Parents & Neighbors

What is the penalty for someone under the age of 21 who is caught possessing or consuming marijuana? 
  • 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.
Can I legally give or sell marijuana to someone under the age of 21?
  • 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.
Are there limitations on the proximity of retail marijuana businesses to schools?
  • Answer – There is a 1,000-foot spacing requirement between retail marijuana stores and schools.
What should I do if I suspect or know my child has consumed marijuana? 
  • Answer – If you are worried about the health and safety of your child call 911. 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 should I do if I suspect or know my pet has consumed marijuana? 
  • Answer – Call a veterinarian. Pets should be kept away from marijuana at all times.
Can I legally grow marijuana at home?
  • 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.
How can residents and visitors avoid exposure to public marijuana use?
  • Answer – It is illegal to consume marijuana in public in Colorado.
How is marijuana smoke treated differently from tobacco smoke in terms of where it is permitted?
  • 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.
What should Denver residents or visitors do if they see a violation of marijuana laws?
  • Answer – Call the police non-emergency line at 970-920-5310.

What are the health effects of using retail marijuana?