I am shocked!!!! - page 6

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   jov
    Quote from cozzy66
    after all the studies, it's basically been concluded that the active compound, THC...does nothing to effect you negatively in the long term.
    substance abuse is substance abuse
    There's always a negative effect from self medicating.
  2. by   JBudd
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    I'd tell on her; she's taking class space away from other qualified, non-drug using people who are serious about what they want to do, and frankly I think people who smoke pot are losers. As far as I'm aware marijuana usage disqualifies her for licensure, doesn't it?
    The original post is two years old, a little late to report it don't you think?
  3. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Okay, are you sure that she isn't just pulling your leg? That she might want to see what your reaction is?

    If she is sincere, well, one of these days it will catch up with her, and hopefully no patient will be harmed.
  4. by   MarySunshine
    I think about 20% of my nursing class smoked mj regularly. No one ever came to clinical high so I wasn't too worried. I don't smoke for reasons explored by previous posters.
  5. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from JBudd
    The original post is two years old, a little late to report it don't you think?
    Thanks for the laugh!!
  6. by   mercyteapot
    I am more surprised that she is naive enough to announce her habit to someone when she has no idea how they feel about mj use than I am that she uses it.
  7. by   Chantilly
    What shocks me the most is the number of posts on here that make MJ seem like a completely harmless drug. There are very harmful side effects to those that use the drug more than just occasionally...the THC levels in MJ now days are leaps and bounds higher than during the 70's. And these levels will continue to increase due to genetic modification and the desire to get a better high. I am also shocked that so many want to decriminalize drugs. So we legalize MJ..where do we stop, are we going to legalize cocaine, PCP, speed, heroin. I am not sure about other states but I know that in CA posession of MJ (unless it is a ridiculous amount) is only a misdemeanor. I am married to a police officer and when he happens upon someone with MJ he just confinscates it and sends them on their way ( he works in an inner city and has much more important things he can be doing than wasting his time arresting someone for something so petty).
    I don't feel that using MJ makes anyone a bad person, and for those that use occasionally it doesn't make them incompetent. But the consequences of using the drug are known to everyone and if the need to use outwieghs the potential consquence then I would say that the individual has a problem and may need to seek help.
  8. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from JBudd
    The original post is two years old, a little late to report it don't you think?
    Well, yes. I didn't notice when it was originally posted.
  9. by   jaylynn67
    I think you're overreacting a little. Smoking pot sometimes in the evenings? I wonder how many nurses have a drink in the evenings. To me it's the same thing, even though one is illegal. I beleive what a nurse does on her time off is her own business.
  10. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from jaylynn67
    I think you're overreacting a little. Smoking pot sometimes in the evenings? I wonder how many nurses have a drink in the evenings. To me it's the same thing, even though one is illegal. I beleive what a nurse does on her time off is her own business.
    Smoking pot wouldn't be the end of the world if it wasn't illegal, but it is. I'd guess failing a drug test could be a career-ending situation too; in my line of work you'd be fired for failing a drug test, and all I do is program computers. Lives aren't exactly at stake where I work but it's still grounds for immediate dismissal. I'm in England, where firing works more on a 'three strikes and you're out' system. There are some offenses that will get you shown the door immediately, though; showing up to work drunk, hitting someone, stealing, or failing a drug test. Those are the big four.

    To me it's a question of judgement and maturity. Someone who does something that they want to do even though they know it's illegal and damn the consequences is showing poor judgement in my opinion, and it's kind of a juvenile thing to do. If you think pot should be legal, fine; fight for it, write letters, sign petitions, do whatever you want; but until it's legal, you shouldn't touch it for that reason and that reason alone.

    That's just my opinion though; obviously nobody has to agree with me. However, even in my line of work if someone was using I wouldn't shed a single tear if they were fired immediately. You know the rules going in and if you get caught, that's your problem and I don't have a shred of sympathy for you. Sure, we all do bonehead things sometimes and we all make mistakes; but taking illegal drugs is a particularly dumb thing to do. It isn't a question of being forgetful, or having to make a tough decision and ending up being wrong; it's a matter of having terrible judgement.
  11. by   Bananabender
    i suppose if she is prepared to take the risk of getting caught..each to her own
  12. by   Ingrid m
    What you do on your own time DOES matter if it affects patient care. After all, airline pilots are not allowed to drink alcohol for some period before flying (something like 24-48 hours.)

    NurseFirst[/quote]


    As a Flight attendent, the general rule is no drinking 12 hours before a flight. The joke with crew is that it is actually "12 feet"...
    Another side to look at is, what about sleep deprivation?
    How many nurses go to work deprived of sleep. I think that too is a very dangerous practice.
    Doctors are expected to work with very little sleep. Is that ok?
  13. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from Ingrid m
    What you do on your own time DOES matter if it affects patient care. After all, airline pilots are not allowed to drink alcohol for some period before flying (something like 24-48 hours.)

    NurseFirst

    As a Flight attendent, the general rule is no drinking 12 hours before a flight. The joke with crew is that it is actually "12 feet"...
    Another side to look at is, what about sleep deprivation?
    How many nurses go to work deprived of sleep. I think that too is a very dangerous practice.
    Doctors are expected to work with very little sleep. Is that ok?[/quote]

    They're changing the rules on the hours junior doctors are allowed to work here in the UK, and some doctors are up in arms about it because they're concerned about how the quality of their training will suffer if they're restricted to 58 hours a week. I think it's sort of stupid to expect someone to be on top of their game after they've been on duty for 24-36 hours, and dangerous too.

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