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Old 04-21-2018, 03:11 PM   #11  
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Thereís already a test to determine if someone is under the influence of marijuana.

Put them in a waiting room with a bowl of Cheetos. If the Cheetos are gone when the test administrator re-enters, they fail.
Iíve never smoked anything and Iíd fail that test 9 times out of 10. Love me some Cheetos!
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:38 PM   #13  
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I was reading that by the end of this year that roughly half the states could have legalized recreational marijuana. I also read that it looks now that President Trump and Senator Schumer are both open to and actively looking to decriminalize it on a federal level.

The question is when and if that does happen on a national scale what will the FAA do in regards to regulation in the field of aviation?
Just because it's legal does not mean the government and/or employers can't restrict it's use.

With alcohol it's easy to measure if someone is likely impaired, or at least there's a known equitable, empirical standard that you have to meet.

Until a similar test exists for THC impairment, I would expect it's use to be banned by all in safety-sensitive positions. The current test just shows whether you blazed up within the last month or so.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:18 PM   #14  
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On a side note, does anyone else have a problem being tested by a guy with a backpack in a public restroom? These "testers" or duty gazers as we called them in the military probably have 1.5 hours of CBT's to become qualified collectors.
Absolutely. I had a guy say he drove in just to test me. It was just him and his little bag. It was extremely unsettling.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:22 PM   #15  
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Absolutely. I had a guy say he drove in just to test me. It was just him and his little bag. It was extremely unsettling.
Yeah, seems very unprofessional. I remember testing being done in a more controlled environment, lab or clinic setting.
Why the ambush style, march to the bathroom, whip out or else....?
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Yeah, seems very unprofessional. I remember testing being done in a more controlled environment, lab or clinic setting.
Why the ambush style, march to the bathroom, whip out or else....?
Ding ding ding!

I know the answer:

Iím always amazed at people who post stupid stuff on Facebook or Instagram showing them drunk as a 9-eyed skunk, and a while later they start crying about their drug tests.

ďRandom,Ē my ass. People with stupid social media stuff get tested way more often.

(A surprising number of people will post anything and everything there. No filter installed.)
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:51 AM   #17  
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Iím always amazed at people who post stupid stuff on Facebook or Instagram showing them drunk as a 9-eyed skunk, and a while later they start crying about their drug test
Can confirm that as management scum. The reasoning is simple the company is responsible for your actions. So when you blaze up and hurt Joe Public in a related or unrelated incident, it costs the company.

I like my bonus and some weed smoking employee making the news costs me money. Managers like $$$ just as much as pilots.
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Can confirm that as management scum. The reasoning is simple the company is responsible for your actions. So when you blaze up and hurt Joe Public in a related or unrelated incident, it costs the company.

I like my bonus and some weed smoking employee making the news costs me money. Managers like $$$ just as much as pilots.
Itís understandable.

Lawyers could have a field day with some of the posts I have seen. At least the company covers its ass when it can produce clean drug tests. (And probably fire some idiots who really are drunk/high.)

I just donít get why anyone posts stupid crap on social media like that. I guess younger generations think it wonít matter. Maybe they really think only their Ďfriendsí can see it.

Either way, they are wrong.
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How about the CBD oil? Any idea if that will cause a positive test. Theyíre selling it as a great pain reliever.
Yes it will cause a positive test.
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Yeah, seems very unprofessional. I remember testing being done in a more controlled environment, lab or clinic setting.
Why the ambush style, march to the bathroom, whip out or else....?
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Absolutely. I had a guy say he drove in just to test me. It was just him and his little bag. It was extremely unsettling.
Drug testers must have given up scope.

Now its outsourced to kids wearing earbuds carrying backpacks to work.......
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