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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:32 PM

15. Yeah, and I understand the need for hardcore policies in some jobs.

Obviously being high at work isn't acceptable in most jobs, but in the majority of cases all that's needed is a policy requiring a test if there's a suspicion of being under the influence is sufficient. For certain jobs, however, it's just common sense that you can't wait until there's suspicion...by then it could be too late to prevent a very serious accident. Requiring that those jobs be held by demonstrated non-users might be a bummer for a weed smoker who would never think of coming to work stoned, but it makes sense for society's risk/reward calculation.

Perhaps that could change as technology advances and a quick, foolproof testing method for whether or not someone is under the influence can be put into place for those critical jobs. If you just blow into a tube, press your palm onto the pad, or whatever when you come to work every day, that would make any other testing redundant. If/when such tech is practical, I'd expect it to be used for those jobs anyway. But as things stand, I have no problem with requiring testing for certain kinds of work.

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