A Question about Medical Marijuana

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    In medical marijuana states, are there specific laws that deal with WORKING under the influence? Can a person be fired for smoking dope before work even if it is prescribed?

    No flames please. I am concerned about how this will be handled in NJ in the near future.
     
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    I think it's the same as if someone were Drunk on the job.
     
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    I'm not positive. But if you read some opinions online from users, from what I have seen, it sounds like to the users it is like an ethical issue and they do not smoke prior to a workday in many cases.
     
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    The problem with that is if you are tested for drugs it will show marajuana for 30 days but CAN'T tell you if it is ACTIVELY in your system. Of course I agree you shouldn't work/drive after smoking it.
     
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    Thanks guys. Its a brand new area, and I expect it to be challenged some time in the future. They should come up with a more accurate test, dontcha think?

    My husband works with some stoners (don't we all?) but he did fire one guy for getting high in his work truck. I imagine that would hold up in court, but I'm not sure if they aren't driving.

    Also, is there an age requirement? They don't prescribe to teens do they?
     
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    Three years ago I lived in California and was told by a doctor that i saw that I might want to try marijuana to help me keep weight on. Yes, I know, Jerry Garcia and his muchies, lol. Anyway, at the time I was still working for a major engineering firm that required drug testing. I called HR atthe company and asked them that very question. i was told i would fail the drug test and either get fired or have to go to rehab if i failed a drug test.
    Of course, within the next week i was called in to pee in a cup. I passed, as I hadn't gotten the marijuana based on trying to keep my job. Then, in the next 4 months before I quit, I got the call to be tested at least once a week. One week I got the call twice.

    Since that time, I retired. I have health issues. I use marijuana. I live in Arizona and there is no medical marijuana policy here, so i break the law. I only lived in California for 7 months, for job related reasons. In spite of the fact that Arizona voters approved medical marijuana in TWO referendums, twice the governor overturned that based on the fact that federal law still holds it illegal.
    So, I break the law. It helps me keep my weight up. Sometimes I just get sick thinking about food, soit really does help with that sometimes. It also seems to help with pain, but only sometimes.

    The fact is, despite breaking the law, nobody bothers me. I know the cops and sherriff deputies around here, and they know I use marijuana. They know i am sick too. Most of these guys I have known since we were kids. They are really down on the meth though, they might overlook a joint or two, but let them spot someone with just a trace of meth and they will bust them in a heartbeat.
     
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    When i was in cali, they would prescribe to teens if the parents were on board with it. let's face it, teens get sick too. In addition, in california, one has to be of legal age to enter the dispensory, at least thats what the law says.
     
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    That's gotta be a parental consent issue?
     
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    Pot needs to be legalized and regulated just like alcohol. I don't use either and never have. If it is legalized, it can be treated just like alcohol in the workplace. Tests won't matter because it is legal. If you smoke or drink on your own time, no problem. If you show up at work stoned or drunk, you get fired.
     
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    Meth is POISON marajuana is a LIFE SAVER for some people. I am glad that they overlook marajuana as well they should since the Gov decided to go against the wishes of the legislator.
     

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