Where Can I Smoke Pot in Colorado? Rules, Regulations, and Places

Recreational Marijuana Tourism

A Guide to Recreational Weed in Colorado

(Updated September 2019)

The Cannabis industry in Colorado has been growing steadily since it was legalized in 2012, with an increase in numbers of places where you can buy and enjoy cannabis. In Colorado, there is a distinction made between medicinal and recreational cannabis use, with different laws attached to them. Colorado is seeing an increased number of tourists, who are looking to take advantage of these changes, but it is important that you know the facts. Here are some very helpful Colorado recreational marijuana

How Can I Find Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries?

There are now more than 320 recreational marijuana stores in Colorado, but while the state law says that you can legally sell cannabis between 8 am and midnight, cities can impose their own laws within those limits. For example, in Denver, vendors may only sell marijuana until 7 pm.

You must be 21 years old and above to legally purchase marijuana. If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you will need to apply for a medical card to do a purchase. Only those who are residents of Colorado can apply for a medical marijuana card while you do not have to be a resident to purchase recreational marijuana. It is also not legal to buy marijuana from an unlicensed source. Medical marijuana patients may purchase and possess 2 ounces of marijuana at a time.

There are still some cities in Colorado which don’t allow recreational marijuana stores, so if you are planning a trip to the state and hoping to be buying cannabis, you might want to check out which cities are actually allowing stores. Use our helpful weed map to find a dispensary in a city near you to find Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.

Here is a place where you can buy marijuana past 7 p.m: Life Flower Dispensary LLC

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Laws

Whether you prefer to smoke, vape or eat your cannabis, you can almost always find what you are looking for. Legally, you (21 years old and above) are allowed to possess up to 1 ounce but non-residents are only legally allowed to buy ¼ ounce in one transaction – that’s not to stop you from visiting different stores though. The price of an ounce seems to be falling rapidly with the average price of a 1/8 ounce are anywhere from $80-$150 depending upon the strain of weed you choose.

While you are free to roam in Colorado with your personal stash, it is still illegal in our neighboring states, and the Police especially in these states pay particular attention to those who are crossing into their territory from ours. They use profiling techniques to target those who they think are likely to be in possession of cannabis, and will happily stop you and search you and your vehicle. So don’t bother taking a pot souvenir with you across state lines – it’s not worth it.

The US postal service also pays particular attention to packages leaving Colorado, so forget sending it out of state. :0

For the official rules and regulations visit Denver’s government page for the fine print on recreational marijuana laws in Colorado.

Where can I Smoke Weed in Colorado?

At the moment the law does not allow the smoking of pot in public spaces or licensed public places. This includes transportation facilities, schools, public entertainment and amusement venues, parks and cafes located in an open space like a rooftop. Also, you cannot smoke marijuana indoors in any public areas like office buildings and restaurants. In Colorado, discretion is appreciated, and must be done in a private residence or a marijuana-friendly venue.

Some ‘private membership cannabis clubs’ have been springing up recently, where you can buy a one-day membership, and enjoy social smoking, chatting and chilling out in a relaxed atmosphere. The rules about these sorts of establishments are still not properly defined, so they are still not too easy to come by, but hopefully over the next few months we will see more definition, giving pot lovers more choice over where to enjoy a smoke.

Marijuana-Friendly Hotels in Colorado

With the rise in the number of tourists who are coming to Colorado to enjoy a smoke and the small number of places where you can smoke, there is an increasing number of hotels which are declaring themselves ‘marijuana-friendly’. Hotels are allowed to decide for themselves whether they want to allow their guests to consume cannabis on their premises, but it seems to be an increasingly popular idea.

Some hotels in Denver who have declared themselves to be ‘marijuana-friendly’, include:

Adagio B&B

1430 Race Street
Denver, CO, 80206, USA
(303) 370-6911 | (800) 533-4640

The first and premier 420-friendly hotel in Denver is a beautifully decorated six-bedroom Victorian lodge in the middle of the city. It has a fully stocked ‘bud bar’ with a selection of different marijuana to smoke and eat, as well as vaporizers to rent and cannabis-infused massage.

Highlands Bed and Breakfast

37th Ave & Zuni St
Denver, CO 80211

Smoking is allowed in the garden area of this remodeled B&B and there are vaporizer friendly rooms available.

Nativ Hotel Denver

1612 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202

A hip and trendy hotel in downtown Denver has 16 unique rooms, some with private patio or rooftop areas.

Holiday Chalet

1820 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80209

The Holiday Chalet is an AAA-rated hotel providing top-notch service for their guests, in a warm, charming and comfortable environment. The hotel is located on Capitol Hill and has a home-cooked breakfast to die for.

Arrowhead Manor

9284 U.S. Highway 285
Morrison, CO 80465



Denver, CO

Loopr offers comfortable mobile cannabis lounges. They also have affordable application-based transportation services.

Studio 420

Denver, CO

Studio 420 allows you to consume flower, tobacco, and dabs indoors.

Club History Vape Club

Colorado Springs, CO

Locally owned and operated by the Club History Vape Club Colorado with a capacity of 320 people.

Speak Easy Vape Lounge

Colorado Springs, CO

A cannabis club in Colorado

Studio A64

Colorado Springs, CO

A private cannabis social club

The Dab Lounge

Colorado Springs, CO

The Dab Lounge is a 420/710 friendly private members social club located in the middle of Colorado Springs.

The Coffee Joint

1130 Yuma Court
The Coffee Joint is Denver’s first licensed cannabis-consumption business.

iBake Denver

6125 Washington Street

iBake Denver is the first pot lounge in Denver.

Tetra 9 Private Lounge and Garden

3039 Walnut Street

Tetra 9 opened its doors last February.

The International Church of Cannabis 

400 South Logan Street

It only allows cannabis consumption onsite during its Friday congregational gatherings or private events.

Arrowhead Manor

9284 Highway 285, Morrison

Spectra Art Space

1836 South Broadway

This gallery is also known for giving a venue to local artists, chefs and musicians.

Cultivated Synergy

2901 Walnut Street

Cultivated Synergy is a private event space without the need of membership to get in.

Urban Sanctuary 

2745 Welton Street

It is not a lounge but a private event space that holds pot-infused shindigs once in a while.


808 East 78th Avenue

Studio420 is a private club.

Summit Recreational Retreat

Private location in Parker

An option for cannabis consumption social events and parties.

My 420 Tours 

Various locations

Riders can meet in 420 tours (3881 Steele Street) but all of the consumption is done elsewhere.

Colorado Cannabis Tours

1101 East Bayaud Avenue

Colorado Cannabis Tours operates out of private buses. They take riders to activities and tours in the metro.

Club 64

Location shared upon registration

Club 64 keeps its location and information until you sign up.

For more directory of 420 hotels: https://www.coloradopotguide.com/marijuana-friendly-hotels/

Here are additions to the list:

Club Ned

184 Highway 72
Nederland, CO
(303) 258-7981


The Lazy Lion
2502 E. Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 634-8337


Studio 64
332 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: (719) 930-9846

Temple Nightclub

(303) 309-2144

1136 Broadway

Capitol Hill

Dog Haus Biergarten

(303) 353-4385

8316 Northfield Blvd


Urban Putt

(720) 360-3020

1201 18th St


Capitol Cigars

(303) 832-2440

919 E Colfax Ave



Public School 303

(303) 446-8671

1959 16th St


Roo Bar

(303) 455-8700

3480 Park Ave W



Serene Cuisine Of India

(303) 284-6584

2070 S University Blvd

University Park

The Brutal Poodle

(720) 379-6281

1967 South Broadway


Stoney’s Bar and Grill

(303) 830-6839

1111 Lincoln St

Capitol Hill


The Grizzly Rose

(303) 295-1330

5450 N Valley HwyTop of Form


Dorchester Social

(303) 995-0157

1448 Market St




(303) 487-0111

1902 Blake St



 Fox Theatre

(303) 447-0095

1135 13th St

Top of Form

LaConte’s Clone Bar & Dispensary

(303) 292-2252

105 E 7th Ave

Capitol Hill


Kavasutra Kava Bar

(720) 708-5651

1232 Colfax Ave



City Sessions Denver

(720) 250-8828

3377 Blake St

Five Points


Dead Hippie Brewing

(720) 446-7961

3701 S Santa Fe Dr


GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique

(303) 309-0078

3121 E Colfax Ave

City Park


Cheba Hut Toasted Subs

(720) 974-1880

1531 Champa St



Green Russell

(303) 893-6505

1422 Larimer St



Herban Underground

(720) 343-4372


Ganja Gourmet

(303) 282-9333

1810 S Broadway



The 1UP Arcade Bar – Colfax

(303) 736-2230

717 E Colfax Ave




LoDo Wellness Center

(303) 534-5020

1617 Wazee St



The Giving Tree of Denver

(303) 477-8888

2707 W 38th Ave



Vine Street Pub & Brewery

(303) 388-2337

1700 Vine St



Illegal Pete’s – South Broadway

(720) 287-5233

270 S Broadway



Terminal Bar

(720) 460-3701

1701 Wynkoop St



Denver Recreational

(303) 296-2093

2117 Larimer St

Five Points



(303) 534-6255

Serving Denver and the Surrounding Area


Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

(303) 993-8023

1215 20th St

Five Points


Good Chemistry

(720) 524-4657

330 E Colfax Ave




(303) 297-2273

Serving Denver and the Surrounding Area


Pure Marijuana Dispensary

(303) 534-7873

1133 Bannock St

Golden Triangle


Northern Lights Cannabis

(303) 274-6495

2045 Sheridan Blvd


Oasis Cannabis Superstore

(303) 333-3338

5430 W 44th Ave


Kind Love Dispensary

(303) 565-3600

4380 E Alameda Ave



Ballpark Holistic Dispensary

(720) 204-8388

Serving Denver and the Surrounding Area


Rocky Mountain High Dispensary – LoDo

(303) 623-7247

Serving Denver and the Surrounding Area


Silver Stem Fine Cannabis – Denver East

(303) 321-3100

Serving Denver and the Surrounding Area


Cheba Hut Toasted Subs

(720) 420-0806

638 E Colfax Ave



The luxurious Arrowhead Manor is one of Colorado’s best and most famous romantic getaways. On the outskirts of the city, you can really relax and enjoy the stunning views.

It is worth noting that there are hotels who declare themselves to be ‘cannabis-friendly’ but still have rules about where you can smoke. It is important to understand this when you are deciding on where to stay, and of course where to smoke – and some would expect discretion and respect for their other guests. There are also, however, some hotels which openly, almost ‘encourage’ consumption and who let you smoke in a number of different areas.

It should also be noted, that even if your room has a balcony, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can smoke your weed there.

Another option for visitors who are looking for pot-friendly accommodation is to rent a private apartment. The websites above can also provide details about non-hotel lodgings which are available for hire.

Whether you are visiting Denver specifically as a cannabis vacation, or just hoping to indulge in the recent law changes, the selection and quality of marijuana that you’ll find in Denver mean that it will be totally worth it. By knowing the laws and your rights, and consuming in the right way in the right place, you are guaranteed to have the time of your life and already planning your trip back.

***** The statements made in this article are not legal or medical advice or intended to be used as such. Always check local laws and regulation to make sure you are in compliance*****


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