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Mar
12
revised In which countries (or states) can a traveler smoke weed and not face any legal charges?
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Mar
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comment In which countries (or states) can a traveler smoke weed and not face any legal charges?
Colorado is in the question; Oregon and Alaska have passed the necessary legislation, but it has not yet, I believe, come into effect.
Mar
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Mar
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revised In which countries (or states) can a traveler smoke weed and not face any legal charges?
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Mar
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comment In which countries (or states) can a traveler smoke weed and not face any legal charges?
Wikipedia, where else?
Mar
12
answered Shipping a kayak to India - or can I fly with it?
Mar
11
comment In which countries (or states) can a traveler smoke weed and not face any legal charges?
@choster - the distinction between decriminalization and legalization has nothing to do with Federalism. Decriminalization is the abolition of criminal penalties; other legal disabilities may remain. Also, in the US, treaties do not have constitutional force; like all Federal laws, they are superior to state laws and state constitutions, but for obvious reasons, they are still inferior to the US Constitution.
Mar
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answered In which countries (or states) can a traveler smoke weed and not face any legal charges?
Feb
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comment Is it legal to import software from the US to India, which is presently not for sale in India?
For whatever it's worth, customs inspection in India (at least in Hyderabad and Mumbai) was not, in my experience, what you would call rigorous. If you were carrying, oh, a pair of live racoons, I'd give it 50/50 they would ask questions. A video game, they are never going to see.
Jan
18
answered Can a shower hose be taken on planes worldwide without hassle?
Jan
15
comment Does parents' family name refer to mother's married name or maiden name on VWP/ESTA form?
Several people, including @Lilienthal, have suggested I amend my answer to refer to a "legal name". In common-law jurisdictions like the US and the UK, there is no such thing as "legal name". If you choose to call yourself "Buzz Killington the Third", that is up to you. Obviously, if you are expecting the visa people to follow up with your mother in any way, it may be helpful to use the name they have for her on their documents already.
Jan
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answered Does parents' family name refer to mother's married name or maiden name on VWP/ESTA form?
Dec
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comment What tiny critters are likely to bite feet in the Red Sea at Aqaba?
Sea-lice are arthropods, which means they are no closer to cnidarians like jellyfish than you are.
Nov
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comment I have a 16 hour layover in Heathrow London
" If you are coming to the United Kingdom for any purpose other than a tourist or business visit of less than six months in duration, you must have a visa prior to your arrival at a UK port of entry."
Sep
29
answered What to do in Bangkok during midnight stopover
Aug
24
comment Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?
Well, pleasant as the idea that European customs relies exclusively on profiling is, just last month I was changing planes at Heathrow when my traveling companion showed insufficient obeisance to the security staff, so they delayed us until our flight left.
Aug
24
comment Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?
Are you sure about this? I have never had my bags transferred for me from an international flight to a domestic one. When the plane lands in Edinburgh, will they send everybody through Customs or will they somehow know the OP hasn't been checked. Will the OP go through Immigration/Passport Control in London or Edinburgh? I am very skeptical.
Jul
16
comment What items are forbidden to take when traveling to the US that would be OK in most other countries?
LOL: "dog or cat fur" (presumably, it is OK if it is still on a live animal). Also, I found one that I have actually violated, but bringing a Shan knife back from Burma.
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Jun
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comment What happens if you are caught (accidentally) not declaring something at customs?
@Jagular -- what a cheese beagle might look like.