Medical marijuana smoker fights for right to smoke on BC Ferries

Article by Mike Laanela, CBC News


BC Ferries says it has the right to ban pot smoking, but medical user cries ‘harassment on the high seas’.

A medical marijuana smoker who posted a video of a heated argument with a BC Ferries officer says he’s within his rights to light up in designated smoking zones.

But the ferry corporation says not so fast and is claiming the right to limit pot smoking, just like they limit alcohol consumption.

Ryan Malazdrewicz, 40, says he was on his way home to Vancouver Island on the Wednesday afternoon, when he decided to “‘medicate” in the ship’s outside smoking zone.

The Ucluelet resident says he’s had a medical marijuana licence for about seven years because of his back pain.

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