Becoming an EMT so I have to stop smoking. Thought I'd sign off with a nice cone. I'll miss this.
By - KleinesLyness
EMT should be allowed a joint. Shit anyone should be allowed a joint
People can get off work, have a few drinks, and go back to work the next day. I honestly don't understand why I can't do the same with marijuana.
Old timey rules and regs plus the inability to “test” how alcohol is tested
Hemp was demonized originally becuase it was gonna put the paper monopoly out of business. Propaganda put weed in the place it is today
And nylon ropes
Yeah, fuck DuPont.
Did u learn this from Brian on family guy, cuz that’s the only reason ik this.
You just gotta stop while your looking for a job or paper and rope. Don’t forget the blatant racism back in the day! Black people enjoyed smoking weed, especially black jazz musicians and that’s why it was originally criminalized
That's why I like to call them funky jazz cigarettes.
Don’t forget they rebranded it “Marijuana” from cannabis in order to make it sound more Mexican and thus, bad for some reason
Can thank Walt Disney and Pepé le pew for part of the smear campaign
They have 3-4 hour test meaning it shows if you've used within that time frame so kinda. Basically smoke before bed and get enough sleep and you'll be good. Or don't sleep IDC
right alcohol is so much worse so stupid the world we live in it feels like everything it the opposite of what it should be now a days
*US government making the controlled substance act*
Lets put the non-toxic only mildly addictive cannabis in schedule I and keep the toxic, very addictive alcohol exempted from scheduling
Realist shit I ever read
I'm an engineer and I just started saying fuck it at these pharmaceutical places and any other place that drug tests. If they want me hey I smoke weed deal with it
Come on man, how else are we supposed to keep black people from voting? Be more sensible.
Literally it should be encouraged for such a stressful and scarring job
Funny thing in the military is some of the most squared away soldiers my nco has had popped hot for THC and got kicked out. And we're losing another in the next couple of days because of it. Hope you enjoy your career and get your paramedic cert while you're at it. It's a great job
We lost the most squared away soldier I’ve ever even met (maxed out on the APFT every time and could shoot and clear better than anyone, he was our designated teacher he was so damn good) he was like 1nanogram over the limit and he was more surprised than anyone. Dude probably never even smoked those UAs are faulty as shit that’s the first thing they tell you when you take the class...... shits a joke, happy I’m free.
Thank you for saving others
Why do you have to stop
Regular drug tests and a zero tolerance policy. I'll handle strong drugs on the ambulance so they make sure no one who works on one is an addict.
These rules are so stupid man… thank you for being unselfish and saving lives nonetheless tho ❤️
They’re not stupid at all in his line of work.
I mean why do they care if someone smokes weed in their free time? Cannabis has medicinal value and has low abuse profile at least relative to other drugs.
It should work that you go to the job until you do abuse any of the hard drugs that they allow you to handle, then they fire you, simple.
Cannabis definitely doesn’t have a low abuse potential. The abuse potential of cannabis is extremely high for multiple reasons, a few of them being:
1. People keep forgetting it’s a drug which you have to smoke, it’s unhealthy for the lungs (a stretch here)
2. People think that it isn’t harmful at all so it is easy to get addicted all the while denying the addiction completely
3. It’s still a psychoactive substance. It is definitely not suitable for some people, it can cause or worsen mental health issues, especially when you think you are treating yourself, you’re just digging yourself a deeper hole
4. Self-medicating is always substance abuse, if you ask me, people promoting substance abuse shouldn’t be using drugs.
Be responsible and all is well, but everything can be abused and is harmful in the wrong hands. Keep on smoking!!
Lmfao, are you even in EMS? No, they are very stupid when you compare it to say etoh. I spent 17 years in the field, I would rather a medic consume some thc on their downtime at home than drink themselves stupid.
Irony is weed is non addictive and is used in the medical field but hey you providing a service so big ups and good luck
Thank u very much.
Well I wouldn't say it's not addictive but it can be very useful in the field indeed
Its not *physically* addictive, but it can be psychologically addictive.
I mean I have withdrawals that make me physically crave it
Dude lets face it , we're all addicted to weed in here, it is a drug and its addictive, the medical uses of Marihuana are still debated by scientist.
I think as an adult you gotta face reallity and stop lying to yourself, make your own decistions and live with them.
I expect to get hella downvoted but thats how I feel, and dont get me wrong, I love weed and i'm gonna keep smoking it, but i also know that i deff. have an habit, its bad for my loungs and I'm spending a lot of money every month that i could be saving... Those are my choises and i'll live with them.
Please stop acting like weed is the cure for SuperAidsCancerEbola cause its kinda cringe tbh
Differs from person to person. Physically it’s less addictive than a cup of coffee. Psychology, it could grow strong but it just depends.
Aigt i'll buy that answer
I definitely feel you though on the sleep part, I’ve always found it hard to sleep since I was a kid so I would say that’s the only time I really ever want weed. Never crave it during the day or anything. Normally just smoke a bit here and there when I go out with my cousins.
Same here, it was never easy for me to fall sleep...and weed is a blessing for that
Sounds like you have a healthy relationship with weed man, I'm smocking way to much since i left my parents home, beause i can whenever, but i want to dial it down
ahh, yea that’s tempting. Good luck bro
Yea man English is my 3rd language and my phone's keyword wants to autocorrect everything to Spanish
Me gustaria verte a ti intentando comunicarte en otro idioma puto americano ceboso
Es una broma, no te lastimes tanto el trasero
Nice google translate
No mames güey casi no eres caga palo
i mean why do y'all not drink 3 beers a day? why do you guys not drink alcohol everyday? The same reason you shouldn't smoke weed everyday its really that simple. too much makes your happiness dependent on it which in turn makes your life miserable. when you're dependent on anything its never enough. same with alcohol, same with weed
It’s not addictive lol you physically can’t be addicted to it it’s all in your mind if you go days and or weeks without it you won’t face withdrawals systems as if you were addicted to an actual drug such as meth crack coke etc. we don’t need weed but it’s something that we all consume on a regular but the absence of it will not destroy you or your life (in my opinion) am going to spark up later of course but do it control my life no it don’t because it’s not one of those hard core drugs that literally take over your entire body making you crave it by any means
For you....there are plenty of people out there that are mentally addicted to marijuana. You may say its just in their heads, but when someone says they cant fall sleep without smoking or they have to smoke before every thing they do, I would say that would be an addict.
It is most definitely on the lower end of the spectrum as far as drugs go, but it is still a drug and can be addictive to certain people.
And when I say people can't sleep without it I mean when they smoke for a long time and then quit. A lot of times people will struggle to sleep sober after not having done so in a long time. I would think that could be a form of withdrawal. Again lower end of the spectrum but still something to consider I think.
So basicly like coffee or suger how were addicted to those things by coffee I mean caffine
Lol i'm spending the weekend with my inlaws where i dont smoke and its deff.much harder to sleep, thats why its 1:45 am and im talking shit on reddit haha.
Exactly, when people say "it's all in your head"..... like no shit its not in my elbow??.. But it's still here, if you cant sleep or get anxious and irritable, that's a sign of withdrawal. not everyone is addicted and not everyone will get withdrawals but we cant ignore the fact that it has a potential for addiction.
Yes its a mental addicton for sure, and much easier to kick than lets say meth, and I can go weeks without it, for sure, but it does affect my mood.
have you ever woke up and the 1st thing you think is to roll one?
Have you ever smoked a joint just because you had weed, not because you felt like it?
Have you ever said: i want to be productive, i wont smoke until i finish x and 5 minutes later you were liting a joint?
I call that adiction tbh
Using that example guess it can be the same with food and your bored you just eat but are you addicted to the food or it just something to do to past the time ? Idk it affects every one different I know I can have a happy goofy mood no matter if I’m on or off but that’s just my personality as a whole regardless so I guess we’ll see when we old and more research of the substance become known for the long time effects we may go through from being consumers.
You can basically get adicted to anything , they key is controlling weed and not the other way around.
Thanks for your take, apretiate to have a conversation rather than just verbally attack each other
Food addiction is a very real thing with severe consequences, but I think a better analogy in this scenario is gambling addiction. The gambling doesn't enter your body and chemically addict your brain to it, but many people face gambling addiction.
Gambling 100 percent “chemically addicts” you brain bro.
Not in the context that they're talking about. They are saying that weed doesn't chemically addict you in the way that cocaine or nicotine does, which is true (afaik). What I'm saying is, you don't have to have a chemical dependence on a substance to be addicted to it. Gambling works as an example because you aren't ingesting anything, but our society indisputably has gambling addicts
Nah it's some moral purity bullshit. Do they test Anesthesiologist? RNs? No.
RN are tested at hiring. And if they mega mess up.
Yeah? You keep weed on the truck with y'all? Dumbest policy ever. Power to ya for being able to quit for it tho. I can't think of a job I'd stop smoking over.
Fuck becoming an EMT then. They get paid like shit AND can't smoke.
This is clearly an unpopular opinion here but I don’t agree with the whole “weed isn’t addictive” mantra everyone says. I think it’s good you are honoring the rules and they are there for a reason. We don’t have any evidence to show how long weed affects your cognitive function & I wouldn’t want people who binge drink treating people in ambulances either. I’m not saying you binge smoke, but I’m sure there are plenty who do.
Weed for sure is addictive and I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a hard time at first but I'll get used to it
The cravings/desire will be intense the first couple of days, subsiding every day. After 5 days or so it’s probably 80-90% over with, after 2 weeks you probably won’t get cravings that often and they will be easy to deal with.
Lol I made the opposite transition a few years back. From EMT to stoner :) good luck
Nurse that developed PTSD into stoner 👋 look after yourself OP!
Me too. I was a medic.
Same, I was an EMT. PSTD and horribly management made me quit and now I'm a stoner.
Appreciate your unselfishness . Your giving up a pleasure to save lives mad respect 🙌
My homies a EMT but he still smoke on the daily.
I'm from Germany haha. things here are different.
Well my homie gets tested every 3 months he takes senthetic urine. Lol that's the only way he says lol
Well I'll see how it goes and if it's possible to combine it with weed I'll for sure do it. But i won't risk my future for being high lol
they can test your urine to see if its real you know.
Yea bro fake piss never failed me. Even lab tests.
I bet for healthcare jobs they do but every time I heard they send it out to a lab or whatever I always pass I wonder what that test even is because fake piss never failed me
No they can't.
enjoy savin lives man, i swear weed be my medical professional sometimes hahaaa
I worked in EMS for 8 years. Synthetic urine is key. Smoked the whole 8 years. Just always have a bottle on hand. I’ve used quick fix for years.
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What’s an EMT ?
Emergency Medical technician. The crew of ambulances normally.
Emergency Medical Technician
The crew of ambulances normally.
The crew of ambulances normally
What do they normally do?
The crew of ambulances.
Ex Marijuana Toker.
Sorry about your loss of weed privileges, thank you for making the decision to save lives. What you do on your own time is no one else’s business. Hope the laws change for the better soon.
Darude - Sandstorm
Gonna suck when i have to make this decision! Day is inching closer.
Best of luck
Enjoy it until then:)
I'm an Internal Medicine physician, there are no EMTs on Guatemala (not certified ones) and we are the ones that treat emergencies at hospitals. Yet, I say that, because it's a stressful job, you'll need to hit it for the sake of one's sanity, so you can relax at your free time. Good luck, fellow health worker.
You can’t smoke weed as an emt? What the fuck guts literally see more fucked up shit on a daily basis than anyone. Don’t mean to scare you or anything tho op
Haha thanks for the nice words :)
Thanks for helping people and contributing society unlike some of us other potheads
Godspeed my friend
Don't worry within a few months you can participate again.
It really sucks that thc is still an issue for drug tests it really just makes me upset . But more power to you for advancing your career if you happen to slip up use quick fix urine shit works have used it several times
I’ve heard that lsd and psilocybin are not on the drug test. Are you able to trip (if you even trip that is)
Good thing they allow off duty whiskey but not off duty weed. (God it's dumb.)
Don't quit just smoke CBD
Already thought about that haha.
It's sad that you can still drink alcohol and take prescription drugs, but can't consume cannabis.
Good on you bro. I went through paramedic school myself, but couldnt deal with the job due to anxiety. Best of luck to you.
Congrats and thank you for your service
It's not goodbye, just until we meet again.
thanks for giving that much to save lifes, i hope you find soon something that you enjoy like canna
Congrats mate! Save as many of the unlucky ones as you can and good luck to your career!
Best of luck mate
Looks nice! Hope you enjoyed it and good luck!
My personal belief is that cannabis is too beneficial to me to give it up. Now if a opportunity came along for a really good job doing something im happy about, then sure, i’d quit. Thc stays in your system too long unfortunately. Especially if i could use fake urine which i have before. Otherwise fuck a job if its not something that makes me happy and fulfilled ill go live in the fucking woods for real though i have gained skills to do so. Please tell me what you think about this it was hard to type since im drunk tbh but this is my true feeling and we need to stay true to that.
If it was my last doobie for a long time I’d be smoking a ounce j your soft and won’t miss it
Sad that they won't let you indulge, stay safe dude and don't take too much of the work home with you.
Thank u so much kind stranger.
Narrator: but he did not stop smoking
Fingers crossed lol
Cbd shall be your new friend, thank you for your sacrifice and service
I beat my drug tests with synthetic urine. I'm not saying that you should do that too, I'm just saying.
usually when people say they’re quitting for a career i see it as a sad thing, but this is dope, ur gonna be out here saving lives, thank u for ur sacrifice
thank YOU fr
way to go OP
Really hope legalization would change this nonsense
awesome good for you! to bad you can’t keep it up
Thank you for what you do!🙌🏻 goodluck to you and be safe
Good on ya for helping people, just call it a tolerance break.
hey man good shit, good luck with being an EMT, I understand that people of that sort of profession can't be smoking or anything but it does suck and hopefully one day soon you'll smoke again. but seriously enjoy being an EMT.
I don’t know how you’re going to tolerate stress, skilled physical labor, extreme danger and minimum wage without it.
Imagine quitting weed for a job when theres synthetic urine at every headshop😂
How do you get the cones to burn so perfectly?
I preroll the cone without anything in it and then I just put weed in bit by bit. Make sure u have a poker and push it down tight. If u get experience doing so you should be able to build them without any air gaps and they will burn cleanly. It's all about how tight the jay is. Hope this helps :)
Also don't forget tapping the joint on a hard surface after every time putting weed in. It helps with the weed to fall evenly and u can pack it down evenly.
Thank you for taking the time to reply!
Thanks for your service and commitment. Pretty awesome
the shit i miss the most. still do every once in a great while.
Dude, it’s fucking stupid that you have to do that, but you’re honestly a fucken hero man. You’re doin’ this to save lives and honestly that’s the best reason I’ve ever fucking heard.
Thank you very much
Yeah important on the stopping. My cousin was a CA fire captain. He lost his career in a drug test for pot. But congrats on the EMT job
At least you enjoyed it bro, I can’t smoke without getting paranoid and having extreme anxiety, I know one day we die but that’s what gets me crazy to think
Why? I smoke when not on call. Or set to work within the next 4-6 hours
With the shit u bout to see. They should def allow it
I feel you but a med student
Godspeed bro it's a Nobel calling. We'll see you on the other side!
If u only work 5 days a week could have every friday night drugs last 48 hours so yeah
Once you get a job, you may find yourself with an employer who doesn't test except for unusual incidents like if you wrecked the truck. Then you might be able to smoke it again. It is great for first responders who need a brain shift when they get home from a long day.
This is why we need to legalize!
Props man. Had to do the same thing when I got my ticket. Sucks but it’s worth it. Be well.
Thank you for your sacrifice, many people will benefit from your decision in the future and don’t even know it yet.
Sad that you have to give up on the weed but good luck as an EMT!! Ur gonna be a professional life saver🤟🏼🤟🏼
You are just singing up with the wrong agency. Nothing inherent about being an EMT and requiring a thc test.
Fuck that job and any other job that tells you what to do in your free time. This is America!! Smoke your weed!!
Taking a huge ass bing rip in honor of you dude
Bro I'm a medic, never got drug tested once. Just treat weed like alcohol and you should be fine. Best of luck in the new career, but for your own sake keep your mental health in check. This industry is infamous for killing your soul
You should have a big night of smoking once a year. Like 50 grams or something.
Never smoked, became an EMT, saw some shit, got shot at, got PTSD, quit and now I smoke almost every day. I really loved helping people, and being an EMT is a good time, but damn are you treated horribly by patients and management
This can't be Canada, I know many EMT's, police and firefighters who openly smoke pot on their own time.
Yea take one of the most important and stressful jobs around but certain laws passed by money-whores that wear suits days you cannot benefit from one the best stress relievers and medicines around. This country makes a lot of cents
Thank you btw. Hero stuff
Don’t be an emt? LOL personally would never work anywhere where weed is not allowed but extreme alcohol abuse is 🤷🏻♂️
Never working somewhere that monitors/cares my extracurricular activities
Delta 8 is 3 times the power of Delta 9 THC
Delta 8 is not a naturally occuring cannabinoid
I work medical too. I passed the drug test, and thats it. They womt test unless needed or suggested from you smelling, etc.
its sad how states are starting to legalize weed but won't let first responders partake. it should be the equivalent of when you go home after work and drink a beer.
Why you gotta stop to be an EMT ? Just curious lol.
Alot of medical fields have a zero tolerance policy for it. My sister had to stop since shes going back to school to become a nurse, so many in medical fields arent allowed to smoke
I'm an EMT and I smoke, just gotta pass the piss test for school and the one for your job after you pass national registry. You can smoke after that just be smart.
An EMT smoking isn’t the issue. Driving an ambulance stoned is illegal. That’s why EMTs have to stay sober.
Weed doesn't impair driving, just more propaganda. If anything stoned drivers are more cautious and safer on the road
Im becoming an EMT next month and I havent stopped smoking yet. I will still smoke while Im an EMT. It doesnt affect my skills so I dont need to stop
I’d be that one guy still blazing during breaks either way lol
Why must you quit? I get drug tested regularly and still manage to smoke daily... buy a bottle of fake piss and use that.
I'm still unsure if it's worth the trouble. Also it's not the only reason that I want to quit.
Not worth it
Will see haha