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  • Disney Seems To Show Zero Tolerance For Marijuana Use

    Recently several guests decided to light up their marijuana cigarettes next to the exit of Pixie Hollow. Security was called in and, despite the legalization of marijuana in California, the guests were not given a warning. Instead they were escorted off property and their 3 day park hopper tickets confiscated.
    I posted a similar thread dealing with this subject late last year, wondering how Disney would deal with marijuana use after January 1, 2018. It now seems (based on this incident) that they very much do not want it's use in the parks. And their enforcement will be tough.
    Last edited by Natalie Price; 01-25-2018, 08:47 PM.

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    The legality of marijuana in California is irrelevant. DLR is private property. Disney can establish any rules for the conduct of its customers, and enforce them in any manner they wish -- even (and especially) if their chief concern is to protect the family-friendly, child-safe perception of their brand.

    "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
    it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
    together with every variety of recreation and fun,
    designed to appeal to everyone."

    - Walt Disney

    "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
    - Michael Eisner

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    • #3
      Sounds about right to me.
      BarbaraAnn

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      • #4
        From 2017: Disney Just Banned Cannabis From Disneyland, Disney World

        ...Marijuana has been added to Disneyland’s list of prohibited items on the park’s rules page. The prohibition appears to apply to all forms of cannabis, and it does not distinguish between medical and nonmedical marijuana.

        “We are revising our rules to clarify that marijuana is not permitted on our property,” a Disney spokesperson told WESH 2 News when asked about the change. “Although some states have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, marijuana remains illegal under federal law.”

        "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
        it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
        together with every variety of recreation and fun,
        designed to appeal to everyone."

        - Walt Disney

        "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
        - Michael Eisner

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        • #5
          As somebody who fully supported the legalization of recreational marijuana I can say I'm glad nobody is allowed to smoke weed in the park.

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          • #6
            Disneyland Resort.......... is private property !
            With this new law......there still Issue .........were one need be careful ...
            (such many workplace 's prohibit cannabis ,need check with HR what is the work policy )
            One can lose there job even in California.......
            Last edited by Eagleman; 01-25-2018, 10:38 PM.
            Soaring like an EAGLE !

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            • #7
              If true, these guests deserved to have their three-day passes revoked for sheer idiocy. They would have suffered the consequences had they cracked open a six pack at the park. What would make them think MJ would be different? Stupid.

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              • #8
                I think the deal is sort of like this:

                Alcohol is legal but that doesn't mean I can bring a six pack into the park and have a few beers.

                The people who decided to light up were making a bold assumption.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                  The legality of marijuana in California is irrelevant. DLR is private property. Disney can establish any rules for the conduct of its customers, and enforce them in any manner they wish -- even (and especially) if their chief concern is to protect the family-friendly, child-safe perception of their brand.
                  I agreed......I stand with DISNEY.......on this rule..........
                  Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                  • #10
                    Too right. Idiots.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                      The legality of marijuana in California is irrelevant. DLR is private property. Disney can establish any rules for the conduct of its customers, and enforce them in any manner they wish -- even (and especially) if their chief concern is to protect the family-friendly, child-safe perception of their brand.
                      The legality of marijuana in California IS relevant. It created the misconception with some that being legal means they can light up anywhere without consequences. Before January 1, 2018 those idiots wouldn't have fired up their joints in plain sight.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Whipland View Post
                        I think the deal is sort of like this:

                        Alcohol is legal but that doesn't mean I can bring a six pack into the park and have a few beers.

                        The people who decided to light up were making a bold assumption.


                        Exactly. The new weed laws are pretty much the same as those governing alcohol. It's up to the individual property owner if they wish to allow 'open consumption' and they can go through the licensing procedure if they do. DL doesn't want open consumption of weed and that's that. I can't think that anyone could possibly be surprised at Disney's decision. It's exactly the same decision as Disney saying 'no alcohol consumption in Disneyland'.

                        That being said, the legalization of weed doesn't have anything to do with a few doofi (plural of doofus) deciding to light up in 'semi-concealment' in Pixie Hollow. If it did, they would have done it in one of the smoking areas because they would have been thinking 'Hey, it's legal!'. People have been smoking weed (wrongly) in DL since at least the late '60s. I'm sure they'll continue to do so. What I have a hard time believing is that some people will be stupid enough to smoke instead of using one of the other less noticeable methods of consumption that are now easily (and legally) obtainable.

                        "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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                        • #13
                          I'm not a huge fan of recreational marijuana use. I think the science on long-term impacts is too new and inconclusive for us to be completely comfortable with such sweeping policy changes.

                          But, I'm even less of a fan of the common sub-cultures that attract heavy pot smokers, and I'm glad Disney is drawing a hard line.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                            The legality of marijuana in California is irrelevant. DLR is private property. Disney can establish any rules for the conduct of its customers, and enforce them in any manner they wish -- even (and especially) if their chief concern is to protect the family-friendly, child-safe perception of their brand.
                            I'm not disagreeing with you. I just find it ironic that they're so concerned with 'family-friendly, child-safe' but allow open consumption of alcohol at DCA. Personally, I wish they'd confine it to restaurants and restaurant patios, it's easier to manage how much someone is drinking that way. I'm sure we've all seen a few people at DCA who were a bit 'worse for wear'.

                            Although drunkenness isn't the problem at DCA as it appears to be at the World Showcase in WDW. By the Mexico Pavilion it looked more like Bourbon Street on a Saturday night and there were parents hurrying or distracting their children from the 'antics' of people who'd had a bit too much. To their credit, WDW security was right on it. But they wouldn't have needed to be if open consumption weren't allowed.
                            "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stormy View Post

                              I'm not disagreeing with you. I just find it ironic that they're so concerned with 'family-friendly, child-safe' but allow open consumption of alcohol at DCA. Personally, I wish they'd confine it to restaurants and restaurant patios, it's easier to manage how much someone is drinking that way. I'm sure we've all seen a few people at DCA who were a bit 'worse for wear'.

                              Although drunkenness isn't the problem at DCA as it appears to be at the World Showcase in WDW. By the Mexico Pavilion it looked more like Bourbon Street on a Saturday night and there were parents hurrying or distracting their children from the 'antics' of people who'd had a bit too much. To their credit, WDW security was right on it. But they wouldn't have needed to be if open consumption weren't allowed.
                              When someone is drinking in public, even if they're right next to children, those children will not ingest the alcohol. Cigarette smoke, e-cigarette smoke, and marijuana smoke will be inhaled by the kids, along with the general public.

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                              • #16
                                is the area next to pixie hollow a designated smoking area? I mean some people use MJ for pain relief and walking around the park all day can be quite painful on the joints. so if this was in a smoking area I don't see why it should be a huge issue... granted I am not advocating for everyone to be high in the park but alcohol is much worse than MJ and smoking in general is more harmful and those are both allowed in designated areas. I am sure Disney is just doing this because of federal laws and uniformity across all parks.

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                                • #17
                                  It seems that people may actually need to read the law and what it does allow and not allow as far as the legal use of Marijuana in California, as stated in the actual law one cannot use in any way in any public place, 2 cannot use within 1000 feet of anywhere a child is present except ones own home, and 3 any business is allowed to ban use at its property. All of these carry a 1000 dollar fine as well. The legalization law was far from a free for all there are still many restrictions. Sounds like Disney is handling the situation well and I doubt it will become much of an issue.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Natalie Price View Post
                                    The legality of marijuana in California IS relevant. It created the misconception with some that being legal means they can light up anywhere without consequences.
                                    Obviously, the California marijuana laws didn't create any misconception; it's the fault of the erroneous assumptions of people who are too negligent to read the law about where one can or can't smoke, or who lack common sense.

                                    (Disclaimer: I'm totally in favor of the legalization of marijuana.)


                                    Originally posted by mickdaddy View Post
                                    It seems that people may actually need to read the law and what it does allow and not allow as far as the legal use of Marijuana in California, as stated in the actual law one cannot use in any way in any public place, 2 cannot use within 1000 feet of anywhere a child is present except ones own home, and 3 any business is allowed to ban use at its property. All of these carry a 1000 dollar fine as well.
                                    Exactly.

                                    Last edited by Mr Wiggins; 01-26-2018, 09:24 AM.
                                    "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                                    it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                                    together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                                    designed to appeal to everyone."

                                    - Walt Disney

                                    "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                                    - Michael Eisner

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by zugzug15 View Post
                                      is the area next to pixie hollow a designated smoking area? I mean some people use MJ for pain relief and walking around the park all day can be quite painful on the joints. so if this was in a smoking area I don't see why it should be a huge issue... granted I am not advocating for everyone to be high in the park but alcohol is much worse than MJ and smoking in general is more harmful and those are both allowed in designated areas. I am sure Disney is just doing this because of federal laws and uniformity across all parks.
                                      The only designated smoking area is in Fromtierland. BUT pot is still not allowed there. Medical use of marijuana is irrelevant. 2nd hand pot smoke is the issue, which is why it's illegal to use in public...anywhere in California. And even less so on Disney private property.
                                      if someone needs it for medical reasons, they need to light up off property...and in a non-public place. If that's not possible or too inconvenient, put it in a brownie. Problem solved.

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