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Wall Street Pee Tests Expose Startling New Drug Trend: Less Coke Snorting, More Pot-Smoking
The Business Insider ^ | 08/20/2010 | Mohana Ravindranath

Posted on 08/30/2010 1:56:42 PM PDT by hope_dies_last

Wall Street is ditching the white stuff in favor of something somewhat more green. And we're not talking about cash.

Marijuana was present in 80% of failed drug tests last year, up from 64% in 2007, according to the tests reviewed by Sterling Infosystems Inc.. Cocaine showed up in only 7% of positive Wall Street drug tests last year, instead of 16% in 2007.

Relative to the rest of the working world (3.6% of whom failed drug tests last year), the finance industry is pretty clean, with only a 2% rate of drug test failure, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In addition to coke and weed, some Wall Street professionals are popping pills like Oxycodone or Percocet. And amphetamines were big too, with 10% of positive tests including that class of drugs.

According Robert Curry, founder of a Connecticut rehab company who sees several clients from Wall Street, in the WSJ:

“Investment bankers — gunslingers, as we call them...

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/less-cocaine-and-more-weed-on-wall-street-2010-8#ixzz0y7lrzaKP

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: coke; drugs; drugusewallstreet; high; pot
Hard times even affect the "high times" at Wall Street...

Rich man's high is losing turf to the 'evil' weed.

1 posted on 08/30/2010 1:56:46 PM PDT by hope_dies_last
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To: hope_dies_last

They’ll live longer just smoking pot.


2 posted on 08/30/2010 1:58:38 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: hope_dies_last

Wow, times must be hard. Even Wallstreet is cutting back. [/sarc]


3 posted on 08/30/2010 1:59:51 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: hope_dies_last

no wonder things are slowing down on the street, bummer man.


4 posted on 08/30/2010 2:01:12 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: dblshot

Then: “I snort Coke, to do more work, to make more money.”
Now: “Dude, someone named “margin” called, like yesterday?”


5 posted on 08/30/2010 2:05:14 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: taxcontrol

I think they need to lose themselves in another world, what with the constant attacks against them by the White House and press, who blame them for everything.


6 posted on 08/30/2010 2:05:16 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Seems like the executives are dropping acid with the way thingd are going.


7 posted on 08/30/2010 2:13:23 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: hope_dies_last
As I have always said, "Coke leads to marijuana abuse".
Coke is a gateway drug.
8 posted on 08/30/2010 2:14:32 PM PDT by carenot (We'd rather hold on to the myth than fight for the reality)
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To: hope_dies_last
the finance industry is pretty clean, with only a 2% rate of drug test failure

2 percent? 2 lousey percent?

Even if you think drug tests miss most users, that would be what...6 or 8 percent max? No matter how you work the numbers, at least 90% of people don't use drugs.

Just as gay activists have been overstating the percentage of people that are gay for decades, the drug culture has made it seem as though drug use was much more common in society than it actually is.

9 posted on 08/30/2010 2:14:52 PM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: wolfcreek
They’ll live longer just smoking pot.

True, but they'll miss a lot of trades and we won't get those good scenes of them freaking out when the market goes against them.

10 posted on 08/30/2010 2:21:18 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Apparently even the non-drug users suck at their jobs.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 2:24:26 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: massgopguy

“You want me to call option? Who’s option?”


12 posted on 08/30/2010 2:25:39 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: hope_dies_last

This is because pot has gotten a lot stronger than it was back in the hippie days. The stuff they sell now has way more “active ingredient” than the Woodstock generation was used to ingesting.


13 posted on 08/30/2010 2:34:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: hope_dies_last

“Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it.” - Barack Hussein Obama.


14 posted on 08/30/2010 2:34:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama can’t spend all his time with his BC on his forehead, he’s busy fighting its release!)
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To: Brookhaven

Wonder what the pee test would be if we put Congress through it. Today.


15 posted on 08/30/2010 2:36:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama can’t spend all his time with his BC on his forehead, he’s busy fighting its release!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Well, at this point the economy is out of their hands. we never should have devolved into an economy that is sustained soley through speculation and financing.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 2:39:37 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: hope_dies_last; blam
This explains exactly who is still long in this train wreck economy. And why

Spicoli the trader.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 08/30/2010 2:47:43 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: hope_dies_last

Cocaine: the gateway drug!


18 posted on 08/30/2010 2:53:31 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Brookhaven

“the drug culture has made it seem as though drug use was much more common in society than it actually is”

That’s because drug users work in occupations that don’t drug test. Show me construction, lawncare, or fast food workers that DONT use drugs.


19 posted on 08/30/2010 3:12:05 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“Seems like the executives are dropping acid with the way things are going.”

That not the Street dropping acid, that’s the Whit Hut doing acid.


20 posted on 08/30/2010 3:30:58 PM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: hope_dies_last

Street people still watching candles...Far out, man.


21 posted on 08/30/2010 7:06:15 PM PDT by Cedar
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