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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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onkel_hans
Jun. 15th, 2015 03:40 pm (UTC)
Colorado! The last place in America where one could get non-pasteurized beer.
Marijuana? I have never even seen the pot smoked.

Why did you say Colorado? I will have to go and open a pilsner bottle hidden in the fridge. :(
peacetraveler22
Jun. 15th, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)
In the Washington, DC area there are many, many smokers, including lawyers. :) I don't smoke, but tried it during university. On this trip, I will not engage in the activity because I'll be traveling alone. I think Colorado is a beautiful State, so I'm looking forward to visiting it! Never been before. I hope I can breathe in the high altitude! :))
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froan
Jun. 15th, 2015 04:03 pm (UTC)
Eric Cartman and his friends live in Colorado. I guess they are happy now because of the legalization.
peacetraveler22
Jun. 15th, 2015 04:08 pm (UTC)
I thought Cartman doesn't like hippies? :)) Btw, so many of my foreign friends told me they learned American slang words by watching South Park. I guess it's an educational program for some people! :)

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cossache
Jun. 15th, 2015 04:53 pm (UTC)
Its illegal to grow marijuana in Russia and to smoke weed :) in Soviet Union lot of clothes were made from marijuana.
I'm actually against any smoke culture. I can only imagine how my life would look if my neighbore smoked weed as he smokes cheap cigarretes.
peacetraveler22
Jun. 15th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
You don't support the use of marijuana, even for medicinal purposes? During my university days, hemp clothing and bags were very popular! I don't like any type of smoke really, esp. cigarettes!!
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nonamekiwi
Jun. 15th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
Durango.
peacetraveler22
Jun. 15th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
Do you live there? I know they have a great scenic train ride you can take, and I love the railways!
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ottonturk_g
Jun. 15th, 2015 05:09 pm (UTC)
i suppose Haizenberd would approve it :)
peacetraveler22
Jun. 15th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
Hi! :) Who is Haizenberd??
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mat_uc
Jun. 15th, 2015 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hi!
Have you got Instagramm account?
peacetraveler22
Jun. 15th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
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andrey_kaminsky
Jun. 15th, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
Старик Рейган был крут:)
"I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast."
- Ronald Reagan
creaze
Jun. 16th, 2015 07:10 am (UTC)
Это его косяк был крут.
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elena_88888
Jun. 15th, 2015 07:25 pm (UTC)
That's a pity... I would prefer Samantha's mom...
peacetraveler22
Jun. 16th, 2015 04:19 pm (UTC)
I also like this idea, but readers don't seem to care for nice, peaceful stories anymore. :( This is the tabloid, sensationalist era of LJ. Perhaps I'll be able to visit Samantha's mother in autumn.
liver22
Jun. 15th, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
Once upon a time, I worked on a potato "plantations", under the hot sun I walked among the wonderful bushes, in my hands was hidden a small jar, it was necessary for their collection, and I went and collected them in the jar, all day.
And if you meet them in Colorado, please tell them my cordial greetings, because I remember them ... :-))

"Notes about the Colorado potato beetle".
peacetraveler22
Jun. 16th, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC)
Who wrote these about the potato beetle? I've never heard of this insect, but it's so colorful! I will tell them you said hello if I encounter one. :))
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creaze
Jun. 16th, 2015 07:09 am (UTC)
> I will be happy to receive suggestions on which towns/places to visit!

If you'll be passing by Buena Vista (small town about one hour south of Copper Mountain, on hwy 24 which is scenic by itself), please stop by at the Saloon (there's one in the very center of town) and ask is Adam is still tending there, and if he is, say hi from me!

Tnx!!
peacetraveler22
Jun. 16th, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
Okay! Will he give me a free beer? :))
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anna_sollanna
Jun. 16th, 2015 03:19 pm (UTC)
> I'm not sure what the perception of marijuana is in Russia, or if there are any efforts to legalize it there.
Lamentably, but nowadays in Russia there are almost no efforts to legalize something (except, I think, polygamy for men)...
peacetraveler22
Jun. 16th, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
Polygamy for men?? Do you mean in the Chechen Republic, or Russia in general?
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golemming
Jun. 16th, 2015 04:12 pm (UTC)
emmm, i was writing comment on your post on russian feminism, but you made that private :) So, as i do not vant to lose it, i will post it here if you don't mind
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hi, sharon. I personally have no problems on that, as i work in 95% woman organization :) But true, there is some lingering "woman must cook and clean, leave decition making to a man!" among older people. Not so much among young though. And like many problems it takes roots in USSR mentality.

PS. I wanted to ask you something. One american reviewer made critical claims on developers of some eastern europe game that their game is racist, because there no black people. He is sure that here, in Eastern europe, black people are as common as in US. :) Even claim that history confirm his words. Do you agree? Is many americans share that belief?
peacetraveler22
Jun. 16th, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
Hi, yes I didn't mean to publish the post his evening. So, it will appear at another time. Thanks, however, for your comment. I think you're right - many of these antiquated views of feminine roles are left over from the USSR. It seems the newer generation of Russian females are becoming more independent and varied in their pursuits and ambitions. I think this is a good thing! This is absurd to claim that a game is racist because there are no black people!! :)) It is a radical opinion, in my view.
linamay
Jun. 16th, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm 36, and I had a try a cookie with marijuana couple days ago, first time. ugh... never again! It's Washington state.
peacetraveler22
Jun. 16th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
Hi! I've never eaten pot cookies or brownies! You had a negative reaction or feeling from the marijuana?
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naysayer15
Jun. 17th, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
I traveled here with my Russian friend Alexander...

Can you stop calling Belenky "Russian"? He is just a kike. The correct sentence is: I traveled here with my Jewish friend Alexander...

"If I had to baptise a Jew, I would take him to the bridge of the Elbe, hang a stone round his neck and push him over with the words `I baptise thee in the name of Abraham” – Martin Luther 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 290. [36] Grisar, “Luther”, Vol. V. pg. 413."

Edited at 2015-06-17 08:07 pm (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Jun. 17th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
I did not mention Alexander in this post! :)
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