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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by JamalThomas, Nov 13, 2010.
Oh my god gravitronnnn
figured out why I was smoking so much last month. This Adderall is tooo fucking strong. Smoking balances me out and allows me to grind without feeling like shit
my strawberry pie #14 is one of the best plants i've ever had the pleasure of growing. REALLY excited to see where she goes from here.
Guidance for federal hiring and firing puts less emphasis on marijuana use as a disqualifier
Federal agencies should not automatically disqualify job applicants or take disciplinary actions against current employees for using or possessing marijuana, the government’s central personnel agency said Friday.
A memo from the Office of Personnel Management lays out additional considerations for what the government calls “suitability” decisions related to marijuana for both new and continued employment.
Federal employees remain bound by a federal law defining marijuana as a controlled substance, even though growing numbers of state and local jurisdictions have decriminalized it for medical or recreational purposes.
“As more state laws have changed, federal agencies are increasingly encountering individuals whose knowledge, skills, and abilities make them well-qualified for a position, but whose marijuana use may or may not be of concern when considering the suitability or fitness of the individual for the position,” the memo says.
The guidance for federal hiring and firing puts less emphasis on marijuana use as a disqualifying factor, attorneys who specialize in federal employment issues said.
The memo says that use or possession of marijuana can disqualify an applicant or merit the firing of a current employee on grounds of illegal use of a controlled substance or of criminal conduct. “However, OPM’s suitability regulations do not permit agencies to automatically find individuals unsuitable for federal employment based on either factor,” it says.
Similarly, it says that for job applicants, those regulations “do not permit agencies to automatically find individuals unsuitable for federal service on the basis of marijuana use prior to appointment.”
“Rather, when agencies consider the suitability or fitness of an applicant or appointee for a position, the individual’s conduct must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine the impact, if any, to the integrity and the efficiency of the Government,” it says.
In a statement, OPM said the memo “does not represent a change to OPM’s suitability/fitness policy. However, it does affirm that regulations do not permit agencies to automatically find individuals unsuitable for federal employment based on use or possession of marijuana.”
The guidance from the Biden administration updates a policy in place since 2015 that also told agencies to make case-by-case judgments, based on the nature and seriousness of the conduct, the circumstances and “contributing societal conditions.”
The new memo adds considerations including the nature of the position the person is applying for or is employed in; when the conduct occurred; the age of the person at the time; and whether the person has made “efforts toward rehabilitation.” Such efforts can include “evidence that use will not occur again, the passage of time without use, or completion of (or current participation in) treatment or counseling.”
It adds that agencies are to take those factors into account even regarding the issue of criminal conduct, telling them to “exercise special care before making a determination of unsuitability” on those grounds.
John Mahoney, a D.C.-based lawyer who represents federal employees, said that when taking actions against employees for positive drug tests, agencies already consider a range of factors but some “are pretty hardcore in disciplining employees.”
“It is significant in that OPM is putting less emphasis on past marijuana use in terms of suitability determinations,” he said in an interview. “This does mark the beginning of a trend in the federal sector of moving toward a less strict standard vis-a-vis marijuana use, and I expect that trend to continue.”
He added, though, that federal applicants and employees still should understand that under the government’s drug-free workplace policy, current marijuana use is prohibited and could be the basis for firing.
The OPM policy does not apply to determinations of eligibility for access to classified information or for employment in sensitive national security positions. A stricter policy issued in 2014 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence applies in those cases.
The guidance opens paths to more “adjudication of suitability issues once marijuana use is disclosed. However, until the security clearance rules change, this is a non-starter for many federal employees,” said John Gniadek, a senior associate with the Tully Rinckey law firm in the District.
“The next crack to appear will come in the medical-use category, whether employees using cannabinoids solely for medicinal purposes can be [suitable] for employment. Until that hurdle is cleared, it is unsafe for federal employees or applicants to smoke,” he said in an email.
Watching Layne Staley in the Alice In Chains Unplugged show is something. In hindsight it's easy to tell he was in a very bad place. That voice is as good as 90's voices get though. The best of the best probably.
Gelato is such a great way to wake up on a snowy Saturday
had a couple fresh inches of snow this morning and smoked some Garlic Breath before going on a short run
weed is so much better than alcohol
Going to Colorado later this week. Am excited.
Been hitting lilac diesel wax all day. Been a good day
Have to take a drug test (client administered) for an upcoming project
Should be back in action by mid April, so not too bad. Just kinda annoying (and a violation of my civil liberties.)
Guess I’ll view this as a tolerance break, not that in need one.
Wolfpack is the best dispensary
Some Mandarin Zkittles for breakfast this morning
Bout to start the day again with the lilac diesel. I didn’t actually pick it out but it’s a great weed drug. Read reviews and my favorite was “it’s a great high, but not the kind of high that you walk into a room and then forget why you went in there”
Anyone ever used one of these wax pens? Has really good reviews and has a bubbler mouthpiece accessory.
I need a good dab setup at some point
I really enjoy Lilac Diesel. Great way to kick off the day
Banana OG this morning...off the dab cause my three year old is driving me crazy
Picked up some Ice Cream Cake shatter and Larry Bird OG rosin from my buddy. Loving it.
strawberry pie 14 (14ers Strawnana x (Grape Pie x Wedding Crasher))
Wedding Crasher is Wedding Cake x purple punch
Looks great. Big fan of Wedding Crasher
I think this one is a wedding crasher pheno in structure but smell is straight strawberry terps. No banana. I think she is my keeper as she is 2 to 3 x the size of any other plant
Nice afternoon to relax with a J of Snowball #2 (The White X Chem 4 OG S1)
Cannot wait to relax this evening. Garlic Breath has been so clutch for me. Perfect high
Told people I was going to Colorado and now everyone and their mother wants me to bring back edibles
Thanks for letting us know man. I will take some too if you don’t mind
I charge a 25% markup. You are also responsible for my legal fees if I get caught. If you agree to these terms and conditions, please respond with a gif of jack nicholson.
That's a cheap markup for a black market item. RIP your Inbox, hello profits
I've yet to have a "Garlic ___" strain that I haven't wanted to make sweet love too
GMO or GMO cookies or any variation not the same at all
Gotta have Garlic spelled out in my experiences
Post dinner J of Rainbow Belts (Zkittlez X Moonbow). First time trying this one. Really nice balanced high
I absolutely love smoking before showering. Getting up early on the weekends is so easy when you have a full day of getting high ahead of you
put it on a tshirt and I'd buy every got damn color
GMO is forum cookies x chem D
Garlic breath is GMO x Mendobreath
The “garlic” you seek comes from the chem d. Find crosses that are dom in ChemD and you’ll be happy.
I’ve got a table of crosses that have GMO in the lineage. They smell more sour than anything rn
Forum cookies x San Souci
Sour garlic Cookies x San Souci
San Souci = (GMO x Sour Dubb) x I95
Sour garlic cookies = gmo x sour dubb
I’m pretty hyped on them
So, I think it’s time for a t break. I smoke a lot, have for a few years now. Especially when I haven’t had a job. Mostly only smoking concentrates too I’m at the point where I’m not getting high really. I get the initial wave, but it fades kinda quickly. I’m smoking way more than I used to and still not getting that level of high I used to.
I’m not sure I’m going to do anything really long. Maybe a few days since I really don’t want that first time smoking feeling either where I’m having a lot of anxiety. Looking to really just kinda reset a little and get back to where a dab has me feeling really good for hours. I see most saying 21 days, I doubt I can do that. Maybe a week? My tolerance tends to drop quickly so I don’t want to do 21 days. Idk. Not looking forward to it.
About to watch Willy's Wonderland and Boss Level high as fuck.
You need to balance your concentrates with flower. You aren’t getting a natural balance of high. I had to stop smoking solventless bc it wasn’t doing what I needed anymore.
If you also manage the temp
Of your dab better you’ll get a longer high. I low temp everything for taste l, which is extremely wasteful
I didn’t think about that. It’s actually gotten to the point where smoking actual flower makes me feel like blah. Kinda get body aches and shit. Doesn’t happen with concentrates.
yea I low temp a lot as well. Maybe I need to be going a little hotter as well on that.
well sure I guess I'll go buy a bunch of weed this afternoon
Which dispensary is this?
Skymint. They just got their own line of live resin carts which are pretty sweet btw
And they're buying a space to start an outdoor grow site with like 33K plants apparently. Should be fun
I read it as thicc *bonk*
I just got the email. I was there yesterday. Guess I'll make another trip
Mexico Set to Legalize Marijuana, Becoming World’s Largest Market
MEXICO CITY — Lawmakers in Mexico approved a bill Wednesday night to legalize recreational marijuana, a milestone for the country, which is in the throes of a drug war and could become the world’s largest cannabis market, leaving the United States between two pot-selling neighbors.
The 316-to-129 vote in Mexico’s lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, came more than two years after the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that the country’s ban on recreational marijuana was unconstitutional and more than three years after the country legalized medicinal cannabis.
The chamber approved the bill in general terms Wednesday evening before moving on to a lengthy discussion of possible revisions introduced by individual lawmakers. In its final form, though, the measure is widely expected to sail through the Senate before being sent to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has signaled support for legalization.
The measure, as of Wednesday night, would allow adults to smoke marijuana and, with a permit, grow a small number of cannabis plants at home. It would also grant licenses for producers — from small farmers to commercial growers — to cultivate and sell the crop.
“Today we are in a historic moment,” said Simey Olvera, a lawmaker with the governing Morena party. “With this, the false belief that cannabis is part of Mexico’s serious public health problems is left behind.”
If enacted, Mexico would join Canada and Uruguay in a small but growing list of countries that have legalized marijuana in the Americas, adding further momentum to the legalization movement in the region. In the United States, Democrats in the Senate have also promised to scrap federal prohibition of the drug this year.
For “Mexico, given its size and its worldwide reputation for being damaged by the drug war, to take this step is enormously significant,” said John Walsh, director of drug policy for the Washington Office on Latin America, a U.S. advocacy group. “North America is heading toward legalization.”
In Mexico, however, the bill has proved divisive.
Critics say it is unlikely to make a serious dent in Mexico’s soaring rates of cartel-fueled violence, and argue that it is unwelcome in a country where nearly two-thirds of people oppose legalizing marijuana, according to recent polling.
the Council on Foreign Relations.
Legalization “is an important step toward building peace in a country like ours, where for at least a decade or more, we’ve been immersed in an absurd war,” said Lucía Riojas Martínez, a Mexican congresswoman who made headlines in 2019 when she gave a rolled joint to the country’s interior minister, Olga Sánchez Cordero, after delivering a speech in Congress.
“But this bill falls short of achieving that,” she added.
It is also unclear how much the law will benefit Mexico’s poor farmers, who have grown marijuana for decades and often end up in the middle of conflicts between warring drug trafficking groups.
The bill mandates that small farmers and Indigenous people be given priority in licensing, but stipulates only that these vulnerable groups can be granted more than one license.
And without additional state policies to tackle organized crime, particularly in areas where marijuana is grown, said Mr. Ernst, such well-intentioned requirements may not have a meaningful impact for farmers in the regions controlled by cartels.
“For most areas where you have these high-conflict settings,” said Mr. Ernst, there are not enough state resources to truly take on organized crime groups.
But many entrepreneurs, at least, are seeing green.
With more than 120 million people, Mexico would represent the largest marijuana market in the world by population. The crop could become big business in Mexico, a potential financial lift for an economy badly battered by the coronavirus crisis.
“It’s an excellent economic, natural, ethical and moral solution for a country in need,” said Juan Sánchez Mejorada, chief executive of Ceres Soluciones, a medicinal cannabis company.
“Doing this right could give Mexico an economic surplus,” he said.
This kind of fervor makes pro-marijuana activists nervous.
“It’s a law for the rich, and marijuana should be for everybody,” said Ivania Medina Rodríguez, 18, a local activist. “They’re going for business before rights.”
Dressed as a giant cannabis leaf, Ms. Medina was attending a protest last year that began at a small marijuana plantation outside the Senate offices in Mexico City, where locals now regularly come to smoke pot while the police turn a blind eye.
Some activists fear that the law will overly favor large corporations that could obtain what the bill terms an “integral license,” giving them access to the entire marijuana supply chain, from seed to sale, while leaving small-scale producers and vendors locked out of the lucrative market.
The bill in Mexico would allow individual users to carry up to 28 grams of marijuana and grow six cannabis plants at home. Cannabis could also be purchased by adults over 18 at authorized businesses, and grown at larger scale by licensed groups. Medical marijuana, which Mexico legalized in 2017, would be regulated separately by the health ministry, which published rules in January covering the growing and research of medicinal cannabis.
Local advocates say the restrictions on possession will limit the bill’s impact, particularly for low-income consumers, who may fall prey to extortion from the police, a regular occurrence in Mexico.
“We live in a country where corruption and extortion is the norm,” said Zara Snapp, co-founder of the RIA Institute, a Mexico-city based drug policy research and advocacy group.
Still, for many proponents in Mexico, approving the bill is a notable step in the long journey toward full legalization.
“It’s like when you’re running a marathon and you haven’t started — running the first meter helps to start the discussion,” said Mr. Sánchez, the marijuana businessman. “It means firing the starting gun, even if we still have 42 kilometers left to go.”