Pubdate: Sat, 02 Apr 2011 Source: Chico Enterprise-Record (CA) Copyright: 2011 Chico Enterprise-Record Contact: http://www.chicoer.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/861 Author: Don McCrea-Hendrick GOLF COURSE, PLAYERS LACK COMPASSION I am a 69-year-old male with chronic nausea and chronic pain. I play golf as a distraction. I must take three to four puffs of marijuana to reduce the constant nausea in order to even play golf. I smoke away from other players in order to avoid secondhand smoke or smell interfering with them. I was under the wrong assumption that we in California have become compassionate enough to support people who struggle with age-related chronic disabilities. People I've played golf with in blind-draw tournaments have complained to management about my smoking marijuana on the golf course and management has verbally informed me that it is illegal for me to smoke even medical marijuana on the golf course. Discussions between management, golfers and employees of the club have violated my right to medical privacy. It appears to me that management's instructions are a violation of the American with Disabilities Act. As a layman, I would sure like to know what steps I might take to protect my rights. Life is difficult enough without fighting unnecessary battles, but "I would rather die strong than live weak," so I battle on. Don McCrea-Hendrick Chico - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.