Survey: Half of cannabis users report going to work high
Instamotor is a car-buying site, but apparently they also run surveys. And one of those surveys recently happened to include some questions about cannabis, apparently, because on it, nearly half of the cannabis users they polled admitted to going to work high (via Culture). The survey only polled 600 cannabis users in recreational states (and again, it was performed by a car-buying site), but 48% of users said they have gone to work high, and 39% of users said they go to work high at least once per week. 50% of those who go to work high agreed they would be fired if discovered, and yet 73% (3 in 4) said they were better at their jobs while high.
Now, 600 people is not exactly an overwhelming majority -- this doesn't mean that half of all users go to work high. And to be clear, we love weed, but you should never, ever use cannabis while doing something that requires your full attention, like driving, operating heavy machinery, or anything else that could kill or seriously injure you or someone else. We'd like to think that all of these people are just office workers who need a little inspiration while going through their day, but still, that number seems high.
As Instamotor says, it's important to remember that even if you don't get caught at work today, driving to work high is illegal, smoking in your car is illegal (even in recreational states), and any employer can drug test, even in legal states. You can live however you want, and if living under the threat of getting fired at any moment is the way you want to live, then go ahead. But we love cannabis, and we'll still choose to leave it at home. If your job is so terrible that you need to get high to get through it, maybe it's a better idea to stay sober and spend your time looking for a new one. That way you can find a job you like, and then come back home and celebrate with a joint or two afterwards.
Have you ever gone to work high? Let us know in the comments below!