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Re: Cannabis use on board
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.