Originally Posted by newtogolf
Unless you have a very sensitive nose, the smell of beer isn't as nasty as the smell of pot (even worse than cheap cigars), nor can you get a contact high from smelling beer.
If guys need their pot fix during a round of golf, they should bring pot brownies. They can make a fresh batch the night before and eat all they want while they play. No one will know, it won't stink up the course, no 2nd hand smoke issues and they minimize the risk of getting arrested.
A 'contact high'? Second hand smoke outdoors? Seriously.....
I wasn't suggesting that anyone break the law. I was saying that there are places where that risk doesn't exist. In thoses places, people who are allowed to smoke pot legally should be able to do so without anyone giving them a hard time. Same with cigarettes. If you have a problem with any of that, get laws passed in your community that prohibit those activities. Until then, folks should learn to mind their own business.
I've been dealing with jerk offs drinking too much on the golf course for years. Nobody says jack when two guys grab a second (or third) six pack at the turn or pound down three doubles at the nineteenth hole, but the fact is that many of them hop in their cars after a round and they're legally drunk. You could stand outside any clubhouse and legitimately take keys away from multiple people after every round. Do you? They're a bigger health/safety risk than second hand smoke.
And the smell? I think someone who reeks of beer is pretty nasty, as do most of the folks I know that aren't drinking.
I don't drink or smoke, cigs or dope. As long as it's legal or I'm at zero risk of getting in trouble, I say live and let live. I can always take my business elsewhere if I disagree with a company's policies re: smoking. You can, too.
EDIT: None of the folks that I play with regularly drink alcohol or smoke dope while they play...they actually care about their golf game., though I understand and respect that people have different motives while playing.