Has anyone seen the recent article in FH, "Marijuana found in Massachusetts Chief's Car" yet? My first gut reaction is to fire this chief. He is the fire department icon, the leader, and public figurehead that everyone, including our children, look up to. I a society that is trying to curb illegal drug usage, situations like this involving someone who holds a position of prestige needs to be made an example of. Otherwise, what message are we sending everyone? This may seem cold and prudish, but I see way too many situations where people, and particulary our children, seem to think marijuana use is acceptable, and as long as it is illegal, then the punishment should be termination.
What is everyone else's thoughts? I don't want to hear how safe marijuana is either. There are many reasons that I won't go into here as to why it isn't, and why it's still illegal.