Prohibition hasn't done anything god, and marijuana is as or less harmful than a lot of legal substances.
But I get kind of exhausted with this game everyone does of making others defend against being lettered with an extremist position they never expressed. It's diversionary, and illogical to go into it with that assumption.
I can't answer this poll. My choice of whether or not I see a doctor is based on their skills and qualifications, not what recreational substance they do in their off time.
Regardless if they use CANNABIS or not (marijuana is not the name of any plant species), they are not allowed to be intoxicated at work.
If a doctor isn't doing a good job then I find another doctor. Choosing one based on their leisure time is just a stupid notion. It's none of your business what they do in the privacy of their own lives as long as their work has not been compromised.
The prejudice of the OP is pretty clear though.
Over the years I've noticed that most of the regular marijuana users that I've known toke practically every day, or at least a few times a week. So I'm basing my vote on that definition of a "regular user". They are slightly intoxicated all the time. Even if they haven't smoked any dope that day. I don't know what they call it nowadays but back when I was younger we used to refer to this phenomenon as "permabuzz".
All the regular marijuana users you know smoke marijuana regularly? Well duh, and all the women you know are female, I suppose. you are hanging with a very unusual crowd, that's for sure. Regular marijuana users, as you describe with a "permabuzz" are very rare. There are probably less than 100 of them in the United States. I've met many marijuana users, and all of them either had a severe medical problem that it helped ease, or rarely smoked marijuana. That's how normal people smoke marijuana. That's how almost all marijuana users smoke marijuana. Life is not a Cheech and Chong movie, and while the stereotype you describe does exist, they are so very rare that you must be making some really bad lifestyle choices to be knowing several of them.
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Better than the greedy extorsionist scum that lets you suffer for weeks in pain just so he can keep doing expensive tests on you.
Better $20,000 in profitable tests than the $20 cure............
I would go to him/her so long as I never smelt it while in the office or on their person.
And btw - I would be more nervous if they were a moderate drinker then a moderate pot smoker.
I have known several alcoholics who were so used to drinking that it was very difficult to tell, even if they were semi-drunk.
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