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January pot changes: Your questions

9:47 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - Many of you are wondering what sort of laws will be in place come Jan. 1 when it comes to purchasing pot. We took some of your questions to Monday's Denver City Council meeting.

The city of Denver started receiving retail marijuana business applications on Oct. 1. And as of Dec. 5, the city has received applications from 149 businesses so far. For two years, only existing medical marijuana businesses can apply for a retail license.

As of Jan. 1, if you're over the age of 21 you can purchase up to an ounce of pot per day, per store. The city says you can go to as many stores in one day and purchase an ounce in each shop if you want to. But keep in mind that it's illegal to own more than an ounce of marijuana in Colorado.

In terms of how much an ounce will cost, it's completely up to the store. They'll set their own prices.

In the new year medical marijuana shops will have the option of staying 'medical,' selling to the general public or both. Of course, there's a long list of things they need to do in order to sell to the public and a lot of paperwork they need to fill out.

Denver City Council says while Colorado residents will be allowed to purchase up to an ounce, those who live out-of-state will only be allowed to purchase a quarter of an ounce.

Sales will be tracked, just like each plant that's grown. While there is no police response about tracking individual purchases, Denver City Council says it's likely every purchase will be looked at, especially if someone is purchasing mass quantities per day.

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