Marijuana law is complicated. While many states are legalizing and regulating the substance, the federal government still says possession is against the law. But what if you take to the ocean to get high? Can you still get in trouble out in the deep blue?
Krishna Andavolu from Viceland’s “Weediquette” series explains it all in the video above. Basically, the legality of smoking weed on a boat depends on where the boat calls home. The same goes for any law.
按照 Convention of the High Seas, if your vessel is “home ported” anywhere in the U.S., possessing and smoking marijuana on your boat would still technically be a federal crime—even if you are in international waters. Then again, who’s going to come bust you out there? If you’re actually in the ocean water itself, however, there are no laws—national or international—that say what you can and cannot do with your doobage. So, if you can manage to tread ocean water and smoke weed at the same time, you’ll be getting high on the high seas 100% legally. I wouldn’t recommend that, though.
Can I Smoke Weed In the Ocean? | YouTube