Originally Posted by FutureCTDoc
But something being stupid doesn't mean it should be illegal. It's stupid to go biking without a helmet, but it's not illegal. Legality doesn't fundamentally change the ultimate issue whether an action is right or wrong. The best way to view whether an action is right or wrong is to ask does it involve the use of force or fraud and does it cause harm to others. Marijuana use doesn't seem to meet that.[/QUOTE]
There are helmet laws, seatbelt laws and you will get a ticket if you dont wear them.
Using an illegal substance that impairs/ potentially impairs you is a breech in professional standard not comparable to wearing/ not wearing safety equipment.
Nobody on here is advocating showing up high to see patients or getting high while on call, there is a difference between drinking and driving drunk, just as there is a difference between an individual smoking marijuana and seeing patients while high. No one here is advocating that, what most people support is that you should have the right to put what you want into your body, as long as you aren't endangering others.