I am shocked!!!! - page 3

I met one of my classmate I had last semester. I asked her how she did, and said: about a b+ average. Not bad for a pothead, huh? I was like WHAT?!? She said: yeah, I smoke in the evening sometimes.... Read More

  1. by   smk1
    There are a lot of "dumb laws" around that we still have to follow simply because IT IS THE LAW. Smoking weed without a script is ILLEGAL. It doesn't matter what the research says, or how many people think it is no more harmful than alcohol. At this point in time, it is still breaking the law. If I run a red light/stop sign simply because i find it dumb to wait at an intersection in the middle of nowhere with no other cars on the road, is it still illegal? you bet! was it dumb to sit there and wait five minutes? you bet. Does that matter? nope. can i still get a citation? you bet! The point is that we all abide by certain rules no matter how dumb we may find them in order to avoid legal troubles. Pot smoking no matter how infrequent, is still illegal drug use and if this person cares so little for his/her reputation and future that she/he would casually blab this to others, I would say that the pot is indeed affecting this persons judgement.
  2. by   webblarsk
    Wow.....Can't believe they are broadcasting that sort of thing!
  3. by   Sadie04
    It's interesting to me how opinions on marijuana use differ so much, depending on who you talk to. Although I don't indulge in smoking marijuana anymore, I know many who do, several of them nurses. Where I live, many people use marijuana occasionally even though it's illegal. Many would lose their nursing licenses if my facility decided to conduct random drug testing, maybe that's why they've never done so in all the years I've worked there
  4. by   not now
    I'm shocked that the OP was shocked. I've never smoked in my life but plenty of my friends have (or still do). Hearing someone talk about smoking isn't really shocking to me.

    Heck, I've cracked jokes about smoking when the semester gets really stressful "I should call my friends and smoke a bowl, this test is stressing me out." No one takes me seriously though.
  5. by   CarVsTree
    As a recovering addict, I refuse to get into the legal/illegal right/wrong drug debate. However, she is choosing to do an act that she knows is illegal, knows is prohibited both my the BON and the school she is attending. Is this who you want as your nurse?

    Also, how the heck is she gonna get a job when she graduates. I don't know any hospitals that DON'T do drug screens.
    Last edit by CarVsTree on Dec 27, '04
  6. by   Maggie in NC
    Come on, if you are going to do ILLEGAL DRUGS, disclosing to people isn't the brightest thing this woman could do. She ain't the brightest lightbulb on the Christmas tree.

    I firmly believe in drug testing. Heck, I used to drug test telecom employees to give them jobs, seems illogical not to drug test healthcare workers routinely and randomly. Additionally, there are schools (like mine) that random drug test nursing students (as do hospitals).

    Yeah, I'm conservative. Flame me if you want but would YOU want someone who had done illegal drugs the night before working in an operating room on your mother, daughter, father, or son?
  7. by   lil' girl
    Quote from Maggie in NC
    Come on, if you are going to do ILLEGAL DRUGS, disclosing to people isn't the brightest thing this woman could do. She ain't the brightest lightbulb on the Christmas tree.

    I firmly believe in drug testing. Heck, I used to drug test telecom employees to give them jobs, seems illogical not to drug test healthcare workers routinely and randomly. Additionally, there are schools (like mine) that random drug test nursing students (as do hospitals).

    Yeah, I'm conservative. Flame me if you want but would YOU want someone who had done illegal drugs the night before working in an operating room on your mother, daughter, father, or son?
    I couldn't have said it better myself!!!
  8. by   LilPeanut
    I am in favor of decriminalization of drugs, but agree with many; it is illegal now, so to indulge is to risk your license.


    I think the alcohol/smoking thing is an interesting topic too, I know a girl who sat next to me in micro who smoked and smoked through her pg...I wonder how in the world that person can potentially be a medical professional and do such stupid things.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I cannot believe there are some people out there that think that pot has no damaging effects. You know, people once thought that about cigarettes, too.
  10. by   Sadie04
    Quote from suemom2kay
    As a recovering addict, I refuse to get into the legal/illegal right/wrong drug debate. However, she is choosing to do an act that she knows is illegal, knows is prohibited both my the BON and the school she is attending. Is this who you want as your nurse?

    Also, how the heck is she gonna get a job when she graduates. I don't know any hospitals that DON'T do drug screens.
    The facility I work in (600 bed teaching hospital, largest in the state) doesn't do drug screens unless maybe the person has a prior record. I don't know of any in my state that perform random screens. As I said MANY people would be out of a job if they did! (Myself not included )
    Edited to add: On the unit I left a few months ago, several of the nurses used to party and smoke weed together, including the AHN :uhoh21:
    Last edit by Sadie04 on Dec 28, '04
  11. by   LeashRN
    WHAT!...... no drug screens at that nursing school?
    At our school we are subjected to a MANDITORY drug screen test and background check and passing both are conditions of acceptance.
    This person is most likely not in a clinical rotation yet - as I was under the impression that in order to attend clinicals drug tests were pre-requisite, so if this be the case for her, she could be in deep trouble when the time comes.

    Leash
  12. by   mitchsmom
    They do drug screens at my husband's work (medevac, for pilots and med crew), they don't do drug screens in my BSN program.
  13. by   z's playa
    Quote from Leash
    WHAT!...... no drug screens at that nursing school?
    At our school we are subjected to a MANDITORY drug screen test and background check and passing both are conditions of acceptance.
    This person is most likely not in a clinical rotation yet - as I was under the impression that in order to attend clinicals drug tests were pre-requisite, so if this be the case for her, she could be in deep trouble when the time comes.

    Leash

    We don't have drug screens at our school either. Pretty unecessary if you ask me. MY opinion. I'm not here to argue.

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