Marijuana Debate - Seattle, WA

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Seattle, WA.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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“I Am No One Else”

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#158
Nov 16, 2012
 
guitarman16226 wrote:
do i want someone working beside me that is really fatigued, sick from the flu, has low blood sugar, mad at the boss, hungover from alcohol, has a heart condition, is morbidly obese, shaky from caffeine? now I'm SCARED to go to work!
Hmm .... I don't remember hiring you ....

... oh wait, you said obese, not skinny. Sorry, carry on.

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#159
Nov 16, 2012
 
@guitarman... Exactly! Some people just dont get it...
Id much rather work along side someone who has just smoked a j, than someone with a flu.... I used to work with so called potheads as a cook. We had so much fun together, it was wonderful... The fact that our smoke breaks involved pot, made the food we cooked taste so good, we were voted best breakfast place in the city!! So I say zero tollerence for ignorance, not pot. Imma twist one right now! ;)

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#160
Nov 16, 2012
 
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>You want someone working along side of you that's totally wasted? How do you know that you're safe? When did he use? If you get hurt on the job and you test positive and the person that injured you tests positive, would you agree that the company should not be held accountable whatsoever for either of your injuries? Wouldn't it just be easier to avoid jobs where they test?
Marijuana never hurt anyone. It will not cause an injury at the workplace.. It is a motivator and will make people work better together. I know this from experience!
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#161
Nov 16, 2012
 
lawabidingalien wrote:
<quoted text> Marijuana never hurt anyone. It will not cause an injury at the workplace.. It is a motivator and will make people work better together. I know this from experience!
Clap,Clap,Clap!!!Now convince the boyz upstairs to quit requiring us to insure employees behavior. If you get hurt,kick you to the curb and get another warm body to take your broken down old arzz. It's up to you to not get hurt at work. It's up to you to not let someone else hurt you on the job. The money saved from workmans comp premiums could be put to better use. Sounds real good doesn't it?
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#162
Nov 16, 2012
 
see the damage done to the community of trinity pines in ca look up trinity pines drive on googlemaps.com and look at all the damage for yourself
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#163
Nov 17, 2012
 
free up prison,bio fuel,paper,clothing,generate revenue and most of all put the real bad drugs and thier dealers on front street
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#164
Nov 17, 2012
 
lawabidingalien wrote:
<quoted text> Marijuana never hurt anyone. It will not cause an injury at the workplace.. It is a motivator and will make people work better together. I know this from experience!
so you would be okay with a pothead running a Crain or heavy machines come on plus if it is government regulated then no one could grow... So even with that it will be bad and mark my word all you who passed this will come to hate it
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#165
Nov 17, 2012
 
lawabidingalien wrote:
<quoted text> Marijuana never hurt anyone. It will not cause an injury at the workplace.. It is a motivator and will make people work better together. I know this from experience!
Good morning Mr. Lawabidingalien, That old tooth still bothering you? Well ,while you numbing up,I'm going to step out and take a couple of hits before I start your root canal.........Hey Dude, this is some good shitz you got today. I just don't know I could drive that school bus full of brats without it........Motivation?

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#166
Nov 18, 2012
 
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning Mr. Lawabidingalien, That old tooth still bothering you? Well ,while you numbing up,I'm going to step out and take a couple of hits before I start your root canal.........Hey Dude, this is some good shitz you got today. I just don't know I could drive that school bus full of brats without it........Motivation?
The answer to your question, lies within your question itself..

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#167
Nov 18, 2012
 
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning Mr. Lawabidingalien, That old tooth still bothering you? Well ,while you numbing up,I'm going to step out and take a couple of hits before I start your root canal.........Hey Dude, this is some good shitz you got today. I just don't know I could drive that school bus full of brats without it........Motivation?
You do realize that the people who work in the occupations you mentioned are rather routinely caught doing their jobs drunk, right? Not to mention that a slew of other "professionals" are also on that list. The short point is that we already deal with the issue, it's just a different drug of choice. Not to mention all the people high on prescription medications while doing critical jobs.
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#168
Nov 18, 2012
 
KittenKoder wrote:
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You do realize that the people who work in the occupations you mentioned are rather routinely caught doing their jobs drunk, right? Not to mention that a slew of other "professionals" are also on that list. The short point is that we already deal with the issue, it's just a different drug of choice. Not to mention all the people high on prescription medications while doing critical jobs.
So you could go along with doctors,bus drivers,teachers,airline pilots being able to smoke anytime/anywhere? You can't make one set of rules for some and not for all. That would be discrimination to the max and ride the courts for years to come.

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#169
Nov 18, 2012
 
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>So you could go along with doctors,bus drivers,teachers,airline pilots being able to smoke anytime/anywhere? You can't make one set of rules for some and not for all. That would be discrimination to the max and ride the courts for years to come.
Well, if that was what was happening, it's better than you lying and dishonestly attempting to tell other people what to do just because you don't like something.

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#170
Nov 18, 2012
 
KittenKoder wrote:
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Well, if that was what was happening, it's better than you lying and dishonestly attempting to tell other people what to do just because you don't like something.
he just prefers folks that use a little marijuana to be jobless, then turning to real crime to support themselves, then taxpayers supporting a jobless person through incarceration, welfare, food stamps, housing, ect...some people just don't see the big picture, they've been blinded by propaganda....or they're real sadistic...

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#171
Nov 18, 2012
 
guitarman16226 wrote:
<quoted text>he just prefers folks that use a little marijuana to be jobless, then turning to real crime to support themselves, then taxpayers supporting a jobless person through incarceration, welfare, food stamps, housing, ect...some people just don't see the big picture, they've been blinded by propaganda....or they're real sadistic...
I would wager they are both, as well as hypocrites. Most people against something as inane as pot are likely doing the prescription drugs, yet see nothing wrong with that. I just happen to be neither, I smoke tobacco, and that's it. But I have lived with hard core junkies, in the shelters, they often never leave those places, and the few marijuana smokers there were pretty inconsequential, no criminal backgrounds, they just landed on hard times and were passing through like I was. The most common junkies were prescription pain killers, and they eventually moved to the street drugs, the really bad ones, and stole from the more intelligent residents.

Women's shelters in Seattle don't have much of a time limit, one of them is actually pretty nice considering it's no cost to stay in them. Pot smokers had a higher chance of getting housing than most, they probably just wanted to get their lives back on track more and didn't have the weight of a serious addiction holding them back. Only women with a higher chance of getting housing were ones like me, who had no drug history, no illegal addictions, and no alcoholism. It's an eye-opening experience, and one that may be hard, but most people should go through or at least work in those places a bit. It makes you see things more clearly when you see the population of the forgotten.
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#172
Nov 18, 2012
 
That population is not forgotten. There is help in every major city for people who finally realize they are at THE bottom and need help. Gutter drunks see more clearly when they finally realize they're dying from their abuse. Druggies see clearly when they finally grow out of the notion that waking up in some dark alley with a needle in their arm isn't as cool as it once was. Potheads and stoners see more clearly when they finally come to realize that their life is rushing by them and they have nothing to show financially or physically for their years of staying high but lost jobs and a jail record that follows them around like their shadow.That lifestyle may appeal to you and others around you but I'll take another route not so full of pitfalls .

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#173
Nov 18, 2012
 
2all wrote:
<quoted text>so you would be okay with a pothead running a Crain or heavy machines come on plus if it is government regulated then no one could grow... So even with that it will be bad and mark my word all you who passed this will come to hate it
My point is people in those occupations are getting high and functioning at their jobs. Lawyers, doctors, crane operators etc all smoke, and prob have been high at work. The only reason they dont get cought is because, with the exception of blood shot eyes, no one can tell theyre high. And a little Visine or Clear Eyes will fix the eyes. So go figure..

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#174
Nov 18, 2012
 
A sloppy or unsafe employee, is just that. Who cares what the reason behind their sloppyness is. You should fire people for not doing their job properly, or for not being responsible. But Dont take the food off some kids table because his dad did something you disagree with

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#175
Nov 18, 2012
 
guitarman16226 wrote:
<quoted text>he just prefers folks that use a little marijuana to be jobless, then turning to real crime to support themselves, then taxpayers supporting a jobless person through incarceration, welfare, food stamps, housing, ect...some people just don't see the big picture, they've been blinded by propaganda....or they're real sadistic...
Colorado and Washington prove that there is an increasing awareness of the fact that marijuana has been a wrongly oppressed plant, with way more pros than cons. And anyone that thinks he or she couldnt find a doctor, dentist, or crane operator amongst the thousands of voters, isnt in touch with reality. Needless to say, other states will soon follow suit. Common sense is in the majority
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#176
Nov 18, 2012
 
Hi,I have operated several pieces of heavy equipment over the last 13 years.I have not had one accident,but I also have the common sense not to indulge before work.In the evenings I come home and instead of having a beer,I smoke a joint or two.Wake up ready for the day,no hang over to worry about either.
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#177
Nov 19, 2012
 
yep wrote:
Hi,I have operated several pieces of heavy equipment over the last 13 years.I have not had one accident,but I also have the common sense not to indulge before work.In the evenings I come home and instead of having a beer,I smoke a joint or two.Wake up ready for the day,no hang over to worry about either.
If an accident ever occurs whether you smoked or the person causing the accident smoked, you BOTH get tested if you are working for a company that has workman's comp insurance. If you show positive,it can seriously affect what liability the company is responsible for other that patching you up ,firing you and sending you out the door. Try getting another job operating heavy machinery with a DRD on your work record. You may find you are limited to a shovel and wheelbarrow.

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