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A lot of tech employers don't test for pot, and didn't even when pot was illegal in every state.

I wonder why?
We couldn't find any young male employees at all if we made a hard line about pot use where I work.

Plus it is legal in my state.

It really is something people should get used to and stop demonizing. It is like alcohol in the sense that some people can drink alcohol and it doesn't affect their daily life in a negative way, and some people drink alcohol and end up losing their jobs, families, etc.

I have personally known a lot of people who ruined their lives due to alcohol use, and I know zero people who have ruined their lives due to marijuana use (and trust me, I know a LOT of pot smokers).
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A lot of tech employers don't test for pot, and didn't even when pot was illegal in every state.

I wonder why?
Well it's a central nervous system depressant like alcohol. Coke and meth are considered "dangerous" I guess.
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We couldn't find any young male employees at all if we made a hard line about pot use where I work.

Plus it is legal in my state.

It really is something people should get used to and stop demonizing. It is like alcohol in the sense that some people can drink alcohol and it doesn't affect their daily life in a negative way, and some people drink alcohol and end up losing their jobs, families, etc.

I have personally known a lot of people who ruined their lives due to alcohol use, and I know zero people who have ruined their lives due to marijuana use (and trust me, I know a LOT of pot smokers).
I'm an alcoholic and I think alcohol should be outlawed and pot made legal.

I really do. Alcohol has done more damage to our society than meth, coke and opiates combined.

You don't see too many potheads beating the sh!t out of their wives.
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I'm an alcoholic and I think alcohol should be outlawed and pot made legal.

I really do. Alcohol has done more damage to our society than meth, coke and opiates combined.

You don't see too many potheads beating the sh!t out of their wives.
They tried that once. Didn't work out too well.
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I'm an alcoholic and I think alcohol should be outlawed and pot made legal.

I really do. Alcohol has done more damage to our society than meth, coke and opiates combined.

You don't see too many potheads beating the sh!t out of their wives.
yeah, that's why i said my opinion might be biased by my experience. I don't know if you are familiar with my story but......

ex h was a pot head, and when he got stressed about money, or couldn't find any, then he would get angry, and when he got angry he would hit me. or when he would try to quit, he would be all over the place, emotionally. So some potheads do beat the sh!t out of their wives.

now i'm not saying it was because of the pot, but some people don't always mellow out. It is what it is. anything that suppresses your stress and emotions is going to let loose with a vengeance at some point.

That said, i see it the same way. My family of origin is full of alcoholics, and alcohol abuse is worse.

Forget enough to get over it, remember enough so it doesn't happen again.
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HER?

She is not in her right mind.

You do not seem to mind.

You do not care to mind.
Not really his job to manage or control her - only decide what his boundaries are, not make her measure up to them.
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I have personally known a lot of people who ruined their lives due to alcohol use, and I know zero people who have ruined their lives due to marijuana use (and trust me, I know a LOT of pot smokers).
I know a few that have made big messes of their lives with heavy marijuana use.
Lack of ambition, memory loss, having a few before dealing with an issue then not being able to deal with it (ordering, finishing urgent contracts, doing creative deadlines, getting up in the morning, operating heavy machinery/large animals).... but that's about 4 people out of 1000s. Know more students who didn't complete degrees because they spent too much time puffing. But of all those I know use the stuff, even the heaviest users, they've been able to turn things around pretty quickly (except loss of cash...which grow your own legally reduces). There is a bit of permanent lung capacity loss. But none of those I know that have quit are jonesing it anywhere like those I know who have kicked tobacco, or faced the same danger that alcoholics I know have (climb into the bottle one session, climb out three years later wondering where the time went.) Personally I don't like the sensations with it, but that's personal choice - most of the "bad things" comes from the fact that it's usually blackmarketted (so no grow your own, big arrest risk, high costs, danger, tampering, contact with organised crime,hidden habits)
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Well it's a central nervous system depressant like alcohol. Coke and meth are considered "dangerous" I guess.
No it isn't. There is no lethal dose, which there is for every CNS depressant.

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No it isn't. There is no lethal dose, which there is for every CNS depressant.
Mmmmmm. I think you're wrong. Let me research and let's continue this debate.
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yeah, that's why i said my opinion might be biased by my experience. I don't know if you are familiar with my story but......

ex h was a pot head, and when he got stressed about money, or couldn't find any, then he would get angry, and when he got angry he would hit me. or when he would try to quit, he would be all over the place, emotionally. So some potheads do beat the sh!t out of their wives.

now i'm not saying it was because of the pot, but some people don't always mellow out. It is what it is. anything that suppresses your stress and emotions is going to let loose with a vengeance at some point.

That said, i see it the same way. My family of origin is full of alcoholics, and alcohol abuse is worse.
Abusers abuse because they are sick people, with or without a drug.
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Mmmmmm. I think you're wrong. Let me research and let's continue this debate.
Sounds good to me.

You can start with this, from a DEA administrative judge, in 1988(!):

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Point 3. The most obvious concern when dealing with drug safety is the possibility of lethal effects. Can the drug cause death?

4. Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality.

5. This is a remarkable statement. First, the record on marijuana encompasses 5,000 years of human experience. Second, marijuana is now used daily by enormous numbers of people throughout the world. Estimates suggest that from twenty million to fifty million Americans routinely, albeit illegally, smoke marijuana without the benefit of direct medical supervision. Yet, despite this long history of use and the extraordinarily high numbers of social smokers, there are simply no credible medical reports to suggest that consuming marijuana has caused a single death."

(from Judge Francis Young rules marijuana is safe, 1988, DEA, USA)

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I'm an alcoholic and I think alcohol should be outlawed and pot made legal.

I really do. Alcohol has done more damage to our society than meth, coke and opiates combined.

You don't see too many potheads beating the sh!t out of their wives.
Hey, man, I agree that pot should be legal. But leave my whisky alone. True, potheads may not beat their wives. But I will beat you if I can't get a drink tomorrow. LOL
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No it isn't. There is no lethal dose, which there is for every CNS depressant.
From the Wiki:
The actions of THC result from its partial agonist activity at the cannabinoid receptor CB1 (Ki=10nM[24]), located mainly in the central nervous system, and the CB2 receptor (Ki=24nM[24]), mainly expressed in cells of the immune system.[25] The psychoactive effects of THC are primarily mediated by its activation of CB1G-protein coupled receptors, which result in a decrease in the concentration of the second messenger molecule cAMP through inhibition of adenylate cyclase.[26]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrahydrocannabinol

Yes there is a lethal dose, but it is high and pretty much needs to be injected. You'd asphyxiate from the smoke level or vomit/full before you reached the level in normal usage.

Interest to see that endocannabinoids are confirmed, so there is likely to be some health effects of constant exposure adaption but just how significant would have to be tested, like wise there is definite confirmation of antioxidant properties.
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Well it's a central nervous system depressant like alcohol.
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No it isn't.
In my training weed fits best into the "other" category because it does not fit nicely into CNS depressant. But it isn't difficult to imagine as one since some professionals feel just that way.
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