NEWSFLASH: You can still get arrested for pot in Colorado

While the world may think that Colorado is a bonanza of legal weed, the laws are actually very clear. Read this list below from the Coloradoan.

Originally from The Coloradoan:

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.


4. You can still get fired for using pot. Because marijuana remains federally illegal, your employer can fire you for using pot even on your own time. While Colorado has a law (the off-duty legal activities law) that says you can’t be fired for doing legal things on your own time, a state court ruled since marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, it’s not a “lawful” activity. A pending appeal may help clarify things.