Does smoking weed help or hurt a business?

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He uses them almost every evening to relax after a hard day, and this does not harm his business. Sometimes I am amazed when I see how he works at the computer and smokes weed. So it all depends on your discipline

I’m very interested in what people are guided when they give us this as an example. If you look at cannabis as a medicine, it has always been strong enough to relieve pain. Therefore, cannabis has been used in the past for poor medicine. This plant has an absolutely proven psychoactive effect. And while there are people who say - what is the matter with this? Kurt Cobain and his wife were heroin addicts and gave birth to a normal healthy daughter then. Will you give me an example? I think not.

In fact, cannabis research has led not only to a bunch of incomprehensible beautiful jars that we see everywhere. There are real medications obtained through the depletion of active substances. Have you heard of PPP or CBN drugs? It is also a type of cannabis-based product. I can advise you to visit the blog and read about it for general development. Such remedies will not make you fly. They work with inflammation and so on. Sorry for the many words, but I would like to see how the hypothetical father of that guy will do without weed for at least a week. And then you can start the conversation again.
 

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Letting the spammers put a little here as they apparently work with cannabis to see what we can glean. Then the highway.

Also I must admit, my mindset has changed regarding cannabis considerably.
 
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When I was 20 years old, December 16th, 2006, 8:34 pm exactly I was hit in the back warehouse by a driver using a forklift with the forks up. The reason I remember the time is the pain was so bad that as I fell my eyes caught the clock and it was slow motion and seared into my head.

I literally couldn't stand back up the pain was so bad. The idiot driver was an 18 year old and he left without bothering to ask me if I was ok. So I crawled to the phone on the wall and pulled myself up to call the manager.

He hit me straight in the lower back, somewhere in between the L3-L4 vertebrae.

The workmans comp doctor took an X-ray of me LYING DOWN which I had not known at that time would only be useful for examining my bones and not my discs. Prescribed me weeks of physical therapy, at the end of which, did no good.

The doctor looked at the therapists orders and looked at me with shock and disgust, sneering his face saying, "How can there be no improvement!?!?"

He denied the physical therapy and sent me back to work full-time. I could barely walk. I shuffled along, being 20 and not understanding anything all I knew is my co-workers and managers who were normally very friendly suddenly avoided me like the plague and/or questioned if I was faking everything.

I was suffering big time. 2 Months later I still had to roll out of bed onto my knees and slowly stand up for fear of a huge back spasm. School was unbearable because I couldn't sit for long without hurting. My own Father thought I was faking it because 3 months later I was still in such horrible pain and I couldn't do the yard work or the normal duties around the house so he kicked me out.

I picked up a SECOND job despite my pain being constant. Couldn't turn my head to back down a driveway with my car.

After 6 months of this I finally sought my own answers. Begged a chiropractor to see me despite no money and no insurance. The man had a huge heart and agreed, he even paid for me to go get an MRI done as he had a suspicion on what my problem was.

Boom, there's the answer. My L5-S1, L4-L5, and L3-L4 were completely herniated and not being allowed to heal due to my strenuous workload.

During all this time, I never took a single pain medication, never tried alcohol, and never smoked cannabis. Would it have helped? The pain maybe, but not the cause.

I took the MRI back to my employer. Their lawyers tried to claim I must have "hurt it another way during that time period" I actually went a little berserk at that point and threatened to go to the News about it and contacted an attorney. Magically they began covering me to go see a specialist. The specialist wanted to inject me with steroids etc, by then I had been researching my condition and all the associated problems. I chose a different route. Iyengar Yoga.

This isn't hoakey chakra chanting yoga, it is very scientific and has to do with body alignment and utilizing your muscles correctly.

Practicing it I would be in pain, but a different kind of pain. It's hard to describe exactly, almost a healing type of pain. One day, about a year later of practicing I was doing a form of traction on a rope wall. Suddenly, a very warm feeling infused my spine and traveled very softly from the bottom of my spine to the base of my skull. The pain melted away.

I unfortunately never had a follow up MRI because the employer wouldn't cover that cost to determine if the herniation had resolved or if the yoga had simply opened a bigger space in my spinal canal. I never got 100% motility back, but about 95% where you'd hardly notice I had an injury of that sort.

Had I smoked weed or used other pain numbing methods I'm not 100% sure I would have found yoga.
 
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An interesting story but yoga is also a two-edged sword. Yoga classes require professional training. At least at first. Notice, I'm talking about completely healthy people. Everyone has different joint flexibility and sometimes some asanas are simply impossible for someone. You can harm yourself by trying to do something that is not intended by nature for your body type. You can google yourself since you don’t like links about injuries during yoga classes. The thing is, it seems to me that yoga has become a fashion trend. Any fool can draw a trainer's diploma for himself, call himself a guru and start collecting money for classes.

Why did I say all this - you always need to turn on your brain first of all before trying something.
 

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Cannabis has its place as a palliative medication... patients dealing with cancer, glaucoma, or other incurable, debilitating long-term conditions can find symptom relief through its use. It can have a positive affect on quality of life when an actual cure for the underlying problem isn't available.

When used improperly, to mask a symptom rather than treating the problem, it makes a bad thing worse in the long run. It may relieve pain or anxiety short-term, but if you're not finding and FIXING the cause then your relief is temporary at best and the problem will get progressively worse.

And recreational use is, upon last check, still illegal in the majority of states.

Ergo, I'd say the 'benefit' to a business is extremely limited at best. Even if you have a crew member who would benefit from its use as a palliative, if it is illegal in your state it doesn't matter how much it helps him or her. You could still be held liable if they're caught under the influence while employed by you.
 
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Cannabis has its place as a palliative medication... patients dealing with cancer, glaucoma, or other incurable, debilitating long-term conditions can find symptom relief through its use. It can have a positive affect on quality of life when an actual cure for the underlying problem isn't available.

When used improperly, to mask a symptom rather than treating the problem, it makes a bad thing worse in the long run. It may relieve pain or anxiety short-term, but if you're not finding and FIXING the cause then your relief is temporary at best and the problem will get progressively worse.

And recreational use is, upon last check, still illegal in the majority of states.

Ergo, I'd say the 'benefit' to a business is extremely limited at best. Even if you have a crew member who would benefit from its use as a palliative, if it is illegal in your state it doesn't matter how much it helps him or her. You could still be held liable if they're caught under the influence while employed by you.
33 state have made Marijuana legal for Medical use for many different reason. MOST of them are NOT due to palliative reasons. In other words, MOST qualifying conditions are for uses other than pain. You even cited one of them in your post in Glaucoma. Marijuana helps Glaucoma sufferers by reducing inflammation. Pain is not a factor for Marijuana use in Glaucoma patients.

Ergo, State Boards of Pharmacies across america would disagree with your assertion that Marijuana is only for pain or palliative if you please. In fact pain is only one of dozens of conditions that have been approved for Marijuana therapies in 33 states now.

My own personal experience and life example would also fly in the face of your expression that weed primarily served to cover up underlying causes as a unregulated pain medication. My use has Nothing to do with pain or wanting to be "high" or "stoned".

For many reality is quite different from that which your post expressed.

An employee who respects their LEGAL medication of any kind, should NOT have their employer second guessing their Dr on what treatments work to achieve the best for results for them. I am just a simple Cleaner with no PHD's behind my name. I am in no position to argue with the State board of pharmacy or the Drs who have recommended or prescribed a marijuana therapy for an employee.
 
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An interesting story but yoga is also a two-edged sword. Yoga classes require professional training. At least at first. Notice, I'm talking about completely healthy people. Everyone has different joint flexibility and sometimes some asanas are simply impossible for someone. You can harm yourself by trying to do something that is not intended by nature for your body type. You can google yourself since you don’t like links about injuries during yoga classes. The thing is, it seems to me that yoga has become a fashion trend. Any fool can draw a trainer's diploma for himself, call himself a guru and start collecting money for classes.

Why did I say all this - you always need to turn on your brain first of all before trying something.

Yes, you're right about the dangers in Yoga. Iyengar Yoga was developed by BKS Iyengar and never sought to be mainstream like Bikram/Hot Yoga etc, the instructors are required to study at the Pune Institute in India and it usually takes minimum 5 years to become a certified instructor. 10 years to be a master instructor.

Most of the asanas I performed were gentle, and Iyengar uses ropes, foam bricks, blankets etc to help achieve proper technique and form.
 

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Mj has a distinctive smell. Even if the customer is cool with it and smokes they don't want you showing up to there home looking or smelling like you've been smoking.
They also do not want you to be drugged out of your mind on pain pills or "mood" drugs or alcohol or cigarettes or that cheap knockoff cologne some like to wear .
 

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Mj has a distinctive smell. Even if the customer is cool with it and smokes they don't want you showing up to there home looking or smelling like you've been smoking.

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33 state have made Marijuana legal for Medical use for many different reason. MOST of them are NOT due to palliative reasons. In other words, MOST qualifying conditions are for uses other than pain. You even cited one of them in your post in Glaucoma. Marijuana helps Glaucoma sufferers by reducing inflammation. Pain is not a factor for Marijuana use in Glaucoma patients.

Ergo, State Boards of Pharmacies across america would disagree with your assertion that Marijuana is only for pain or palliative if you please. In fact pain is only one of dozens of conditions that have been approved for Marijuana therapies in 33 states now.

My own personal experience and life example would also fly in the face of your expression that weed primarily served to cover up underlying causes as a unregulated pain medication. My use has Nothing to do with pain or wanting to be "high" or "stoned".

For many reality is quite different from that which your post expressed.

An employee who respects their LEGAL medication of any kind, should NOT have their employer second guessing their Dr on what treatments work to achieve the best for results for them. I am just a simple Cleaner with no PHD's behind my name. I am in no position to argue with the State board of pharmacy or the Drs who have recommended or prescribed a marijuana therapy for an employee.
I am also not a doctor, and am not qualified to assert whether or not THC is an appropriate medication for anyone. Every state is different, and I can only speak to what's going on here in my home state and surrounding areas.

Most companies would not want an employee who was operating heavy equipment or driving a vehicle to be on ANY sort of potentially mood-altering or psychotropic drug, whether it was a prescribed pill or a joint.

Every company I've worked for had a policy that if an employee was on medication that may affect their ability to drive a motor vehicle, that employee was on "light duty" until the meds were done. Since it's difficult to be a carpet cleaner and NOT operate heavy equipment, I don't know how that would be handled.

Again, I am not disparaging marijuana use when it's for medicinal purposes, nor am I disparaging those who use it that way.

But let's be honest, it's been notorious for its recreational use for FAR LONGER and by FAR MORE PEOPLE than it has for true medical value.

There is a stigma attached, deserved or not, and that's the reality that we deal with today. As an employer, one must be aware of that fact.
 

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But let's be honest, it's been notorious for its recreational use for FAR LONGER and by FAR MORE PEOPLE than it has for true medical value.

There is a stigma attached, deserved or not, and that's the reality that we deal with today. As an employer, one must be aware of that fact.

Really,
you mean it wasn't one of the first documented medicines primitive man collected and used. I am nearly certain this is the case.

I think history would disagree with the statement that marijuana's medicinal use is new.
Quite the contrary. Its use can be seen catalogued in some of our species earliest forms of communication.

The problem is Drs and Drug makers cannot make money on it. It is too readily available and can be grown anywhere on planet earth. Thus modern medicine looks elsewhere.
 

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But let's be honest, it's been notorious for its recreational use for FAR LONGER and by FAR MORE PEOPLE than it has for true medical value.

There is a stigma attached, deserved or not, and that's the reality that we deal with today. As an employer, one must be aware of that fact.

2900 BC - Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi References Marijuana as a Popular Medicine

Thats at least 4920 years so far Marijuana has been used as medicine. Curious what other medicines pre date this.


 
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Really,
you mean it wasn't one of the first documented medicines primitive man collected and used. I am nearly certain this is the case.

I think history would disagree with the statement that marijuana's medicinal use is new.
Quite the contrary. Its use can be seen catalogued in some of our species earliest forms of communication.

The problem is Drs and Drug makers cannot make money on it. It is too readily available and can be grown anywhere on planet earth. Thus modern medicine looks elsewhere.
Primitive man also determined whether or not something was edible by taste and feel. We've come a long way since then. I don't measure current medical options on what H. habilis or A. afarensis did.

Whether or not I think marijuana is "good medicine" is immaterial and moot. It is currently illegal in our state. That's all I can go by.