Pubdate: Mon, 19 Jan 2009
Source: Florida Today (Melbourne, FL)
Copyright: 2009 Florida Today
Author: James Stubbins


Once again, we have proof that the only thing pre-employment drug
testing does is deny employment to hemp product users.

The recent discovery of cocaine in the space shuttle's hanger at
Kennedy Space Center shows that users of truly dangerous drugs have no
trouble finding jobs. You can freebase cocaine all night Thursday, put
yourself to sleep with a big shot of heroin Friday and pass a urine
test Monday.

Take some cannabis to relieve the never-ending pain from nerve surgery
on your elbow at Christmastime, though, and you cannot pass the test
until March.

If you need marijuana for digestive problems, it can last even longer.
The digestive system slows down permanently after a few years of
chemotherapy. Twelve to 16 weeks is a common retention time.

We need to legalize medical marijuana and eliminate the Nixon-era
unconstitutionally invasive drug-free workplace laws. Real drug
abusers cannot bring themselves to leave their dope at home.
Drug-sniffing dogs at the gates to secure government facilities would
be more effective.

James Stubbins

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