Cannabis FAQ

How Much Marijuana Can I Buy at Once?

We know a lot of people like to stock up from time to time, and there’s nothing more annoying than having to remove items fro0m your order. Recreational cannabis customers can buy as much as 28 grams of cannabis in a single transaction, and medical marijuana patients can purchase as much as two ounces. Some medical marijuana patients ask a physician to increase their purchase limit, but this is fairly uncommon.

Most cannabis dispensaries won’t allow a single customer or patient to have more than one transaction in a day, especially if the multiple transactions would exceed the purchase limit. Different products like concentrates, edibles, and vape cartridges all count against your daily purchase limit as well. Your budtender can help you make sure your order stays compliant by converting items like edibles, topicals, and concentrates to ounces of flower. The best online dispensary menus will also help you place exact orders.

Can I Order Cannabis Online?

You can order cannabis online in Denver. Not every dispensary has the capabilities to do this, or at least to do it well, but it’s one of the things we focus on here at Pig ‘N’ Whistle. Some online menus are hard to navigate or will let you place orders that can’t be fulfilled. We offer online ordering through Dutchie because this helps our customers order more conveniently. Here are a few things you can expect when you buy cannabis online from Pig ‘N’ Whistle:

  • Our online dispensary menu will tell you if we don’t have enough of your item. This prevents us from having to reach out to you and ask you to change your order on the fly.
  • Online cannabis ordering from our Denver dispensary is equipped to calculate how much of your daily purchase limit is left. In other words, you won’t be surprised after you pay for your cart. You won’t have to deal with annoying refunds or removing items from your order after the fact.
  • Picking up your cannabis from our dispensary on Colfax Avenue will be quick and convenient. We’ll already have your order together, so all that’s left is to hand you the bag, confirm payment, and send you on your way. You hardly even have to interact with us, though of course we always welcome a chat.

Can I Change My Online Order?

You’re not locked into your online order until you pick it up and take it with you. If you made a mistake like ordering the wrong item, getting too much of something, or not ordering enough, one of our budtenders will be happy to work it out for you. We want you to go home with exactly what you want, and our cannabis ordering software makes it easy to get your order right. As long as it’s within the daily purchase limit, just talk to us when you come to pick up your order.

Can You Return Weed?

We can only offer a refund if the product you received is somehow defective or damaged. If any packaging is broken or there’s something else wrong with the product we sold you, we’re going to make it right. Just bring it back to us right away with the receipt. Unfortunately, we’re not able to give refunds or accept returns for any other reason besides a defective product.

Who Can Buy Cannabis in Colorado?

Recreational cannabis is available here in Denver now, but some people still join the medical marijuana program anyway. Medical marijuana patients can buy more at one time, pay less in tax on the transaction, and can purchase cannabis before turning 21 years old. To become eligible for medical marijuana, a Colorado resident must meet with a physician and obtain an official Colorado medical marijuana card.

Anyone over the age of 21 years old can buy marijuana in Colorado. Of course, you’ll need to provide a valid form of identification. We can accept your driver’s license or similar form of government-issued ID no matter which state you’re from. Anyone visiting from another country will have to have their passport with them as a form of ID.

Is Every Strain Really Different?

Yes, and this is one of the most exciting things about cannabis! Though some people say, “all weed smells the same,” this is certainly not the case. Different strains have their own aromas and flavors. Sometimes the scent will be very subtle, and other times your buds will smell amusingly like lavender, citrus, or even gasoline. This is because of the terpenes in a strain, each of which has its own unique smell.

Beyond the different notes you might find in different strains, there are even more significant differences. The combination of cannabinoids and terpenes in a strain determines how it interacts with your body. That’s part of the reason one strain can make you feel so much different than another strain. As you learn more about what makes the strains unique, you’ll see it goes so much deeper than indica vs. sativa.

Where Can I Consume Cannabis in Denver?

It’s legal to consume cannabis on private property, as long as you own the property or have permission from the person who does. In other words, you may be able to enjoy cannabis at some hospitality companies that allow marijuana consumption. Some places that let you smoke weed or vape cannabis concentrates will ask you to do so in a designated area. Of course, people who own their homes or have 420 friendly leases are completely allowed to smoke and enjoy other cannabis products at home.

The one exception to this rule is your car. Even though you may own your car, it doesn’t necessarily count as your “private property” when it comes to enjoying cannabis. No one is likely to bother you if you want to sit in your garage and smoke a joint with the garage door down, but you don’t have your bong or your THC gummies out while you’re sitting in a parking lot somewhere.

What if My Pet Eats Weed?

Take action quickly, but don’t panic or do anything reckless. The good news is that cannabis is almost fatal for dogs, and is unlikely to cause noticeable side effects in the long term. Still, you may want to take your pet to a vet in order to make your pet more comfortable. The vet may try to induce vomiting within the first 30 minutes or so. This can limit some of the cannabinoids from being absorbed by your pet, but don’t try to induce vomiting yourself unless you’re trained to do so.

In very extreme cases, the vet may try a few more things even beyond inducing vomiting. This may include administering an IV for your pet or even giving the pet activated charcoal. If your pet got to your stash while you weren’t looking and you’re worried about it, reach out to a vet right away and see what they recommend.

What Are the Active Ingredients in Weed?

For a long time, we thought the only important parts of the cannabis plant were cannabinoids. Specifically, people knew that THC was the cannabinoid with psychoactive ingredients, the one that gets you high. CBD, the other very popular cannabinoid, isn’t known to have any of those psychoactive effects. It doesn’t seem to make people intoxicated or show up on drug tests, and it’s even legal on a national level in the United States.


While those two cannabinoids certainly are important, they’re not the only important things you can find in natural cannabis. As time goes on and scientists research cannabis more, we’re starting to realize that terpenes can play a big role. Terpenes are kind of like essential oils– they give different strains their unique tastes and flavors. Also like essential oils, though, some people are saying different terpenes can interact with the body. This is called the entourage effect.

What Is the Entourage Effect?

The name doesn’t explain the science behind the entourage effect, but it can help you understand the phenomenon. Think about it this way: some people act differently depending on the entourage they’re with. If you go out with your wild friends, you may find yourself putting on a show at the karaoke bar. If you’re with a more laid back posse, you’re likely to relax and have a mellow conversation.

Similarly, cannabinoids may interact with the body differently depending on the terpenes they’re with. If a strain is high in myrcene, for example, cannabinoids may be able to cross the blood-brain barrier more easily and make for a more intense experience. Other terpenes are associated with things like anti-inflammatory effects. This is why some strains make you feel creative and inspired while others make you ready for bed.

What Is the Right Dose of THC?

If you’re a medical marijuana patient, your doctor will talk to you about the amount of cannabis you consume. If you’re a recreational cannabis customer, you’re probably better off thinking about these products in terms of serving sizes as opposed to medicinal “doses.” For example, you’ll learn how much you want to put in your pipe to feel the way you like.

With cannabis edibles, it’s easier than ever to think about exactly how much THC you’re getting. Most edibles come in packages where the entire package contains 100 milligrams of THC, and one piece of the edible is often 10 milligrams of THC. When we say “one piece,” we mean one square of a chocolate bar or one single gummy. Medical marijuana edibles may have more THC per package or per piece.

There’s a saying about edibles, but it’s probably good for recreational cannabis patients to keep this in mind with any marijuana product: start low and go slow. The more comfortable you become with cannabis, the better you’ll get at deciding how much is appropriate for you. Until then, don’t ruin your night, put yourself in danger, or get in trouble because you have too much at one time. Start with a small serving, and don’t have any more until you’ve given the first serving enough time to kick in.

Can I Drive With Cannabis?

You can drive with cannabis in your car, but there are certain ways to do that. For one thing, driving with cannabis in your car is not the same as driving while you’re high, which you shouldn’t do. When you’re not experiencing the effects of the plant, it’s ok to transport it as long as you follow these rules:

  • The product shouldn’t be stored in the vehicle in a way that the driver or passengers can access it easily. In other words, putting it in the trunk is best, especially if the package is already opened.
  • You cannot cross state lines with cannabis in your car. Even if you’re going from one recreational cannabis state to another, crossing the border with cannabis is illegal. This is because border crossings are a federal matter and marijuana is illegal on a federal level in the United States.

Can I Sell My Legal Marijuana?

You cannot sell cannabis products unless you’re licensed to do so. If you bought more than you want to use, you’re not allowed to sell it to anyone else. You’re not allowed to sell your products to another person even if they’re over 21 years old or have a medical marijuana card.

Can I Give Cannabis As a Gift?

Though you cannot sell marijuana unless you have a license, you’re allowed to give it away. You’re not allowed to give it to certain people, though, so keep the following in mind:

  • You can only give recreational cannabis to a person if they’re over 21 years of age. Unless you’re planning to ID strangers, it’s probably best not to give it to anyone you don’t know.
  • You can’t give medical marijuana away. Some medical products, especially edibles, contain levels of THC that aren’t legal for recreational cannabis consumers.
  • Since you can’t sell your cannabis, you’re also not allowed to give it away for monetary consideration. In other words, you can’t give someone marijuana as part of a trade or with an agreement that they’ll do something for you later. It has to be a real gift.
  • You can’t give someone marijuana if your gift would put them over their legal limit for possession.

Can You Drive High in Colorado?

Absolutely not. If you drive after consuming marijuana, you can be cited with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

What Are the Different Kinds of Concentrates?

If you’re shopping for cannabis concentrates, you might see quite a few different words and phrases thrown out there: wax, shatter, budder, live resin, crumble, PHOs, BHOs, and so on. Some of these words may be used interchangeably, but it’s also nice to know some of the basics if you really want to match a specific taste:

  • Wax, shatter, budder, and crumble are all similar products with slightly different consistencies. Shatter is almost glasslike or the consistency of hard candy. Wax is softer and stickier, as the name implies. Budder is the consistency of butter, and crumble is a little bit drier so it breaks apart easily.
  • Live resin is a special kind of cannabis concentrate produced at low temperatures to preserve terpenes. You’ll see sugary THCA crystals in terp juice depending on how much the product settles. Since the terpenes produce scent and flavor, you’ll notice that this type of concentrate produces more of the natural essence of cannabis.
  • PHO and BHO are references to how cannabis concentrates are produced. PHO is Propane Hash Oil, and BHO is Butane Hash Oil, so it’s all about the solvent used to extract cannabis. Both PHOs and BHOs have their benefits, and you can find both at dispensaries in Denver.

How Long Do Edibles Take to Work?

The answer can vary from person to person, and even depending on the day, but it normally takes about an hour or so. As always, we recommend that you start low and go slow so you don’t overdo it. Eating too many edibles at one time can lead to an overwhelming experience.

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