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Old 01-05-2013, 01:41 AM
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Originally Posted by Grandpa Pipes View Post
This is the reason I mentioned "the legions of lawyers" licking their lips waiting to sort out just what it legal and what is not. All in all making Pot legal is a real nest of snakes with lots of teeth to sort out!
It really isn't at all. Just treat it like alcohol. And if an employer has a drug testing policy, that has nothing to do with the law, it is simply company policy. Marijuana is already basically dectiminalized in Alaska (for small amounts and only within your home), but many employers do random drug testing. No confusion at all: fail a drug test, lose your job.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:42 AM
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It is really problematic for companies with safety issues and with public institutions especially schools. If a employer currently now does drug screening for employment will that change and will marijuana be excluded. If the employer suspects the employee is under the influence of while on the job ( not having used but residual from the time prior to reporting to work and is involved in a work place accident? Do parents want their 2nd grader taught by someone who was high the night before? Do folks want a bus driver who was high the night before? How about a crane operator? Have they all really come down for their high?
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