Rastafari nurse and marijuana use - page 3

I hope I don't start any arguments/debates with this....if so, please feel more than welcome to delete! I have a friend who is in the first year of nursing school(finished pre-reqs and is in the... Read More

  1. by   muffie
    good luck with the urine test honey
  2. by   TazziRN
    Quote from muffie
    good luck with the urine test honey
    Yeah, if she's been using for as long as it sounds, she'll have to abstain for so long that she might as well get clean!!
  3. by   muffie
    hi tazzi
  4. by   TazziRN
    Hi Muff!
  5. by   I_am_Julia
    It is a very old and deeply rooted religion and NOT a casual reason to smoke marijuana.

    Quote from classicdame
    Does that religion require her to be stoned all the time? Can she not choose when to use?

    Sounds like the religion is an excuse to use dope and is already causing her problems. What about her patients? Will they appreciate the fact that she is using mind-altering drugs while caring for them. No way!
  6. by   Tweety
    Nurses here in Florida when busted with mj in their system have to go before the board.

    I work with many Jamaican nurses, but they do not smoke mj.

    I haven't heard of a nurse of that religion get off the hook because it's used for religious purposes, but I'm relatively sure it's not allowed.

    Is it even legal in the United States to smoke it if it's for religious purposes?? If not, then I'm sorry, one must still follow the laws of the land you immigrant to, while fighting to change it of course.
  7. by   Sue Damonas
    I'm a Catholic nurse and I never drink the wine at mass.
  8. by   NightNurse876
    Quote from BBFRN
    This may sound mean, but my line of thinking is: If you want to use Marijuana for religious/cultural reasons, then don't move to a country like America- where it's illegal- if you plan on continuing to use it

    And don't get a job taking care of patients, for Pete's sake. She'll find out soon enough when she doesn't get any nursing jobs because of her positive drug tests. Unfortunately, she sounds like an addict justifying her actions.
    This is ridic! Are you serious? My sister is Rastafarian, it is not an excuse. Some people may try to use it as such but it is a proven religious practice of the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church. How dare you and anyone else on this thread say things as you have with NO idea of what they are talking about. Whatever Americans....equality my but. And religous use doesnt take place at work...ignorance sure is bliss it seems...