*paying 25000/yr to house them in prison
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We're missing the point here. Things are made unlawful or illegal if they put others in danger. The fact is that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco (0 deaths ever). Moreover legalizing marijuana would save tax payers from paying roughly 25000/yr for each of the thousands of people who were caught for possession. Less gangs in the area selling the drug. And the state makes money by taxing its sale. The fact is that if someone wants to use pot, they will, whether it's legal or illegal - so why not redirect our tax money and make the state more money by legalizing it?
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Garben, again, you can have a zero tolerance policy regarding being impaired at work, however, it will be up to the courts to decide if you can legally fire someone for partaking in a legal activity on their own time, and if I was a betting man, I think you are going to see the courts side with the employee. Colorado is already showing signs of that when they only used "violation of federal law" for upholding the termination.
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Bigotry and intolerance go hand in hand.
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Black person as president, more welfare, more drug use, legal pot, spending like never before. This guy just fell into the stereotype.
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Garben78:If you know about a type of pot that if you smoke it at 7:00PM tonight and you will still be high at 7:00AM the next day,let people who smoke it know about this stuff,I'm thinking they would want to know!
Garben78: And let's not forget the workers who are taking legally prescripted drugs,example pain pills or for depression.New unemployment rate,98%.
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Ps I hope a pot smoker as well as a drunk understand what zero tolerance is.
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I honestly think it will come down to the companies drug policy as I said if its a zero tolerance policy then it doesn't matter you can have it in your system nor can you have alcohol the fact you did it a week ago at home well I guess your going to have to prove since your testing positive that its still not effecting your body somehow until its totally gone from your system. Who knows where it goes
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Garben, I'm just letting you know what's coming down the line. A colorado appeals court ruled that employers may fire employees for failed drug tests for marijuana only because it is still against federal law. However, Obama has already stated his opinion regarding the fedral law and I predict within afew years that law willbe abolished seeing as more states are looking to legalize it. Once that happens, you will have a tough time legally firing someone for recreational use off duty if you can't prove they were impaired at work.
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If you find a insurance carrier who is ok with employees who have marijuana in their bodies let me know ill call and ask if they are cool with it and also if it becomes legal by means of the state how do you control all those on probation?
Wow they censored H E R O I N
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And in case you haven't looked around town I think the last thing we need is the legalization of pot I mean what's next cocaine, ****** extasy?
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Well Capricorn if they test positive for alcohol yes they get fired and I don't care when they smoked if the test is positive they get terminated period . We've had to fire 2 employees in the past who tested positive for alcohol in the morning after they'd been drinking. We have a zero tolerance policy. If the insurance companies would be willing to pay for a hurt employee under the influence then maybe are stand wouldn't be as strong however with premiums well over $500,000 a year I say no to drugs period
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“Steelman: That's kind of a mute point since two states have already legalized it and more to come but, it wouldn't hurt if he did. “…………Mercury2
But it is still a Federal offense.
Garben, do you currently fire employees who drink alcohol on their own time? If not you will have a problem legally justifying firing those that do the same with marijuana if it is made legal.
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And so what if it becomes legal for recreational use ill still fire any employee of mine who fails a drug test so smoke away as long as you needn't a job
Steelman: That's kind of a mute point since two states have already legalized it and more to come but, it wouldn't hurt if he did.
Garben78: I wonder how many people they (DEA) have handcuffed in the state of Colo. since they legalized it?
These people that advocate the legalizing of mj are the same people crying about the health consequences and health care expenses of of tobacco smoking.
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A group of lawmakers are pushing President Barack Obama to remove marijuana from its classification as a dangerous narcotic.
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Funny states say its ok while the federal Dea is handcuffing you
Next year medical marijuana will be legal in Florida! O my back!
Roll me up and smoke me when I die!
Meldan27: Amen!Isn't it great when the polls the S.G push out,it's great not talking 'POLITICS'!If we could all forget about talking politics we "might" become again a UNITED states!! Why do we even have "states"??
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