Pot Warnings are Surfacing – Anyone Noticing?

by Cherokee Jack

CJ writes a great comment, but it is so poignant I had to move it to the front page….

Jack; Like you, I have a libertarian leaning that says people should be able to do whatever they wish with their own bodies, as long as taxpayer money isn’t used to clean up their messes. But, life and our present society won’t let us have our way.

Along with the opioids, I believe some different problems, maybe not as serious, connected with legalized pot, are beginning to show up more often.

We’re all familiar with the fast food cashier who can’t make change if the computer is down. We usually give the credit for that to our modern progressive educational system. Lately, I’ve been having similar experiences with employees a little higher on the technical ladder. I’ve been seeing problems with delivery truck drivers, technical equipment salesmen, and technical equipment installers. Without getting too specific, I’m seeing them unable to solve simple logistical problems and not able to complete their jobs satisfactorily.

I’m not saying they’re coming to work stoned, but the one thing pot advocates don’t mention is that with prolonged recreational use, memory and coherent thought is still numbed down long after the high is gone. I believe drug testing is required now for critical services like commercial pilots and surgeons, but there are a lot of service related jobs without testing that we deal with regularly. We don’t want to infringe on their civil rights, so I guess we just need to learn to expect less for our money.

In some cases of numbed minds, like comments from Libby, we just have to plan on expecting minor irrational interruptions.

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5 Responses to Pot Warnings are Surfacing – Anyone Noticing?

  1. Libby says:

    CJ: “… as long as taxpayer money isn’t used to clean up their messes.”

    But there are oodles of places on the planet just like that! Why don’t you live in one of them? Myanmar is fun … Somalia still at the top of the list … Damn near anywhere in Africa is jolly … if you have the means to set yourself up like a Little Prince Emperor … which you know that you don’t.

    So, if you’re going to stay here, stop crabbing about the protection our society affords you. It’s infantile and ignorant, and damned irritating.

    • Cherokee Jack says:

      Uh huh.
      “In some cases of numbed minds, like comments from Libby, we just have to plan on expecting minor irrational interruptions.”

    • Pie Guevara says:

      “In some cases of numbed minds, like comments from Libby, we just have to plan on expecting minor irrational interruptions.”

      Yep.

      • Cherokee Jack says:

        Hey Pie! We’ve been scammed.
        Jack and/or Tina made up this so-called “Libby.” The name itself is too obviously phony. “Liberal Libby” is a plant, kind of a double agent intended to prove just how far from reality the liberals have wandered.
        Post Scripts also gave us “Libby” to provide some comic relief for this blog. But it wasn’t necessary. We’ve got Nancy, Hillary, and Maxine heading an all-star list of twisted sisters, along with some really promising newcomers like Alexandria O-C.
        So, Jack, Tina, we appreciate the entertainment, but we’re onto you. There’s no need to invent liberal stupidity for us. It’s all around us already.

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