Explore the Wild West when visiting Yuma, Arizona! The city’s location overlooking the Colorado River in the southwest corner of the state will allow visitors to truly experience the culture, history and heritage rooted in the city. With 310 sunny days each year, Yuma is perfect for the outdoor thrill-seeker. Of course, Yuma’s location on the Colorado River makes it the perfect place to find boating, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and tons of water sports you dream of. The Imperial Sand Dunes are great for hiking, but even more fun when off-roading with ATVs. Learn more about the city’s historic past at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, featuring preserved cells and guard tower leftover for a glimpse into the city’s Wild Western past. Similarly, the Colorado River State Historic Park is perfect for those wanting to learn more about the military history of the southwest.
Recently, in the November 2020 election, Arizona residents passed the Safe and Smart Act finally allowing recreational marijuana within the state. Because this was so recent, we still don’t know many of Yuma’s individual marijuana laws. Here’s what we know so far: First, recreational marijuana users must be adults over the age of 21 and can possess or purchase up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower or 5 grams of concentrates. On the other hand, medical marijuana patients can possess or purchase up to 2.5 ounces of flower every two weeks. As with all recreational weed states, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal and subject to DUI charges in Arizona. Currently, the Yuma City Council is debating an amendment to ban marijuana testing facilities within city limits. Additionally, Yuma doesn’t have any laws for store hours, but that may change as the city finalizes rec laws.