Know the laws where you are travelling. In Colorado, weed is going to be treated like alcohol in most situations. You must be 21 years old to purchase or possess it. The laws in the state of Colorado are sometimes different for visitors to the state versus residents. If you have an out of state license or ID then you are only able to purchase up to a quarter ounce at one time. Residents can purchase up to an ounce at time. However, do not feel as if that restriction is going to affect your cannabis vacation. An ounce of weed for a vacation is a huge amount of weed, especially since legal marijuana is much stronger and more potent. In addition to that, the rule of the quarter ounce is just the limit of how much you can buy at one time. Pot tourism is all about traveling to different dispensaries and experiencing the different strains and types of weed that is available.
You are not able to purchase marijuana using a credit card. The reasons for this are many, but what you need to know is that dispensaries are cash only businesses. There are some that will allow you to run a debit card for cash back in order to pay, but that is not a guarantee. Your best bet is to make sure that you bring cash with you into the dispensary.
Another popular question that visitors have when they come to Colorado on a marijuana vacation is where they are allowed to smoke it. While you may get the impression when you first get to Colorado that marijuana is being smoked everywhere; that is technically not true. Marijuana dispensaries are everywhere, and it is very easy to buy it, but it is illegal to smoke it in public. This includes parks, sidewalks, ski slopes and mountain tops. Even though your vehicle is technically private property, it is also illegal to smoke it in your car, and most big chain hotels explicitly state that pot consumption is not allowed on their property. Fortunately there are also many 420 friendly hotels in the city, so you can bring your legal marijuana back to your vacation rental and enjoy it there.
When it comes to smoking weed in public, truthfully there are places where you will likely be able to get away with it, but the bottom line is to be discreet and respectful to the other people around you. If someone asks you to stop, then you should stop and remember that the law is on their side. Colorado does have the ability to give you a DUI for operating a vehicle while under the influence, so make sure that you make smart choices and line up your transportation ahead of time.
There are many pot tours that will drive you around town to different dispensaries and make sure that you arrive home safely, so if you do not plan to utilize a car service, check out the tour options that are available to you.