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Reefer Madness on Alaska cruises?

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Old Mar 12, 19, 2:08 pm
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Carried in a Vitamin E bottle....
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Old Mar 12, 19, 5:09 pm
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Trying again. Guess you could parse the language.....
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Old Mar 12, 19, 11:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Hoyaheel View Post

Trying again. Guess you could parse the language.....
No parsing necessary, and in any event, hard to avoid seeing that marijuana leaf in the picture. You use, you lose.
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Old Mar 13, 19, 5:17 am
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Trying again. Guess you could parse the language.....
Depending on where you are marijuana is not an illegal drug. Throw a passenger off in Alaska or Vancouver for having cannabis and what can "local authorities" prosecute you for?
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Old Mar 13, 19, 5:31 am
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Depending on where you are marijuana is not an illegal drug. Throw a passenger off in Alaska or Vancouver for having cannabis and what can "local authorities" prosecute you for?
Iíd say nothing for jurisdictions where cannabis is allowed but then again youíre off the ship and Iíd imagine arranging your own transportation home. Seabournís sign is just generic rather than trying to be port and country specific.
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Yes to all of that ;-)
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Old Mar 13, 19, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by Badenoch View Post
Depending on where you are marijuana is not an illegal drug. Throw a passenger off in Alaska or Vancouver for having cannabis and what can "local authorities" prosecute you for?
Seabourn could care less about whether one is prosecuted or not. They just want drug users off the ship. For them, it would not be a criminal case, unless the offending passenger needed to be forcefully removed.
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We all know what Seabourn means when they post "Drug Free Zone". They mean no smoking cannabis. Period. They don't mean no insulin injections, no prescription medications, and certainly they don't mean no alcohol, which they don't even depict.
It's what it is. Years ago, I could smoke cannabis outside and people passing by - if I was moderately discreet - thought I was smoking tobacco. Now if I don't smoke it, I can - and do - use cannabis whenever and wherever I please. That includes on Seabourn cruises.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by rickg523 View Post
We all know what Seabourn means when they post "Drug Free Zone". They mean no smoking cannabis. Period. They don't mean no insulin injections, no prescription medications, and certainly they don't mean no alcohol, which they don't even depict.
It's what it is. Years ago, I could smoke cannabis outside and people passing by - if I was moderately discreet - thought I was smoking tobacco. Now if I don't smoke it, I can - and do - use cannabis whenever and wherever I please. That includes on Seabourn cruises.
Sure. People use cannabis in all sorts of forms nowadays and it would be naive to think it doesnít happen on Seabourn or any other cruise line for that matter. While Iíve not seen a similar sign like Seabournís I have seen similar statements in published cruise line passenger guidelines, cruise contracts, etc. There is a poster on Cruise Critic who is a retired police officer who now occasionally contracts with Holland America as a security officer. I donít recall him saying it happens often but he has confirmed that Holland America has a zero tolerance policy with crew and passengers and they will and have been escorted off the ship if discovered. He has said that there is a wide variance as to how jurisdictions at the ports deal with offenders and while I donít recall him mentioning specific countries he has cautioned that some in areas like Asia and the Middle East take more than a dim view. Personally as a retired Federal employee still working occasionally as a contractor itís not worth the even remote chance Iíd get caught and have my security clearance lifted. My wife who is still a Federal employee is subject to unannounced random drug screening so the same applies to her.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by rickg523 View Post
We all know what Seabourn means when they post "Drug Free Zone". They mean no smoking cannabis. Period. They don't mean no insulin injections, no prescription medications, and certainly they don't mean no alcohol, which they don't even depict.
Of course they don't mean insulin or alcohol - they specify "illegal" drugs. What they care about is liability, period.

It wasn't an issue on our cruise; we were never searched embarking in Alaska, no matter what might have been in our coats or bags going through the screener. I simply took the photo because my cruise occurred soon after this thread started so it was in my mind, about how cruiselines might or might not be responding to the issue.
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