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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 06:19 PM
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75. I don't know if there have been any studies done that
address that justabob. Interesting thought. I'm curious now about your question and am going to do some checking over the next few days. If I find anything I'll let you know if you'd like.

Nixon had a study done to prove how dangerous pot was and he was furious when it did not come out as he had hoped. Here's a link:

I know from personal experience that every single person I know that has smoked pot or done harder drugs started with alcohol and/or cigarettes. Not one started with pot that I am aware of. I know many that smoke pot that have never touched any other drugs and some that never drink, though they tried it at one time when younger, way before they ever tried pot. I'm willing to bet that many here would tell the same story.

Another terrible consequence I have been hearing about and seeing, due to all of this ridiculous drug testing, is people that used to only smoke pot are now drinking instead. Some very fine people I knew have turned into horrible mean drunks from giving up pot for booze to keep their jobs. It has devastated their families and their lives. Oh, they have kept their jobs alright, but at a terrible price. It's apparently much cheaper to have raging alcoholics or junkies working for a company than those terrible potheads. I'm sure the medical costs will be much lower when the bills are tallied in the end. :sarcasm:

What a crock of feces this country is turning into. We seem to be regressing at an astounding rate.

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  -W.House pushes more schools to drug-test students deadparrot  Mar-19-06 05:15 PM   #0 
  - If only they'd drug-test the members of this Administration ...  NanceGreggs   Mar-19-06 05:19 PM   #1 
  - Glad you put an "S" on Members  goclark   Mar-20-06 07:33 PM   #78 
  - Not testing...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Mar-19-06 05:20 PM   #2 
  - Yes. Warrantless wiretapping, warrantless property searches  cmdrzog   Mar-19-06 06:07 PM   #11 
     - A lot more info than just drug use can be determined  DELUSIONAL   Mar-19-06 09:55 PM   #20 
  - Repukes project to raise Drug Free Clones to clean toilets, work at walmar  saigon68   Mar-19-06 05:25 PM   #3 
  - wasting money that could be applied to after school programs  depakid   Mar-19-06 05:29 PM   #4 
  - "harmful substances like marijuana and crystal meth"  tridim   Mar-19-06 05:38 PM   #5 
  - Marijuana not dangerous?!  killbotfactory   Mar-19-06 07:25 PM   #17 
  - I know right?  WindRavenX   Mar-19-06 11:32 PM   #22 
  - This is the ultimate problem with the "war on drugs"  gollygee   Mar-20-06 10:20 AM   #47 
     - And they've been doing that shit  ismnotwasm   Mar-20-06 06:38 PM   #76 
  - W woudl have failed his test in school....  blueinindiana   Mar-19-06 05:45 PM   #6 
  - Spend more education dollars on more tests of little value  WestMichRad   Mar-19-06 05:49 PM   #7 
  - the WH like to punish others.  rodeodance   Mar-19-06 05:56 PM   #8 
  - 'musicians' ?  HuffleClaw   Mar-19-06 05:58 PM   #9 
  - Most of the kids in after school programs are clean anyway  EC   Mar-19-06 06:07 PM   #10 
  - Who in the administration is involved in the testing business?  acmejack   Mar-19-06 06:20 PM   #12 
  - My thoughts exactly, somebody's making money off of this  LosinIt   Mar-20-06 06:17 AM   #27 
  - And people with the munchies are much better cooks too!  vickiss   Mar-20-06 07:54 AM   #29 
  - There's the answer!  mitchum   Mar-20-06 10:52 PM   #85 
  - This would give the feds...  Chemical Bill   Mar-19-06 06:32 PM   #13 
  - You first.  Rex   Mar-19-06 06:32 PM   #14 
  - I really don't understand their thinking. I just don't. n/t  Daphne08   Mar-19-06 07:16 PM   #15 
  - You Are Assuming That They Think  Demeter   Mar-20-06 06:50 AM   #28 
  - what the?  allalone   Mar-19-06 07:20 PM   #16 
  - no, wrong  shanti   Mar-20-06 12:15 AM   #24 
  - I demand drug testing for politicians  killbotfactory   Mar-19-06 07:26 PM   #18 
  - Hear, hear!!!  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-19-06 07:38 PM   #19 
  - I demand drug testing for WH execs, employees, interns & Pickles  wordpix2   Mar-20-06 08:49 AM   #39 
     - Add every federal ,state, county, city employee.  TX-RAT   Mar-20-06 11:38 AM   #66 
  - Would + kids perhaps lose Medicaid, Food Stamps etc with this  williesgirl   Mar-19-06 10:38 PM   #21 
  - you wouldn't have stood for it  shanti   Mar-20-06 12:16 AM   #25 
  - I have an idea...let's test Little Lord Pissypants...  fooj   Mar-20-06 12:04 AM   #23 
  - Great idea fooj! Maybe we should all start mailing  vickiss   Mar-20-06 08:20 AM   #33 
  - Im a flaming liberal and I support this...  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 12:23 AM   #26 
  - Am I reading this right?  justabob   Mar-20-06 08:00 AM   #30 
  - don't be ridiculous - my husband is one of them "government"  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 10:09 AM   #45 
  - You want the government to do your job?  Bridget Burke   Mar-20-06 08:14 AM   #31 
  - I'm all over my sons activities - but I can't be there at the school...  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 10:11 AM   #46 
     - Teach right from wrong  AtTheEndOfTheDay   Mar-20-06 08:34 PM   #81 
  - Maybe if they would stop lying to the kids about the "dangers"  vickiss   Mar-20-06 08:17 AM   #32 
  - I agree and I have a related question  justabob   Mar-20-06 08:28 AM   #34 
  - I don't know if there have been any studies done that  vickiss   Mar-20-06 06:19 PM   #75 
  - Refined sugar is the "gateway drug", not marijuana  mitchum   Mar-20-06 11:01 PM   #88 
  - Great reply Vickiss!!!  8643   Mar-20-06 08:41 AM   #36 
  - Look - if you have addicition running in your family and you think  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 10:38 AM   #53 
  - It's not the America I grew up in either 8643. I get so tired  vickiss   Mar-20-06 04:58 PM   #73 
  - Test for impairment, not metabolites!  High Plains   Mar-20-06 08:46 PM   #82 
  - so - if your kid is doing lines at school, you don't want to know about  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 10:21 AM   #48 
     - How about if I talk to my kids and spend time with my kids...  Mithras61   Mar-20-06 10:30 AM   #50 
     - that's a given. But I can't be at the school. You can either show  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 10:42 AM   #54 
     - Where were his parents? You are telling me that because his GRADES  vickiss   Mar-20-06 04:39 PM   #68 
  - why would you want them kicked out of school  Mandate My Ass   Mar-20-06 08:34 AM   #35 
  - he wouldn't do it if their were random checks...we've had that talk.  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 10:46 AM   #55 
     - this is the feds  Mandate My Ass   Mar-20-06 11:05 AM   #58 
        - I think it should be up to the district and up to the parents. Not ok  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 11:20 AM   #61 
           - That's right -- the parents  LostinVA   Mar-20-06 11:43 AM   #67 
  - I dont think I would call you a flaiming liberal.  8643   Mar-20-06 08:44 AM   #37 
  - your wrong. thanks though....  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 10:48 AM   #56 
  - The next thing that will happen...  rexcat   Mar-20-06 09:18 AM   #44 
  - don't be so dramatic - lots of private schools do this already...  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 10:50 AM   #57 
     - I am not being dramatic...  rexcat   Mar-20-06 11:07 AM   #59 
     - well thank goodness I live in california. the private school I spoke  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 11:22 AM   #62 
        - Living in a red state makes a difference...  rexcat   Mar-20-06 11:26 AM   #63 
           - it's too bad...a local random drud check policy, if written right, can  ourbluenation   Mar-20-06 11:29 AM   #64 
              - I have a conceptual problem with random drug testing...  rexcat   Mar-20-06 11:37 AM   #65 
     - Drug testing in schools has not been proven to work!!!  High Plains   Mar-20-06 09:07 PM   #83 
  - why don't you just ask him?  kineta   Mar-20-06 04:48 PM   #71 
  - That's nice ... for *your* kid  Book Lover   Mar-20-06 06:53 PM   #77 
  - His 4 friends died from smoking marijuana???!!!  mitchum   Mar-20-06 10:59 PM   #87 
  - Public money to private corp. hands transfer scheme,  1932   Mar-20-06 08:46 AM   #38 
  - That's EXACTLY what is it  depakid   Mar-20-06 07:54 PM   #79 
  - Back in 1997 hubby and I got a lawyer to fight the school board on this in  mtnester   Mar-20-06 08:53 AM   #40 
  - on the other hand  shugah   Mar-20-06 08:57 AM   #41 
  - " This would be so much easier if this were a dictatorship ...  Wise Doubter   Mar-20-06 09:02 AM   #42 
  - why is * singling out only those who participate in after-school activity?  wordpix2   Mar-20-06 09:17 AM   #43 
  - Let's drug-test everyone on the government payroll, first. Starting  AzDar   Mar-20-06 10:23 AM   #49 
  - !!!!  kineta   Mar-20-06 04:47 PM   #70 
  - Wonder which company will get the testing contract.  superconnected   Mar-20-06 10:34 AM   #51 
  - further more  superconnected   Mar-20-06 10:36 AM   #52 
  - That's your small-government cons again  TOJ   Mar-20-06 11:09 AM   #60 
  - yeah, get them used to the idea that the government owns their bodies  kineta   Mar-20-06 04:46 PM   #69 
  - We live in the sickest country on earth..  Copperred   Mar-20-06 04:48 PM   #72 
  - You have to pee in a cup to sing in choir now?  geniph   Mar-20-06 05:14 PM   #74 
  - Which kids are likely to do drugs?  LiberalFighter   Mar-20-06 08:27 PM   #80 
  - Guilty until proven innocent  Forkboy   Mar-20-06 09:41 PM   #84 
  - I guess Neil Bush want to sell his lastest drug testing kits  0007   Mar-20-06 10:55 PM   #86 

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