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  •  i know plenty of people (4+ / 0-)
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    who did fine and smoked as well.

    i do disagree that you can snap out of it if needed, at least not in my experience, and not watching people I know. their thinking was impaired as if they were drunk when it came to decisions, driving, talking, walking, etc, which is why i feel alcohol and marijuana should be treated similarly.

    i just couldn't figure out which side he was arguing, that the military should have enforced its rules earlier, or that the rules are dumb.

    •  Its a fair question (5+ / 0-)


      The rules are dumb, as evidenced by the fact that I use the substance but was able to get a promotion recommendation. The assumption is that smoking pot is inherently bad, which in my experience is patently untrue.

      But if this is a rule they want to take seriously, then don't give out free passes along the way then all of a sudden come down on my head after I've been around for six years.

      I'm no martyr. I knowingly broke a rule and was caught. I will be punished and thats the way it works. But I just think the whole thing is absurd.

      There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

      by slothlax on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:02:45 PM PST

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      •  i can agree with that (0+ / 0-)

        I think what you're trying to say is that they were inconsistent. if they're going to let it slide, let it slide; if they're going to be strict, be strict.

        •  Just be competent (1+ / 0-)
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          Its not like my unit was being lenient, they were never notified of my positive results.  Its hard for me to justify getting punished for this thing that supposedly makes you incompetent when the Army wasn't competent enough to do anything about it the first three times they had me dead to rights.

          All that said, given the illegality of the substance and the need to cavort with a criminal element to get it, there are valid reasons beyond the direct effect of the drug to discourage its use in the military.  But ultimately that just circles back the underlying problem of making something illegal that shouldn't be.

          There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

          by slothlax on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 03:31:53 PM PST

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