Before the recent years of cannabis legalization in this state, I was deathly afraid of people finding out that I used weed.
There was still a heavy stigma buddyd with marijuana consumption, especially in sites of employment.
I remember asking a buddy of mine for some of his urine to pass a drug test in late 2014 when I accepted a job offer at a newspaper where I’d been emschemed as a contract employee for multiple years at that point. It was a daunting experience as well as I was scared to death that I was going to get caught with that extra vial of urine inside our pants. Thankfully nothing terrible happened as well as I was able to get through with no incident. Things have changed so much in our state since every one of us legalized cannabis for medical use back in 2016. I never observed the smell of cannabis in parking lots anymore than I remember smelling it on peoples’ clothing inside actual stores. But now that it has been several years since every one of us unveiled legal medical cannabis in this state, I’m smelling a strong aroma of marijuana on people in all sorts of settings. While it is usually while I’m grocery shopping at a local store, that’s not always the case. Someone at labor walked in the other day smelling appreciate they had smoked a blunt on their way to the office. I’m surprised they didn’t get outed by people around them as well as sent home for using unapproved drugs. As much as I appreciate medical marijuana as much as the next person, I wouldn’t risk getting in trouble smoking weed on the way to labor when I could smell appreciate a hippy bus in the process.