Shannon (peacetraveler22) wrote,
Shannon
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Poll Results - Rocky Mountain High!

marijuana

Thanks to all who voted in the poll for my next journey! Colorado won with an overwhelming 64.8% of the votes! It seems people are very interested in reading about the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, so in late July or early August I'll visit the Rocky Mountains and tell you all about it. Shop owners and pot cafes are receiving huge profits, but there are many legal dilemmas associated with this "pot rush," which I'll explain later. How profitable is it? You can see the astounding 2014 figures in this article from the Washington Post - $700 million in legal marijuana sales and over $60 million in tax revenues for the State of Colorado. Yes, many Americans like to smoke weed. There's not much stigma associated with it anymore. People of all professional levels and socio-economic classes enjoy it. I'm not sure what the perception of marijuana is in Russia, or if there are any efforts to legalize it there. I highly doubt it, but perhaps I'm wrong.

On an unrelated note, thanks so much to the kind and thoughtful readers who sent me messages recently inquiring about my absence from LJ. I was only gone for a little over a week, but everything is okay. :) I was still dealing with legal issues and a very important immigration case at work. Please remember the blog is not my job, unfortunately. It's merely a hobby, and one that takes a lot of time and effort. I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying the long, warm days of summer! Someday, I'll make it to Peter for the White Nights Festival and scarlet sails...

P.S.: Any readers living in Colorado? I will be happy to receive suggestions on which towns/places to visit!
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