Responsible use

As with most substances, use of marijuana comes with some risk. Learn more about how to be responsible when using marijuana. Tips for responsible use may depend on how or where you use and what you plan on doing after. Be safe. Be responsible with marijuana. 

Starting fall 2016, the Colorado Department of Revenue requires that all new marijuana products use the universal symbol below on packaging and edible products. Educate yourself and your out of town guests about what this symbol means. Be sure to teach your kids not to eat or drink anything with this symbol. And remember to always store marijuana products safely.
Here’s what else you should know about the new law:

  • The symbol must be on all product packaging and stamped onto edibles (where possible) beginning October 1, 2016. However, retail stores have until December 1, 2016 to stop selling marijuana products without the symbol.
  • If you see a product with an “M” in the symbol, that product is considered Medical marijuana and may be a much higher dose. Know your dose before you try the product!​
  • ​The symbol contains the letters "THC" which stands for​ ​Tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical ​in marijuana ​that makes you feel “high.”

Marijuana infused product manufacturers must comply with the new universal symbol rules by October 1, 2016. By December 1, 2016, retail stores and medical centers may only sell marijuana marked with the universal symbol. 

Tips for safe and responsible use