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Old August 1st, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
Let's say you happen to be passing by the smoking section. A young thug is telling his bros a story about Snob Dog and medical marijuana. He petitely holds a joint between his fingers in one hand. You try peaceful resolution and he responds with a barrage of garbled curses. You call for security. He staggers forward and stumbles against you causing you to fall in a crumpled heap under his three houndred pounds. Security comes to the scene. They extract you from under the thug. They put both of you on your feet. They take the joint from the thug - ahh good they are collecting evidence. The thug protests. "Hey that's my medical marijuana and I want it back." I have a medical script see." He fumbles in his wallet. and finally produces a wrinkled card. He then accuses you of being the culprit who caused him to stumble and his bros sing out in unison that he is telling the truth. The Philipino security personnel stand watching until the deck officer and medical officer shows up with clipboards and forms. They look at the prescription form. The medical officer, the deck officer and the scurity personnel huddle. The officer hands the joint back to the thug. The officer takes your name and continues to prepare his report. The doctor asks if you are feeling any pain and you answer that you do not.

Meanwhile a chopper is landing on the ship and the thug is air evacuated to Miami, Florida. You ask why and the doctor responds he complained and we want to make sure he is okay. They don't want to be sued.

The next day after a miserable night filled with pain because you dislocated something you disembark. You go to the emergency ward of the local Miami hospital.
you miss your plane home and the airline wouldn't refund your ticket and your travel insurance wouldn't pay for air fare because the Miami police have a warrant out for you for assault. The thug's attorney also shows up and you find out the thug is suing you for damages to his client.

The local police and they are arrest you for assault - charges brought by thug who is very familiar with justice system. Since you are an out of state resident you have to post a bond or wind up with a handcuff on you in hospital bed. You find out from your Miami lawyer that the assault charge will be dropped; however, you have to get a payment to the lawyer.

Meanwhile, the thug is enjoying his stay in the hospital until he is thrown out for smoking not because he's smoking pot but because the hospital it is a no-smoke hospital.

Your lawyer finds out that the thug's prescription is from a Medicare ripoff doctor who is indicted for multimillion dollar false billing in Florida and fled to Puerto Rico.

Then you decide to sue the cruise line because they allowed this thug to be on board. You find out that the ship is chartered in Panama you will have to use a Panamanian court and appear in this court. When the case comes to trial the security people cannot be located and the ship's officers have been transferred to other ships.

Because of the pain from the fall, and you are now bankrupt, you qualify for medicinal marijuana under the national health plan. No more cruising for you.

Yes and all because you tried peaceful resolution.
You have just, very accurately, described an interaction with a drunk passenger that was smoking a cigarette!

Now if that passenger had been smoking a joint the situation would have likely been resolved peacefully. MJ does not make you aggressive or belligerent like alcohol.
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