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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This may soon be a protected class.

Dec 09, 2016 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Good question. It's not legal here yet but it's coming fast. I personally don't want to work with stoners even though you can 'spot' them a mile off.

Dec 09, 2016 08:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

In office policy/procedures manuals you may start to see clauses addressing this. Mine basically says you have to behave when representing the company which is basically anytime you're in public. It's no better or worse than alcohol. If you can handle it you handle it and if you can't you shouldn't.

Dec 09, 2016 11:49 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Only if the bogart the joint.

Dec 09, 2016 11:30 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

how would anyone monitor that.... 

Dec 09, 2016 08:32 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ihaven't a clue, Fred. Then again, I'm not sure we are in danger of legalizing pot here in NC.

Dec 09, 2016 08:28 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Great question Fred! Have not given it serious thought yet!

Dec 09, 2016 08:27 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

I predict that "stoners" will become a protected class!

Dec 09, 2016 03:58 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I have a rescue chihuahua, that came from a "pot house".  Her personality is flat from being "stoned"...same with people.

I had an agent that was a weekend smoker and he worked a rental client...he rented the $2500 a month house for $3500.(yes, $1000 MORE) I fired him.

What broker needs the liability of someone with a fuzzy head?

Eve

Dec 09, 2016 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I have no idea, but I would think that those who are professionals would know better than to be high on the job.  A

Dec 09, 2016 12:34 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'll have to ask our broker. I have no idea. What if the broker is a user?

Dec 09, 2016 08:47 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

As far as I know this issue hasn't been discussed with us yet.   Maybe they are waiting for an opinion from a higher authority.  

Dec 09, 2016 08:37 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not legal here.

Dec 11, 2016 04:45 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm sure brokers will have some claus regarding the use of marijuana. Not much different than using alcohol. I don't want to deal with agents that are impaired either way.  

Dec 10, 2016 09:40 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question and not sure what companies will do about it.

 

Dec 10, 2016 09:10 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We're not legal yet - but as long as it doesn't interfere with work or safety I don't see an issue

Dec 10, 2016 07:54 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Roy Kelley said, but I would argue that since the agents are considered independent agents and not employees, there exists a bilateral mutually beneficial agreement and if the broker feels the liability outweighs the benefits, then that is a choice that should be made and leave it up to a disgruntled agent to test in the Courts.

Dec 10, 2016 07:28 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

AZ voted no

Dec 10, 2016 02:10 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Fred, I can't imagine that it's ever occurred to any of the brokers in DC to monitor agents' marijuana use, even before it was legal.  

Dec 09, 2016 06:35 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Anyone showing up for work under the influence will be fired the same as any other drugs

Dec 09, 2016 06:18 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just signed a new agreement with my company and there was no talk of Alcohol or drug use in my agreement.

Dec 09, 2016 05:03 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I'll leave to my broker.....

Dec 09, 2016 02:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

In Minnesota not legal, but my take on it because they are independent contractors in my state, I don' care if they use as long as it does not interfere with their competence.

Dec 09, 2016 12:56 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Can I assume that you are talking about after hours use? Of course my office wouldn't allow it to be smoked on the premises. Although we have served beer and wine at the office. 

Our office policy doesn't have anything in it that addresses this issue. If someone is a casual user, I have no problem with that.

If someone is a stoner, I don't think they would be able to get their license, and if they already have one, I think their time in this business would be short lived. That would be due to a pending lawsuit for screwing up, or lack of business due to being stoned all of the time. 

Dec 09, 2016 12:35 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is illegal here but now legal to the South in MA and Northeast in ME. I dont know what will happen but being impaired is being impaired and has consequences in work and driving

Dec 09, 2016 11:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's still illegal federally.  I don't condone the use of illegal controlled narcotics.

Dec 09, 2016 10:54 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is legal in CA, and banning agents who use marijuana would be discrimination, I believe:) 

Dec 09, 2016 10:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good question.  I'm here to look at the answers.

Dec 09, 2016 10:08 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Probably could have a rule of no smoking at the office, much like cigarettes and cigars, not sure how one would know what an agent does away from the office.

Dec 09, 2016 09:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No way to know if someone is "high" except when someone is laughing too much and drifting but then again, you can do that without marijuana too..lol

Dec 09, 2016 09:35 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have no idea what the agents in my brokerage do in their free time, nor is it my business. We don't work with buyers looking to purchase for marijuana use - and many brokerages are doing the same.

Dec 09, 2016 09:11 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course they MUST make dismissal a policy for those who are OVERT breaker of federal law. However, the reality is the prevailing rule will be 'don't ask/don't tell.'

Those who embrace an entitlement empowering them to encroach on others will find themselves shopping for a broker OR passing it to the boss.

Dec 09, 2016 09:02 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Not legal here in North or South Carolina but, I'm curious what others have to say about this - great question, Fred Griffin!

Do brokers actually drug test anyway?

Dec 09, 2016 09:00 AM