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Policy to ban marijuana for Little Rock airport staff

Proposal exempts workers from medical marijuana measure

By Noel Oman

This article was published September 14, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

All employees at the state's largest airport remain subject to a range of sanctions up to and including dismissal if they test positive for marijuana even if they qualify to use the drug under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, as part of a proposed change to the airport's personnel policies.

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JPRoland says... September 14, 2017 at 8:49 a.m.

It makes sense that an employee should not be in a sensitive airport job on medication that could impair reaction time. I'm sure that medical marijuana isn't the only medication listed. Many workers use hydrocodone for pain relief, etc. but it impairs reaction time, too that is why the instructions tell you not to drive. Many people are on medication and many are on some heavy-duty stuff. Most employers are unaware of it because workers are not totally truthful because they need their job, but they need pain relief. And what about the pilot or air traffic controller that had a couple of drinks during lunch? It's so hard to be totally safe.

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Popsmith says... September 14, 2017 at 9:27 a.m.

All employees should be drug tested. Any organization that doesn't drug test is losing money. That includes our elected officials.

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skeptic1 says... September 14, 2017 at 11:55 a.m.

My daughter has Crohn's disease and is in remission for the first time in fifteen years because of medical marijuana when every other drug failed her. What about all the people with documented diseases that are benefited by marijuana? I think the airport better get ready for a slew of law suits, these same do-gooders no doubt congratulated each other with a cocktail at the AIRPORT BAR!!!

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