Per data obtained from the MED (Marijuana Enforcement Division) of the Colorado Department of Revenue, there are over 370 medical marijuana dispensaries and 670 recreational cannabis retail stores in the state.
Per state law, the operations of Colorado dispensaries are limited to between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. Hence, no dispensary may open earlier than 8:00 a.m. Also, Colorado cities are permitted to implement more restrictive hours than the state allows. For instance, Denver retail cannabis stores are required to close by 10:00 p.m.
Therefore, dispensaries near you will open at varying times, depending on local laws and other dispensary-specific reasons. Typically, Colorado dispensaries open early, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
You can find Colorado dispensaries open until 11:50 p.m. near you, depending on the operation hour of the dispensary and local law restrictions. Per state law, dispensaries may open as late as 12:00 a.m. Hence, while some stores close by 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m., some are open until ten minutes before midnight. To find the specific operation hour period for Colorado cannabis dispensaries near you, search online using the term "Colorado cannabis dispensaries near me." The links to the stores' websites in the search results will allow you to see whether nearby dispensaries are open until late.
Cannabis delivery is legal in Colorado, meaning dispensaries are allowed to deliver cannabis to the addresses of their customers. However, not all cannabis retailers have obtained delivery licenses in the state. To find out whether Colorado dispensaries near you offer cannabis delivery service, check online on their websites.
No. Despite the legal status of marijuana in Colorado, the federal government has not yet legalized the drug. Per federal law, cannabis remains a Schedule I drug, which is considered to have no medical use and a high potential for abuse. Hence, its transportation across state lines is illegal. In compliance with federal law, no Colorado dispensaries ship cannabis out of state.
Yes, recreational cannabis dispensaries exist in Colorado and are open to persons aged 21 or older. Both locals and tourists are allowed to visit recreational cannabis dispensaries in the state. Dispensaries are permitted in the state pursuant to the Colorado Marijuana Legalization Amendment, also called Amendment 64.
To enter a recreational marijuana dispensary in Colorado, you are required to present a government photo ID card to prove that you are 21 or older. A valid Colorado driver's license, any other form of identification issued by the Colorado government, a picture ID card issued by the United States Military, or your United States passport are all acceptable forms of photo identification.
A Colorado medical marijuana card and an unexpired government ID are required to purchase medical cannabis or medical cannabis products from a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary near you. You should bring cash to the dispensary as most dispensaries only accept cash.
You are allowed to visit a recreational cannabis retail store in the State of Colorado if you only have a government ID to show you are of legal age (at least 21) to purchase cannabis. However, if you need to buy medical cannabis, a medical cannabis card issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is required.
Yes, at age 18, you can enter a Colorado dispensary, provided you intend to purchase medical cannabis and have a Colorado medical marijuana card. Otherwise, you must be 21 or older to enter a Colorado dispensary.
You can visit two or more dispensaries in a day. The state does not limit the number of retail stores you can visit in a single day.
Colorado Dispensaries are usually cash-only, but some accept debit cards in addition to cash. If you need to withdraw cash, most dispensaries provide ATMs on-site, allowing you to withdraw cash without leaving the premises.
No, since medical insurance policies do not cover cannabis in any form (recreational or medicinal), dispensaries in Colorado do not permit customers to pay for their purchases with medical insurance.
Although Colorado dispensaries do not collect personal customer information, they still use electronic inventory systems to ensure customers do not exceed daily purchase limits.