Would you feel comfortable if your surgeon smoked a joint 10minutes before he di

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  1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    Would you feel comfortable if your surgeon smoked a joint 10minutes before he did surgery on you?

    POTUS has said marijuana should be legal..  It is in several states.  We hear about medical marijuana, being good, but do you want doctors, pilots, truck drivers smoking it and working?

  2. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 4 years ago

    No, and I wouldn't want them drinking alcohol on the job either, so what is your point?

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Shouldn't we should be OK with this because marijuana is supposed to enhance abilities, relax you and help you think? I read and article that said so.

  3. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    No. I don't think anyone who is working, operating a vehicle, or responsible for taking care of another person (child care, elder care, etc) should be under the influence of marijuana or any other drug. The people who think it's ok should ask themselves if they think it should be legal for those workers to do the same jobs if they're under the influence of alcohol.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    Why would a doctor smoke a joint before doing surgery? Making marijuana legal doesn't mean it wouldn't have the same restrictions as alcohol. Pro marijuana legalization doesn't mean pro smoking on the job.

  5. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    On their time off why should it matter? There are narcotic drugs that will disable you worse that are perfectly legal - not to mention alcohol.  I wouldn't want my pilot, doctor etc.  taking those while on duty either, but during one's own personal time, I really don't care what people choose to do if it doesn't directly effect me.  If they aren't intoxicated while at work then it shouldn't matter.

    1. profile image0
      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am not sure if you read the question or not, but if they smoke the joint 10 minutes b4 they do surgery on you then couldn't that potentially affect you? or r u sayin that it is ok as long as that 10 minutes b4 they were technically off duty? lol

    2. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      my point being the question is silly. Of course not, but where did the President say it was safe to smoke it "10 minutes" before? Most rational people don't drink, use drugs etc 10 minutes before work, if they do on their own time, I could care less.

    3. profile image0
      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thats the great thing about hubpages; if u think it is a silly question, u don't have 2 answer it. U have never taken a philosophy class if u think this is a silly question. I guess Socrates was dumb for telling the "Analogy of a Cave" 2 Glaucon? lol

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Maybe if he shared some with me first, but otherwise no.

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    No. I would not my doctor - or any Dr. - smoking it. I would not want to take it as a medicine either. I do not think that it should used legally or illegally. I believe that the people growing it should go through the same laws - jail and all - which people caught smoking it go through.

    1. RBJ33 profile image60
      RBJ33posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Where I live it's legal.  Do you feel the same about liquor store owners?

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I do not think that it should be legal anywhere.
      The store owners are just the ones in-between. For alcohol it is the makers and users.

    3. RBJ33 profile image60
      RBJ33posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Many years ago when it was declared illegal it was because the US didn't want the Mexican folks bringing it here - not because it was harmful, but for political reasons.  All these years it has been a sham.

    4. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The cartels are growing pot on government lands in California. Very inventive.

    5. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      RBJ33,
      After seeing what does to people, even those who do not use it but are too close, I believe that it is harmful.

    6. RBJ33 profile image60
      RBJ33posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Examiner - I respect what you believe.  There are many things that are harmful - like all the crap in our foods, the air we breath, what some companies dump into our rivers.  As long as we are apathetic  we will get what we do not deserve. .

    7. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      RBJ33 - I know, I am working on checking the foods everyday, online and in the supermarkets. I am beginning to wonder if anything will be safe to eat soon.

    8. RBJ33 profile image60
      RBJ33posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's good Examiner!  But, are you also "participating' by writing to your representatives, and signing petitions?  Or are you one of the apathetic ones?

    9. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      On AARP.

    10. profile image0
      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      RBJ33 said:"There are many things that are harmful - like all the crap in our foods, the air we breath, what some companies dump into our rivers"

      And they should all be illegal, don't you think?

    11. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      They are trying but they cannot keep up with them all. I read how a certain food is healthy and then how that same food is unhealthy. Then I finally read how it is healthy for some but not for ones with certain diseases.

  8. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 4 years ago

    A single joint wouldn't worry me much at all. In fact, I could see where it might be helpful. Even so, marijuana being good, even if you accept that, does not in any way endorse using it irresponsibly. It is a chemical additive and should not be used if impairment diminishes functioning during a critical endeavor, exactly the same as any other similar substance.

  9. fastquick20 profile image60
    fastquick20posted 4 years ago

    i think the drug affects everyone differently.  Since I don't know the doctor personally and would not have had the opportunity to see how it affects his state of mind, then I would say absolutely no.  However, I can see the other side of this question and not judge if someone said ├┐es"

  10. profile image0
    Mklow1posted 4 years ago

    No, I would not want my surgeon high when he is performing surgery on me.

    1. profile image0
      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I would have thought this would be 100% no's, but I guess since this is such a political hot button right now, people would rather side with what their political party tells them to say instead of using common sense.

    2. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      There are alot of things I don't want my doctor doing before surgery.  Including argue with his/her spouse. One of my acquaintances swears there are no effects from pot.

    3. profile image0
      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      So then u r going 2 trust that acquaintance and say u r ok w/ a dr smoking marijuana 10 minutes b4 surgery?

  11. RBJ33 profile image60
    RBJ33posted 4 years ago

    Rock_nj beat me to it - there are a number of things I don't want them doing, including alcohol, lots of caffeine, etc.  What is you point?

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hear much about  using pot to relax, take away pain and the like. Seldom hear anything about performing technical work,  I always want to know the other side..

  12. Borsia profile image46
    Borsiaposted 4 years ago

    It wouldn't bother me if he / she was accustom to it.
    I've done a lot of very precise machine work and fabrication after smoking pot and if anything it aided concentration and fine motor skills.
    In college we tested pot vs alcohol using video games and most of us tested better on pot than "sober" while alcohol was just the opposite.
    Like anything there are levels at which things degrade and anyone not accustom to the affects of any substance will be worse under the influence.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Tell us how you would know whether they were accustomed to it, or if it was the first one.

    2. Borsia profile image46
      Borsiaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You wouldn't, but then you wouldn't know if they had smoked in the first place so that is rather moot. Pot doesn't debilitate one's motor skills or concentration and I wouldn't be worried about it. I want my Dr to follow their normal behavior period

  13. tsadjatko profile image67
    tsadjatkoposted 4 years ago

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    Doesn't matter how you would feel about it 'cause there is nothing you can do about it whether it is legal or not!
    If your surgeon is a person who would do that or feels he needs such a crutch to operate he is probably doing it now already even if it is illegal. Worse yet if he can't operate without a fix, he is a doctor - he can pop any pill he wants, who needs pot? and you'll never know.
    If he isn't doing it now it is not because it is illegal, it is because he knows he doesn't need it to operate and probably would never need such a crutch.
    If you are concerned I wouldn't wait 'til it is legal, ask him now if he needs to smoke pot to operate and whatever his answer to you, go with your gut. I would (if it mattered to me). :-)
    GREAT QUESTION BTW! Your point is obvious.

  14. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago

    There are some studies which seem to have indicated that some marijuana in the system (THC and all the other cannabinoids) actually improves driving.

    Certainly, one can't compare driving or operating machinery in a routine sort of way under the influence of marijuana to the same thing as under the of lots of alcohol.

    Would I want a doctor smoking pot before he operated on me?  You kidding?  If I'm in surgery, then I probably have other things to be concerned about...and surgery is a high stress endeavor for everyone.  Again, "surgery" is a very loose bit of terminology.  Hip replacement surgery or...brain surgery is something too distant in severity, skill needed, time elapsed, etc, etc, etc...to having an ingrown toenail removed, or from having a colonoscopy or something of that nature.

    1. profile image0
      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think I saw that study. Wasn't it performed by "High Times"?

  15. chinmayXdas profile image81
    chinmayXdasposted 4 years ago

    Haha...nice question...
    Considering I am having a medical condition, where I need the surgery at any cost, I can't really do anything other than praying that things fall right into the place on time.
    smile

  16. PatriciaTL profile image85
    PatriciaTLposted 4 years ago

    I agree with Rock_nj.  I can't imagine that anyone would be "ok" with a doctor drinking alcohol or taking any kind of mind-altering drug while on the job.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't want to even smell smoke from a cigarette on a doctor going into surgery.

  17. Globetrekkermel profile image74
    Globetrekkermelposted 4 years ago

    I will not only feel uncomfortable. I will be very upset for his unprofessional conduct and you can bet I will report him to the American board of medical association  and will also report him to the proper authorities. That is endangering patients ' lives and I will never go to him again.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Here, here.

 
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