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  • The Discrimination Is An Unfair Waste of Time, Anyway
    Timothy J Lambert/ The Chet Mozart Show
    It strikes me that, while raising a practical concern, this is also an authoritarian question of 'What's the Government going to tell people they're allowed or not allowed to do, and when?' Eventually, down the line, as the laws on marijuana are brought more closely in line with reality, employers are going to have to give up their policies of discrimination against pot-smokers. It's already unnecessary and unfair, treating anyone who smokes pot as automatically unacceptable in the workplace. At a certain point, it's going to be revealed as untenable.
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  • Remember
    Linda
    Federal Employees just need to remember one thing, Marijuana whether recreational, or medical, is illegal at the federal level. Federal employees are subject to drug testing, and marijuana can stay in your system up to 6 months. So rule of thumb is, if you want your job, don't do it, legal at the State level or otherwise. Any employer who receives money from the Federal Government, such as hospitals, or nation wide business such as Walmart also follow Federal Drug laws.
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  • Subject to drug testing?
    Moderate
    First, I do not take illegal drugs, smoke, or drink liquor. Second, I am an advocate for marijuana rights until I am shown that it is worse than alcohol or tobacco. With that in mind, I am aware that under Reagan, we were asked to volunteer to be drug tested. Even though I did not take drugs, I refused. I know of nothing that has changed that allows my employer to test me for illegal drugs. I imagine, but do not know factually, that the employer can do so if I show symptoms on the job. Would someone advise me of what the law, regulations, or whatever, says in this area.
    worker
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  • Wake up, people.
    obscurechemist
    There are already plenty of cannabis users in the federal workforce, as well as in many other responsible jobs throughout our nation. Their work performance apparently has been just fine so far, so WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PROBLEM?! This is like gays in the military - there have always been, for millennia, gays in the military; so that was clearly never the problem. Get back to reality.
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  • I'll get back to reality . . .
    isuspect
    as soon as I put out this doobie (dooby?) and have some snacks. Then I'll get to work. Well . . . maybe not. Think I'll take a nap first.
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  • As to MJ
    ben
    While, I support the legalization of MJ, I also support limitations on use in the workplace. Hope none of you are flying with pilots who just finished a doobie. Or, that the air traffic controller didn't just duck out for a few quick drags on a joint. Likewise, hope you EMT medic and doc aren't high at the time, either on MJ or beer.
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  • Good points.
    Moderate
    We agree for the most part. However, if I am just an administrator NOT doing pot on government time, AND not high on it when I am working, it sounds like you agree it should not be illegal. Note above, I do not use the product.
    worker
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  • Right On, Mod!
    X-taxman
    Takes me back to the late 70's when I was working the night shift at the Austin Service Center (no 'campuses' back then!). Worked with a guy we'll call Kevin. Kevin would disappear with several other like-minded TE's each night at the same time, to have 'dinner' in his van parked in the back of the extremely large parking lot. They would all get high as a kite, especially Kevin. He would reek when he came back for the rest of his shift, and for some reason he couldn't stop laughing! And the weird but true thing is, Kevin would lead the group in production AND accuracy for the second half of each night. It was pretty much common knowledge what Kevin was up to, but do you think IRS management cared?? Of course not!!! It was AUSTIN in the 70's, after all. Kevin, where are you dude??? Happy New Year to you!
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  • No idea what you are communicating
    Moderate
    Just like we are not allowed to drink liquor at lunch we should not e permitted to smoke marijuana at lunch (or in the above case, dinner) So, what is your point?
    worker
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  • LOL u krak me up, dude...
    X-taxman
    My point it, lighten up dude! And like you often say...Cite your authority! Where does your employer say that you may not consume alcohol during non-duty time (which of course your lunch/dinner is)?? Yes I know you are not allowed in federal controlled space performing official duties under the influence, but that does not mean you are prohibited from having a beer at lunch,,,or in Colorado or Washington, from firing up a doobie at lunch! Your bosses may not like it (as if they don't do it themselves!) but bottom line is there ain't a darned thang they can do about it, at least not ethically.
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