Within the last few years, more and more states have taken to legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. This means that more people within those states (and those outside of them) have started to use marijuana recreationally or as a treatment for diseases. For those who are looking to visit a marijuana dispensary, whether in Colorado or another state where it has been legalized, what are the restrictions and rules that you should know – and even more importantly, what do you have to be careful about in terms of the laws?
If you’re in need of an experienced Omaha drug charges lawyer who knows local, state, and federal drug laws and can help you, or someone that you love, fight against drug charges, book a no-obligation consultation with attorney Daniel Stockmann by completing the form on this page or calling (844) 906-0641.
Will Marijuana Help Me?
If you’re considering using it for medicinal purposes, the first thing that you need to know is that cannabis isn’t a consistent drug in any way. Unlike smoking a cigarette or drinking alcohol, the impact of marijuana is different depending on the person. There are different ways to ingest the substance (smoking, eating, pill form, oil form, etc.) and the various compounds impact some people far differently than others. CBD and THC are two of the most commonly discussed cannabinoids, but there are many other ones out there that aren’t as widely known. It is important to know that if you are going to use marijuana medically, that you need to talk to a consultant before committing to anything.
Is Marijuana Legally (Recreationally and/or Medicinally) For Me?
As of right now, there are only 10 states that allow for the recreational use of marijuana for anyone over the age of 21. Thirty other states require that you apply for a medical card if you meet the qualifications, and then you can purchase from legal dealers.
The states where recreational marijuana is legal are: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Does The Store Have A Recreational License?
One of the most important things to know about whether or not you can purchase marijuana legally at a store (if you have a card or are in a recreational state) is whether or not the store has a recreational license. Performing a quick online search should provide you with a list of locations so that you can easily find the answer.
Or, if you are looking for medical marijuana, whoever helped you to get the card may be able to point you in the right direction. It is important to do some research and look at reviews to see if the place you you intend to purchase from is licensed, legitimate, and safe. Know that these dispensaries are highly regulated and watched, so you should have a good experience.
Am I Crossing A Border Into A State With No Tolerance Laws?
One of the biggest mistakes you can make in Nebraska is to go into another state, namely Colorado, and come back and get caught at the Colorado border checkpoints. This is because while possession of the drug was legal in the state you they purchased it, it is not legal in Nebraska. In Nebraska, you are subject to the charges and punishments that fit the amount of marijuana that you have.
In general, the government of Nebraska tends to be conservative toward cannabis. Legislation has killed every bill related to cannabis. Still, there is a growing pressure on the state to legalize it and hemp.
Do You Need A Drug Defense Attorney?
If you or someone you know has been caught at a Colorado border checkpoint or anywhere else within the state of Nebraska, please contact an experienced drug defense attorney at Nebraska Interstate Drug Defense Lawyer. We stand at the ready to defend you against state or federal drug charges. Please contact us today at (866) 576-5138.
The sooner that you can start working with a drug defense attorney, the better it will be. Rest assured that at Nebraska Interstate Drug Defense, we do not judge or lecture you. Instead, we work with our vast knowledge of Nebraska law and Omaha court systems to find a solution that will help you to get your life back on track.