Bringing the learning home (Australian Learning & Teaching Council)

Venice Beach, Los Angeles

This might not look like your typical medical centre or hospital, but if you need a prescription for marijuana, you’d be most successful in getting one on the streets of Venice Beach.


3 responses

  1. jangothard

    Great t-shirt in the foreground of the photo! I guess it refers to the same thing? did you pay the guy to walk past at the right moment or did you just get lucky? (did you just ‘luck out’, as the Americans say – though that always sounds wrong to me, as if it means, ‘I was out of luck’…)

    What is the legal situation regarding marijuana in California? do you know anything about the attitude towards things like injecting rooms? I had an idea that was anathema, but could be out of date, and I guess it depends on which state you are in. Yes, the apparent hypocrisy is very interesting – what do your US college friends say about this?

    February 23, 2011 at 5:46 am

  2. egorsky

    I am fairly certain that marijuana is mostly illegal in California, but a market exists for people who use it for medical treatments. It is more socially acceptable to smoke weed here, and you can occasionally smell it around campus. There are stores around LA where you can buy hookah, which I have never seen in Australia.

    I think this picture makes Venice look really tacky though, and not really a place where real doctors would work lol…

    February 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

  3. egorsky

    Fortunately I don’t have friends who smoke, I think they are not really into that kind of thing. To be honest it scares me a little bit, I mean, I don’t want to be deported for showing mild curiosity about marijuana.

    February 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

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