Responsible Cannabis A guide to consumption Ensuring health & safety for all
Let us be clear: cannabis products are for adults over the age of 21. It is against Colorado law to transfer cannabis products to minors. Please know that we are committed to upholding the law and reserve the right to refuse service to anyone suspected of purchasing cannabis products illegally, or with the intention of passing it on to young people.
The road to cannabis legalization in Colorado has been long and arduous. It is imperative that we all do our part to ensure that cannabis is consumed responsibly. Being at the forefront of legal cannabis means that we are setting an example for other states and communities to follow.
Silverpeak has worked diligently with law enforcement, educators, business leaders and local residents to establish guidelines for responsible cannabis consumption. Please take a moment to review the infographic below so that you are aware of the Do’s and Dont’s of responsible use, how much you are allowed to carry, and where it is prohibited to consume.
From all of us at Silverpeak, please enjoy a safe and superb cannabis experience!
Cannabis products are for adults over the age of 21, not for minors
4 Rules of Responsible
- Buy from a licensed retailer.
- Know the milligrams of each serving size for individual
form and product.
- Buy only what you need.
Adhere to the “Six Steps to Consuming Responsibly” on the following pages. Keep a journal to track serving sizes, amount consumed, timing, and effects.”
- After consuming, don’t drive vehicles, operate equipment, or engage in any activity that may endanger yourself or others.
- Don't carry an "open container" in your vehicle or in public.
- Mixing alcohol, or other drugs with Cannabis will compound its effects and is potentially dangerous.
- Keep products in a secure and safe place at all times and away from minors. If in a hotel, keep these products in your room safe.
- It is illegal to take these products out of state. You don't want to come to Aspen on vacation and arrive home on probation.
- Don’t possess more than you are legally allowed to possess.
- Dispose of unused product responsibly before leaving the state. There is an amnesty box located at the Aspen / Pitkin Airport to dispose of unused cannabis products.
PLACE AND PREPAREDNESS
Find a private setting. It is against Colorado law to consume Cannabis in any public place (e.g. bars, restaurants, sidewalks, parks, hallways, public transportation, etc.) and against federal law to consume on federal land or facilities on federal land. If staying at a hotel or rental property, check with the management regarding their cannabis policies. Be well hydrated, well rested, and well nourished.
PLANNING YOUR TIME ACCORDINGLY:
Know how long the effect will last:
TIME TO ONSET OF EFFECT
PREDETERMINE YOUR SERVING SIZE
For edibles, know the total mgs per “piece.” If smoking, know the number of draws you want to start with. Put the remainder away in a safe, secure, and “inconvenient” place – e.g. locked in a safe.
FIRST TIME? SET A PERSONAL BASELINE:
- Edibles – Take no more than 10 mg for your first experience. If you think you are sensitive to Cannabis, take no more than 5 mg.
- Flower – Take no more than 1-2 draws for your first experience.
- “One and Done” – After taking, let your serving size run its course. Do not take more.
- Once you have established your personal baseline, you will be able to intelligently take more or less to attain the desired effect.
ASSESS EFFECTS BEFORE STANDING
Do not make these products available to minors (e.g. under age 21).
It is against Colorado law to transfer Cannabis products to minors.
The most frequent cause of over-serving oneself is taking an additional serving and/or mixing with alcohol. The effects, especially with edibles, are subtle at the onset. With edibles, establish a moderate baseline serving for yourself before increasing your serving size.
“You can always serve yourself more at another time. But, once you have over-served yourself, you can’t consume less!”
A friendly note from our attorneys asking you to use common sense:
The information contained in this brochure is for educational and general information purposes only, and should not be construed as medical, legal or related professional advice.
We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information contained herein or the products referenced for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
You are encouraged to use good judgment when applying the information contained herein, and to seek advice from a qualified professional if, and as, needed.
The information and guidelines in this brochure are intended to encourage and support responsible use of Cannabis.
As always, in the event of a medical or other emergency, call 911 immediately.
Possessing and growing Cannabis is illegal under federal laws and may not be legal in some jurisdictions. We do not advocate breaking the law.