In some areas in the country, including Florida, medical marijuana and vaping has become very popular. Unfortunately, a cruise passenger, (who has chosen to remain anonymous), debarking the Jacksonville-Florida based Carnival Ecstasy recently was hit with a huge fine for carrying his marijuana vape off the ship.
In 2018, 21 states considered bills that would legalize adult-use marijuana: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Wisconsin and West Virginia
Colorado, California and other states have liberal laws regarding marijuana, however federal authorities in Florida are strictly enforcing drug laws when cruise passengers return from their ocean-going vacation.
In January of 2018, revelers on the “Holy Ship” charter cruise on the Norwegian Epic learned first hand that the long arm of the law moves swiftly (click on the link below for the details of the drug bust).
Cannabis Now reports, “Although the cruise line has established designated smoking areas — on the exterior decks and in its casino and nightclub — for those people who use tobacco products, cannabis users do not get the same treatment. There is a total ban on cannabis products. “Carnival recognizes that some state and local governments in the U.S., and in the destinations we visit, might allow marijuana use. However, Carnival Cruise Line follows U.S. federal law, which strictly prohibits possession and use of recreational/medicinal marijuana and other illegal controlled substances,” the spokesperson added.”
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Keep in mind that if you love to cruise and you do have a medical condition requiring medical marijuana, you must comply with federal law. You risk getting hit with a hefty fine that could really put a dent in your wallet, and turn all of your vacation memories into a bad dream.
Here’s another story about the subject of CBD on cruise ships: