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Slim majority favors legal pot in Az

Nearly four years after Arizonans narrowly approved medical marijuana, a poll suggests that a slight majority favors legalizing the drug. Fifty-one percent of those responding to the Behavior Research Center's Rocky Mountain Poll said the sale of marijuana should be legal.
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Feb 19, 2014, 5:28 pm
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I’m old enough to have seen a lot of pot smokers and alcohol drinkers over a few decades.  I personally don’t like pot, but I’ve never seen a mean “high” person…though I’ve seen lots of violent alcohol drinkers. 
No one should be under any influence while working, so the job drug testing is going to have to change to reflect impaired or simply reside in someone’s bloodstream….the tide has turned…prohibition is near an end, hooray!!!!

Feb 19, 2014, 6:03 pm
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Yes, I am.  And I stand by what I said…a drug test that detects residual use in someone that is not impaired will at some point be challenged in court if legalization continues on its current trajectory.  You can argue with me all you like…I am NOT condoning anyone driving my precious babies or cruising next to me on the freeway at 70mph after a few tokes…but the current test for marijuana impairment is antiquated and outdated for gauging if someone is presently high or just had some weekend fun at a party three weeks prior.
The drug testing companies will raise holy hell since they’ll lose the biggest contributor to their business model…hopefully they’ll survive by still testing for the BAD stuff like Meth, Heroin, etc…

Feb 19, 2014, 6:23 pm
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We agree…it won’t be simple.  It has to start somewhere.  And it seems to finally be starting. So…will insurance, etc., stay behind the curve?  Probably.  But…you’re talking about a segment of the population affected….just like currently not every employer tests for drugs.  Ha…if every employer did, our unemployment rate would really be through the roof.
Insurance companies are looking at FICO scores as a reason to raise a person’s rates….is that fair?  Sadly, we’re either going to need more laws regulating insurance businesses or less lawyers and people doing stupid things.
I’m obviously not going to change your mind on the subject…have a good evening.

Feb 20, 2014, 8:56 am
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It is your brain to destroy as you see fit, I guess. My problem isn’t with legalization, it is with spin. There is far too much bullshit out there saying that weed is harmless and not addictive. Nothing could be further from the truth. Please don’t try to convince me otherwise, I witnessed it with my very own senses with people I grew up with. Over a summer I watched them get dumber and dumber, yet they couldn’t stop smoking this horrible drug. Let people do it if they wish, but let them make the choice with their eyes open, not with all this “weed is harmless” bullshit.

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