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  •  Testing for legal substances is employer abuse (2+ / 0-)
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    Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN, CenPhx

    You could make a case for banning any substance use, even legal ones for someone who works at a nuclear power plant.

    But this guy works in customer service and answers the phone. His medical marijuana use literally impacts no one.

    Also, if he took any other medicine, he'd be fine.

    Letting employers make capricious decisions about a person's health care decisions is...

    wait, where have I heard this before?

    •  No one should be between you and your healthcare (3+ / 0-)
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      davematson, Darwinian Detrius, CenPhx

      ... except Republicans, employers, insurance companies, religious officials....

      It's amazing, isn't it?  Republicans get into such a horrible dudgeon about Dems 'putting themselves in between you and your doctor', when and if it means you'll actually get better and more care, or get to make your own choices, but as long as it means you'll be forced into doing whatever it is they want, they'll vote to make sure you have no rights and no choices.

    •  Are you goint to make a case against someone (2+ / 0-)
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      Darwinian Detrius, worldlotus

      at a nuc plant on pseudofed? Or any number of opioid pain killers?

      Having MJ is the blood isn't at this point a good indicator of being under the influence of said medication anyhow, for recreational or medicinal users.

      The tests were created to detect minute amounts in the blood for the sole purposes of drug busts. It's not like alcohol where we know approximately when you drank last.

      We only know in a three month window that you had MJ, not how much and when.

      Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training (Zed, MIB).

      by GreenMother on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 07:04:23 AM PST

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      •  I read somewhere revently, and wish I had saved (0+ / 0-)

        the link, but I didn't---so someone correct me if they know better, but,

        Oklahoma has laws on the books that if you pop positive on a piss test--a urinalysis, that you can be retro-charged for DUI or something like, if you have a drivers license, not because you are actually stoned, but because you have enough in your urine to indicate that you used at all at some past date.

        If the material I read with regard to this is true, then I foresee a lot of test cases in the near future, with our neighbor status with Colorado.

        Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training (Zed, MIB).

        by GreenMother on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 05:38:29 AM PST

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