Sober Habitual Pot Users Still Dangerous Drivers

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Wally, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

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  2. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    Nope, wasn't it banned for commercial driving jobs in those states that legalized recreational mj?

    Yeah, bil was in a car accident involving a mj user & now has a bad back because of it
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    Maybe I should have smoked more pot and drunk less alcohol. Come to think about it I was drunk behind the UPS wheel a lot.
     
  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    USP has zero tolerance. I think most trucking companies are the same or close even in states that pot is legal. just like alcohol , you can not be impaired while driving. ( did not read story , wally )
     
  7. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Who is USP?
     
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  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    If it is legal, can the company do anything if you test positive? You are not under the influence, but you used on your time off.
     
  9. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    It’s not much of a study. 28 participants. It makes no adjustment for behaviors that were already present in individuals that would lead them to early marijuana use so there’s no causation. I don’t think anyone advocates teen use of marijuana regardless. It’s a nothing berder click bait story. IMHO
     
  10. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    It’s still illegal federally. Any employer can still have a drug free workplace policy that precludes marijuana use. Commercial drivers are still governed by the DOT that doesn’t allow use.
     
  11. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Have they developed a legal standard for being under the influence yet if pulled over while driving?
     
  12. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    There are lots of prescription drugs that are legal, but could lead to your dismissal if you were found driving under the influence of them.

    So, to answer your question, yes, the company CAN do something.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Yea but you only test positive to using. It could of been weeks ago. Meanwhile, it is legal to use?
     
  14. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    By regulation you can’t have a drink within 4 hours of being on duty. It’s in your off time but that doesn’t matter.
     
  15. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    They certify the ingredients in my Costco vitamins!
     
  16. Crash-n-Burn

    Crash-n-Burn Over/under



    Canadians are cracking
     
  17. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    YES!.

    we had a driver terminated for testing positive and it barely registered. it was his second offence. first time he opted for drug treatment and after he completed that he was tested on a monthly basis but after 6-7 times failed.

    the lawyers would have a field day if a driver got into an injury/fatality accident and any trace of drugs in system.
     
  18. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    CA BAL for commercial is 0.04.....half that of 4 wheelers but at UPS it is still ZERO. the company has the right to set their standards.

    back in the day if they alcohol tested all the night feeder drivers on a friday half would have been fired. it was common knowledge . most of the guys would come to work from the sports bar casino a couple miles from the hub.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    These states are legalizing weed so how can they (Employees) ban anyone from using?
     
  20. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Because the law says they can.