Still have summer vacation time left to travel? A day off or two yet available? No plans yet made? Unsure where to go? The decision just became an easy no brainer, at least for those that enjoy relaxing with a joint, or enjoy eating some Colorado-grown and infused edibles.
We’d like to take this time to acknowledge The Retail Marijuana Sunset Bill otherwise known as HB 16-1261 that was recently signed by the Governor John Hickenlooper, from our fine state of Colorado. Most specifically we are thankful for what we are now able to see and read on pages seven and eight, section 8 (12-43.4-402).
Officially begun on June 10, 2016. Colorado is the place in which we all must now go. To have the fine time to enjoy the state of Colorado’s fine green leafs, great pungent aromas, varieties so plentiful one is unsure which strain in which to try as the first. To obtain a nice, healthy buzz is calling out to be. Though the invite is strictly for those that are of the minimum age of 21.
Why a few of my friends and co-workers asked, which is an easy for the pot connoisseur such as myself to answer. For this is the very first time since marijuana was legalized back in 2013 that non-locals can enjoy the same laws as a local. Now is the first time, in history, a non-local person can purchase a total of an ounce in a single day. An ounce for one to split between the joy of smoking, eating, drinking, or whatever other consuming options one sees.
Previously, all the weed based products allowed had been a mere quarter-ounce in a day to all those not local. A non-local was defined as any person that did not have the option or possession of a Colorado State identification card. Now however, no matter who you are or where you come from the amounts have been increased for everyone. One ounce is an ounce is an ounce.
A huge change that is no doubt still one that has many sighing with relief. A huge threat to the Colorado locals is now come to a close. The final and official end to the former threat has come to a close. No longer is there any chance that Amendment 139 might even possibly pass.
Amendment 139 was aiming to set THC levels at maximum potency of 16%. For those that might not be aware that 16% is a limit which is well below the average potency currently found in most Colorado-based cannabis flower. Colorado studies also show that had the amendment passed, roughly 80% of products on the store shelves at any given time would have been deemed illegal – a fairly daunting thought.
Here’s an activity log of Governor Hickenlooper for those who wish to stay in the know.