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how do you know if we aren't just on the foothills of the golden age?

I am not disagreeing... because maybe when the federal government accepts legal cannabis (you know so they can tax the hell out of it) it might really drive everything whacky (as in tobacky)
We may very well be on the foothills of the golden age...I hope we are.
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This really is one of those topics where as im sure there is a large majority of people not speaking up about pot because of the stigma so many people have against it and ergo, them.
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Actually, the majority may well disapprove, but realize they'd be on the losing side of history trying to resist.
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This really is one of those topics where as im sure there is a large majority of people not speaking up about pot because of the stigma so many people have against it and ergo, them.
Yes, although I bet that is highly specific to the region, culture and nation. Since an increasing number of nations and regions are moving towards at least decriminalization, in not complete legalization, the numbers of people who need to hide in the dark are dwindling fast.

Its an obvious comparison, but there was a time when alcohol was stigmatized quite intentionally, just like cannabis. I think many countries and many regions no longer have to worry about the stigma.

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Actually, the majority may well disapprove, but realize they'd be on the losing side of history trying to resist.
I really think you have to localize the question. There may be a majority in some regions or countries who disapprove. But Im sure there are others where the numbers go the other way. Id be wiling to bet the largest demographic is in the: I dont really give a darn"

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I haven't heard much about this recently, but the USCG had a "Zero Tolerance" policy and, presumably, still does. Under this policy, they would seize vessels that had any amount of illegal drugs aboard, regardless of who owned those drugs. So if you had a guest or crew member aboard who possessed a half-ounce of pot, and the Coast Guard discovered this during a routine boarding, you could lose your boat. And, as mentioned above, law enforcement has the right to search your vessel.

This made a lot of news back in the 1980s. I haven't heard much about it recently. Perhaps someone here knows more about recent USCG enforcement policy on this matter.

Another thing to keep in mind is that any mariner holding credentials from the USCG is subject to drug testing. Having THC in your system (i.e., marijuana) would lead to the suspension of your OUPV/master's license.
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Oh yes at the federal level, LEO in many blue state jurisdictions still seizing assets and tossing people in jail. Mostly brown and poor people of course.

Corporate Amerika and gov employers are very big on testing, to the point it really makes it hard to attract the best and brightest. Border Patrol especially!

And Sessions would love to see history pushed back in that regard, but that lot won't be in power long enough. . .
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Ok, so you don't bring along a half ounce of weed on your nice friends boat. You bring along 1 (or two) joints already twisted which can be eaten or pitched if not smoked before the CG boards you.
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I'm not really keen on navigating while high. In sight of our anchorage for the night though I am game.
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This really is one of those topics where as im sure there is a large majority of people not speaking up about pot because of the stigma so many people have against it and ergo, them.


this is a wonderfully perfect take on this.

but you could say the same for sex... so many people are against it, but because of the sigma, no one wants to admit it

or alcohol...

or gambling

but that would also go against people not speaking up because they see the research of how many people actually partake in the practice of sex .. I mean marijuana https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ed-pot-n747476 or https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.f6ef1ce40836

I think it is sort of like homosexuality.... even if you think being gay is wrong, you don't see any problem with it.... I dare say you ... or very few people have thought their life has been hurt by people who smoke pot.

and to the contrary, people who see their state profit from the sale of pot are not complaining.

My guess, only a guess, states who legalize marijuana are better off than states that have legalized gambling.





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I think one of the problems with marijuana use is --> the federal government.

I don't know how much I would partake at $300, but as long as all the states have different laws... the popularity will be skewed. My employment doesn't do drug testing, still, I would never go to Colorado and smoke, where it is legal because it is still illegal in NYS...

If the Federal government backed off or legalized it, and it was legal in my state.. instead of a couple gin and tonics, I might have taken a couple hits tonight.






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Anything in life is risk vs reward.... Risk of being boarded by drug-sniffing dogs at night during a surprise drug raid on a 35 foot sailboat going 4 knots. VS the adult use of a substance that causes us to relax and enjoy for a max of a hour or so, which smell dissipates quite fast in the open ocean and can be hidden in air tight containers the size of a pill bottle....

Have you guys looked at what could happen even by getting pulled over with it in your car? car could be taken, house could be searched, jailed, money lost, reputation. YET... millions upon millions are doing it right now :P and every day. The risk is small, yet the life long reward be great matey....

I see too many people who are either older or just set in their ways of thinking its the devils cabbage, and people who use are totally irresponsible. I wish I could somehow know how many small sailboats have been boarded by drug sniffing dogs in the past year who found their hidden airtight stash in some small bilge hose...
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