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(Boston.com)   Here's the origin of that re:FW:FW:FW:FW anti-cannabis legalization propaganda that your older relatives and lobbyists pretending to be your older relatives will tell you about shortly   (boston.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Occupational safety and health, Trulieve facility, 27-year-old Lorna McMurrey, OSHA's investigation summary, OSHA Area Director Mary Hoye, Cannabis Control Commission, marijuana cultivation facility worker, Occupational Safety  
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4596 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 07 Oct 2022 at 3:35 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-07 1:41:25 PM  
I figured it would be CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America), the largest for profit operator of Private Prisons. Like a hotel, they only make money if they're heads in the beds, so you cuff em, and they'll stuff em (into an overcrowded cell).
 
2022-10-07 3:22:38 PM  
We should definitely outlaw wheat then.

Inhaled flour dust in bakeries and mills is a well-known occupational hazard, and that shiat can be explosive too.
 
2022-10-07 3:29:15 PM  
The person that died was my friend Becky. She used to be a happy, popular girl until one night she snorted ground cannabis dust at work. She died instantly. Please, don't do cannabis. It's the most dangerous drug out there. Please don't wind up like Becky.
 
2022-10-07 3:36:16 PM  
Conservatives can scream the lies as loud as they want...it won't help them.
 
2022-10-07 3:37:58 PM  
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Omg. It's true
 
2022-10-07 3:38:48 PM  

fnordfocus: We should definitely outlaw wheat then.

Inhaled flour dust in bakeries and mills is a well-known occupational hazard, and that shiat can be explosive too.


Shocking moment grain store explodes after collapsing - Daily Mail
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2022-10-07 3:39:27 PM  
It's not any different from any other greenhouse dust issue. What kind of fertilizers are they using?
 
2022-10-07 3:39:35 PM  
From the investigation summary:

Filling pre-rolls She said she couldn't breathe. Not being able to breathe Marij uana kief (dust) At 11:00 p.m. on January 7, 2022, an employee was grinding can nabis flowers, and packaging ground cannabis in pre-rolls. The employee could n ot breathe and was killed, due to the hazards of ground cannabis dust.

Signed, Epstein's mom.
 
2022-10-07 3:39:43 PM  
Now do asbestos.
 
2022-10-07 3:40:41 PM  
Breaking news!!!
Farming is way more hazardous than being a cop.  Good thing people don't die every year from the same cause working in grain silos.
 
2022-10-07 3:40:50 PM  

Another Government Employee: It's not any different from any other greenhouse dust issue. What kind of fertilizers are they using?


I don't know, but the article contains enough bullshiat to fertilize 40 acres.
 
2022-10-07 3:40:57 PM  
Complications of long COVID.
 
2022-10-07 3:41:17 PM  
1,000,000 people die of Covid: Just part of life and freedum.

1 person dies inhaling cannabis dust in a factory: SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN!!!11!
 
2022-10-07 3:42:53 PM  
And cue the Alex Jones/Kayleigh McEnany/Melissa Carone of Pot Propaganda gloating that this is proof that marijuana kills.
 
2022-10-07 3:43:37 PM  
Cool. Now do coal mines. Or Amazon warehouses. Or...
 
2022-10-07 3:44:48 PM  
They didn't get fined for killing an employee.  They got fined for inadequate record keeping and training.  RTFA
 
2022-10-07 3:44:57 PM  
None of this shiat is going to work. Weed has been around way too long and most people are too experienced with it for any of these scare tactics to make an impression.
 
2022-10-07 3:45:10 PM  
MJ processing facilities are notoriously unsafe, founded by people who have no Pharma or food process experience.
If the worker was in the growing area, I doubt he inhaled powder.  If he was in the processing area and the ventilation was poor and he didn't have a dust mask then shame on them.
 
2022-10-07 3:45:16 PM  

Number 216: And cue the Alex Jones/Kayleigh McEnany/Melissa Carone of Pot Propaganda gloating that this is proof that marijuana kills.


Found him.

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2022-10-07 3:45:44 PM  
I'd rather go inhaling cocaine dust myself.
 
2022-10-07 3:45:51 PM  
Inhaling dust of any kind will cause such issues as hypersensitivity pneumonitis or pneumoconiosis.  That's why we have the neat masks for such environments.

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2022-10-07 3:46:08 PM  

Another Government Employee: It's not any different from any other greenhouse dust issue. What kind of fertilizers are they using?


Bullshiat. Oh, you mean the growers.
 
2022-10-07 3:46:24 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Number 216: And cue the Alex Jones/Kayleigh McEnany/Melissa Carone of Pot Propaganda gloating that this is proof that marijuana kills.

Found him.

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It wouldn't surprise me if he gets off on this story just as much as he gets off on gaslighting and moving goalposts every time he's proven incorrect
 
2022-10-07 3:47:12 PM  
Ugh, the comments. For some strange reason this article attracted the anti-vax crew. I did not see that coming.
 
2022-10-07 3:47:30 PM  
I think we know which Farker is going to start that chain
 
2022-10-07 3:47:51 PM  

Number 216: And cue the Alex Jones/Kayleigh McEnany/Melissa Carone of Pot Propaganda gloating that this is proof that marijuana kills.


I knew a kid that smoked Marijuana once. And then, like five years later, BAM! herpes.
 
2022-10-07 3:48:03 PM  
So, let's mourn the death of a worker. Seriously, farkers. She deserved PROPER VENTILATION AND A HAZARD-FREE ENVIRONMENT and the company FAILED TO DO THIS.

It's not about the THC. It's about workers' conditions.

Stop belittling her. A woman died. Her job killed her.

UNIONIZE AND DEMAND BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR ALL WORKERS! (Especially those who provide this service to US)
 
2022-10-07 3:48:37 PM  
She probably didn't want to wear the mask
 
2022-10-07 3:48:37 PM  
i hated trimming parties. my allergies would go into overdrive and i always got way too high.
 
2022-10-07 3:48:40 PM  

fsbilly: Now do asbestos.


One does not simply walk into Asbestos.
 
2022-10-07 3:49:21 PM  
They think that's bad, wait till they find out about powder metallurgy!
 
2022-10-07 3:49:27 PM  

theteacher: So, let's mourn the death of a worker. Seriously, farkers. She deserved PROPER VENTILATION AND A HAZARD-FREE ENVIRONMENT and the company FAILED TO DO THIS.

It's not about the THC. It's about workers' conditions.

Stop belittling her. A woman died. Her job killed her.

UNIONIZE AND DEMAND BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR ALL WORKERS! (Especially those who provide this service to US)


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2022-10-07 3:49:30 PM  

Armchair_Invective: Inhaling dust of any kind will cause such issues as hypersensitivity pneumonitis or pneumoconiosis.  That's why we have the neat masks for such environments.

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That mask is an infringement of my rights
 
2022-10-07 3:50:37 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: I knew a kid that smoked Marijuana once. And then, like five years later, BAM! herpes.


I never made the connection before.  I guess for me it took about 8 years to develop herpes from smoking marajuana.
 
2022-10-07 3:50:51 PM  
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Not to mention the dam giant grasshoppers
 
2022-10-07 3:51:53 PM  

HighOnCraic: fsbilly: Now do asbestos.

One does not simply walk into Asbestos.


that reminds me. i bought a stereo microscope specifically to see if my weird wallboard has asbestos in it. i should really do that one day.
 
2022-10-07 3:52:45 PM  

fnordfocus: We should definitely outlaw wheat then.

Inhaled flour dust in bakeries and mills is a well-known occupational hazard, and that shiat can be explosive too.


Yep, I know this from experience. Our 2nd grade teacher demonstrated this as a science experiment. Years later, when I was in the Army, I performed the same experiment in front of my unit (though with powdered milk at the time). It makes a really huge flash under the right conditions.
 
2022-10-07 3:52:46 PM  

Northern: MJ processing facilities are notoriously unsafe, founded by people who have no Pharma or food process experience.
If the worker was in the growing area, I doubt he inhaled powder.  If he was in the processing area and the ventilation was poor and he didn't have a dust mask then shame on them.


Wonder if the deceased woman was one of those people who "couldn't breathe" while wearing a mask?  We'd need to see if her co-workers are masked.  COVID is still around, so if you're around a lot of others at work, makes sense to mask up.  It would have saved her life.

Wonder how often this happens in cigar-rolling facilities?  Proper humidity would be a suggestion, but that might cause issues with mold growth.  The thing is, people have dealt with organic dust for a long time, so there's probably an obvious solution.
 
2022-10-07 3:54:02 PM  
At some point, didn't they try to cure people's illnesses by blowing smoke into their asses?

Personally, I think the "doctor" just wanted to see it come back out, but I bring it up as an example of how one might safely use it, without endangering the fragile lungs or getting your teeth all gummy.
 
2022-10-07 3:55:38 PM  
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2022-10-07 3:56:52 PM  
Thanks, Uncle Subby.
 
2022-10-07 4:02:28 PM  
Article does not say:

. how long had she worked there
. had she had previous episodes
. did she have a prior history of asthmatic attacks
. did the woman previously complain to the employer and if so what was the outcome
. did other employees have similar episodes and if so when
. what sort of records is the employer expected to keep (the ones they were fined for not keeping)
. where is the OSHA bulletin describing the hazards of working with cannabis

I've worked in a lot of dusty environments and never received any OSHA training on dust.  I was never made aware of the availability of epipens or puffers for emergencies.
 
2022-10-07 4:02:50 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: fnordfocus: We should definitely outlaw wheat then.

Inhaled flour dust in bakeries and mills is a well-known occupational hazard, and that shiat can be explosive too.

Yep, I know this from experience. Our 2nd grade teacher demonstrated this as a science experiment. Years later, when I was in the Army, I performed the same experiment in front of my unit (though with powdered milk at the time). It makes a really huge flash under the right conditions.


I worked in a sawmill just after a few of them blew up in BC from accumulated wood dust deflagrating. After those explosions they were shutting down the mill if they found more than a mm or two of dust accumulated on a surface. It's neat how dust explosions propagate, a little shock to kick up some dust, which ignites off  a heat source and deflagrates, which causes more dust to go airborne and explode, which results in more dust getting kicked up, etc., until the fuel / air mix gets just right, and then boom!
 
2022-10-07 4:07:57 PM  
I have been trying to OD from weed for years. I even tried shooting it up but the seeds kept getting stuck in the needle.
 
2022-10-07 4:08:01 PM  
Did they leave out the part about the alien slug-monster crawling out of her mouth right after that?

I bet they did.

/ close your eyes and look at the skies
 
2022-10-07 4:12:24 PM  
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2022-10-07 4:12:52 PM  
More people have died from drinking water than cannabis.
 
2022-10-07 4:18:28 PM  

fnordfocus: We should definitely outlaw wheat then.

Inhaled flour dust in bakeries and mills is a well-known occupational hazard, and that shiat can be explosive too.


Farming requires a lot of dangerous machinery.  We ought to ban it.
 
2022-10-07 4:19:28 PM  
In fairness it was inhalation of ground dust in a industrial setting.  Poultry workers have died from inhaling ground chicken dust in slaughter houses, and we don't outlaw chicken.  It isn't that there is anything toxic in the dust, it's just that you will drown, if your lungs are coated in any type of dust, to the point that air can no longer pass through them.
 
2022-10-07 4:20:09 PM  
Cockroach dust will do it.
 
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