DSC_0018 copyStill months before the first legal sale of recreational marijuana in Washington State-

“Washington’s first pot shop is expected to open in June or July.”

Are newspeople the only folks who use the term “pot”?



Veterinarian: More marijuana means more poisoned dogs



Seattle Public Schools says student pot use is on rise


On the job-

Legal marijuana and the workplace: Legally high, legally fired for pot use

“Marijuana is not a drug regulated by the Food & Drug Administration and there is insufficient research on the effects of marijuana use other than it stays in the system for 40 days.”

Imagine being told at work that you could be fired for drinking a glass of wine because a test could indicate you consumed alcohol sometime in the past 40 days.

Favorite objections to legalization:

“Your school bus driver, airline pilot, or heart surgeon will show up high at work.”

These folks have had access to marijuana for decades. Check with your HR department- employees across America are forbidden to report to work under the influence of alcohol, mind altering legal or illegal drugs or marijuana. Ditto for using any of these on the job. Employers maintain control Re: workplace standards of conduct. Still trying to figure out how using marijuana on New Year’s Eve matters days later on the job, but that is for employers to decide.


On the roads-

More drivers positive for pot in Washington state

Asking a few questions here is not to defend operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal drugs or marijuana.

Medical marijuana has been here since 1998.

Has I-692 caused problems on the highways?

If this is an honest concern- what has the state been waiting on?

People have been able to get behind the wheel after using marijuana for decades.

This would remain so- even if recreational use of marijuana never became legal.

Maybe the Washington State Patrol has seen this as a non-issue.

Where is the marijuana related accident data of the past 20 years?

If there has been a problem on the roads- why did the Washington State Patrol make no recommendations on how to address the situation prior to the Nov 2012 election?

Related: Marijuana is new? Washington State DUI testing plans-


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