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Old 01-09-2009, 03:25 PM   #21
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If your friend resides in one of the 10-15 states where medical marijuana is legal.... he should try to get a Dr.'s recommendation that makes it legal for his personal use (to treat the illness, of course!).

I suspect some employers might not risk a lawsuit for firing an employee who legally uses a medication recommended by his/her Dr.

I don't know if this would work.... but it's an idea.
Yes, we did think of that, unfortunately it's a no go in his state....
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:29 PM   #22
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I would talk to a lawyer first. Many rules about when and how a company can do drug testing.
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I would definitely agree with those suggesting a consultation with a lawyer before making any rash and irrevocable decisions.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:56 PM   #24
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I just looked this up. I wonder if you can get positive for second hand smoke. Q:
How effective is hair follicle testing in detecting drug usage?

In comparison to a urinalysis drug test, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and methamphetamine have proven hair analysis far more effective than urine testing in identifying low-level drug use over an extended period of time since these are normally out of the bloodstream in within 3-7 days (see drug detection times). The detection of marijuana is currently less sensitive than the other drugs in identifying low level drug users, but is considered approximately equal to urinalysis in identifying marijuana users. The detection period for hair is limited only by the length of the hair sample and is approximately 90 days for a standard screen.
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Seems like a big gamble to take, given what was at stake. I don't think I would have made the same choices. Heck, retire at 51 then become a pot head!
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Seems like a big gamble to take, given what was at stake. I don't think I would have made the same choices. Heck, retire at 51 then become a pot head!
Might be worse then. If they catch you with more than a handful of pot you'll be fingered as a dealer and all your possessions and accounts will be handed over to the government as evidence You'll likely never get back even if you win the case.
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Sounds like a midnight phone call to the boss from the airport informing of an extended emergency trip to see his dying "Aunt Tilly" (the eccentric anthropologist) in New Guinea might be in order. (if he's been with the company 25 years they might give him a pass, just this once)

Then come back with the shaved head & some new tattoos.

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Old 01-10-2009, 12:08 AM   #28
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Might be worse then. If they catch you with more than a handful of pot you'll be fingered as a dealer and all your possessions and accounts will be handed over to the government as evidence You'll likely never get back even if you win the case.
They can't tap your pension. (except for fines & restitution)
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They can't tap your pension. (except for fines & restitution)
Yeah you're right, I guess if you work for the government, are a professional athlete, or retired twenty years ago then you're safe.
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