Binghamton, NY, New York

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5

Legislation: Possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana is punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense. For the second offense, the penalty increases to a $200 fine and for subsequent offenses the fine increases to $250 and a maximum of 15 days in jail time may be imposed.

Possession of greater than 25 grams or possession of any amount in public where the marijuana is burning or open to public view, is a class B misdemeanor and is punishable by up to three months in jail and a fine up to $500.

Law enforcement: The majority of local cops don’t give a grunt unless it’s a particularly boring day, or if you’re in a neighboring town such as Vestal or Endicott. Watch for state troopers on the highways.

Where to buy marijuana: Everywhere! Seriously, you should have no problem finding bud around Binghamton. Try hanging around the east side and asking random stoners guys. If you are extremely desperate, try asking someone hanging around the Getty on Court St (beware, most of the black guys that act white in there and white guys in there are undercover cops).

Marijuana prices: Just about everything (unless it’s extremely rare) goes for $10/gram, give or take .1 gram based on quality. $20/2g ; $35/eighth ; $60/quad. Past that you’ll find half o’s between $90 and $120, and o’s between $160 and $240.

Marijuana brands: In addition to middies and schwag and outdoors shit, there’s a lot of ‘dro-grown weed, and there’s a lot of northern lights strains loaded with orange hairs. If you look in the right places, you can find lots of rare strains.

More information: Need a pipe? Try Sugar Mountain on Court St, the Adult Outlet/Bookstore on Upper Court St, Leatherbound (across from Adult Outlet) on Upper Court St, tobacco shops such as the one on Main St. in Endicott next to Bobby’s Place, or one of the obvious headshops located around the downtown area.