As you might have noticed, cannabis is legal in a lot more places than it used to be. As such, you’re probably thinking about moving somewhere where cannabis is legal. I certainly don’t blame you. As they say, the grass is greener on the other side. There are some things that you should know before moving somewhere cannabis is legal.
Where You Can Smoke
Just because the herb is legal doesn’t mean that you can light up anywhere you want, quite the opposite in fact. Smoking weed in public is the same as drinking a beer in public; you will get a ticket for public intoxication, just the same as you would with alcohol. Denver is considering allowing pot clubs similar to the cafes in Europe, but they’re a long way off. Smoke at home.
How Much You Can Grow
Different states have different laws when it comes to how many plants you can grow for yourself. For example, in Washington state you can grow up to 15 plants for personal or medical use. In Colorado you can grow no more than 12 plants per person. Every state is different, so research local laws before you start growing.
How Much You Can Buy
As with growing, different states have different laws on the amount of cannabis that you are allowed to purchase during each trip to the dispensary. Another thing to bear in mind is that flower, edibles and concentrates are all counted together. This means that you can’t buy an ounce of dry herb along with a bunch of edibles. Everything at a dispensary is carefully measured out, and they do not oversell. Dispensaries are under very strict regulations because someone is always trying to get them shut down.
How Much You Can Carry On You
The last thing that you need to know before you move somewhere where cannabis is legal, and perhaps the most important thing is how much you can carry on you at one time. Just because cannabis is legal doesn’t mean that you can walk around with an ounce in your jacket pocket. It’s not like you can carry around open alcohol containers with you, at least I hope you don’t.
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