Don't try to make this argument if you are talking about smoking weed or taking adderal without a prescription every now and then.
Even if you are, the argument is still invalid. Either one, although popular opinion and some
fact support they aren't harmful, is still illegal in most places and can negatively affect a persons performance in their job.
Now you could also argue that these two drugs don't affect a person that much, but this legislation wasn't meant to target this alone. It was meant to find and prevent those who request free money from the government from using any disposable income on Illegal drugs that could or could not effect their search for or performance in a job environment. Welfare/food stamps are meant to provide assistance until a person is able to get on their feet, not be a lifelong income. While it is serving its true purpose, it is being used by millions of people as exactly this, a long term income(small may it be).
Now, if the government wants to drug test people applying for this welfare/stamps to make sure they are not using what income they may have for necessary expenses on Illegal drugs, then that is perfectly fine. Yes it will be expensive, but wouldn't saving the money denying those who fail these test not make up for quite a bit of it?
If you have a better alternative please email your representative.
This post was edited on 6/20 at 9:40 pm