Demystifying the Colorado Cannabis Equivalency Law
As we set further into the ever-changing cannabis movement, we as consumers and connoisseurs face many new rules, law changes, and regulation updates. Colorado recently increased the recreational flower purchase limit to one ounce for in-state and out-of-state residents. But what about cannabis concentrates and edibles?
With the new Colorado state marijuana equivalency purchase changes that went into effect October 1st, 2016, cannabis consumers throughout the state are finding it difficult to figure out how much they can actually purchase. As pioneers in the Colorado cannabis industry we are here to steer you in the right direction.
So How Much Can I Buy?
In short, the Marijuana Enforcement Division and state regulators have changed the amount of edibles and concentrates you can purchase during your visit. Don’t worry though. How much flower you can purchase in Colorado hasn’t changed. Both in-state and out-of-state recreational cannabis consumers are still allotted the increased purchase amount of one ounce or 28 grams of cannabis during a sales transaction.
Per industry bulletin 15-12, Rule R 402 (C) 1.5 becomes effective October 1, 2016. This rule states:
“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.
One ounce of Retail Marijuana flower shall be equivalent to eight grams of Retail Marijuana Concentrate.
One ounce of Retail Marijuana flower shall be equivalent to 80 ten milligram servings of THC in Retail Marijuana Product.”
Moreover, per HB 1216, Section 8, non-edible, non-psychoactive retail marijuana products, including ointments, lotions, balms, and other non-transdermal topical products are NOT subject to the new one ounce limitation.
Basically recreational customers will be limited to purchasing 8 grams of concentrate or 800 milligrams worth of THC in their edibles. Can you mix and match between flower, concentrates, and edibles? Of course!
Max Purchase Amounts:
One ounce of flower = 8 grams of concentrate = 800mg of edibles.
Things can get confusing once you are presented with all of these amazing options but here at The Farm, we are committed to staying up to date on the latest and greatest changes and keeping our guests in-tune with the cannabis frontier. For more information head over to The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division who have partnered up in order educate the public about the new regulations.