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Old 11-10-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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What is an employers reaction to someone coming to work drunk?
immediate termination.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:41 AM
 
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That's an employer's policy, not the law. The law gives employers a lot of latitude and if those chose they could fire you for drinking on your days off.

There are only a handful of things for which employers cannot legally fire you in an at will employment state like NV. They include race, religion, that sort of thing.

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They'd probably send them home for the day, possibly fire them. I know what you're getting at and it's not going to fly.
Yes alcohol is legal, and no you can't go to work drunk.
You can, however, drink on your days off so long as you make it to work sober.

If you have an accident at work, and they give you a breathalyzer, as long as you haven't been drinking that day, you will pass that test.
If you smoked one joint 28 days ago, you will still fail that drug test.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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If they make it legal and send tax money to education, there would be no more attempts from CCSD to add an extra tax to people because Col gives 2 mill a month to schools there and we would make more because of tourists. We cant get the casinos to give education any and they will not bring the lottery here, also shooting down any and all bills to be voted on so this is the next try. People need to realize this is going to happen and is the BEST way to get education the money needed to get new buildings and teachers to help our kids. I wont do it but studying the health benefits of the oils that come from hemp cant be ignored and who really cares if we make it legal. Alcohol causes more health problems in people and this would and helping Nevada schools has to be one of this states priorities quick. Got asked to sign a petition tonight to send all illegal kids out of CCSD and save the district over 3.7 mill per year for new schools, would all you whiners like that instead? We do not have to educate kids here illegally but we do and it taxes our district considerably....Pot would help
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If they make it legal and send tax money to education, there would be no more attempts from CCSD to add an extra tax to people because Col gives 2 mill a month to schools there and we would make more because of tourists. We cant get the casinos to give education any and they will not bring the lottery here, also shooting down any and all bills to be voted on so this is the next try. People need to realize this is going to happen and is the BEST way to get education the money needed to get new buildings and teachers to help our kids. I wont do it but studying the health benefits of the oils that come from hemp cant be ignored and who really cares if we make it legal. Alcohol causes more health problems in people and this would and helping Nevada schools has to be one of this states priorities quick. Got asked to sign a petition tonight to send all illegal kids out of CCSD and save the district over 3.7 mill per year for new schools, would all you whiners like that instead? We do not have to educate kids here illegally but we do and it taxes our district considerably....Pot would help
i think smoking pot will help me understand your post... that's a good enough reason to legalize it
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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Sorry I was arguing with someone at work at the same time....what I am saying is we need to legalize it and have most of the taxes go directly to our education system in Nevada. The District has tried many times with bond issues and the public vote down every one; the casinos will not give any money to education and will not allow a lottery in Nevada to help out education as in many other states. People want to complain about education but do not want to help it get better and making pot legal is the next and BEST option!
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:50 AM
 
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Please I hope it does not pass. My neighbors are stoners and low life, inconsiderate trash. They bring in high traffic in our community and loves to ignore our CC&Rs. Enough with the medical marijuana, I don't want recreational marijuana to pass. As it is now, I have been witnessing marijuana smokers flaunting their disgusting habit while driving on our streets and they are not paying attention to their driving. More people are driving their vehicles now STONED because of this medical marijuana $hit passing. You can smell that d@mn thing a mile away!!
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Please I hope it does not pass. My neighbors are stoners and low life, inconsiderate trash. They bring in high traffic in our community and loves to ignore our CC&Rs. Enough with the medical marijuana, I don't want recreational marijuana to pass. As it is now, I have been witnessing marijuana smokers flaunting their disgusting habit while driving on our streets and they are not paying attention to their driving. More people are driving their vehicles now STONED because of this medical marijuana $hit passing. You can smell that d@mn thing a mile away!!
I think you are misplacing the blame when you think that marijuana is the cause of these actions. These people would probably be the same way if you remove if all they used was alcohol, the problem isn't the substance, it's the person.

I think one of the most successful think anti-marijuana advocates have done is perpetuated the myth that everyone who smoke pot are lazy, low class, and are unsuccessful. In my personal experience, the people that i know that indulge are the complete opposite, they are highly educated, successful in their careers and are financially and socially responsible.

In my opinion, weed smoking should have similar rules to drinking, there should be a minimum age to do it, there should a ban on doing it and driving (with the caveat that there needs to be more research on the effects of smoking and driving. There have been limits on conducting studies because the research has been unable to get funding because it is an illegal substance. I'm not saying that there marijuana doesn't affect impairment but I think there needs to be a standard like blood alcohol levels). I also think that like cigarette smoke, there should be a ban on smoking in places where the smell can bother other people but things like ingestibles, and possibly vaporizing could be ok.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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I think ALL drugs should be legal. I'm libertarian on the subject. Let adults do to themselves what they want.

I just wonder how employers will deal with it. Billy could smoke weed on Friday night after work, and only on Friday night, then go to work on Monday, get hit with a forklift by an incompetent coworker, and be terminated for failing the inadequate drug test.
I think the solution would be to come up with a test that can identify how recently someone has smoked/ingested marijuana. I think saliva drug tests are closest that come to that now. In addition more research is needed to find out how long some people are impaired after smoking.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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Legalize it, impose a 25-50% tax, and they remit the tax to all legal residents of NV on an equal basis annually.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: The North
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Many people have been let go for a failed drug test in Colorado due to marijuana. Notice how the law works. It specifically addresses possession of the drug because that is the charge one is prosecuted for. Possession is more important than use to the legal system because how much one possesses is the determination for what level of crime is being considered. The police have long ago stopped bothering with going around issuing tickets for smoking it. There was intentionally no usage considerations in the law to avoid as much as possible problems with the federal government and local/county lawmakers. Possessing small quantities is legal, but sale and use of it is largely not legal. Basically eliminating one class of crime in the state law doesn't really change the nature of drug testing.

Also don't get that excited by the taxes. The amount collected while a bonus, isn't changing budgets in the state. The tax is so high there are still lots of dealers around charging less than what it costs in a legal store. The dealers have said to reporters while they don't like the competition necessarily, they are still doing fine financially and they do like the fact that police seem to have mostly ignored the small scale dealing business assuming its mostly gone away.
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