Take Southwest Airlines to Denver to get Pot


By Bernie on 04 Jan 2014

Now that Colorado this week became the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use (1), the question arises for residents in other states who live too far away to drive is how do I get there cheaply?

A recent visit to a few travel sites reveals that as long as you don't go there immediately, Southwest has the lowest fares. For example, I live near Newark Airport and a round-trip flight to Denver two weeks from now leaving Saturday and returning the next day will set me back about $231 total.

Since I am not a Colorado resident I will only be able to buy a quarter of an ounce per visit (Colorado residents can purchase one ounce; or two ounces with a medical marijuana card). But you can make multiple visits per day; just make sure you don't have more than one ounce in your possession at one time.

Now where can you smoke it? In Denver, marijuana can be consumed on private property just don't be brazen about it. Be very discreet smoking it in public even if you see others doing it openly.

The cost? For recreational use it will cost $100 or more for a quarter ounce, less if you have a medical marijuana card.

What about the feds, isn't it still illegal federally?Yes, but according to the U.S. Department of Justice recently published Cole memorandum [PDF], unless you take it out of state, give it to underage youths, or engage in activities that promote an illegal drug trade, they are taking a hands off approach to Colorado.

As for taking it back home, please be aware that it's very likely still illegal even if you have a medical marijuana card from your home state.

Now may be a good time to invest in Southwest Airlines stock.




Disclaimer as to buying pot: I sometimes provide information about the law designed to help my readers safely cope with their own legal needs. But legal information is not the same as legal advice or how you may apply the law to your individual, specific circumstances. I spend a great deal of time to make sure my information is accurate and useful; however, I recommend that you consult a lawyer (as much as that may be distasteful) if you want professional assurance that my information (and your interpretation of it) is appropriate to your particular situation.

Disclaimer as to medical information: It is not my intention to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide my readers with information so that they may better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice will not be provided, and I urge you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions. If the law of this country endangers your life by preventing you from obtaining medical treatment because of stupidity, government rationing or a misplaced sense of morals, then by all means take my specific medical advice since it may be illegal for you to consult with a qualified medical professional (and just hope for the best).

Disclaimer as to investment advice: Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. I shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

My full disclaimer here.




ENDNOTES


(1):

CNN.com, 3 Jan 2014, Colorado marijuana law is springboard for other states

Denver 420 Rally on April 20This week, Colorado became the first state to sell marijuana for recreational use. Hundreds of buyers waited in line for hours to be a part of opening-day history. Sales were brisk.

Now, Colorado's historic legalization policy is being touted as a springboard for the other states.

In 2012, Colorado voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana, as did voters in Washington state. But Colorado is the first to have the pot shops up and running under regulations recently established by state and local governments. Colorado voters' approval in effect amended the state's constitution to allow for the retail sale of recreational pot. The state already allowed medical marijuana.

The entire state is not implementing the law, however. A community can decide not to allow the shops, and in fact, most areas of the state have not, including communities such as Greeley and Colorado Springs.

Caption for photo: Members of a crowd numbering tens of thousands smoke and listen to live music at the Denver 420 Rally on April 20. Annual festivals celebrating marijuana are held around the world on April 20, a counterculture holiday.








Anyone may republish this article for non-commercial use without asking my permission. I make it easy, see details here.


Related Posts with Thumbnails
If this is your first time here, please read my Comment Policy HERE.

comments powered by Disqus


















HOME



Info


Email Me

FAQ/About Me

Search/Archives

Site Policies

Testimonials

My Articles in Danish

Follow Me:

subscribe to my Feedvia RSS Feed

subscribe to comment Feedvia my Comments Feed

subscribe to my YouTube Feedvia my YouTube Feed


View My Stats




Shameless Advertising


This is what Bernie is Reading Now



For Previous Books Click Here.





Comments



Buttons & Widgets


Locations of visitors to this page
Older Buttons



Blogs That Link to Me:


123beta
A collection of things...
Always on Watch
Americans Stand with Israel
Animal Magnetism
Apropos of Nothing
AUSSIE THOUGHTS
Bare Naked Islam
Basil’s Blog
BelchSpeak
Blazing Cat Fur
Blogging for a free world
BlogWrath
Celestial Offerings
Cmblake6's Weblog
Commonsense & Wonder
Conjecture and Consequence
Conservative Thoughts
Cosmic Cogitations
Cristy Li
Daily Blasphemies
David Drake
DiveDesk
DragonLady’s World
Eclecticity
Elder of Ziyon
Empyreum Cœlum
Eye of Polyphemus
Fausta’s Blog
Fiery Spirited Zionist
foolocracy
Gates of Vienna
GDCritter
Gummihund/ Rubberdog and a proud Orangutan
Hard to Swallow
Hodjanernes Blog
Huff-Watch
Infidel Bloggers Alliance
Infidelio
Infidels Against Islamophobia
Infidels Are Cool
Intergalactic Source of Truth
Iron Burka
Israel Matzav
Jewish Preppers
Jihadi Du Jour
Leather Penguin
Maggie’s Notebook
MFS - The Other News
mlah.us
Monkey in the Middle
Muellerstuff
Muslims Attack
My Gripes of Wrath
My Newz 'n Ideas
Neanderpundit
News on the March
News360
Nicholas Hunter Folkes
No Apology
nothing to laugh at
Nuke's
OBAMA CARTOONS
Oswald Bastable’s Ranting
Outside the Camp
Pakshahara
Perigo Islâmico (In Portuguese)
Pirate's Cove
pislamonausea Central
Project 2,996
Prune Juice Media
RADARSITE
Ramrock's Blog (In Spanish)
Remember Amalek
Right Nation
Right Pundits
Right Truth
Right-wing Agenda
Rightjab
Rosemary’s Thoughts
Sherryx’s Weblog
Silence the messenger
Silicon Valley Redneck
Simply Jews
Smooth Stone
So Far, So Good ...So What!
SPLINA ULTRAGIATĂ A ZIONULUI
Squid Thoughts
Stop Islamic Conquest
StormBringer
SumanSpeaks
Sunday Morning Coffee
Synopsis
Tales of a Wandering Mind
TAYLOR TOPICS
The Amboy Times
The Astute Bloggers
The Christian Defender
The Infidel Task Force
The Lambeth Walk
The Lunatic's Asylum
The Mindset
The Old Curmudgeon
THE OUTRAGED SPLEEN OF ZION
The Political Commentator
The Right Nation
The Sandman
The Sassy Tn’T PoLITicallY InCorrect
THE TEXAS SCRIBBLER
The Unreligious Right
The Virtuous Republic
Theo Spark
Third World County
TheRightRant
Thunder Pig
Transhumanisten
Treppenwitz
Unicorns and Rainbows
usa stands with israel
Veritas Universalis
Western Civilization and Culture
wine women and transcendence
Working the Web
Xanthippa's Chamberpot
Zilla of the Resistance
Zionism, Rebbi Nachman, and Rav Kook




Before you vote in the following poll , read Hamas Home Protection Services.

Would You Kill to Protect Your Family?
  
pollcode.com free polls