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This topic may have been discussed but here goes: In states where marijuana and it's by products are SOLD legally, are the adult members of a drum corps in that state on tour prohibited from purchasing and using (with discretion) said product? I ask because I don't know what the alcohol rule is, if any, on tour..thanks for your responses!

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Guess you could ask a certain Blue Devils Bassist on his take on drugs in corps. He also came out with a book entitled, “How to play at Finals while kicked out.” & “Running: A guide to running onto Finals without getting noticed.”

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I’m sure every group has their own standards for this.  I know that I drove an above-age performer to the airport a week before finals a few years ago for getting caught smoking a dooby in the bus after a show.

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3 minutes ago, WaxDCIFan said:

I’m sure every group has their own standards for this.  I know that I drove an above-age performer to the airport a week before finals a few years ago for getting caught smoking a dooby in the bus after a show.

dumb!!! IMHO

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Every corps has a membership contract which is quite specific regarding things like bullying, harassment,  poor behavior, hazing,  controlled substances, etc.    Even though the dreaded reefer is now legal in places like here in Maine, Massachusetts, etc it is still against federal law.  Add to this the dimension of corps travelling through the night after each show and crossing through multiple jurisdictions, nobody could fault the organizations for having zero tolerance.

As for alcohol, it is not a comparable situation because the drinking age in all 50 states is 21, so if a legal-age member wanted to have a beer on a free night that should pose no liability to the corps as long as there is no stupid behavior which results from it.

I'm not a lawyer, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express one night. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, craiga said:

Every corps has a membership contract which is quite specific regarding things like bullying, harassment,  poor behavior, hazing,  controlled substances, etc.    Even though the dreaded reefer is now legal in places like here in Maine, Massachusetts, etc it is still against federal law.  Add to this the dimension of corps travelling through the night after each show and crossing through multiple jurisdictions, nobody could fault the organizations for having zero tolerance.

As for alcohol, it is not a comparable situation because the drinking age in all 50 states is 21, so if a legal-age member wanted to have a beer on a free night that should pose no liability to the corps as long as there is no stupid behavior which results from it.

I'm not a lawyer, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express one night. 

"Dreaded Reefer"..lmao

 

 

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Illicit drugs are as much a part of drum corps as bus fumes and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

At least that’s how I remember it. I don’t know about current day, but I’d be surprised if it has changed much. 

 

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3 hours ago, waliman4444 said:

This topic may have been discussed but here goes: In states where marijuana and it's by products are SOLD legally, are the adult members of a drum corps in that state on tour prohibited from purchasing and using (with discretion) said product? I ask because I don't know what the alcohol rule is, if any, on tour..thanks for your responses!

My corps?  Yes, everyone is prohibited, even in jurisdictions where it might otherwise be legal.  I literally wrote the policy.  🙂

Mike

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1 hour ago, MikeN said:

My corps?  Yes, everyone is prohibited, even in jurisdictions where it might otherwise be legal.  I literally wrote the policy.  🙂

Mike

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1 hour ago, greg_orangecounty said:

Illicit drugs are as much a part of drum corps as bus fumes and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

At least that’s how I remember it. I don’t know about current day, but I’d be surprised if it has changed much. 

 

I'm not going to suggest that every drum corps kid is an angel.  However, today's activity is a far cry from when I marched in the early 80s, when some corps would load cases of beer onto the buses after a show, kids would smoke cigarettes before and after rehearsal, and I even remember watching a certain corps from New Jersey unloading their truck before a show while passing around a joint.  The activity has evolved.

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