Next Question: What do you do with your leftover pot if you don’t want it anymore?
Elizabeth sent that question to Next, saying:
"I recently had some out of state friends come and stay with me in Denver. They purchased marijuana and didn't consume it all during their stay, but my husband and I don't partake in that sort of thing. I am wondering if there is any sort of drop off place like with expired meds I could drop it off at, or what the proper disposal methods are."
Well, Elizabeth, let’s be honest. You could probably put it outside with a sign that says “Free Pot” and it’d be gone quickly, but that’s not likely the serious answer you’re searching for.
We talked to the state’s marijuana regulators, and essentially, any marijuana that’s thrown away must be “unrecognizable” if someone else finds it. Officially, you should grind it and mix it with other solid waste, and that entire mixture should be more than half of the other waste. The state recommends using paper, plastic, cardboard, soil or food.
Now, in case you’re thinking, “Can I just grind it up and put it together with some brownie mix?” - the answer is no. The food has to be waste, or “non-consumable.”
(Our bosses wouldn’t let us give you a pot brownie recipe, anyway, so the point is moot.)
The mixture should only be put in your own trash can, or taken to an official compost facility.
Hope that helps, Elizabeth!
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