Regulations for cannabis consumption, manufacturing, and sales are in a constant flux across the country, and its states like Colorado and Washington that are paving the way for the best practices – as well as lessons learned. The latest change for Colorado cannabis users is the implementation of Rule R 402(c)(1.5). It places limits on the amount of cannabis a Colorado resident can purchase in a single transaction.
Before we dive into the technical, bureaucratic language of the new codes, what does this mean for the average person?
It means that no matter how you mix or match it, a gram of concentrate or a 100mg edible is now equal to 1/8 ounce and the limit for all recreational purchasers is one ounce.
It may sound like a lot for one person to buy all at once, but it’s common practice for patients to stock up on their flower and concentrates, especially if their favorite dispensary isn’t close to their home or hotel.
The new Colorado Code on Marijuana on the Quantity Limitations on Sales
The Colorado industry bulletin 15-12 and Rule R 402 (c)(1.5) make the following enforceable as of October 1, 2016.
Sales Transaction to a Colorado Resident: This subparagraph (C)(1.5) is effective beginning January 1, 2016. A Retail Marijuana Store and its employees are prohibited from selling more than one ounce of Retail Marijuana flower or its equivalent in Retail Marijuana Concentrate or Retail Marijuana Product during a sales transaction to a Colorado resident.
a. One ounce of Retail Marijuana flower shall be equivalent to eight grams of Retail Marijuana Concentrate.
b. One ounce of Retail Marijuana flower shall be equivalent to 80 ten milligram servings of THC in Retail Marijuana Product.
This was postponed to October 1st to allow for sufficient time for dispensaries to adjust and teach their budtenders accordingly. Non-psychoactive, hemp-derived products are not subject to the limits. Some dispensaries, such as Sacred Seed in Denver, have handouts for regulars and newcomers alike so they know their new limits.