I’m a child of the ‘70s so the topic of marijuana use is hardly a shocking subject.
What did seem strange, however, is writing blogs such as this and this in recent years about the use of marijuana on golf courses. I’m positive it went on at some point or another on some hidden fairway away from the clubhouse, but it was probably extinguished if golfers saw staff members approaching.
As it was in high school, the use of pot was hush-hush on the golf course and likely never a concern at most operations. That will all change on Canada Day next year, when marijuana becomes legal in Canada.
Suddenly, what happens when somebody sparks a doobie in front of the pro shop? Are there restrictions on where it can be smoked on your premises? Even if somebody complains, can you do anything about a legal substance?
On the other hand, will you be able to legally sell it off the beverage cart? If the answer is no, will you be legally responsible if somebody gets high without your knowledge, then is involved in an accident? Will your staff need special training to deal with marijuana use?
We’re entering a whole new world with this legislation. Kevin Thistle says in this blog that he hasn’t received any government information on the subject and it takes effect less than nine months from now.
How about your operation? Have you received enough information on legalized use of marijuana in order to properly deal with such legislation at your operation?
That’s the subject of this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and please feel free to add any additional thoughts you might have in the Comments section below
With legislation kicking in next July, do you feel your golf operation has received enough information to properly deal with legalized use of marijuana on your premises?
- NO (91%)
- YES (9%)