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Old 07-10-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: FL
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Seems like a lot more companies are all of the sudden not drug testing. I hear in CA there are now commercials on TV to legalize Marijuanna, but I dont live in Charlotte, so I dont know.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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My Company didnt test for drugs, however, i am a software engineer so i guess they figure if your going to do something like that... maybe you wouldn't be into drugs..lol.. either that or maybe you make better software high... lol.... I know that sounded stupid but couldnt guess a real reason.

The one thing I do know is cost is a factor at some places and almost no Place checks for steroids becuase its extremely expensive, I know this only becuase i broke my back while serving in the military and was getting shots, with Steroids in them ( a minimal amount) and I asked if it would be detected on a test and the Dr. answered Nope that test is to expensive for most employers
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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Search our Database of companies that do drug testing (http://www.testclear.com/dtcompanies/searchcompany2.cfm?UserID=4611643&SessionID=8ObT7L Lkzny5ZfrD8Nma - broken link)

Not 100% reliable, but a good source.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Most healthcare entities do drug testing . . . and reserve the right to randomly test.

One of the biggest liabilities in a hospital (cost wise) is an employed doc who is impaired . . . but those situations I have dealt with in the past are typically with alcoholic docs rather than druggies.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Seems like a lot more companies are all of the sudden not drug testing. I hear in CA there are now commercials on TV to legalize Marijuanna, but I dont live in Charlotte, so I dont know.
Yes, there are commercials in CA to legalize Mary Jane. Currently, of course, it is legal to get it for medical reasons. They now have giant head shops with all the bongs, pipes, etc. you could need that are openly advertised with a big leaf in the window. I hear tell that doctors show up and basically give prescriptions to anyone who will answer a couple questions and pay a few bucks.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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Yes, there are commercials in CA to legalize Mary Jane. Currently, of course, it is legal to get it for medical reasons. They now have giant head shops with all the bongs, pipes, etc. you could need that are openly advertised with a big leaf in the window. I hear tell that doctors show up and basically give prescriptions to anyone who will answer a couple questions and pay a few bucks.
This is not quite accurate. There is ONE commercial advocating leagalizing marijuna so that the state can tax it and "end our fiscall deficit". Most of the major networks have refused to air the commercial. It is illegal on the federal level. So that's really the end of the discussion.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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This is not quite accurate. There is ONE commercial advocating leagalizing marijuna so that the state can tax it and "end our fiscall deficit". Most of the major networks have refused to air the commercial. It is illegal on the federal level. So that's really the end of the discussion.
Makes sense to me, Baybook!
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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You would think they would drug test these teachers.

you would. I find it scary that they don't!
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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you would. I find it scary that they don't!
Let's face it, nodding off in class is not life threatening to the student, otherwise my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. DeAgatti, would have killed a bunch of us.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:14 AM
 
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The thing about blanket drug testing is it unfairly tarnishes anyone who might have used ANY so-called 'drug,' making no distiction really of someone who smokes a joint in the backyard on Friday night, and a raging meth addict. I wouldn't have a problem with someone who enjoyed the occasional joint on a Saturday night working for me. How is that different than a couple glasses of wine or beer? And, while anyone with a serious problem should seek help, I've found potheads more reliable and less emotionally volatile and dangerous than alcoholics.

The problem is, marijuana stays in the system for a month to six weeks, cocaine can burn straight through your system in 3-5 days (I may be wrong on this, but it's what I've heard). So, a cokehead who manages to stay clean for a week after getting a job is OK, but a guy who took a toke at a party last month is not?

Drug tests should be reserved for cases of reasonable suspicion, or in sensitve areas such as health care where ready access to pills, etc., is available.
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