Ok, so without hearing all the negativity and banter that comes with this topic, I just want and UNBIASED and honest answer from the right person at UPS or the Teamster Union...... I live in the state of CT where as of this summer (2011), marijuana has been decriminalized and is no longer a misdemeanor crime, and holds up in court as well as a parking ticket. My question (to the right person, and not just some know-it-all worker putting in their 2 cents) is, now that it has become decriminalized, can a worker that tests positive for the substance still lose their job? I understand that UPS has a Zero Tolerance attitude towards drug use and alcohol. Also, I've taken notice that the same union (The Teamsters) recently unionized 40 marijuana farmers in the state of CA; I'd be naive to think that they were not using the substance and still happily reaping the benefits of the union. I do not work for the company, and would just like to know, where does the company stand on this issue? Does UPS recognize marijuana to still be an illegal drug that if found in your system can be grounds for termination? Or, would they be more lenient and turn the other cheek if it were under the circumstances that marijuana was decriminalized in the state that an employee resided in. It sickens to me think about all the people who leave work and drink almost every night out of the week to "take the edge off" from work, life and other stresses can be so easily justified in their actions, but those that live in a state where marijuana is now decriminalized, who decide to come home and partake in using marijuana for the same reasons, can suddenly be at risk of losing their job. I am not trying to start a rant, and I am not looking for ANYONE'S opinion on marijuana, I just want an answer to my question: Can a union worker be terminated for using marijuana in a state like CT where marijuana has been decriminalized? Furthermore, lets say a Package Driver who always had a great and upbeat attitude, who always came to work on time and didn't leave until the job was done, one day was involved in an accident, and after taking a urinalysis, tested positive for marijuana; there is no way to say that the marijuana found in his system was from being "high on the job" or if they decided to "toke up" at say a friends wedding? Can someone please articulate a clear and concise answer to my multi-part question?