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When the US government legalizes weed at the federal level will nurses be allowed to smoke weed?

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not.done.yet has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Likely not. We are still subject to the rules and regulations of the BON, not just the law, and we are subject to drug testing.

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inthecosmos has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Varied.

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It would take a lot of convincing and lobbying. It would require better testing methods to ensure individuals were not on the job under the influence. There are many, many threads throught AN regarding this topic that may have better responses to guide you through this querey.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Smoking weed is not all that. Why are people so obsessed with it?

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

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I imagine it will be treated like alcohol. Some professions make their own rules- pilots can't take Benadryl within so many hours of working.

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I imagine it will be treated like alcohol. Some professions make their own rules- pilots can't take Benadryl within so many hours of working.

This.

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When the US government legalizes weed at the federal level will nurses be allowed to smoke weed?

Not when, but if. I doubt that you'll see marijuana decriminalized at the federal level for some time.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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Smoking weed is not all that. Why are people so obsessed with it?

Thank you! People act like it's the Second Coming. Also, it REALLY stinks. I hate walking by people who are smoking it- just when things were getting better with fewer cigarette smokers in public...

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Thank you! People act like it's the Second Coming. Also, it REALLY stinks. I hate walking by people who are smoking it- just when things were getting better with fewer cigarette smokers in public...

This....my husband smokes a pipe (legal pipe tobacco) and I hate it because there is so much we can't do (without jumping through a lot of hoops). Find a hotel room, a vacation rental, sit outside a coffee house, he can't smoke in a park, can't smoke in a car if children are in the car, many apartment complexes and condos don't allow it, etc. It is so limiting. I'm not complaining, I think all those laws and restrictions are good.

We still do "these" things, he often says it's okay he won't bring his pipe or he'll just smoke in the car, but it's still a hassle.

I don't know why anyone would take up smoking of any product just to find out you can't do it anywhere.

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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Smoking weed is not all that. Why are people so obsessed with it?

I don't get it either. It's supposed to be non-addictive, but it seems like so many people are willing to risk so much to partake.

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I imagine it will be treated like alcohol. Some professions make their own rules- pilots can't take Benadryl within so many hours of working.

I think so as well, and I am hopeful that all facilities follow that kind of standard. It's the fairest and most constitutional option for sure.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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I think so as well, and I am hopeful that all facilities follow that kind of standard. It's the fairest and most constitutional option for sure.

It has nothing to do with the constitution. Employers have every right to require certain things of their employees, including being tobacco (and marijuana) free.

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