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Old 03-25-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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Stupid idea. So I guess it has a chance in California.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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What is so stupid about it? It is a naturally occuring weed that seems to have a few extra qualities. Some people have set themselves to be holier than thou and have forbidden others to use it and yet they use other things that are far more potent and legal. To enforce this, you spend countless number of dollars and process them through the judicial system and in some places throw them in jail.

All this over a naturally growing weed? That seems dumb.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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Question for anyone that can answer. I haven't done any drugs for years, but if you do smoke weed after it's legalized, I'm guessing you can't get let go at your job if it is caught on a random drug screening?
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:11 AM
 
Location: USA
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Only in CA can you qualify a ballot initiative to legalize smoking pot the same week the legislature takes up a bill to ban smoking tobacco outdoors at beaches and parks.
Im sure it has something to do with the butts that are all over the place.. If it isn't gum i step in, its a cig butt.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Question for anyone that can answer. I haven't done any drugs for years, but if you do smoke weed after it's legalized, I'm guessing you can't get let go at your job if it is caught on a random drug screening?

That's essentially what I was asking above. I think there are some sorts of screenings for alcohol, which is legal, but I would think there would have to be some sort of hard suspicion for ordering that test. So, since employers can get away with testing for one legal drug alcohol, what's to stop them from screening for weed?

"Employer Alcohol Testing

Many employers require alcohol testing as a part of the pre-employment screening process. The employer will generally pay for such testing and may refuse to hire an individual based on the test results. As of January, 1996, employers who have drivers on their workforce (with Commercial Drivers Licenses) such as school bus drivers must have an effective alcohol testing program in place. Employers must conduct alcohol testing that is random, under reasonable suspicion, as part of return to duty, follow-up and when an accident has occurred. "

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Old 03-26-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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I'll be moved out of this state by then but if I were here to vote I'd vote against legalization. I'm all for it for medical uses but not as a social drug.

My main objection to the drug is in the delivery method. Being airborn, others can be subjected to it if it is indoors or out. Children and others who don't appreciate the drug don't really need that.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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What happens if it is legalized and you have to take a drug test for your new job?

Good question. Those using medically prescribed pot have no protection from being fired. Prop 215 has no built-in protection from being denied and/or fired. Going to be interesting to see what happens if pot is legalized.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: West LA
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I'll be moved out of this state by then but if I were here to vote I'd vote against legalization. I'm all for it for medical uses but not as a social drug.

My main objection to the drug is in the delivery method. Being airborn, others can be subjected to it if it is indoors or out. Children and others who don't appreciate the drug don't really need that.
I'd imagine marijuana would have restrictions placed on it which would be a hybrid of the alcohol and tobacco laws. Do you also believe tobacco should be outlawed since it has an airbor delivery method?
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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I hope it gets legalized so long as provisions are made, as others have stated. I think the majority of the public would pass it unfortunately the people who will actually show up to vote will be those zealots or extreme conservatives and they will be voting to keep it illegal. The ones who would vote to legalize it will be the ones the next day going..."oh man, dude, we were totally supposed to go vote yesterday and we forgot. Bummer."
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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My main objection to the drug is in the delivery method. Being airborn, others can be subjected to it if it is indoors or out. Children and others who don't appreciate the drug don't really need that.
Yes, once it's legal the entire population of California (including the children ) will be perpetually high from "second hand" smoke.
Please.
And people already smoke indoors.
Outdoors? Don't worry.
I imagine that there will be regulations about where one can smoke so as the to protect the "innocent" and not offend the offendable.
The word airborne makes it sound like a contagious virus.
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