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ghdi

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In Topic: Prudential Center's New "No Smoking" Policy

26 September 2014 - 06:02 PM

We went to the Grasshopper on someone's recommendation (another friend of my bro)...I was truly a fish out of water...I used to smoke all of the time back then (my early 20s...it's already been almost 22 years since I made the trip), but Amsterdam is the major leagues, as far as pot goes. 

 

Where in Colorado can you get the goods Colin?  My company has a second branch in Colorado Springs, but as late as April, you still couldn't buy pot there (I could be wrong...my daughter was with us and I didn't want to trek around looking for a little weed with her around, so I didn't exactly give it the good ole' college try.  But when I WAS in college, every so often we'd make a city run, just across the GWB, in an area that stupid young white guys like me and my pals had no business trekking to.  We're lucky we weren't beaten and left for dead).    

 

Yeah I can completely understand that haha. I did tons of research and stuff before I went the first time. I wanted the best right off the plane. My first visit was for the High Times Cannabis Cup, I had the judge's pass and all that. It turned out to be a big waste of time (the Cannabis Cup) and something I decided Id never do again. Can go anytime of year to make your own Cannabis Cup. All that said, with Colorado having better laws than even Holland, I dont think I'll make the trip as often as I used to. 

In Topic: Prudential Center's New "No Smoking" Policy

26 September 2014 - 05:59 PM

Amsterdam is dirty. Those who don't think so had their judgement affected by the local "cuisine"

 

Its like any other city on Earth. There are certainly parts of it I'd consider dirty, but to paint it with a broad brush as "dirty" is ridiculous.

In Topic: Prudential Center's New "No Smoking" Policy

26 September 2014 - 03:15 PM

ABSOLUTELY!

 

The first place I checked out when I went to Amsterdam was a place called the Grasshopper.  I think it had two floors (booze upstairs, gonja down), and of course, I immediately proceeded downstairs, where I was greeted by a lusciously think fog of much reefer smoke and several pairs of half-lidded, reddened, smiling eyes.  As I headed to the right side of the room, a small handwritten sign above a seemingly blank window beckoned "PRESS LIGHT TO SEE MENU".  Seemed like a command worth following. 

 

Places like Barney's and Grey Area (owned by Americans) were always my first stopping points. Barney's is literally the first place Id go upon arrival as they opened early and served proper breakfasts. Nothing like a big plate of pancakes right off the plane followed by a joint the size of a baby's arm. When I stayed at the Flying Pig, there's a coffeeshop right across the path called "Blues Brothers" that was always welcoming and theres another one near there called "420 Cafe" that had vaporizors to use and always played good music. I can't even begin to explain my hate over some of the music selections in some coffeeshops. Jack Johnson overload. Just shoot me. Even in 2012, more than 10 years after my first visit they were still playing garbage.

In Topic: Prudential Center's New "No Smoking" Policy

26 September 2014 - 03:03 PM

The laws have changed slightly and are mostly unenforced except outside of the major cities. Amsterdam's incredible, you must go. Oregon/Colorado, etc. can never compare. And that has as much to do with ganja/hookers as it does with its touristic architectural beauty: Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Vondelpark, Heineken Brewery etc., etc., not to mention Dutch women.....

 

And if you like to smoke a little bit, it's a nice element to add to some sight-seeing of what's one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

 

And no, I'm not sponsored by Amsterdam tourism!  :giggle:


 

I'm curious, when did you go? I've been 4 times in the past 5 years for various reasons (business, vacation, stopover), and I never noticed that it was dirty. Maybe the red light district after a long Saturday night might be in need of a street sweep, but that wasn't anything I ever noticed.

 

 

Concurred. My passport has 28 stamps, literally half of them are entries at Schiphol lol. Yes, I went there for the pot, but I have a handful of Dutch friends so I would always plan mainland European visits with an Amsterdam entry, spend a few days, go whereever else I go, come back to Amsterdam to end the trip. The last few times Ive been I've stayed with friends, but I used to stay at the Flying Pig hostel pretty much exclusively. Have never had more fun at a hostel than at that place and Ive stayed at all 3 of their properties, even the one on the beach in Noordwijk, although even in the summer the wind off the North Sea is hellacious so its hard to enjoy the beach. I've not stayed at any of the hostels since 08 though, so I dont know what its like now. Was last in Amsterdam in 2012.

 

I cannot at all agree with the guy whose been there once that states its "dirty". I do think the area around Damrak directly outside Centraal Station is a bit of a pit, especially near the entry to the main Red Light District and definitely late at night it sucks with all the idiots trying to sell hard drugs, but once you hit the Jordaan and the residential areas along the canals, its pretty fantastic and parts of it are beautiful. The further you get away from the train station/Damrak, it really shows its beauty. 

 

That said, can do Amsterdam in Denver now if its a trip just for weed :D

 

As for the OP, I smoke when I drink and I drink at Devils games, but this policy doesn't bother me. I can go an entire game without a smoke.

In Topic: Expansion to Vegas Apparently "Done Deal"

27 August 2014 - 06:58 PM

Las Vegas Outlaws :D

 

This is clearly a litmus test for Vegas. If they can support an NHL team and not run afoul of the obvious there, I wouldnt be surprised to see NBA there next and possibly even NFL or MLB way down the line. Its a rapidly growing city and has been for a long time.

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