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Zebo

Gleason, TN

#1 Jan 12, 2014
Gallup has been polling on the subject of Marijuana legalization since 1970. Fast-foward to 2013 to the latest Gallup poll. This poll shows a record 58% in favor of legalization for (get this) "Recreational" use. This poll, also, shows major shifts in all demographic and age groups.

Sounds like the tide is shifting.

Fifty-five percent of Americans favor making cannabis legal for adults, according to the findings of a CNN/ORC International survey released late Monday. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the survey, which has been tracking public opinion on the issue since 1973, and marks a 12 percentage point jump in support since the last time pollsters posed the question in 2012.

In addition, only 35 percent of those polled responded that consuming cannabis was “morally wrong”— down from 70 percent in 1987, the last time pollsters posed the question.

The CNN/ORC polled surveyed 1,010 Americans and possesses a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.
- See more at: http://blog.norml.org/2014/01/06/cnnorc-poll -...
Zebo

Gleason, TN

#2 Jan 14, 2014
Are there any questions?
Zebo

Maryville, TN

#3 Jan 17, 2014
No comment. Not too suprizing though.
playtime4two

Franklin, TN

#4 Jan 17, 2014
We've been waiting for this for more than 40 years.
Sky High

Herndon, VA

#5 Jan 18, 2014
Hell Yes legalize it & pass a law that ALL judges have to smoke just before court so they can use some wisdom in their judgement. maybe they wouldn't act so much like hitler.
Zebo

Maryville, TN

#6 Jan 20, 2014
It's suprizing that ThomasA hasn't weighed in yet.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#7 Jan 21, 2014
Sky High wrote:
Hell Yes legalize it & pass a law that ALL judges have to smoke just before court so they can use some wisdom in their judgement. maybe they wouldn't act so much like hitler.
Yes , and require doctors, dentists, airline pilots, train conductors, air traffic controllers, tractor trailer drivers, and your kid's teachers to do the same! Don't want to discriminate do we?
Zebo

Columbia, TN

#8 Jan 22, 2014
Hello ThomasA. How are you?

Still debating both sides of the issue?
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#9 Jan 23, 2014
Zebo wrote:
Hello ThomasA. How are you?
Still debating both sides of the issue?
Nope, just trying to figure out how the states that legalized and the other state lawmakers are going to insulate companies from the legal liability of having people under the influence on the premises. Looks like it will take a good Supreme Court case to figure out how to handle it. A truck driver under the influence runs over a car and injures or kills someone. Is it the liability of the company or should the case be against the drive personally? A lift truck operator backs over someone in the plant and tests positive. Should the company be responsible or should all responsibility be put on the employee personally? This will come up in Colorado and Washington after someone gets hurt ,killed, or a major incident happens involving someone who smoked legally.
Zebo

Columbia, TN

#10 Jan 23, 2014
And since alcohol gets out of your system in 24 hours and it takes three to four weeks for the non-psychoactive canabis metabolites to get out of your system, then you are still technically high?
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#11 Jan 24, 2014
Zebo wrote:
And since alcohol gets out of your system in 24 hours and it takes three to four weeks for the non-psychoactive canabis metabolites to get out of your system, then you are still technically high?
There is no FIELD test to determine if the person smoked four weeks ago, last week, last night, this morning, or on morning break. If the rules say zero tolerance, it doesn't matter . Test positive and you're gone. It's not as much as just smoking but the fact that the stoner is breaking written rules the same as fighting, drinking, or stealing on company premises. Why should a company have to deal with such when there are plenty of clean people out there willing to go with the flow and play by the rules instead of against them. There are jobs out there and on the street that don't test nor care and that's where the stoners need to concentrate their employment efforts.
Zebo

Columbia, TN

#12 Jan 24, 2014
And to Government Assistance they go.
Zebo

Columbia, TN

#13 Jan 24, 2014
How many elected officials, with the power to get us into war, get tested? When was the President tested? Remember that little red button that said "Lunch"?

Funny how national politicians and celeberties escape the same laws/rules that we have to abide by. "Do as I say: Not as I do," said the congressman who passed the "War On Drugs."
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#14 Jan 24, 2014
Zebo wrote:
And to Government Assistance they go.
If that's your idea of "the American dream", enjoy the bones tossed out to you.
Zebo

Columbia, TN

#15 Jan 24, 2014
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> If that's your idea of "the American dream", enjoy the bones tossed out to you.
That's the best you can offer? I've said repeatedly that everyone, who wants to work, should have a job. Maybe not as an airline pilot (many who fly over the legal limit,) but many low risk (high tech) jobs.

I wish you would put this much effort into our national debt and fed monitary policy as you do into this one issue. Try crusading on that.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#16 Jan 25, 2014
Zebo wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the best you can offer? I've said repeatedly that everyone, who wants to work, should have a job. Maybe not as an airline pilot (many who fly over the legal limit,) but many low risk (high tech) jobs.
I wish you would put this much effort into our national debt and fed monitary policy as you do into this one issue. Try crusading on that.
There are jobs out there but what we have is a lack of motivation by an element of society to get into entry level jobs that will lead to careers. Young people have the idea that since they hung out twelve years in school, their first job should pay what their parents are making so they can have everything NOW. Yes, you see foolish people with great jobs in the news that give up their lifestyle, their career, and their future for weed or alcohol. No pity there as those people knew very well their behavior was NOT accepted in their position.
Zebo

Columbia, TN

#17 Jan 25, 2014
If your employer can tell you what you can and cannot do on your time, then they need to pay you for that time.
Zebo

Columbia, TN

#18 Jan 25, 2014
ThomasA; We don't need to be reminded about workplace drug policies. Many of us were alive during both the Nixon and Reagan administrations. In fact, I was in the workforce during the 80's. I got so sick and bored with those same anti-canabis arguments that you keep repeating over, and over, and, over, and over, and over, and over... on every single thread on this topic.

You really need to learn som new material, because you're beginning to sound like a broken record. It just makes many of us yawn.
Zebo

Columbia, TN

#19 Jan 25, 2014
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> There is no FIELD test to determine if the person smoked four weeks ago, last week, last night, this morning, or on morning break. If the rules say zero tolerance, it doesn't matter . Test positive and you're gone. It's not as much as just smoking but the fact that the stoner is breaking written rules the same as fighting, drinking, or stealing on company premises. Why should a company have to deal with such when there are plenty of clean people out there willing to go with the flow and play by the rules instead of against them. There are jobs out there and on the street that don't test nor care and that's where the stoners need to concentrate their employment efforts.
Responding to you is getting nausiating. You keep restating the same ole worn out 1980's workplace arguments over, ans over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over... forgetting that at least half of us lived through both the Nixon and Reagan years. You're not saying one thing that wasn't said 30 to 40 years ago.

Good gravy!!!
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#20 Jan 25, 2014
Zebo wrote:
If your employer can tell you what you can and cannot do on your time, then they need to pay you for that time.
That's true just as long as you don't come in to work with it in your system. It's spelled very plainly in the workplace rule book you read and signed. The simple solution for stoners is to just not apply at a place that has rules you don't like.

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