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SF taxi drug testing to exempt medical marijuana

October 22, 2015

By  : sfexaminer – excerpt

Whether taxi drivers can light up and puff marijuana on their off hours was the topic of intense discussion Tuesday for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.

The board voted unanimously to approve drug testing for taxi drivers at the meeting.

In a win for cabbies who opposed the measure, however, the board amended the resolution to exempt sanctions for taxi drivers who have a valid medical marijuana recommendation.

As the San Francisco Examiner previously reported, the drug tests would be required when taxi drivers renew their cab permits with The City, apply for a new permit, after having an accident and if there is reasonable suspicion of drug use, according to the resolution.

Some taxi industry professionals said such a requirement, if it included marijuana, would penalize hundreds of taxi drivers who would then instead drive for Uber and Lyft… (more)

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  1. holeshothunter permalink
    October 22, 2015 8:20 am

    After 45 years of fighting against this particular lie, a pyrrhic victory indeed. My last accident, car OR bike was in 1985. in 1999-2000 I rode 30,000 miles thru 18 countries in Europe, plus Morocco and Turkey. I rode the fastest roads in Europe. My Yamaha wore out 3 sets of tires. I didn’t even skin a knee or cut a finger. I was not high…for 3 days.


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