Known as one of the largest suburbs of Denver, Lakewood is a great hangout for both locals and visitors alike. The city’s downtown Belmar is a commercial retail haven, complete with shops, restaurants and pedestrian-friendly spots for anyone to hang out. Along with some of the best views of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Lakewood is one of the top places for outdoor activity enthusiasts. There’s fun for everyone at Bear Creek Lake Park which features fishing, dirt biking and hiking trails. Mountain lovers can visit Hayden Park on Green Mountain for a great workout and scenic mountain views. Finally, those who love culture can learn at the Lakewood Heritage Center or see the town’s public art installations and galleries in the West Colfax Corridor.
Even though Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, the city of Lakewood has taken its time with marijuana. In 2010 the city finally began to allow medical marijuana dispensaries, and finally passed a recreational marijuana sales ordinance in the 2020 Election. Due to this, many of Lakewood’s recreational weed laws are still up in the air. No matter what the Lakewood City Council decides, we know this for sure: adults over the age of 21 can legally purchase up to one ounce of marijuana flower or concentrates. Using marijuana in public is illegal and should only consume on private property with the owner’s permission. Additionally, driving and consuming marijuana is illegal and subject to DUI charges under Colorado law.
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