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LiberalLoner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:34 PM
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217. That would be good advice if he were using recreationally but he's not, he
has severe back pain and tried oxycodone and found the side effects intolerable. (I took that stuff when I was hospitalized with GBS recently, it completely knocked me out so I can see how someone could find it impossible to work while taking that.) The marijuana he gets from his doctor allows him to function without unbearable pain.

This is really something that needs to be resolved. We need to decide as a nation, are there legitimate medical uses for pot or not? If there are, (and in truth there ARE medical uses for it) and prescriptions are legal, then businesses shouldn't be allowed to discriminate. The thing is, it's really hard to prove discrimination and who has the big bucks to fight a company, especially someone who is desperately looking for a job to survive and has chronic pain to boot? (Chronic pain, even when it's managed as well as possible with medicine, drains a person of energy.)

This is just not a very good environment right now for anyone looking for work. And if you have something like chronic pain or other medical problems, a lot of companies will turn you down just out of fear of what you might cost them down the road. Not fair but I know it happens.

I don't know. Taverner is just in a bad position - he has to use the pot to treat his chronic pain, but his company won't accept the prescription as valid. And I guess the state laws aren't in support of the use of medical marijuana either.

All I know is, it's pretty much impossible to fool the tests.
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