The commotion only lasted a few minutes and then we started tying bait to our poles.
My friends and I live in a state with legal recreational cannabis laws. The laws are very lenient and most people do not get in trouble for using cannabis, even in public. As long as you are being discreet, the cops usually don’t care if someone is smoking a joint or hitting a vape pen. Unfortunately, the same is not true everywhere. Some California cities have different rules and laws regarding marijuana. My friends and I went on a deep sea fishing boat while we were visiting San Francisco. We had our vape pen in our pockets. We were trying to be discreet, but we were also trying to stay medicated. I could smell someone smoking weed on the other side of the boat, but I wasn’t trying to get anyone into trouble. When we stopped and dropped anchor, the boat captain came downstairs and I heard a commotion on the left side of the boat. The commotion only lasted a few minutes and then we started tying bait to our poles. My friend asked one of the deckhands what happened and he told us that someone was putting a pre-rolled joint out on the side of the boat. The captain didn’t care if we were smoking marijuana, but he wasn’t going to let someone vandalize his boat with a marijuana cigarette. The native San Francisco resident had to sit in the captain’s quarters while everyone else enjoyed their fishing. The guy did not get a refund on his money and he was lucky the Coast Guard wasn’t waiting for him when he got back to the dock.