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10 hours ago, tkdguy said:

Gas warfare was banned by the Geneva Convention.

Funny thing that Geneva Convention:
The use of Teargas in War? Fobidden!
The use of Teargas in Drills, Riot Control and Self Defense? Allowed!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tear_gas#Use

 

It is more legal to use that Chemical Weapon against your own Population and fellow Citizens then in Warfare.

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Terry Pratchet once wrote that the reason Humans invented rules for war is that we know what we'd be like if we had no such rules.

 

Lucius Alexander

 

The palindromedary doesn't want to know

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Marijuana may help opioid addicts get clean. Well, clean of opioids anyway. (My doubts linger.  I can imagine it working in the physiological sense. Maybe even treat the chronic pain that can lead to opioid addiction in the first place. But using marijuana will get you fired, even if used off-duty. It is my understanding that people in a bad situation (like unemployment) are more likely to get addicted.  Although Wikipedia says that the "Rat Park" experiment hasn't been reproduced well.)

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2 hours ago, Sociotard said:

Marijuana may help opioid addicts get clean. Well, clean of opioids anyway. (My doubts linger.  I can imagine it working in the physiological sense. Maybe even treat the chronic pain that can lead to opioid addiction in the first place. But using marijuana will get you fired, even if used off-duty. It is my understanding that people in a bad situation (like unemployment) are more likely to get addicted.  Although Wikipedia says that the "Rat Park" experiment hasn't been reproduced well.)

Half the Painkillers given out in the US are addictive. So are Coffee, Cigaretes and Alkohol.

 

Medical Science is about finding "the thing that is just enough of a bodily disruption to solve the issue, without causing too many new, worse issues". Indeed Cancer Therapy development is all about improoving the 2nd half of that Equation. Killing the Cancer? Easy. Not killing the Patient with it? Tricky as hell.

Getting fire for Marijuana is a legal Issue, not a Medical one. As is driving drunk.

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31 minutes ago, Christopher said:

Getting fire for Marijuana is a legal Issue, not a Medical one. As is driving drunk.

Drunk driving may not get you fired, as long as you aren't driving professionally or embarrass the company when arrested.  You're just arrested. That's a legal issue.

 

In some states, marijuana is legal. People still get fired for using.  That isn't a legal issue. Its a liability thing. 

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Australia votes for Marriage Equality.

 

My electorate very narrowly voted against it. It's also the very conservative home town of one of the most prominent No campaigners. His family, and a whole bunch of other committed social conservative activists, live here. There is very little of a visible LGBTI scene.

 

And still they couldn't get more than 50.8% support.

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1 hour ago, Sociotard said:

Drunk driving may not get you fired, as long as you aren't driving professionally or embarrass the company when arrested.  You're just arrested. That's a legal issue.

 

In some states, marijuana is legal. People still get fired for using.  That isn't a legal issue. Its a liability thing. 

 

Marijuana is legal in Nevada, but it would be a bad idea for anyone who has a Gaming Card to partake. Likewise, there's no way that casinos will allow people to light up, as it puts their gaming license at risk.

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I'm at a private university in Seattle.  Marjuana is legal here in WA.  As an administrative rule on campus, marjuana possession and use is prohibited.  This is for the institution to remain in compliance with conditions present in federal grants and contracts which the university receives.  The university's policies, and the reasons for them, have been made clear to everyone paying any attention.  I have never been made to take a drug test by any employer (including my present one) or potential employer, or anyone else, unless that's part of my routine annual physical, and I don't think it is.  And my lifestyle is so pathetically boring ... that doesn't matter at all.

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On 11/13/2017 at 3:28 AM, Christopher said:

Funny thing that Geneva Convention:
The use of Teargas in War? Fobidden!
The use of Teargas in Drills, Riot Control and Self Defense? Allowed!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tear_gas#Use

 

It is more legal to use that Chemical Weapon against your own Population and fellow Citizens then in Warfare.

It is also legal to use hollowpoint bullets in police and counterterrorism situations, though not in warfare against organized enemies behaving in accordance to the rules of land warfare.    so you can shoot your own people with them, but not enemy soldiers.   Though I understand the later Geneva conventions have basically stated everyone is to be treated as compliant with the laws of war, unless very limited situations hold true...

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12 hours ago, Sociotard said:

Drunk driving may not get you fired, as long as you aren't driving professionally or embarrass the company when arrested.  You're just arrested. That's a legal issue.

 

In some states, marijuana is legal. People still get fired for using.  That isn't a legal issue. Its a liability thing. 

that and companies who operate in more than one state, particularly in certain fields, prefer to abide by Federal Law. 

 

Actually, I am surprised Trump and his AG jackass have not tried to go after the tax profits of the states that have allowed medicinal or recreational sales.        A lot of my former co workers are heartfelt supporters of marijuana usage...  won't admit there could ever be any problems from it...

 

Every time I see  "it is a natural plant"  I want to say "so is Deadly Nightshade, do  you want to smoke it?"  or else " well, 100 years ago, sure.  at current levels of THC content due to selective  breeding and hydroponics?   not so much. "

 

I have become a curmudgeon...  :-(

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9 hours ago, Cancer said:

I'm at a private university in Seattle.  Marjuana is legal here in WA.  As an administrative rule on campus, marjuana possession and use is prohibited.  This is for the institution to remain in compliance with conditions present in federal grants and contracts which the university receives.  The university's policies, and the reasons for them, have been made clear to everyone paying any attention.  I have never been made to take a drug test by any employer (including my present one) or potential employer, or anyone else, unless that's part of my routine annual physical, and I don't think it is.  And my lifestyle is so pathetically boring ... that doesn't matter at all.

I have had to have a drug screen for my last several jobs... 

 

Insurance or banking support...

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I didn't need a drug test before hire for only four jobs. One was a student worker position in college, one was with the EPA, and two were small companies.

 

The current job will drug test anyone who has an accident at work.

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