Visitors to Colorado are now able to purchase more legal marijuana than ever before, thanks to new legislation passed last week by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
The bill included a provision to quadruple the amount of marijuana that visitors to Colorado are permitted to buy. Whereas out-of-state and international visitors tourists were previously allowed to buy only a quarter-ounce of flower per day, they're now allowed a total of one ounce, or 28 grams - an amount that was previously only permitted for state residents.
The quarter-ounce limit was put in place back in 2013 with the aim of keeping legal marijuana from being diverted across state lines and into the black market.
It's important to note that you can mix and match various cannabis products, whether edibles, bud, or concentrates, provided the total amount is 28 grams or less.
Tyler Henson, president of the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, told The Cannabist the changes are good for tourists, who should have access to the same amount of cannabis as state residents.
"It's good news because our state laws finally conform with our state constitution, because the constitution didn't discriminate between in state and out of state," said Henson. "[...] Now that summertime tourists are coming here for all the outdoor activities, they'll be able to experience a lot more of what Colorado cannabis has to offer."