COLORADO: While Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana for adults, don’t consider it a free-for all. Regulators have crafted rules that keep people buying their pot from special stores and paying taxes, and keeping marijuana out of the hands of kids. However, here is how legal pot can still get you in trouble.
1. Open containers in cars are a no-no. Just like open containers of alcohol are illegal, it’s also illegal to have an open container of marijuana in your vehicle. Police say they’ve seen a significant increase in the number of drivers caught with open containers of pot, which is sold sealed from retail stores.
2. No, you can’t get pot delivered. Police say that despite all those Craigslist ads, recreational marijuana delivery services are generally illegal. In Colorado, for instance, delivery services say they don’t take payment — instead they “request” a donation from a posted price list. That’s effectively paying, and is illegal, police say. The rules for medical marijuana, however, are different.