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         In many states medical marijuana is legal. My question is since the rules only state illegal drugs, does that mean that one that smokes (and is legal) during a sanctioned round is A>breaking the rules. B> not breaking the rules. Since the pdga sanctions tourneys world wide and in several countries the drug is legal, does the laws where the pdga is headquartered superseded?

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Good question.

Why not ask.................


A lawyer

A Government Representative


i am not a current pdga member and those boards are for members. Also most rules questions here are asnwerd with rule book quotations and real life scenerios.

I am well aware of my legal standing, I want to know how it would be handled in a tourney. Lawyers give legal advice for a living, a handsome living I might add. What would 99.99% of lawyers know about pdga policy any way?

Government Representative would be like pulling teeth, most are unaware of any particulars on a law that brings them no lobbying $$$. What would they know about pdga policy any way?

I may be wrong but I could not help but detect a little sarcasm in your post. thank you very little.

No sarcasm given.

Usually I have an answer for people or I know who to ask.

But your question was difficult, so I gave some examples of who one may ask.

This is a touchy subject.  A subject that is in debate on lower and upper levels of politics.

And has been in debate for decades etc.

So please relax, most people who answer these discussion posts are not azzhole looking for a fight.


try edible treats and tinctures! no one will be the wiser.
Not the same for me, anyway, like tequila to beer.
Here's the thing. MMJ is generally legal IN YOUR HOME. Use on teh course violates a number of rules and is detrimental to the sport. I am quite experienced  (Jimi) not just beautiful. Others seeing you will assume that you're just a stoner and breaking teh rules. As earlier stated, it's not against the rules to imbibe before or after the round. If you haven't had edibles that affect you for eight hours, I suggest you find a new source. The proper edibles eliminate your pain and suffering for quite a long time. During the round you can always hold a lighter in front of your face and take three DEEP breaths. That will simulate taking a toke for your brain.

95% sure, there's no specific rule stating that you can't use it.  The applicable rule is that you can't break state, federal, or local laws, ordinances, etc. 


Marijuana's not legal here but in places where it is, is it legal in public parks?  If not, the question would be limited to private courses.


With the disclaimer that that's from memory; I'm too lazy to look it up.

I see folks burning daily. DAILY !!!! DAILY !!!!  DAILY !!!!!!!  Yes , alot of folks Burn in somekind of device.


In PDGA sanctioned tournaments and requests made by the Tournament Directors , that answer is no.


Always check with City and Park regulations . I know some players who carry their 420 card  !



You also may want to double-check how your state's medical marijuana laws are written.  Here in Michigan, there is absolutely no provisions for being able to smoke legally in public, only in certified care clubs and in private homes.  Smoking in public will get you arrested regardless if you have a green card or not.  YMMV.
Any time at my home course, no padga here. That's the amateur pro assoc, ironic.

Easy, easy solution to this - you either invest in a quality portable vape, or spend the money on a bat/dugout that looks like a cigarette/cigarette pack, also DO NOT mess with schwag.  That is a rule that every marijuana user should follow whether recreational or medicinal - CHRONIC ONLY - sativas for rec use, indicas for pain. Throw it in a grinder, once you have it broken up like shake put it in the dugout. 


There is a product I have seen that looks like a 20 oz. pop bottle that is full, but is actually hollow containing smoke and odor filters.  Act like your grabbing a cig, twist into dugout - you are loaded tight if it's grinded.  Light like cigarette, sucking hard.  Hold in.  Grab the bottle, act like you are taking a drink, exhale hit into bottle.


If you got the good good and can hold your breath without looking obvious, you don't need that bottle.  Just take a small hit and hold it.  You won't blow out any smoke.  Build lung power by breathing diaphragmatically. 


But the portable vape is the way to go.  I've heard there are ones now that are quality vapes that look like asthma inhalers --- but a little pricey.  And even after vaping you can either sell the bud or toke it - you still get high.

you can also put the tincture in one of those vapor cigarettes that people use to quit smoking. it works wel and people will think you are trying to quit smoking.



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