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(The Raw Story)   Colorado and Washington brace for 'marijuana tourism' surge. Neighboring states police forces brace for border checkpoints and 'revenue enhancement' surge   (rawstory.com) divider line 153
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2013-12-29 02:04:20 PM  

doofusss: peacheslatour: doglover: peacheslatour: There are certain fields that require random drug tests

None of them any good.

Here in Washington State Land Surveying is extremely well paid.  As far as being "good", they work nine months out of the year and spend the winter months hunting and fishing.  I've known many of them and they wouldn't trade it for anything.

I've been around surveying/civil engineering for 25 years, almost everyone I've known uses the weed.
It helps tolerate all the hassles associated.


After the Olympic Pipeline disaster in the nineties, any company involved in gas pipeline work has to random drug test, even the owners who never go into the field.  Sucks, I know.  Good thing they never tested the admins. in the office or I'd have been in treatment or out on my ass.
 
2013-12-29 02:10:49 PM  
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2013-12-29 02:23:27 PM  

peacheslatour: doglover: peacheslatour: This is not true. Not at all.

If you're an expendable, you can be fired. If you're truly indispensable....

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Yes every company has Keith Moon.
There are certain fields that require random drug tests, fortunately (or maybe unfortunately in his case) rock drummer is not one of them


Well, the Stones kicked Brian Jones out of the band because of drug issues.  Yeah, let that sink in for a while.
 
2013-12-29 02:29:00 PM  

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A realistic picture for me would be a middle aged dude with a small pipe standing in the bathroom with the exhaust fan on so his wife doesn't get pissed at the smell, followed by an hour or two of web-surfing and music-listening.
 
2013-12-29 02:29:18 PM  
peacheslatour:

After the Olympic Pipeline disaster in the nineties, any company involved in gas pipeline work has to random drug test, even the owners who never go into the field.  Sucks, I know.  Good thing they never tested the admins. in the office or I'd have been in treatment or out on my ass.

Around here the office personnel have been known to walk the walk during initial project approval period and then send in the lowly chiefs to do the actual work on certain projects that have screening for terrible, terrible druggies.
 
2013-12-29 02:33:01 PM  

me texan: I've been looking into related stocks - seems like for the most part wall street has adopted a "wait and see" attitude.  There are a few companies out there listed but only one or two seem reasonably legit.  Nothing on the commonly traded markets - mostly OTC's.  I'm wondering if this will end up being like the gold rush in California - where the real people that get rich are the ones that work on selling the miners equipment, supplies and *cough* entertainment.


I bet they have the best, most well attended stockholder meeting EVAR!  The CEO, opening the meeting, "I propose that we....(giggling)....oh wow man, I forgot what I was going to say...again."
 
2013-12-29 02:37:04 PM  

Zizzowop: EngineerAU: You can't smoke it in public but can you consume it in other forms? Seems like that would be nearly impossible to detect casually. Is the high that different?

All I can say to this is, my ex-gf gave me some chocolate one time, and I was sky high, never touch that again, could have been strong dose, not sure. I certainly couldn't tell when I ate it.


I've heard that the way to do it is to simmer the MJ in butter slowly.  Then use the butter to cook things like brownies, cookies, cakes, etc.  Maybe shrimp scampi?
 
2013-12-29 02:40:58 PM  
Uhm, aren't border checkpoints BLATANTLY unconstitutional? Or are we just not gonna worry about that?
 
2013-12-29 02:42:01 PM  

FnkyTwn: I have family in Colorado and what theyve noticed most of all is that when its actually legal, a whole lot of the associated paranoia just falls away. Youre not worried about the cops, or the neighbors. Its a more relaxed environment, and even though some of you hardcore guys might pretend that you dont care, it must be nice to live in a place where it's totally legal.


Really? You should visit the west coast sometime. No need to hit WA; OR or CA are fine. I can assure you that people here are not worried about the illegality of smoking a bit of weed.

I can certainly understand concern in other states that aren't as libertarian about mj, but people here don't get worked up about it.
 
2013-12-29 02:45:08 PM  

doofusss: peacheslatour:

After the Olympic Pipeline disaster in the nineties, any company involved in gas pipeline work has to random drug test, even the owners who never go into the field.  Sucks, I know.  Good thing they never tested the admins. in the office or I'd have been in treatment or out on my ass.

Around here the office personnel have been known to walk the walk during initial project approval period and then send in the lowly chiefs to do the actual work on certain projects that have screening for terrible, terrible druggies.


Oh, yeah.  Gotta get those contracts somehow.  I noticed they only checked the Principals once a year or so, but the chain men and party chiefs much more frequently. Before new hires were out in the field they would frequently be allowed to "study" for their UA's before being officially on the payroll.
 
2013-12-29 02:45:29 PM  

DarkVader: Fark_Guy_Rob: what_now: It's not like its hard to get pot anywhere else.

I really don't think people will travel very far for legal pot.

Maybe it's just a reflection of how much of a loser I am; but even when I was in college I couldn't find a reliable source to buy weed.  Back then, I 'knew a guy' who sometimes had weed.  And he'd sometimes hook me up.  And a girl I knew, she had a cousin who would 'sometimes' come out to campus and he'd sometimes sell me some weed.  But I could never just dial a number and get some weed.  I would have gladly paid for it....I just never could find someone to sell it to me.

When I finished college it got 100x worse.  I moved cities and got a 'nice' job.  My friends were all nerdy types and while we had accepted that drinking was fun, nobody talked about weed.  And once we started getting serious girlfriends and wives, the nights of closing out the bars turned into a few beers before calling it a night at 11pm on a Saturday.  I've had a few coworkers I've gotten along well with and even hung out with outside of work, but none that I suspect have weed or that would sell weed to me.

Admittedly, I've never tried THAT hard; but especially now, I have a lot more disposable income than I did when I was in college and I wouldn't think twice about the cost.  Ideally, I'd like a bunch of premade cookies/brownies and I'd probably want to get high 1-2 times per year.

If I were in Colorado and I could do it myself, I'd absolutely buy some weed.  But I don't want to deal with the headaches and risks associated with finding a reliable source and dealing with potentially getting busted.  So, maybe I'm the exception, but for me, that's an excellent reason to pick Colorado or Washington as a vacation destination.  I'm not much for travelling, but my wife is and CO has lots of nature stuff anyway.

I guess it's just how much of a loser you are.

I don't smoke weed, it makes me really nauseous.  (Yes, I know that's not normal, but it is a document ...


Yeah - it sounds like it.  Myself and my friends were not the kind of guys who were ever a phone call away from a blowjob - unless we'd called a hooker.

In grade school they always made it sound like people would come up and TRY to give me drugs.  :(
 
2013-12-29 02:45:46 PM  

stewbert: FnkyTwn: I have family in Colorado and what theyve noticed most of all is that when its actually legal, a whole lot of the associated paranoia just falls away. Youre not worried about the cops, or the neighbors. Its a more relaxed environment, and even though some of you hardcore guys might pretend that you dont care, it must be nice to live in a place where it's totally legal.

Really? You should visit the west coast sometime. No need to hit WA; OR or CA are fine. I can assure you that people here are not worried about the illegality of smoking a bit of weed.

I can certainly understand concern in other states that aren't as libertarian about mj, but people here don't get worked up about it.


It is true - especially in the coastal neighborhoods. People walk around, smoking cannabis freely, and no one gets upset.

/coffee and cannabis
 
2013-12-29 02:47:27 PM  

standardeviation: CSB time/

I live north of Denver, and was returning from xmas vacation back east on Friday.  On the plane from Dallas I heard no less than six people discussing how they were thinking about extending their vacations, or glad that their trip went past new years just so they could buy legal weed.

The general feeling I get is that Coloradoans are are going to be Coloradoans.  Which is to say, the entire state is full of "do what you want just don't bug me" individuals.  So long as people don't start becoming a nuisance then we couldn't possibly care less.

/now having an influx of Texans, that'll drive any of us crazy.


Where I live was part of the Republic of Texas for almost ten years.

/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Texas
//I really like the Republic of Texas
 
2013-12-29 02:50:05 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: stewbert: FnkyTwn: I have family in Colorado and what theyve noticed most of all is that when its actually legal, a whole lot of the associated paranoia just falls away. Youre not worried about the cops, or the neighbors. Its a more relaxed environment, and even though some of you hardcore guys might pretend that you dont care, it must be nice to live in a place where it's totally legal.

Really? You should visit the west coast sometime. No need to hit WA; OR or CA are fine. I can assure you that people here are not worried about the illegality of smoking a bit of weed.

I can certainly understand concern in other states that aren't as libertarian about mj, but people here don't get worked up about it.

It is true - especially in the coastal neighborhoods. People walk around, smoking cannabis freely, and no one gets upset.

/coffee and cannabis


I prefer to be a discreet pot smoker, but it is not uncommon to go for a walk and smell it walking just about anywhere in my neighborhood.
 
2013-12-29 02:50:15 PM  
Will be paying very close attention to what happens with the neighboring states, and reports of arrests, checkpoints and so forth.

/got a week of vacation in 2014 I haven't earmarked for anything yet.
 
2013-12-29 02:52:36 PM  

pueblonative: doglover: Bob Falfa: doglover: BizarreMan: Even though it's legal where you vacation doesn't mean your boss won't fire your ass if you fail a surprise drug test when you return from vacation.

fark that noise.

Wrongful termination suit.

How so?

Legal is legal. They can't fire you for riding a motorcycle with an international license or dating a Chinaman. If the suit doesn't work, take it higher. If you can't afford the law, turn to the mob or the A-Team.

Also, it helps to be indispensable. If they can't lose you, they won't drug test you.

Tried, and went down in Colorado.

It's still illegal according to the Federal law.

Now, I'd wonder how a discrimination suit would proceed if a minority got tested and claimed that all the whites were baked out of their minds.


Yeah, there was a case earlier this year in Colorado.  The guy worked in a call center and had some sort of disability due to an accident years ago and had a MMJ card.

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_23104820/colorado-appeals-court-oks-fir in g-off-duty-marijuana

The guy was a quadriplegic who worked for Dish Netowrk.
 
2013-12-29 02:55:59 PM  

base935: As a Colorado resident currently farking while smoking homegrown, legal weed- I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.


DAMN YOU!!!11!!!!

/shakes tiny fists of rage
 
2013-12-29 03:03:18 PM  

gfid: pueblonative: doglover: Bob Falfa: doglover: BizarreMan: Even though it's legal where you vacation doesn't mean your boss won't fire your ass if you fail a surprise drug test when you return from vacation.

fark that noise.

Wrongful termination suit.

How so?

Legal is legal. They can't fire you for riding a motorcycle with an international license or dating a Chinaman. If the suit doesn't work, take it higher. If you can't afford the law, turn to the mob or the A-Team.

Also, it helps to be indispensable. If they can't lose you, they won't drug test you.

Tried, and went down in Colorado.

It's still illegal according to the Federal law.

Now, I'd wonder how a discrimination suit would proceed if a minority got tested and claimed that all the whites were baked out of their minds.

Yeah, there was a case earlier this year in Colorado.  The guy worked in a call center and had some sort of disability due to an accident years ago and had a MMJ card.

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_23104820/colorado-appeals-court-oks-fir in g-off-duty-marijuana

The guy was a quadriplegic who worked for Dish Netowrk.


That's what I was talking about.  Of course they wouldn't have minded if he came on site high off his tits on prescription meds as long as he had the prescription.

Remember: they don't count as bad drugs if your dealer wears a white overcoat.
 
2013-12-29 03:28:32 PM  

grinding_journalist: Uhm, aren't border checkpoints BLATANTLY unconstitutional? Or are we just not gonna worry about that?


B; We're not going to worry about that because it's not going to happen.
 
2013-12-29 03:33:03 PM  

pueblonative: And I'm sure they have random alcohol urine testings as well, right?


Jobs with legitimate public safety concerns typically do have random, on-duty alcohol screenings. Such screenings frequently are much more time-focused than those for other drugs (due both to technological and political concerns).  And many such jobs also have mandatory drug and alcohol screening after any reportable incident.

Don't get me wrong -- I personally think drug testing is a bad idea (for both employees and employers, or any other set of parties) except for the specific case of bone fide public safety concerns. But let's not pretend that places with such concerns are ignoring alcohol.
 
2013-12-29 03:40:44 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: OOBE Juan Kenobi: stewbert: FnkyTwn: I have family in Colorado and what theyve noticed most of all is that when its actually legal, a whole lot of the associated paranoia just falls away. Youre not worried about the cops, or the neighbors. Its a more relaxed environment, and even though some of you hardcore guys might pretend that you dont care, it must be nice to live in a place where it's totally legal.

Really? You should visit the west coast sometime. No need to hit WA; OR or CA are fine. I can assure you that people here are not worried about the illegality of smoking a bit of weed.

I can certainly understand concern in other states that aren't as libertarian about mj, but people here don't get worked up about it.

It is true - especially in the coastal neighborhoods. People walk around, smoking cannabis freely, and no one gets upset.

/coffee and cannabis

I prefer to be a discreet pot smoker, but it is not uncommon to go for a walk and smell it walking just about anywhere in my neighborhood.


I smell it at least 3-4 times a week walking down Michigan Ave in Chicago, probably the most heavily trafficked (pedestrian and cars) street in downtown Chicago. It's also got about 3-4 cops every block. I've stood right next to them as a car practically billowing smoke drives by and they didn't blink. Then again, they decriminalized weed and the PD threw a shiat fit about the process for writing the ticket and testing the weed, so maybe they are just being lazy.
 
2013-12-29 03:42:24 PM  
I live in a bordering state (Oklahoma).

I suspect that Oklahoma will be the 53rd state to legalize marijuana...that is to say, there will be more states admitted to the union before Oklahoma legalizes.

The highest point in Oklahoma is about 5 miles from Colorado (and less than a half-mile from New Mexico), so I expect an increase in traffic to the Black Mesa.

Somehow I doubt increased LEO presence at the border of Oklahoma and the Comanche National Grassland.
 
2013-12-29 03:48:03 PM  
I was at a concert last summer and while if you got caught smoking a cigarette, they would march you straight to the smoking area, if you smoked a pipe load right in front of the staff, the didn't notice at all.
 
2013-12-29 03:49:04 PM  

profplump: pueblonative: And I'm sure they have random alcohol urine testings as well, right?


Yes. Drug screens also test for alcohol.
 
2013-12-29 04:29:21 PM  
I love weed but have not smoked since 1997.  My problem is somewhat the same as other posters, no place to get it and the places that is might be available are problematic to a middle aged woman.  If it were legal and I could go in  a store and pick out 7 grams of choice sinse--wow, it would be a dream come true.  My social skills have always sucked and that is why I have never been able to obtain a reliable source.
Considering a little trip to Denver later on in the year.
 
2013-12-29 04:45:17 PM  
you can still get fired if you fail the test, doesn't matter how legal it is.  The news is whipping this into more of frenzy here in Colorado than anywhere else.  Most folks I know still have the attitude of "not worth my job."

So many people are going to open up shops that I think it's going to go the other way, a big boom for a bit, and then many of the stores will shut down and then level out.  That's what happened with the medical dispensaries.  I used to see tons of dispensaries, there's still quite a few, but now many of the smaller ones are gone.
 
2013-12-29 04:50:12 PM  

Ika7734: you can still get fired if you fail the test, doesn't matter how legal it is.  The news is whipping this into more of frenzy here in Colorado than anywhere else.  Most folks I know still have the attitude of "not worth my job."

So many people are going to open up shops that I think it's going to go the other way, a big boom for a bit, and then many of the stores will shut down and then level out.  That's what happened with the medical dispensaries.  I used to see tons of dispensaries, there's still quite a few, but now many of the smaller ones are gone.


Lol- big box pot stores are gonna put the mom and pop pot shops out of business.  Weed Mart, PotCo, Home DePot
 
2013-12-29 04:51:42 PM  

profplump: pueblonative: And I'm sure they have random alcohol urine testings as well, right?

Jobs with legitimate public safety concerns typically do have random, on-duty alcohol screenings. Such screenings frequently are much more time-focused than those for other drugs (due both to technological and political concerns).  And many such jobs also have mandatory drug and alcohol screening after any reportable incident.

Don't get me wrong -- I personally think drug testing is a bad idea (for both employees and employers, or any other set of parties) except for the specific case of bone fide public safety concerns. But let's not pretend that places with such concerns are ignoring alcohol.


The big difference is that tests for alcohol detect if you have intoxicating levels of alcohol in your system (though for some jobs the level considered unsafe is far less alcohol than the .08 BAC allowed for driving).  The tests for Marijuana can detect metabolites up to a month after use, even if you're 100% sober at the time.

I have no problem with workplaces testing to make sure employees aren't high or drunk on the job.  The problem I have is when the tests penalize people for use outside of work when that employee is never high or drunk while at work.
 
2013-12-29 04:54:52 PM  
"My social skills have always sucked" says Dogslobber Buttlube....that joke sets itself up. I can't tease, but I can say my 20 hour drive from NW Ohio to S Florida last week, and my upcoming trip home tomorrow would have been better if i didn't have to worry about the pure Kush I was carrying. Just a personal amount for wife and I, but enough to make a stink and enough to derail any plans of getting home on time if pulled over. Legalization would lessen this worry.
 
2013-12-29 05:06:48 PM  

aNihilV10L8tr: "My social skills have always sucked" says Dogslobber Buttlube....that joke sets itself up. I can't tease, but I can say my 20 hour drive from NW Ohio to S Florida last week, and my upcoming trip home tomorrow would have been better if i didn't have to worry about the pure Kush I was carrying. Just a personal amount for wife and I, but enough to make a stink and enough to derail any plans of getting home on time if pulled over. Legalization would lessen this worry.


What I learned was, glass jars. Not baggies. SEALED GLASS JARS. That shiat STINKS.
 
2013-12-29 05:10:00 PM  

stewbert: FnkyTwn: I have family in Colorado and what theyve noticed most of all is that when its actually legal, a whole lot of the associated paranoia just falls away. Youre not worried about the cops, or the neighbors. Its a more relaxed environment, and even though some of you hardcore guys might pretend that you dont care, it must be nice to live in a place where it's totally legal.

Really? You should visit the west coast sometime. No need to hit WA; OR or CA are fine. I can assure you that people here are not worried about the illegality of smoking a bit of weed.

I can certainly understand concern in other states that aren't as libertarian about mj, but people here don't get worked up about it.



Hell, i'm a grownassman (40) and I'm still worried about my parents finding out I partake on occasion. Pot being completely "legal" would eliminate a lot of guilt for a lot of people. Even if the cops aren't concerned about your private smoking, an army of grandparents wagging their fingers in shame and disappointment at you sucks if you have any sort of soul.

Then again, I still live where there are Sunday Blue Laws and you can only buy your liquor from a state-run ABC store.
 
2013-12-29 05:15:00 PM  

SevenizGud: I live in a bordering state (Oklahoma).

I suspect that Oklahoma will be the 53rd state to legalize marijuana...that is to say, there will be more states admitted to the union before Oklahoma legalizes.

The highest point in Oklahoma is about 5 miles from Colorado (and less than a half-mile from New Mexico), so I expect an increase in traffic to the Black Mesa.

Somehow I doubt increased LEO presence at the border of Oklahoma and the Comanche National Grassland.


Ironically, Oklahoma is still technically Indian Territory. If there is one thing we all know Indians like to do, it's to smoke the peace pipe. Even to this day, we still cannot get a break from the White Man.

museumoftheamericanwest.com
 
2013-12-29 05:27:18 PM  
I like to smoke pot about once or twice per month, but I absolutely HATE the pot culture (i.e., terrible comedy, gross food, self-righteousness, celebrating stupidity, etc.) I'm hoping legalizing it will bring a different demographic to pot smoking and change the culture.
 
2013-12-29 05:33:39 PM  

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: I like to smoke pot about once or twice per month, but I absolutely HATE the pot culture (i.e., terrible comedy, gross food, self-righteousness, celebrating stupidity, etc.) I'm hoping legalizing it will bring a different demographic to pot smoking and change the culture.


That would be great, but not to the point of pot snobs.  We have enough beer and wine snobs. But you know it will happen.
 
2013-12-29 05:36:59 PM  

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: I like to smoke pot about once or twice per month, but I absolutely HATE the pot culture (i.e., terrible comedy, gross food, self-righteousness, celebrating stupidity, etc.) I'm hoping legalizing it will bring a different demographic to pot smoking and change the culture.


The hell you say?

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2013-12-29 05:42:14 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: I like to smoke pot about once or twice per month, but I absolutely HATE the pot culture (i.e., terrible comedy, gross food, self-righteousness, celebrating stupidity, etc.) I'm hoping legalizing it will bring a different demographic to pot smoking and change the culture.

The hell you say?

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Ha!  That's nothing.  I once ate a bowl of ramen smothered in sardines.
 
2013-12-29 05:47:26 PM  
It's okay. Colorado and Washington will have the last laugh when recreational sales bring in more revenue than the filthy corrupt pigs setting up un-Constitutional checkpoints in the bordering states.
 
2013-12-29 06:51:02 PM  

MSFT: grinding_journalist: Uhm, aren't border checkpoints BLATANTLY unconstitutional? Or are we just not gonna worry about that?

B; We're not going to worry about that because it's not going to happen.


If California can have border checkpoints to ensure that you're not bringing banned fruit and produce into the state, why couldn't UT, NM, OK, NE, WY have checkpoints to make sure you're not bringing pot?
 
2013-12-29 07:53:24 PM  
dogslobber buttlube:

I've seen plenty of these sort of indecent usernames in my internet but yours is one of the best
 
2013-12-29 08:34:12 PM  

ski9600: Zizzowop: EngineerAU: You can't smoke it in public but can you consume it in other forms? Seems like that would be nearly impossible to detect casually. Is the high that different?

All I can say to this is, my ex-gf gave me some chocolate one time, and I was sky high, never touch that again, could have been strong dose, not sure. I certainly couldn't tell when I ate it.

I've heard that the way to do it is to simmer the MJ in butter slowly.  Then use the butter to cook things like brownies, cookies, cakes, etc.  Maybe shrimp scampi?


Butter or any kind of cooking oil.  THC is fat soluble (that's why it stays in your system so long, like fat soluble vitamins), but don't heat it too much.  Burnt edibles have a very bad taste.  Keep it low and slow, after 45 min or so you can run it through a sieve or coffee filter and you're left with a fine portion of cannabutter to use in whatever dish you please.

/or so I've heard
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///triple slashies
 
2013-12-29 08:35:23 PM  

doglover: Legal is legal. They can't fire you for riding a motorcycle with an international license or dating a Chinaman


only one of those things is it illegal to fire someone for.
 
2013-12-29 08:40:13 PM  
What DARE never taught me....

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I was told I'd be getting free drugs at every street corner, dammit.
 
2013-12-29 08:43:53 PM  

Mister Buttons: What DARE never taught me....

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I was told I'd be getting free drugs at every street corner, dammit.


Here's an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don't buy drugs. Become a rock star, and they give you them for free!
 
2013-12-29 10:56:34 PM  
Best pot I ever ate was in the form of chocolate truffles. The chef was a professional chocolate chef and the truffles looked and tasted exactly like those one would buy in a  top quality chocolate shop, just with an added extra bonus (which I couldn't taste at all.)  Bring on legalisation.
 
2013-12-30 12:08:34 AM  
Another anecdotal story: I live in Washington.  Pot stores should exist in the next few months (no, it won't be available on January 1st....), and I think there's a good possibility I might buy some.  I have not purchased pot in almost two decades.  I am pretty sure there are a good number of people in the same boat as me: wouldn't mind giving it another try, but not willing to invest the time, trouble, and possible criminal record that would be required to try to find an illicit source.

I hate smoking it, but I can think of a few dinner recipes that would work well.......
 
2013-12-30 12:43:14 PM  

me texan: I've been looking into related stocks


You mean, like, Frito-Lay?
 
2013-12-30 12:50:50 PM  

d23: I have a feeling that the phrase "odor of marijuana" will be in several future police reports.


"I thought I smelled marijuana smoke" will no longer be grounds for a search by state or local police, any more than "I thought I smelled tobacco smoke" would be.  Doesn't mean they won't use it as an excuse anyway, of course.
 
2013-12-30 12:59:24 PM  

doglover: fark that noise.

Wrongful termination suit.


Employer has a policy of firing you if you test positive for THC, you knew this when you went to work there, you test positive for THC, they fire you--what are you going to claim was wrongful?   Remember, this will be happening in a state (and a nation) in which THC in almost any form is still illegal--it's the "coming home from vacation and getting busted and work" scenario.
 
2013-12-30 01:01:59 PM  

pueblonative: And I'm sure they have random alcohol urine testings as well, right?


Serious question--when randomly drug tested at work, do they look for alcohol?  Most places I have worked have a policy forbidding being drunk at work, though I do not recall if they specified a BAC level.
 
2013-12-30 01:15:56 PM  

flondrix: pueblonative: And I'm sure they have random alcohol urine testings as well, right?

Serious question--when randomly drug tested at work, do they look for alcohol?  Most places I have worked have a policy forbidding being drunk at work, though I do not recall if they specified a BAC level.


Every drug test I've taken tested for booze, but I've never been a part of random drug testing. I've only been tested pre-employment
 
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