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First person to buy pot in Spokane says he was fired from job
Oregonian ^ | 07/10/2014 | Kasia Hall

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: cannabis; marijuana; pot; spokane; wod
The article's comments are as interesting as the article.
1 posted on 07/11/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

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.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 9:17:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: aimhigh

No doubt:

“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.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer.)
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To: aimhigh
I would guess that the libtards will now mount a frenzied attack on corporate drug testing.
4 posted on 07/11/2014 9:19:12 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: aimhigh
Many folks...including Obama himself,it would seem...forget that the possession of even a minute quantity of marijuana is a Federal offense punishable by up to a year in prison for a first offense.Second offense? Two years.Look it up.
5 posted on 07/11/2014 9:19:44 AM PDT by SayNoToDems (Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We're only seeing singing Hitlers.)
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To: aimhigh

Consequences, man they suck.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 9:20:39 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: aimhigh

Pot Lowers I.Q. by 8 Points – PERMANENTLY

Teenage Cannabis Smoking ‘Permanently Lowers IQ’

Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according to a landmark study.

Starting smoking cannabis during one’s teens can have permanent effects on the brain, found researchers.

July 27, 2012

Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at school, had lower IQ scores as adults.

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acrobittyPersistent 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.

Continue reading →

 

Brain Changes are Associated with Casual Marijuana Use in Young Adults

sfn.org/Press-Room/News-Release-Archives/2014/Brain-Changes-Are-Associated-with-Casual-Marijuana-Use-in-Young-Adults

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.

Teen pot use could hurt brain and memory, new research suggests

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/teen-pot-use-could-hurt-brain-memory-new-research-suggests-2D11741988

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.

PABLO PORCIUNCULA / AFP - Getty Images New research shows young pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning.

PABLO PORCIUNCULA / AFP – Getty Images
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 →

 

America ill-prepared for marijuana mayhem

www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/01/10/america-ill-prepared-for-marijuana-mayhem/

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 dependence—which 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 →

 

Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

potHeart

latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-heart-attack-stroke-marijuana-20140423,0,3208786.story

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.

 

 

Does smoking pot cause man [breasts]?

By Dr. Anthony Youn, CNN Contributor
December 5, 2013
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/05/health/youn-pot-moobs/

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.

(CNN) — A young man in his 20s — let’s call him George — sits across from me in the exam room.

“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].”

Dr. Anthony Youn

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 →


7 posted on 07/11/2014 9:21:51 AM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: immadashell

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.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: aimhigh

No one said that smoking pot would be without consequences.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: aimhigh

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.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

I seem to remember a picture of Steven Tyler with his shirt off a couple of years ago...............


11 posted on 07/11/2014 9:26:46 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: aimhigh
"... Boyer is sure he will lose his job, saying the company is likely waiting to see if he shows up for the drug test before dismissing him.

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'.

12 posted on 07/11/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: CrazyIvan

Anyone who remembers the 60’s, wasn’t there!


13 posted on 07/11/2014 9:29:31 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: aimhigh

Dude, you want to cut ahead of me?


14 posted on 07/11/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: SgtHooper
Will someone please post the picture of The Simpsons Nelson's HA-HA?
15 posted on 07/11/2014 9:45:42 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

I seem to remember a picture of Steven Tyler with his shirt off a couple of years ago...............


16 posted on 07/11/2014 9:46:46 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: aimhigh
Actions have consequences, idiot. Just like your vote for Obama had consequences.

Besides, there is a very good reason why they call it 'DOPE'.

17 posted on 07/11/2014 9:50:42 AM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: aimhigh

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.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 9:58:26 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: Hoodat

Genesis 1:29


19 posted on 07/11/2014 9:59:02 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Meanwhile, employees are free to kill themselves on booze and pills and keep their jobs.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 10:01:21 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: dware

They only process info that confirms their deeply held beliefs. Critical thinking is beyond most of them.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 10:04:46 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: drunknsage
Meanwhile, employees are free to kill themselves on booze and pills and keep their jobs.

Funny how that works, huh?

22 posted on 07/11/2014 10:06:05 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: drunknsage
Critical thinking is beyond most of them.

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.

23 posted on 07/11/2014 10:12:20 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Uhh.......what?........


24 posted on 07/11/2014 10:16:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: dware

Sensimilla does not yield seed. Nice try though.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 10:17:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: aimhigh

So, he was under the influence on the job?


26 posted on 07/11/2014 10:20:55 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: SayNoToDems

So you like the New Deal Commerce Clause?


27 posted on 07/11/2014 10:21:50 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: drunknsage

It’s harder to justify no-knock raids and shooting pets for having more than 3 ounces of pure Jack Daniels at home.


28 posted on 07/11/2014 10:25:00 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Hoodat

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.


29 posted on 07/11/2014 10:28:29 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: drunknsage

Yep.
“Meanwhile, the HR bimbo, hung over and under the influence of booze still at 9:00am, said...”


30 posted on 07/11/2014 10:35:45 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: aimhigh
"We're a security firm," Ramey said. "Our employees can't be under the influence on the job."

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?

31 posted on 07/11/2014 10:39:06 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: TurboZamboni

“It’s 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.


32 posted on 07/11/2014 10:39:25 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: dware
Seems to me . . .

That's your problem right there. You are relying on emotional perception rather than facts.<


. . . 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.

Conservatives such as myself believe that the citizens of a society should have the sole voice in shaping that society. If the members of a society want to legalize pot, or same-sex marriage, or teaching creation in our public schools, then so be it. THAT is the Conservative position. Now compare that to the liberal position that pot should be legalized despite what the members of society say, or that same-sex marriage should be sanctioned by government despite the will of that government chosen by the people believe. And liberals believe that creation should be prohibited from being taught in school despite the will of the members of that society.

Freedom? If it weren't for Conservatives, we wouldn't have any freedom left. If you want to smoke dope, then smoke to your heart's content. But it will be the Conservative who will be fighting for the personal freedom of the business owner to hire and fire whoever he wants, while the liberal will be the one denying the business owner that freedom.

How dare you lecture me about personal freedom when you should be going after the people who are dictating their version of morality upon an unwilling populace - liberals. Next time you think about personal freedom, ask yourself who it is that made it illegal to purchase an insurance policy that does not cover birth control. Ask yourself who it is that sacrifices the freedom of equal protection by implementing racial quotas that abridge liberty for all. Ask yourself who it is that uses the power of a central government to force a cake maker to design cakes against his will. And ask yourself who it is that jails farmers who dare to sell raw milk to consumers who want to purchase that milk.

Personal freedom? Sorry Charlie. The current fascism which we now live under is not conducive with personal freedom.

33 posted on 07/11/2014 10:56:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: aimhigh
I support adults' right to use pot and employers' right to set employment conditions; before one makes oneself a poster child for legal pot, one ought to investigate one's employers' policies.
34 posted on 07/11/2014 10:56:29 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: dware
"We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality."

-Ayn Rand-

35 posted on 07/11/2014 10:59:57 AM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: dware
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.

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.

36 posted on 07/11/2014 11:03:16 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Hoodat

Do you support the Tenth Amendment with regard to intrastate regulation of marijuana by the states rather than fedgov?


37 posted on 07/11/2014 11:10:01 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: SVTCobra03

So do you support CO’s authority under the 10th Amendment to decide intrastate regulation of marijuana?


38 posted on 07/11/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: dware
gay marriage, all of which are up to God to punish, if you want to get scriptural about it.

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."

39 posted on 07/11/2014 11:49:26 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer.)
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To: Ken H
Do you support the Tenth Amendment with regard to intrastate regulation of marijuana by the states rather than fedgov?

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?

40 posted on 07/11/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Hoodat

Yes!


41 posted on 07/11/2014 3:00:24 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: All

there’s a reason they call it dope...


42 posted on 07/11/2014 3:03:20 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Reading your post lowered my IQ by 10 points....


43 posted on 07/11/2014 3:06:12 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
Was it the gigantic fonts or the correlation-is-causation hogwash?
44 posted on 07/11/2014 7:33:58 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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