What will legal marijuana mean for safety sensitive jobs and drug testing?

Discussion in 'Legalization Of Marijuana' started by ThcGuy, Jul 16, 2017.


    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    This is news to me and I'm not convinced it's correct. The new rules regarding re-legalization are yet in the fermenting stage and not even close to being laws and I seriously doubt that Trudeau the 2nd will pull it off by next Cannabis Day on July 1.

    I'm not calling BS here but it's way too early to be counting your chickens as yet. If he prorogues the gov't all the work done in parliament to push forward re-legalization goes right back to square 1 and the process starts anew. There is still the details about international drug laws that Canada signed decades ago that have to be dealt with yet and that's like opting out of NATO if we just say FU and it's legal here now.

    Trudeau is just another lying, rat-bastard LibTard like his old man who was PM when I was about 13. I've voted a straight NDP ticket since I was old enough to vote. I miss Jack Layton so much. He would have had this crap done years ago.

    Good luck to us all!
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    rollersmokergirl Member

    It's madness how it got into the narcotic list without any solid base! A lot of scientists' studies have been held back by the criminalization of weed. Outrageous!

    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the nanogram limit will be for oxys and other doctor prescribed narcotics. Funny we haven't heard anything about that.

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    All kinds of measures are taken to control narcotics.

    When I was in Florida they were dispensing in a package that only allowed the patient to ingest what was perscribed. It supposedly destroyed the meds if tampered with. I never saw it though. I don't take pain meds much. They make me sick.

    And of course the prescription laws themselves are meant to regulate use.

    But people will always find a black market for what they want anyway.
    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    Are you referring to mmj?

    Florida was, and is, the opiate capitol of america. They had "pain" clinics that would legally prescribe 3000 oxy's per patient. There was no cross tracking so you could go to multiple pharmacies.

    It was mule heaven.

    They tightened it up, but it is apparently still possible to get crazy amounts of pain pills prescribed.
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    nxsov180db Well-Known Member

    Are you fucking retarded?

    legalcanada Well-Known Member

    @OldMedUser they can't fire you if you have prescription marijuana i asked my clinic and they told me my employer would have to provide a safe work plan for me and can't fire (discriminate) against me, and i'm in a high risk/dangerous industry although not with urine tests.

    you can always freeze clean urine, lasts a year or 2 in the freezer, just only thaw out the amount you need under hot water. some places check temperature, so its a good idea to warm it up once its in a separate container, maybe keep it on the dash of the car blasting heat or use a "hot hands" hand/glove warmer to wrap it with and keep it tight to your body... will keep it the right temp for sure, join the sub club

    Farmer.J Well-Known Member

    Hey can you please provide more info on this? I also have a prescription and I am a registered grower who also happens to work in the oilfield. I haven't told my boss about this, even though he knows I partake.

    legalcanada Well-Known Member

    i imagine every province will have their own regulations but your best bet would be contact a marijuana clinic in edmonton or calgary and ask them... call national access cannabis in AB and ask about employee rights.. i'm not sure about companies that drug test
    El Viajero

    El Viajero Member

    I think that with legalization will come acceptance. In the USA even the government agencies are having a hard time finding people who they can hire for their cyber-defense teams due to usage of cannabis. It is much more accepted and therefore much more common by younger people that eventually it will have to become a non-issue. I think that once companies cannot find qualified personnel to fill the positions that need to be filled things will start changing. Even the FBI is thinking of loosening its restrictions regarding cannabis use according to the BBC (Run a google search for FBI CIA Marijuana Computers. I can't post links as my post count is not high enough.)
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  11. I've seen a few articles discussing this.

    VIANARCHRIS Well-Known Member

    No. They are going to try, but they won't be successful. There is no need to test for a legal substance. They don't test for traces of alcohol or pharma drugs, why do they think they have a right dictate what happens in your home?

    VIANARCHRIS Well-Known Member

    I've never seen a Liberal government use that tactic....that was a Harper CON goto for covering up corruption and avoiding getting the boot.
    Trudeau will legalize by July, guaranteed.
    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    Actually some companies do test for alcohol, to make sure you can abstain.

    VIANARCHRIS Well-Known Member

    To my knowledge there is no occupation in Canada where the employer can forbid you from consuming alcohol on your own time. At least I can't think of one. They can test if they suspect you are drunk, but if you are under .05, you're sober.
    As for abstaining...I'm nearly 10 years sober, so no worries there.
    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    My buddy worked in fort Mac and was tested for alcohol they told him if he can' go 4 days without drinking he can' work there.

    VIANARCHRIS Well-Known Member

    Against the law - he should be talking to his union. My son works up there and drinks like a fish. He doesn't show up for work drunk or hungover, so no issues. They have got him for THC tho...lol
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    Z3r0Z3r0 Well-Known Member

    Didnt cali remove THC from list of prohibited substances? Colorado I heard might too, saw a news report of some guy in wheelchair already hired got random test and fired for THC, I think he won a settlement in court against employer since it was medical

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Still testing for cannabis here in Alaska.
    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    Still testing for any job related to the federal gov, also most employers test for cannabis by default for both pre-employment and random testing.

    State laws won't affect that. In MA for example, the rec law specifically allows employers to continue to test for Cannabis.

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