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Originally posted by Scorched Earth
reply to post by TruthTellist
Which goes to show the absurdity of calling it a disability. Sure sometimes medication can be addicitive (painkillers for instance), but the addict willing chooses to take them.
Much like addiction to other forms of irresponsibility, gambling for instance. Addiction itself isnt a disability, it is a lack of willpower and responsibility.
Originally posted by GhostR1der
reply to post by asmeone2
As long as they test for alcohol.
Why test for methanphetamines when they leave the bloodstream in around 2 days typically (3-5 listed in source), where as hemp takes up to a few months depending on the person. Hemp has killed 0 people in recorded history.. go take a peek at yearly alcohol deaths.
Cocaine, same thing again - 4-5 days in urine. Hair tests are not very accurate and can be disputed, causing the testers problems.
Bottom of the page lists testing times for various substances.
If people know the test is coming they simply stop their hard drugs. If they smoke some harmless bud then they're stuffed. I don't see this working at all.
Originally posted by redled
Just try to ban those who work on the morning after with a breathaliser. It's insane, if you're on the dole, a good smoke helps. If you try to turn up for a job interview stoned, then your benefits should be cut for disrespect at least. Just a question of keeping it irrelevant.
Originally posted by mopusvindictusIt's stealing how? The Governement perhaps is stealing the recipients are taking what is being given
Originally posted by re22666
i am not entirely against it but i think this will get caught up in the debate over what should and should not be an illegal drug. many welfare recipients are on medications and many medications show up as narcotics as well. but what are we going to penalize them for? coc aine, pot, booze, cigarettes? i mean, i would rather have my welfare recipient smoking one joint a day than smoking a pack of cigarettes with a 5th of vodka but that is just me. and i think that debate will rise up and overshadow the benefit.
Originally posted by Wolf321
If testing were done as a condition of payment, would claiming addiction and needing help require the state to fund such individuals rehab?
Originally posted by butters30
This is the best idea I have ever heard on this site!!
When I run for a Gov position this willl be part of my platform and you sir a member of my brain trust.
STAR and FLAG!!!