So I was having a conversation at a wedding reception and all of us were a bit drunk and it was an interesting group consisting of two unemployed aspiring comedians, a therapist, a military medic turned nurse, and a law enforcement individual. We got on the topic of marijuana and naturally the benefits of legalizing it when I pointed out something that's always boggled my mind: The piss test for jobs and employment. It makes no sense in most cases because 1.) THC can remain in your system up to a month and show up on a test leading to 2.) that it doesn't mean you're flying high while working and 3.) the drug test seems mostly widely used in jobs that quite honestly you could fly high and do just fine. We all agreed that certain jobs do demand a certain level of responsibility and as such as refrain from all use of substances (and in some jobs at all times staying clean). Or at least not blazing up while on the job. I'm not sure we'd want stoned cops, high airline pilots, and high as a kite nuclear reactor engineers on the job. But I pointed out that often the "piss test" is used either as a gatekeeper to a job or a random test to fire people with at jobs that (and I mean no offense to those who work these jobs) require little attention to detail, little risk of harm to others, and basically are jobs you can go on automatic and go through the motions. Case in point on of our friends was like "Look I worked at a pet store chain and got piss tested randomly many times, like really? I'm lugging dog food to shelves to stock, I wouldn't get high or drunk on the job personally but still, its dog food. I worked once at a major amusement park owned by a major "family" company, we'll call it the "mouse" company that didn't piss test because the higher ups said "if we did that, half our workers are seasonal college students, we'd have no work force." Not saying people should be high at any job but the f*ck does it matter if you're lighting up off the job. As long as you show up, do your job well, and be responsible, the piss test in our overall opinion was some backwards ass way of keeping people down in some regard. After all how many CEOs, politicians, and pretty much any college degreed job outside of "retail" companies and law enforcement have piss test policies?