medical marijuana card

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownthis, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. brownthis

    brownthis New Member

    For some ups employees it is legal now. What's your take on this and what do you think UPS's take on this if we had our card.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would need more information on the card and any restrictions before forming an opnion.
     
  3. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    I would think UPS's opinion would be pretty clear. It's an (illegal) drug free company. Just because the state of California allows people purchase marijuana, doesn't mean UPS would allow it's work force to use it. BTW, if I'm not mistaken, it's still illegal in the eyes of federal law and users, prescribers, and dispensaries are still subject to federal prosecution.
     
  4. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    What does the DOT say about this. There is your answer.
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Unless the employee is a driver it's a mute point. We have pt'rs that UPS would be happy if weed was the only thing they were on.
     
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Quit trying to be snoop dog and go legit.
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    UPS isn't going give anyone the OK to due dope. It's becomes a liability issue.
     
  8. NI3

    NI3 New Member

    Consuming a beer is not illegal but employer does not have to allow employees to drink during lunch. State Supreme Court decision in 2010 ruled that testing positive for marijuana is a valid reason for termination regardless of having a prescription or not.

    Oregon High Court Rules in Favor of Employers in Medical Marijuana Case | Inc.com

    It's a unique confusion. It's not often that we have something that is prohibited by Federal law(marijuana is prohibited as having no approved medical use, hence DEA schedule I) but ok at state level. I thought that in the event of a conflict, Federal law wins over State law.
     
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Don't ask don't tell. The minute they fire someone with a card they'll sue for mandatory testing of all employees since thats UPS's grounds for termination and when 1/2 minimum of the pt'rs we have are now ineligible to work then what?
     
  10. AKX

    AKX New Member

    No way too much liabilty. I can understand why UPS doesnt test part timers due to the revolving door but I cant for the life of me understand why they dont test us delivery guys. For a company with such an emphasis on safety it seems like a no brainer.
     
  11. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    If safety were the issue, then UPS would demand a contract change
     
  12. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    Says the guy who gets hammered and feels the need to let the entirety of BC know he is an alcoholic.
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    So you took the time to register just to make that your first post. Bored?
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Because it cost money.
     
  15. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    Hypocrisy on a grand scale requires recognition.
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Couldn't have just used your other screen name?
     
  17. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Is someone upset they lost a soldier?
     
  18. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    Don't rush to judgment without examining the evidence.
     
  19. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member


    Who could it be?? The syntax seemed familiar. Oh Upstate, where were you ? That is the kind of new member whose first post you should have jumped on.
     
  20. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    Upstate is a chump.