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I am unclear as to why Mr. Hebert would want to discriminate against an employee who is not impaired on the job. If alcohol was detectable for a couple of weeks, as cannabis is, would he want to fire, send home, or not hire someone because he'd had a couple of beers three days before?
This is nothing but prejudice in favor of a traditional recreational drug over one that is less familiar. Despite that status, marijuana is, by any measure you might want to take, a far safer recreational drug than alcohol.
I would much rather work next to a person who had smoked marijuana the night before than one who was popping narcotic pain pills on the job. The former would have no effect on his performance. The latter might make him sloppy enough to get me killed.Sep 29, 2010
Who says marijuana is good medicine? 5,000 years of recorded history! That's at least how long marijuana has been used medicinally. Queen Victoria used it for menstrual cramps. It was the main component of many OTC remedies in the US during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Marijuana was not banned because it was harmful. It was banned because of racism against Mexicans and Blacks and the greed of corporate robber barons who feared competition from hemp fiber, which had just been made inexpensive by new technology.
By any standard you can name, marijuana is a far safer recreational drug than alcohol or tobacco. Between them, they kill more than half a million Americans every year. Two thousand Americans die every year from aspirin. In 5,000 years, marijuana has not caused a single fatality.
There is no good reason that marijuana should not be legal both for medicinal and recreational purposes.Aug 17, 2010