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[Portland] A marijuana tourist's guide to the city


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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:49 AM

NY Times Frugal Traveler finds that legal cannabis is of higher quality, more consistent, and provided in a concierge environment which resembles an Apple Store.  This particular store has a 1 to 1 ratio of staff to customers, which allows an undivided communication and guidance. Bring cash, too.

 

The don't consume in public part of the rule means you need to find a hotel / living arrangement  which allows you to consume, as many hotels don't permit use on their property.

 

 

A couple of pointers if you’re planning to partake in one of the eight states that has legalized recreational marijuana in this country. If you’re headed to a dispensary, bring your I.D. as well as cash. Don’t call it weed — the preferred terminology is cannabis. What you may know as a joint is now referred to as a preroll. Don’t say bud, say flower. Most importantly, understand that once you step from the head shop back out onto the street, you’re not supposed to consume in public (This applies to other states as well — you can’t just light up on the sidewalk).

 

 

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#2 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:35 PM

I don't know what anyone elses' findings are, but walking around the streets of NYC, there is more marijuana being consumed in public then I've ever noticed before.



#3 Orik

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:29 PM

I don't know what anyone elses' findings are, but walking around the streets of NYC, there is more marijuana being consumed in public then I've ever noticed before.

 

yup. also it's evident that it is indeed a gateway drug for some, given the kava bars, ayahuasca meetups, etc. attended by recent "medical" users. I still find it too time consuming.


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#4 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:49 PM

What's the opposite of "gateway?"

 

In other words, let's say experimentation (by others, not me!) with different drugs has come and gone, and then you're left with weed...  

 

California has it down; when we finally learn (as if it already hasn't been learned by big pharma, but maybe now we're getting political) how effective some of the cannabinoids other than THC are for things like pain relief (try CBD), stuff should be available for whoever needs it.



#5 Orik

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

dude, I was chief agronomist for the socialist youth movement, believe me I'm on board, just tellin' ya what I'm seeing right now among people who weren't very big experimenters for the first 50+ years of their lives. 


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#6 joethefoodie

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

dude, I was chief agronomist for the socialist youth movement, believe me I'm on board, just tellin' ya what I'm seeing right now among people who weren't very big experimenters for the first 50+ years of their lives. 

 

Oh, make no mistake, I believe you. Are the people you're referring to also gluten-free at this point? I have a brother-in-law whose a Buddhist, even though he has a Tesla in his driveway. He also goes to silent retreats, but can never seem to shut up about any and everything when he's around me.

 

(FWIW, I've never been to a kava bar, nor an ayahuasca meeting!)



#7 Rail Paul

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

There's been a lot of discussion here in Florida about medical conditions which might  justify weed or waters.  Although the law is pretty specific.

 

The constables have busted many docs for pill peddling / failure to maintain records, so I'm sure the dispensaries will be under similar scrutiny.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:15 PM

Our sublessor landlord - one of them has Parkinson's. Live in FL. Have a prescription. And it's still a nightmare for them to procure.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:06 AM

Move to the NV land of plenty (and no state income tax)  ;) .