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I Am Not Stoned: Sobering Realities For Taxpayers On The Road To Legalizing Marijuana

Dennis502 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:08 AM
I'm just hoping that the pilot and crew of my next commercial flight have had time for a "smoke" break before the flight! Could be interesting. Or, how about the surgeon and operating room staff for my surgery...a nice "smoke" break before surgery would be perfect...as long as I got to toke along. :) Maybe this is why President Obama was concerned about surgeons removing a leg rather than a spleen. :) Forward to the future!!
seattlestoner Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 5:02 PM
if that is your argument against legalization, try a new one. it's really stupid. if a pilot is a stoner, legalization would do nothing to stop or incent him or her to get stoned before flying. pilots and other transportation workers will still be subject to drug tests. and the surgery one is even more ridiculous. try moving out of the reefer madness era.
seattlestoner Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 5:02 PM
if that is your argument against legalization, try a new one. it's really stupid. if a pilot is a stoner, legalization would do nothing to stop or incent him or her to get stoned before flying. pilots and other transportation workers will still be subject to drug tests. and the surgery one is even more ridiculous. try moving out of the reefer madness era.
MobiusDick Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:09 PM
Well, current technology allows us to narrow down last use of marijuana to within 48 hours based on the ratio of CBD to CBN to THC to 11-Hydroxy-THC. We do not allow people in certain jobs to drink prior to say, flying a plane, and you currently have no way of knowing if your surgeon smokes pot before the first incision.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 9:07 PM
Airlines have a pretty strong interest in keeping their planes in the air and their customers alive. There is nothing preventing airlines from testing for drugs and alcohol whether or not those substances are legal.
jwilliams Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:23 PM
Seriously, it's not like this is the first time a psychoactive drug will be readily available to the public. We've somehow managed to keep the planes in the air and kids in school despite the legalization of ethanol - why would things suddenly collapse if another hit the stores?
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:37 AM
Nah, don't worry, they all just knocked back a few stiff Jack Daniels first....

Pot fans got what they wanted in Colorado: they finally convinced voters there to support the legalization of “recreational marijuana.” It’s seen as a huge victory for those who support the powers of the individual states, and a great example of “federalism” in action. But who is considering the burden of all of this on the American taxpayer?

Before I go further, let me be clear: I have never in my entire life consumed marijuana. When I was a kid I was out of step with my peers on this, but I’ve just never been interested in “trying it,” and that’s...