in front of the state capitol and you might find out the hard way that you can’t smoke everywhere. Regardless of where you like to do your toking, there are still some places you can definitely get into hot water by consuming publicly.
Check out this list of 6 places you still can’t smoke marijuana in the Centennial State:
Although you can legally purchase anything and everything under the sun related to cannabis, you still can’t smoke in-store. This might come to a surprise to many of you whom have yet to visit an actual dispensary. According to my friend Dan (whom has never touched a joint in his life): “Aren’t dispensaries just a place to hang out and smoke marijuana all day?”
No Dan. You’re thinking of my house.
2. Personal Vehicles
The only puff-puff-passing you should be doing in your car is getting around slow out-of-state drivers hogging up the left lane. Toking up in your car is still a big no-no and getting caught could land you that three-lettered acronym nobody wants: DUI.
Your safest course of action is to wait to partake until you get home or somewhere private. After all, it would definitely suck to have to walk 10 miles to the dispensary because you lost your license.
This one has a huge gray area surrounding the use of marijuana in public spaces because in some cases it is tolerated (like concerts at the gorgeous Red Rocks Amphitheater), but in others (like your kid’s playground) you will definitely get the cops called. Public consumption is banned and citations are imminent if you feel like pushing your luck on this one.
4. Ski Slopes
Despite the aroma of dead skunks saturating the lift lines at ski resorts like Breckenridge and Vail, smoking on federal land (which most of the resorts are considered) could stick you with a hefty fine and up to 6 months in jail.
5. National Parks
You might think that nothing pairs better with visiting jaw-dropping national treasures like Colorado National Monument or Garden of the Gods than a sensory-enhancing sativa or three, and I’d definitely have to agree with you. However, if you act upon your dank desires in the park, there are plenty of officers and concerned visitors ready to put an abrasive end to your sight-seeing smoke sesh.
Many hotels in Colorado have outright banned the use of marijuana in their facilities and will fine the crap out of you if you get caught, even if the room has a “private” balcony. However, word of mouth says that some hotels are okay with it but unless you know for sure, don’t expect to hot-box your room like it’s a one-man Cypress Hill concert.