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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    When in doubt, just say no. If you're an accountant or a file clerk, that's one thing. However, would I want to take that risk with a soldier?

    Would you want your surgeon to admit to being a "casual smoker" of weed while being rolled into surgery?
    Yes, actually I would prefer that to accepting the services of one prone to lying in order to allow hiring only candidates that vow to never drink alcohol or smoke weed. I trust folks, until proven otherwise, to use recreational drugs in moderation and not to show up to work unable to do the assigned job.
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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'll admit - I'm not intimately knowledgeable about how it works. If you're just a typical forty-a-week plebe not doing anything vital or dangerous, I'm good with it.
    Even dudes in SMUs (special mission units) are going home every night and watching SportsCenter, then making spaghetti while yelling at the kid to pick up her toys, popping a beer before remembering: OH ****, TOMORROW'S TRASH DAY!

    When they "go out the door" that's different. But back in the rear, back in WA and CO? Normal dudes, maybe running a couple dozen iterations of a shoothouse or something during the day while other folks are filing papers or waiting tables or consulting clients.

    Still, as cpgrad08 said, military members don't fall under state and local laws, they fall under federal law. If local laws are more strict? The military will always honor that, but in all honesty they don't have to. They just always do, because the state doesn't have to (in most cases, not all) let the feds have the land the base is on. But military members fall under federal law, and until weed is legal federally, they shouldn't do it, regardless of where they're stationed.
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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I support its legalization and I say hell no. Nobody should be "on the job" and on weed. This isn't even a close call.
    I think we should be under the assumption that no one will be high at work.

    Plus it's very hard to aim (or see the target) when stoned.
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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yes, actually I would prefer that to accepting the services of one prone to lying in order to allow hiring only candidates that vow to never drink alcohol or smoke weed. I trust folks, until proven otherwise, to use recreational drugs in moderation and not to show up to work unable to do the assigned job.
    You do know of pre-employment drug screens, right? I wouldn't ask someone if they smoked and take it at face value. I'd cut their hair and find out myself.

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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I support its legalization and I say hell no. Nobody should be "on the job" and on weed. This isn't even a close call.

    I am talking about after COB(close of business), or off duty during the weekend,just like when troops are allowed to get drunk. Not during training, on alerts, on patrol, or any other job related thing.
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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    I say yes. Troops are allowed recreational use of alcohol; marijuana is no different. If anything, weed is more benign than alcohol.

    However, the military has their own code of discipline, etc., so I would imagine that using marijuana, like alcohol, would be restricted by place, time, off duty only, etc. I still think it should be allowed, but since the military is a federal not a state institution, I rather doubt that will come to pass unless and until recreational marijuana is legal on a federal level.

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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should troops stationed in Colorado and Washington be allowed recreational use of marijuana? What say you?


    I am for legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say yes.
    I am against legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say yes.
    I am for legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say no.
    I am against legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say no.
    Other/I do not know.


    I say yes.I think that considering the fact we are having our troops sacrifice for their lives then they should be allowed to have all the vices they can.Basically they should be treated like a make a wish kid except with booze, hookers, dirty magazines, alcohol marijuana and etc.
    I had to go with other as I am not really for or against legalization, fitting in somewhere between entirely apathetic and thinking it just ain't worth the time and effort to change. So neither set of options fit. However, to answer the actual question: no, they should not be allowed, for any number of reasons but mostly for simple fairness since military personal in other states would not be able to. Also because a stoner military is bad.
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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should troops stationed in Colorado and Washington be allowed recreational use of marijuana? What say you?


    I am for legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say yes.
    I am against legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say yes.
    I am for legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say no.
    I am against legalized recreational use of marijuana and I say no.
    Other/I do not know.


    I say yes.I think that considering the fact we are having our troops sacrifice for their lives then they should be allowed to have all the vices they can.Basically they should be treated like a make a wish kid except with booze, hookers, dirty magazines, alcohol marijuana and etc.
    No. What if Colorado and Washington are attacked and our troops aren't ready? It would be a disaster. They'd take Seattle in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    No. What if Colorado and Washington are attacked and our troops aren't ready? It would be a disaster. They'd take Seattle in a heartbeat.
    And the downside to them taking Seattle is?
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    Re: Should troops stationed in CO and WA be allowed recreational use of marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    No. What if Colorado and Washington are attacked and our troops aren't ready? It would be a disaster. They'd take Seattle in a heartbeat.
    So you think 'the troops' would be high while on duty? Why not drunk on duty? Or how about off post knocking down some sad sack civilian's wife when the balloon goes up???

    it seems a very odd argument.

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