Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

What's it like in Denver?

http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/home/node/126

Sounds like my kind of town...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 23rd, 2006
Small amount? What's a small amount? 5g? 10g? 30g?
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 23rd, 2006
Here it is 5g.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 23rd, 2006
Unfortunately Mat, this is still punishable at the federal levels, so it's not as sweet as it sounds.

Colorado in general (esp. Boulder) has a reputation for this though, and they are pretty cool, laid back cities in general.
Permalink Pseudo Masochist 
January 23rd, 2006
Boulder ROCKS! I absolutely love that town.

I thought Colorado was one of the conservative states, though.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 23rd, 2006
Denver & Boulder have pretty good public transportation.
As for pot? Who cares. It is a waste of money.
Permalink Peter 
January 23rd, 2006
I think Colorado has certain conservative leanings, but emphasis on the environment is big there, as is the "counter culture". IIRC (which I may not), there's a lot of gun rights advocates there as well.

It seems like kind of a mixed bag.
Permalink Pseudo Masochist 
January 23rd, 2006
States Rights... :)
Permalink KC 
January 23rd, 2006
"It's coming right for us." - Uncle Jimbo
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 23rd, 2006
Good lord.

150 years later and we're still going to have the same goddamned fight.

Cotton, hemp, whatever...

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 23rd, 2006
Dude... hemp. should be legal. You can like, make... rope with it. Yeah... rope! Dude...
Permalink O_o 
January 23rd, 2006
I spent a few days there a couple of years ago, and the downtown area was tres cool. Excellent restaurant/entertainment district. Other cities ought to be taking notes.

Didn't see any pot, though. Sorry.
Permalink example 
January 23rd, 2006
Colorado *is* technically a red state in every election, but if you live in Denver or Boulder, it doesn't seem like one. Apparently, all the conservative rural folks just do a better job of getting out and voting than the city dwellers. At least, that's my guess since you only see the occasional HumVee with a "W" sticker on it driving around Denver.

And MarkTAW is right -- Boulder does kick ass for a number of reasons. Something like 300 days of sunshine a year, beautiful protected open space, lots to do, laid back attitude, and all the amenities you could want from shopping to great restaurants to ridiculously fit college girls on bikes everywhere you look. The only real downside is that real estate is pretty pricey...
Permalink bionicroach 
January 23rd, 2006
Denver is pretty conservative, Boulder is an extremely liberal college town about 30 min outside of Denver. Denver is a pretty friendly midwestern city for the most part, and has a decent sized hispanic population. It also has Casa Bonita, which one could REALLY enjoy while toking. http://www.casabonitadenver.com/
Permalink Phil 
January 23rd, 2006
Ehhhhhh....maybe if you include some of the outlying suburbs you could call Denver conservative as a whole, but I live in the downtown area and that's definitely not the vibe I get. That's the main reason WHY I live in the downtown area, actually.

I completely agree that Casa Bonita is freaky, though.
Permalink bionicroach 
January 23rd, 2006
Are there black people in Denver? LOL. Probably a few more than there are in Maine. I loved Maine, but boy did that one thing made me feel lonely.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 23rd, 2006
If you want to see "conservative" try Colorado Springs. 1/3 of the employment is defense industry, 1/3 is religious, and pretty much the rest is fast food. You'll need a clearance to work in defense. You'll need a "testimony of faith" to work in the religious sector: that's like a security clearance for your religion, and you'll need letters of recommendation from your last 10 years worth of pastors/priests.

http://www.harpers.org/SoldiersOfChrist.html
http://www.harpers.org/FeelingTheHate.html
Permalink Peter 
January 23rd, 2006
Yes, Colorado Springs is actually freakier than Casa Bonita.


Sharky: I saw a black guy on the lightrail train once. He and I had the whole car to ourselves because all the other passengers were scared to get on. It was great.
Permalink bionicroach 
January 23rd, 2006
compared to Chicago or Hotlanta, Denver is pretty white. But I think the % of African Americans in Denver is close to the national average (around 12% I think?)
Permalink O_o 
January 23rd, 2006
Heh. It's wierd to be in a sparse area. You see someone like you at the mall and you wanna run up and hug them.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 23rd, 2006
I sometimes forget I live in a place not like most places. Chicago has a lot of brown people compared to most other places. You get used to that.

I'm not prejudiced too much though. When I lived in San Francisco, I missed the Poles and the Italians a lot. And the Irish.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 23rd, 2006
It must be tricky people not having the original place their genes came from tattooed on their forehead.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 24th, 2006

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