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NY Times Supports Legal Weed, But Won’t Let Staffers Toke

NYtimes buildingTalk about a buzz kill, brother bear. Over the weekend, The New York Times declared that it supported the complete decriminalization of marijuana, and yet, it won’t let employees share a bong in the newsroom.

A Times spokesperson told The Huffington Post that potential employees will still be required to pass a drug test before getting hired. “Our corporate policy on this issue reflects current law,” said the spokesperson. “We aren’t going to get into details beyond that.”

In a series of editorials, the Times said that pot should be legalized — just like tobacco and alcohol — and states should be responsible for making the call:

There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization. That will put decisions on whether to allow recreational or medicinal production and use where it belongs — at the state level.

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Tina Brown Doesn’t Like Pot

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 9.59.01 AMEarlier this morning, Tina Brown tweeted a link to David Brooks’ New York Times piece declaring that smoking weed is bad. The article rehashes (pun totally intended, bruh!) the same old anti-pot arguments and ignores the fact that imprisoning people for smoking weed is — at the very least — ridiculous.

Brown thought Brooks’ article was “too polite,” so she added her own take on pot:

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