Parents, Guardians & Neighbors
- Answer - Penalties can range from a fine to a possible jail or prison sentence. Additionally, K-12 schools, universities and school districts may have disciplinary and expulsion policies for students caught with retail marijuana on school property. In Denver, those 18-21 caught possessing marijuana will face a civil penalty and not a criminal citation.
- Answer - No. You must be 21 and older to have or use retail marijuana. It is illegal to give or sell retail marijuana to minors.
- Answer - There is a 1,000-foot spacing requirement between retail marijuana stores and schools.
- Answer - Call 9-1-1 if you are worried about the health and safety of your child. You must be 21 and older to have or use retail marijuana and children should be kept away from retail marijuana at all times.
- Answer - Call a veterinarian. Pets should be kept away from marijuana at all times.
- Answer - Yes. Adult residents can grow up to 6 marijuana plants per person. No more than 12 total plants are allowed per residence regardless of the number of adults living there.
Marijuana plants must be kept in an enclosed, locked area, and growers should take extra precautions to ensure that only authorized adults have access to the marijuana plants.
You must be 21 and older to have or use retail marijuana. Children and pets should be kept away from plants at all times.
- Answer - It is illegal to consume marijuana in public in Colorado. If you see a violation in Denver, call the police non-emergency line at 720-913-2000.
- Answer - Both marijuana and tobacco smoke are subject to the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in most indoor places accessible to the public.
It is illegal to consume marijuana in public.
- Answer - If marijuana odor is perceived to be excessive, residents can file a nuisance odor complaint with the Denver Department of Environmental Health by calling 3-1-1.
- Answer - Call the police non-emergency line at 720-913-2000.
- Answer - Only existing medical marijuana centers that are eligible to convert to retail stores can change their license before 2016. Centers that are eligible must participate in a public hearing process in which relevant registered neighborhood organizations are notified of the license request and allowed an opportunity to provide testimony. Cick here to access the public hearing calendar.
- Answer - Call 9-1-1 if you are worried about the health and safety of your child. You must be 21 and older to have or use retail marijuana, and children should be kept away from retail marijuana at all times.
What are the health effects of using retail marijuana?