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Old 19-02-2018, 10:01   #1
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My girlfriend and I are full time liveaboards in the beautiful state of Maine, USA. Up here the recreational use of marajuana is legal. While safely at anchor or dockside we enjoy partaking on occasion. Gently rocking on a mooring with a nice buzz on is one of life’s simple pleasures that’s hard to beat.
Our plan is to sail south in 2020 starting in the Bahamas and figuring it out from there. My question is, what are the dangers of sailing with a small quantity of weed on board. Say one or two ounces.
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My girlfriend and I are full time liveaboards in the beautiful state of Maine, USA. Up here the recreational use of marajuana is legal. While safely at anchor or dockside we enjoy partaking on occasion. Gently rocking on a mooring with a nice buzz on is one of life’s simple pleasures that’s hard to beat.
Our plan is to sail south in 2020 starting in the Bahamas and figuring it out from there. My question is, what are the dangers of sailing with a small quantity of weed on board. Say one or two ounces.
Thank you. SV BigBird
Having your boat confiscated and you being deported. So no big deal
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Not sure how Bahamas views weed, but given your current federal government, I certainly wouldn’t risk it.

You could always point your bow north instead. Recreational weed will be legal across Canada by then.
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Not sure how Bahamas views weed, but given your current federal government, I certainly wouldn’t risk it.



You could always point your bow north instead. Recreational weed will be legal across Canada by then.

That's the best anti drug campaign I've heard. Quit smoking or we'll make you freeze up North

My view is, your risk is low if you don't get caught... I've known friends to take small quantities of drugs to Asia (on planes). Never seemed worth the worry to me...

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Anyone at anchor or underway who uses weed should have their vessel impounded and they should be charged. Totally irresponsible behavior. If anyone needs to know why that is they should not be allowed on the water.
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That's the best anti drug campaign I've heard. Quit smoking or we'll make you freeze up North
Smoking warms the innards. It’s part of our way of staying warm .

Actually, this thread has me wondering how Canadian law will treat recreational cannabis on boats. In Canada, unlike in some US states, it is perfectly legal to drink at anchor as long as the vessel meets certain minimum requirements. I assume pot will be treated the same way, but I’ve not heard anything.
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Anyone at anchor or underway who uses weed should have their vessel impounded and they should be charged. Totally irresponsible behavior. If anyone needs to know why that is they should not be allowed on the water.


But but, what if they have liability coverage, aren't they responsible then??

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Anyone at anchor or underway who uses weed should have their vessel impounded and they should be charged. Totally irresponsible behavior. If anyone needs to know why that is they should not be allowed on the water.
I take it you would support going back to Prohibition like early last century as well..
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Never had a drink at anchor? Really...
Care to explain why you think this way?

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Care to explain why you think this way?

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SV Bigbird,

This should answer your questions.

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My girlfriend and I are full time liveaboards in the beautiful state of Maine, USA. Up here the recreational use of marajuana is legal. While safely at anchor or dockside we enjoy partaking on occasion. Gently rocking on a mooring with a nice buzz on is one of life’s simple pleasures that’s hard to beat.
Our plan is to sail south in 2020 starting in the Bahamas and figuring it out from there. My question is, what are the dangers of sailing with a small quantity of weed on board. Say one or two ounces.
Thank you. SV BigBird
You don't even have to leave Maine to get busted. Unless you are not on Federal waters, you are in Federal jurisdiction. If the Coast Guard does an inspection don't be surprised if you get a fine.

https://www.boatingmag.com/how-legal...ies-to-boaters

I'm not for or against pot. Our club has had to make it clear that even Lake Washington is a federal waterway and illegal activities aren't allowed.

Edit: I see I have a similar link as in post #12
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So, if i read this correctly ( and excuse me if I don’t as I’m British) but…the state can make a law that the federal government doesn’t agree with and therefore just ignores whatever rights have been given by the state. Sounds like state laws are not actually laws but just kinda recommended …er…advisements. This must get even more confusing than the French choosing to ignore EU legislation ‘cos at least they are a Separate nation …
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