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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Nope. Businesses are free to hire whoever they want for whatever reason they want. So is the government.
    I can't believe how ignorant your argument is.

    Yeah, so, as a contractor, I can hire drug abusers, and when they hurt themselves while working your property, if I don't have insurance, you as the property owner are liable for their medical costs and lost wadges.

    Maybe the forklift operator who loaded the flatbed with block was high at the time, and left a pallet or 2 off center or a strap loose. When that pallet falls on your car and kills you, many people will be held criminally liable, but you'll still be dead.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I can't believe how ignorant your argument is.

    Yeah, so, as a contractor, I can hire drug abusers, and when they hurt themselves while working your property, if I don't have insurance, you as the property owner are liable for their medical costs and lost wadges.

    Maybe the forklift operator who loaded the flatbed with block was high at the time, and left a pallet or 2 off center or a strap loose. When that pallet falls on your car and kills you, many people will be held criminally liable, but you'll still be dead.
    Actually, I believe that he is stating that although he is for legalization (we'll stick with pot here for our scenario) he also supports a company's right to pre-employment screening. If this is how he feels, I agree 100% and it seems like you would to. I would be among the first in line to buy legal marijuana if given the opportunity, but agree that it is still an employer's right to administer any screening they deem necessary for that particular job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I can't believe how ignorant your argument is.

    Yeah, so, as a contractor, I can hire drug abusers, and when they hurt themselves while working your property, if I don't have insurance, you as the property owner are liable for their medical costs and lost wadges.

    Maybe the forklift operator who loaded the flatbed with block was high at the time, and left a pallet or 2 off center or a strap loose. When that pallet falls on your car and kills you, many people will be held criminally liable, but you'll still be dead.
    Very true, You can not have someone working under the influence of any drug.
    There is to much risk involved.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    They would have to make pot like drinking when it comes to working, driving, intoxicated outside, etc. When you drink or smoke pot you are very distant you feel like you are outside your body in a sort. you body functions/reactions get slower as the same for your thinking ability, also you lose all common sense. Legalize but make the same laws that apply for drinking the same for smoking pot.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinDeeMan View Post
    They would have to make pot like drinking when it comes to working, driving, intoxicated outside, etc. When you drink or smoke pot you are very distant you feel like you are outside your body in a sort. you body functions/reactions get slower as the same for your thinking ability, also you lose all common sense. Legalize but make the same laws that apply for drinking the same for smoking pot.
    I agree, but it's very difficult to prove WHEN a person smoked marijuana...it's part of why people are against legalizing it. A test can say if you have smoked in the last thirty days, but not the last thirty minutes, and let me tell you from experience, eye drops work wonders!

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yeah, so, as a contractor, I can hire drug abusers, and when they hurt themselves while working your property, if I don't have insurance, you as the property owner are liable for their medical costs and lost wadges.

    Maybe the forklift operator who loaded the flatbed with block was high at the time, and left a pallet or 2 off center or a strap loose. When that pallet falls on your car and kills you, many people will be held criminally liable, but you'll still be dead.
    So are you for making alcohol illegal too Jerry? Everything described above happens with alcohol.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    I agree, but it's very difficult to prove WHEN a person smoked marijuana...it's part of why people are against legalizing it. A test can say if you have smoked in the last thirty days, but not the last thirty minutes, and let me tell you from experience, eye drops work wonders!

    All a person has to do is ask the person smoking pot a bunch question and make them walk straight line like they do with drunks.
    There is a popular Chinese maxim: "The hat is good, the shoes are good. However, if you put the hat on your feet, and the shoes on your head, then both become useless."

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Legalizing pot would bring in revenue to California. Would there still be a black market business? I wonder.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I have no issues with legalizing Marijuana, but I think some drugs, particularly methamphetamine, crack, etc. should remain illegal. I don't really put pot on the same level as those drugs, though.
    The US Government does...

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    So are you for making alcohol illegal too Jerry? Everything described above happens with alcohol.
    Tell us all about the meth heads who only use recreationaly.
    Last edited by Jerry; 07-16-09 at 05:16 PM.

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