Hello Southern Neighbours, (can you tell I'm not from the U.S. from my kooky spelling?)
How strict are the pot laws in the state where you live? Do you have the freedom to smoke in public? Can you buy from your dealer, without worry or fear? How do you feel about the pot laws in your country?
As a Canadian, I feel lucky, in the sense that I can smoke a joint on my patio, or even on the street. I can visit my local head shop to buy whatever I need, or visit a pot cafe to grab some lunch, and smoke a J. I can be picked up by a police officer (not that it happens often!:P) and not have to worry if I have a pipe on me, a joint, or rolling papers. We used to be decriminalized (not fully legalized) but since Stephen Harper became our Prime Minister, our decriminalization has been under dispute. However, as a country, we are relaxed. As long as you don't have a multi-million dollar grow-op, there are no worries.
I have been to Amsterdam, and although marijuana is decriminalized, they have strict public smoking policies. You cannot smoke on the street. You need to stay indoors, at the coffee shops. Although I did get the best vaporizer hit of my life in a pot museum!
Just so I don't seem totally North American-centric here, if you live in another country, what are your pot laws like? How do you feel about them? I'd be very interested in hearing other views and experiences.
Thanks for reading, and happy smoking!