Skip to comments.First person to buy pot in Spokane says he was fired from job
Posted on 07/11/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT by aimhigh
Mike Boyer got his 15 minutes of fame when he became the first person in Spokane to buy recreational pot on Tuesday.
On Wednesday Boyer posted his resume on Craigslist, saying Kodiak Security had fired him. Kodiak officials told the Spokesman-Review, though, that Boyer still had a job with the company.
Boyer said two of his three part-time employers have asked him to take drug tests after seeing news reports of his pot purchase. He said he will fail them.
Kym Ramey, a human resources manager for Kodiak, said employees are tested per company policy. "We're a security firm," Ramey said. "Our employees can't be under the influence on the job."
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Thats a bit of a fly in the ointment. Now, employers will be forced to supply jobs to pot heads. AND to supply free abortions.
“The employee community has to stand up against this.”
“Boycott these companies.”
Boycott by all means. Do not buy any gasoline, electricity, or products using plastic or metals. Let me know how that goes for ya. Just don’t using any of those items to tell me how it goes.
Consequences, man they suck.
July 27, 2012
Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at school, had lower IQ scores as adults.Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife
They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained.
Furthermore, those who started as teenagers and used it heavily, but quit as adults, did not regain their full mental powers, found academics at King’s College London and Duke University in the US.
Society for Neuroscience | April 15, 2014
Preliminary study suggests effects of drug even in those who are not addicted
Washington, DC The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified brain changes, and highlight the importance of research aimed at understanding the long-term effects of low to moderate marijuana use on the brain.
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with an estimated 18.9 million people reporting recent use, according to the most current analysis of the National Survey on Drug Use and Mental Health. Marijuana use is often associated with motivation, attention, learning, and memory impairments. Previous studies exposing animals to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the main psychoactive component of marijuana show that repeated exposure to the drug causes structural changes in brain regions involved with these functions. However, less is known about how low to moderate marijuana use affects brain structure in people, particularly in teens and young adults.
Brian Alexander, NBC News
Dec. 16, 2013
Teenage pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning, according to new research that found changes in the brains of heavy users.
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New research shows young pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning.
Research released Monday in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin showed the brains of young heavy marijuana users were altered in so-called sub-cortical regions primitive structures that are part of the memory and reasoning circuits. And young people with such alterations performed worse on memory tests than non-using controls, despite the fact that the heavy users had not indulged for more than two years, on average, before the testing.
“We see that adolescents are at a very vulnerable stage neurodevelopmentally,” said Matthew Smith, who led the research team at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “And if you throw stuff into the brain that’s not supposed to be there, there are long-term implications for their development.”
The portion of people ages 12 to 17 who used marijuana during the past month fell to 9.5 percent last year from almost 12 percent in 2002, according to the latest figures from the government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. But that still represents millions of adolescents and teenagers and the legalization of marijuana has raised the specter that underage people will have easier access. Continue reading →
By Dr. Keith Ablow January 10, 2014 FoxNews.com
With many states legalizing medical marijuana, and Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana, we are about to learn what I already know as a practicing psychiatrist: Marijuana is not harmless and will lead many millions of people into addiction, depression, psychosis, anxiety and lack of motivation.
I support legalizing marijuana, because I do not support the government making the decision whether people use it or not.
I also don’t like jailing people for the same behavior (drug use) that so many of our elected officials have engaged in. And I believe strongly that, in carefully selected cases, marijuana (and other potentially addictive drugs, by the way) can be very useful, medically.
Here’s the big trouble, though: We are way behind the curve educating people about the risks of marijuana abuse and dependencewhich could cost us many billions of dollars and ruin many, many lives.
I know this sounds alarmist, but it is true, and we are completely unprepared for the fallout.
Research studies show that cannabis users are at a 40 percent increased risk of psychosis. Research studies show that marijuana may well be a risk factor for schizophrenia, depression and anxiety disorders.
And research shows that marijuana is linked to a syndrome in which people have little motivation to pursue goals and interests that they once found compelling. Continue reading →
By Melissa Healy | April 23, 2014, 4:35 p.m.
Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients suffering from cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia and stroke, and circulation problems in the arms and legs. In roughly a quarter of those cases, the study found, the patient died.
By Dr. Anthony Youn, CNN Contributor
December 5, 2013
Editor’s note: Dr. Anthony Youn is a plastic surgeon in metro Detroit. He is the author of “In Stitches,” a humorous memoir about growing up Asian-American and becoming a doctor.
Many plastic surgeons tell men with gynecomastia, or “man [breasts],” to stop smoking pot.
“Dr. Youn,” he says, “I have man [breasts].”
I notice a not-so-unfamiliar smell wafting from his body. It’s the same odor that floated my way during a rock concert I recently attended.
“How long have you had a problem with this, George?”
“Hard to say. But it seems to have gotten worse over the past year or so.”
“George, the first thing you need to do is stop smoking pot. Marijuana could be causing your man [breasts].”
Gynecomastia, otherwise known as man [breasts] (or moobs for short), is a condition that affects approximately 33% to 41% of men between the ages of 25 and 45. It’s even more common during puberty, affecting 60% of 14-year-old boys. Interestingly, it also affects 55% to 60% of men aged 50 and older.
Although most cases of gynecomastia resolve spontaneously within a few months to a few years, in 2012 nearly 23,000 people underwent surgery to correct the condition. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), it was the fifth-most common cosmetic surgery in men. Continue reading →
Lets see. Yeah. The aclu will weigh in and get an okay for the pot. Meanwhile, in Maryland, nicotine in you pee? Buh bye. Weird ain’t it.
No one said that smoking pot would be without consequences.
Back in the days of the Three Martini Lunch an executive was heard to tell his sales reps to drink gin martinis instead of vodka martinis so the client would know he was just drunk, not stupid.
I seem to remember a picture of Steven Tyler with his shirt off a couple of years ago...............
Still, he said, the purchase was worth it.
"I regret nothing," he said.
I have a crisp $1 bill that says he gets a tattoo on his neck that reads 'NO RERGETS'.
Anyone who remembers the 60’s, wasn’t there!
Dude, you want to cut ahead of me?
I seem to remember a picture of Steven Tyler with his shirt off a couple of years ago...............
Besides, there is a very good reason why they call it 'DOPE'.
Love how a majority of the FR community immediately jumps to far flung, incorrect and propaganda fueled conclusions over the issue. Most posts above are just that. For such a community, this is one area the Conservative movement needs to become quite a bit more informed.
Meanwhile, employees are free to kill themselves on booze and pills and keep their jobs.
They only process info that confirms their deeply held beliefs. Critical thinking is beyond most of them.
Funny how that works, huh?
I can't quite believe that of my FRiends. On the contrary, I believe most here are smarter than your average bear. I just think this one issue is one of those that immediately clouds the judgement, most for religious reasons. Overall, I think it really portrays the Conservative movement quite poorly. Seems we're all about personal freedom, as long as it's not this issue.
Sensimilla does not yield seed. Nice try though.
So, he was under the influence on the job?
So you like the New Deal Commerce Clause?
It’s harder to justify no-knock raids and shooting pets for having more than 3 ounces of pure Jack Daniels at home.
How much experience have you had in the industry? Ever seen a plant grown...from seed? I have. Trust me, the scripture fits. Seems to me Conservatives are all about personal freedom, unless pot, abortion or gay marriage, all of which are up to God to punish, if you want to get scriptural about it. You’re usurping God’s authority, something you yourself will have to answer to Him for, not me.
“Meanwhile, the HR bimbo, hung over and under the influence of booze still at 9:00am, said...”
Unfortunately drug testing doesn't show whether he was under the influence on the job or not. It will only show whether he has smoked within the last 30 days. Hardly a basis for being fired. If you drank beer sometime within the last 30 days, would you expect to be fired?
“Its harder to justify no-knock raids and shooting pets for having more than 3 ounces of pure Jack Daniels at home.”
Yet, this nation was stupid once and did just that.
Personal freedom? Sorry Charlie. The current fascism which we now live under is not conducive with personal freedom.
You need to read the Book of Romans. God put government over us and we are to pay our taxes and obey the law. That includes laws concerning illegal drugs, abortion and gay marriage. You do know how to create a libertarian, right? You take a conservative and remove all common sense.
Do you support the Tenth Amendment with regard to intrastate regulation of marijuana by the states rather than fedgov?
So do you support CO’s authority under the 10th Amendment to decide intrastate regulation of marijuana?
Scripture says: "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
Absolutely. Do you support the Tenth Amendment with regard to regulation of marriage, Bible teaching in schools, use of public property for religious use, and abortion by the states rather than fedgov?
there’s a reason they call it dope...
Reading your post lowered my IQ by 10 points....