Recreational Marijuana to Hit Colorado Ski Towns Early 2014
Major Colorado ski town are already preparing themselves for recreational marijuana shops to open beginning January 1, 2014, when the approval of Amendment 64 will go into full effect, which had an approval rating of 70-90% in ski towns. Currently, selling recreational marijuana is still illegal but many people seem to think that as soon as the law passed, it was instantly legal.
After the New Year, Colorado adults 21 and up will be allowed to buy and possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana at a time. Adult tourists will only be allowed to purchase up to a quarter of an ounce. This is likely to lure ski tourists away from Utah and into Colorado this season. However, a few towns, including Vail, imposed a temporary ban on recreational marijuana businesses where unknowing tourists may be met with disappointment.
Guests do not need to fear other visitors smoking all over the slopes because although it will be legal to purchase marijuana, it will be illegal to publicly consume it. Patrols will be on the lookout for offenders, which they will handle on a case-by-case basis where visitors could even get their season passes revoked.
At The Clark Law Firm, we understand that the new laws surrounding Amendment 64 can be confusing, especially when also considering those associated with Colorado medical marijuana. Attorney Phil Clark can help you deal with any drug offenses including possession and use of marijuana.