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Old 04-12-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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If it becomes legal, will they be able to fire someone for smoking it?

I'm sure they can say, not while working, not so sure they could fire someone.

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Old 04-12-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Treat it just like drinking at work. No different.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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I think too many things are working against legalization of pot. We have law enforcement and parents that will not stand for it. It may take a few more generations before pot is not our parents' image of 'reefer madness'. Also, I bet tons of laundered money and diverted funds are flushed along with dope dealing. Legalize pot and allow people to channel money into recorded books via some tax structure and you remove the mechanisms to keep it all in the realm of one set of people with guns. Could you just imagine the field day created if pot was subject to tax laws that allowed bounty hunters to take part of?
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: down south
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If it becomes legal, will they be able to fire someone for smoking it?

I'm sure they can say, not while working, not so sure they could fire someone.

WaPo: Cal. Medical Pot Laws Are Moving Pot Into Mainstream (http://digg.com/d1oUQe - broken link)
if you show up at your office wasted, do you think your boss would tolerate that? I truly don't see any major difference between binge drinking&smoking cigarette and smoking pot. Treat it as something harmful to health in the long run but nevertheless within the realm of personal choice just like how we treat cigarette and booze: as long as it doesn't interfere with other people, it's OK.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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Tobacco. It is getting sent packing more and more. Pot is going to be legalized and given more leniency and tobacco is outlawed more and more? Anybody see an irony here?
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Obviously they will start packing more food by the checkout counter for impulse purchases.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wont happen in our lifetime. Too much politics against it.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Under the influence or working. They could even drug test and not hire potaheds.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Wont happen in our lifetime. Too much politics against it.
Did you look at the link? It already is happening...

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Under the influence or working. They could even drug test and not hire potaheds.
if its used for a valid medical condition, wouldnt that open them up to a lawsuit?
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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When Pot becomes legal, what will businesses do?
Taco Bell & Frito lay will hire 2nd shifts and start working more overtime.
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