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Can you buy marijuana for your friends?

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2024 | Criminal Defense

In some ways, people in Colorado tend to think about marijuana the same way they think about alcohol. In both cases, there are limits to who can make purchases and how the substances can be used. But it’s also possible just to go to the store and purchase them without violating any laws.

One question that this brings up, then, is if someone can buy on another person‘s behalf. If you’re watching a football game with friends, for example, you might make a run to the store to buy beer or wine, and people may tell you to pick up certain products for them. If you’re going to the dispensary to buy marijuana, can you make purchases for someone else?

They have to be 21

First and foremost, anyone who buys or possesses marijuana has to be at least 21 years old. So it’s illegal to give the product to someone who is under 21, and it could result in felony charges. It’s also illegal for someone who is under 21 to buy for themselves.

You can’t sell it

It is illegal to purchase marijuana products at the dispensary and then resell them. All you are allowed to do is give them away. If you do this, there is an upper limit of 2 ounces. You can give this much of a marijuana product to another adult, whether it’s homegrown or purchased from a dispensary, without violating the law.

But you certainly could be arrested if you give someone else more than 2 ounces, if you sell the products to them or if they’re not old enough to possess marijuana in the first place. When you find yourself facing serious charges, be sure you know what legal steps you can take.