Denver, CO, Colorado
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.9
Possession of one ounce or less of marijuana is a petty offense. The offender receives a summons to appear in court, and upon a promise to appear in court, the offender is to be released from detention. The maximum penalty for a violation is $100. Failure to appear at the specified time and location results in the increase of the charges to a misdemeanor. Displaying or using the marijuana in public results in the added penalty of up to 15 days in jail. Possession of greater than one ounce is a misdemeanor, punishable by 6-18 months in jail and a fine of $500 – $5,000, plus a $600 surcharge. Possession of greater than 8 ounces of marijuana is a felony, punishable by 1 – 3 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 – $100,000 and a surcharge of $1,125. Generally, subsequent convictions of possession of over one ounce double the possible penalties.
Medical Marijuana is legal in Colorado, so that patients who possess written documentation from their physician recommending the use of marijuana and are registered with the state and issued an identification card may legally possess no more than two ounces of marijuana or no more than six marijuana plants.
another reporter added: “Colorado has had a medical marijuana law since June, 2001: ” Fifty-four percent of voters approved Amendment 20 on November 7, 2000, which amends the state’s constitution to recognize the medical use of marijuana. The law took effect on June 1, 2001. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physician affirming that he or she suffers from a debilitating condition and advising that they “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.” (Patients must possess this documentation prior to an arrest.) Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; chronic nervous system disorders; epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; HIV or AIDS; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Colorado Board of Health. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than two ounces of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. Patients who do not join the registry or possess greater amounts of marijuana than allowed by law may argue the “affirmative defense of medical necessity” if they are arrested on marijuana charges.
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: There is some good bud in Denver, especially homegroenWarning, there are some dealers, in Denver that try to pass off what they have as dank. Be wary of them. Schwagg is cheap and shouldn’t be too hard to find with a dealer.
Denver Marijuana Prices:
Prices are pretty normal so like 50 for an 1/8 of dank.
Denver Colo Kind Bud $50.00 an eigth and 90 quarter
swag from brick mexican $50.00 an ounce
another reporter added: ” $30 a quarter of schwagg”
Country: Colorado, USA
time zone: UTC/GMT -7 hours
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