I believe it is no employers business with what I do after work OFF duty. I have the right to smoke a joint if I want to. I'm a responsible adult MJ smoker and would never come into work stoned. Ever. I don't do any other drugs, drink alcohol, or smoke cigarettes. I do a great job, love my patients, always arrive to work on time, do what I'm supposed to do as a health professional.
Testing positive for a drug does not suggest impairment. I think we can all agree on that fact.
Tip for other MJ smokers:
From what I understand it is better to refuse to take a drug test knowing you will test positive than actually take the test; because your license could be revoked.
Drug testing is a clear violation of our 4th amendment rights.
Am I for drug tests? Absolutely. Pre-employment and poor job performance. Random? No way.
Marijuana has long been used to self medicate as well treat a variety of issues. It has the ability to help you unwind and relax--similar to ETOH. But it doesn't have the overdosage problem like ETOH. When was the last time you saw someone who beat their wife after smoking a joint--I never have. It is less dangerous than ETOH, but illegal.
The push behind keeping marijuana illegal is the drug companies. The last thing they want is competition for a medication that is cheap to produce, treats a variety of illnesses/issues and works with minimal side effects.
There will be a day when this drug is available without the being illegal. The world will be a better place to live. IMHO, make ETOH illegal and make marijuana legal.
Drug testing has gone overboard and does infringe on our civil rights.
That being said, I don't use marijuana and can pass a drug test with no problem. But I do feel for others who can't.
Last edit by Neveranurseagain on Oct 17, '08