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Old 01-11-2019, 07:44 PM   #15
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If it was my group, I'd be more inclined to regulate tacky lawn art
Come on! Pink flamingos too?
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:59 PM   #16
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If it was my group, I'd be more inclined to regulate smoky campfires,

Especially when it's windy! Ack!


If there were lawn cats like the lawn flamingos (pink plastic kind), I'd be all over them and decorating like crazy with 'em.
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I live in an area where pot is now legally grown and at first, there was talk about making our county a pot destination. Having pot around makes for ice breaker conversation--"Is that pot or a skunk I am smelling?"
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I think pot luck dinners should be illegal.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:44 PM   #19
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I pretty much agree with everyone else - we have social norms for smoking and drinking, and they apply perfectly to this. Let common sense be your guide. I'm not even sure it bears mention. Everyone I've met at rallies tend to be well-behaved and responsible - I mean, look, they recognize value well enough to buy fiberglass trailers!
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interesting topic. my take on this is that for a long time there's been pot at campgrounds regardless of legality. i've not heard or seen any problems caused by this. i'd expect that alcohol has and will be an issue. i seriously doubt that the weed smokers will get all in your face with their consumption. you could certainly make rally rules that prohibit consumption at organized events. just curious, do you prohibit alcohol at those events?

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Well, I might be one of the few people in this discussion who has actual experience with camping and pot use. I host campouts for a Meetup group in the summer. It's mostly tents but there is usually a few RV's and we don't use official campgrounds. For the most part, people would keep their pot smoking to themselves. It's a lot like cigarette smoking in that it tends to irritate some of the folks around. Once, we were all around the campfire and a guy pulled out a joint, lit it, and passed it around the circle. Some people would take it and have a toke, others would awkwardly pass it to the next person. Everybody seemed to have a sense of humor about it. Another time, we ended up with two campfires--one which was drinking and smoking marijuana and another one where they didn't. A family group with teenage girls showed up and they were politely ushered to the non-indulging circle.

In short, pot use isn't going away and we will all learn to deal with it. Here in Colorado the fastest growing demographic for consumption is older people, who are probably also the biggest group of RV users. There will be issues and situations but a little diplomacy and tact will get us through.
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For the duration of the campfire, I don't see sitting around a smokey campfire as any different with a smoker (pot or tobacco) at the campfire. Or any healthier for that matter. From what I can tell, evidence from reputable sources seems to suggest that attending a campfire is far worse than the danger from that smoker next to you.

Not a particularly PC perspective, but **** PC.

A random sample of URLs before I got bored with the search... I make no representation of reputation.
Wood Smoke vs. Cigarette Smoke
https://www.quora.com/How-much-of-a-...igarette-smoke
https://www.epa.gov/burnwise/wood-smoke-and-your-health
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just curious, do you prohibit alcohol at those events?

Exactly! If you're restricting pot, which is legal where you'll be, then you should also restrict alcohol and cigarette/cigar smoking, which is also legal.
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I have been involved in fiberglass rallies for soon to be two decades.
I think this issue will share a lot in common with alcohol.
When we first started, drinkers kept their alcohol somewhat private and mostly only on their own sites.

Then "wine tasting" was introduced as a half hour event before the evening campfire usually one night of the fiberglass event. Then it became every night, then every night until quiet time.
It has become unintentionally devisive since no sober person is comfortable around people who are heavily intocicated.
Ultimately and inevitably Intoxication will change the nature of fiberglass events in an obvious and progressive manner.
Of course that will be seen as a good thing for those who are left in attendance.
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I have been involved in fiberglass rallies for soon to be two decades.
I think this issue will share a lot in common with alcohol.
When we first started, drinkers kept their alcohol somewhat private and mostly only on their own sites.

Then "wine tasting" was introduced as a half hour event before the evening campfire usually one night of the fiberglass event. Then it became every night, then every night until quiet time.
It has become unintentionally devisive since no sober person is comfortable around people who are heavily intocicated.
Ultimately and inevitably Intoxication will change the nature of fiberglass events in an obvious and progressive manner.
Of course that will be seen as a good thing for those who are left in attendance.
I disagree. I often don't drink whilst others are drinking and it is pretty entertaining to watch your friends making profound observations. Three of us got a kick out of watching two brothers who were a bit inebriated. We got to kid them the next day also. Guess it depends whether you are around people who stay happy whilst imbibing. It would not be fun to be around a mean drunk. Oh, and we watch out for each other so no problem.

Just a caveat for using pot here in the US....even though it is legal in some states, it is still illegal on federal lands. That would be a big chunk of area here in the PNW and CA. Sorry, I know the thread is about Canada, but a lot of folks don't understand the law down here.
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It has become unintentionally devisive since no sober person is comfortable around people who are heavily intocicated.
Ultimately and inevitably Intoxication will change the nature of fiberglass events in an obvious and progressive manner.
Of course that will be seen as a good thing for those who are left in attendance.
I agree that a sober person is uncomfortable around people who are heavily intoxicated. I know I am. Trying to engage in a conversation with a drunk is useless.

But I certainly hope the whole rally scene doesn't turn into a heavily intoxicated scene, And so far, I haven't seen it moving in that direction. An evening cocktail or two, or a couple glasses of wine seems pretty normal and harmless. Light pot smoking can easily go un-noticed. The whole idea of the campfire is to mellow out and have a nice evening with a few friends. I would be pretty embarrassed if my behavior deteriorated and I drove some folks off after having a glass of wine. But I certainly do know some folks who can get belligerent or stupid after a few drinks.

Of course, this is all different than the idea of pot smoking in your own campsite, by yourself. I'm not comfortable with a joint being passed around the circle. It can put people in an awkward position of participating or not, and it's not appropriate to hand a kid a joint.
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Many folks here in Canada were concerned that once pot was legalized it would become an epidemic but so far not much has changed. Those that used it likely still do. Those that don't likely haven't started just because it's legal. It's regulated much the same as alcohol.

Some campers smoke pot, some smoke tobacco and some drink alcohol. I don't think it has much of an impact on other campers if done in the privacy of one's own campsite.
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Handle it the easy way, just say no smoking at group events.


If someone violates that say please take that out of the area or extinguish it if you wish to stay here.


The normal no smoking rule will be sufficient.


You will have to trust in people to act responsibly. If they are obviously out of control then get a couple of of calm negotiator types to move the person out of the area. This is no different than a party at your home where a guest is drunk. You just deal with it kindly and if you can't then have the other people go to their trailers for their own safety and call the Mounties.


The goal is to not escalate situations into real altercations. It is always wiser to say party over than to let it get that far.
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