Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 5
Legislation: Colorado has passed Amendment 64 which allows people 21 and over to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Currently state and counties are working out legislation behind the opening of public pot shops. Colorado also continues to be a medical marijuana state and dispensaries are in every town.
Law Enforcement: Mayor Hickenlooper stated that the police officers are not supposed to consider simple possesion as a high priority whatsoever. It should be the last thing that you are arrested for, especially considering all the meth and crack heads around.
Generally it is quite safe to smoke in Denver, or as some local said:”In 30 years of smokin – been caught about 3 times (always well under 1 oz.)- twice the cop dumped the bag – once I got a ticket for 1 plant – the DA dismissed the charge…”.
Another local reported: “A few years ago myself and a couple buddies were hanging out one night smoking a joint, which we got about halfway through and put out. Freshly stoned (and somewhat buzzed after a couple beers) we took off to grab a bite to eat. Of course, I was pulled over despite driving the speed limit, etc. I’m sure we all reeked of weed as we just smoked up in this stuffy apartment and were now all crammed in my car. My legs were shaking so bad as I thought for sure I was busted. Kindly, the officer just told me that I have a headlight out, and the working light was off-center, then he let me go. I definately got off lucky, then again, half if not most of the people in this state smoke pot ranging from recreational, to regular use – that includes half if not most of the law enforcement officers. I’ve had mostly good experiences with the cops in denver – they’re pretty laid back but obviously you get the real gung-ho prick from time to time, like the power trip ping cop who busted me for not having registration for my vehicle just because I didn’t sign the back. Rather than let me sign it and let me go, I had to go to court a couple weeks later to present my signed copy. Bullshit.
To be more precise – the more south you live, the worse the law enforcement is. If you’re in Highlands Ranch than you’re in the worst of the worst. If you’re in North denver or Lakewood areas the cops aren’t as bad. Aurora and Parker are horrible. The city of Denver is OK but it still is not recommended to spark up a joint while driving in the day on crowded roads because there are some serious narks that fly around like locusts.
and another report we have is: “thank you denver city. recently while just traveling through this wonderful city we spent the night at a local chain, good ole number six, and the local task force cunfused us with some wanted fugitives and by the the time they realized who we were they had already found the two half pounds we were carrying with us and you know the rest. but in the end with no legal representation i recieved a $75 fine and $75 court costs. so heres to you one of the few places a person can truly live the american dream.”
Where to buy marijuana in Denver :Civic Center Park: immediately west of Broadway in-between Colfax and 14th Avenue Parkway. Don’t bother at night, nobody will be there to sell except for opportunistic rip-off artists. But, if it’s daytime 7-days a week and there isn’t a summertime festival going on then you are good-to-go.
Groups of dealers hang out there divided by race. There’s usually Black guys near Colfax and Mexican guys closer to 14th Ave, with a few White guys sprinkled around randomly. The deals are very straight and quick. Everything is sold in dimes and twenty sacks. Use your instincts because you can get ripped off but your odds are actually really good of getting a fair deal.
I’ve been going down there for years now and I’ve come to believe that the city knows exactly what is going on and allows it. They will sweep in and make busts a couple of times a year which makes the news and if you’re one of the unlucky ones you’ll catch a fine of $100 or so but y ou won’t get hauled to jail. Also, a cop in a squad car will take his/her lunch break in the center of the park from time-to-time usually when a school group is there to see the Capitol building which brings business to a screeching hault, but if you hang around until it drives away things will be back to normal in about 15 minutes. The real risk seems to be for the Mexican dealers that are illegals. I feel bad for them when they get popped. I’ve never been unlucky enough to get nabbed myself though. . The quality is the standard Mexican stuff mostly. Sometimes you luck out and get something better but that’s rare. (As for the reports on this website of weed for sale on the 16 Street Mall, after years of experience I have never seen that. Only harder substances seem to be for sale there IMO.)
Brands: The prevalence of dispensaries makes Denver a home in Colorado for almost any strain imaginable and some exclusive ones.
Denver Marijuana Prices:
~$20-35 for 1/8th of high grade (prices vary)
~200 for an oz from a dispensary, cheaper if you can find a deal.