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If NORML Doesn’t Fight Workplace Urine Testing for Legal Pot, Who Will?

I have to rant a little on this. I just watched Allen St. Pierre of NORML express that I somehow signed a social contract with my employer that gives them the right to ask for my pee as a determinant of my quality as an employee and my right to work.

Fortunately, I work for myself. However, I am left wondering: if NORML isn’t going to be the organization that proudly stands up for the rights of cannabis consumers, who will?

Yes, some employers are testing for tobacco. That’s not right, either. What’s next, testing for blood sugar levels? Cholesterol? Genetic abnormalities? Is this America or Gattaca? Yes, it’s politically tricky territory to not seem to endorse the mythical stoned pilot or bus driver — that’s when you deflect to how do we not have drunk pilots and bus drivers crashing all the time? Who is going to stand up against this drug testing/rehab complex, so greatly funded by the easily-detected marijuana and its compliant and employable users, if not NORML? Read more

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas and serves as Deputy Director for NORML of Waco. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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