Need Advice About Marijuana Testing For CDL Drivers

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Kieran L.'s Comment
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I agree with the others about this being an either trucking OR weed decision, you won't get away with both. I'd also like to say that the others are right about there being so much more to life than getting high and watching TV. I have a very close friend who just recently quit after many years of daily use of the MJ, and though he said it was hard at first, he now believes that quitting was the best decision he's ever made, and he told me he didn't even realize how much it was holding back his life until he let go of the habit and started living clean. He's a much happier person now, and says he has no desire to ever go back to the way things were.

I won't tell you what to do with your life of course, but my personal feelings are that you'll be doing something good for yourself if you give up the MJ and stay clean. If you don't, I think you'll end up regretting your decision eventually.

Mark P.'s Comment
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From one true brother to another, Please! Put the weed down. I was a rock and roll roadie for nearly 20 years and smoked almost every day. I have been 7 years clean now and don't miss it. You will be doing yourself and the people who love you a huge favor by getting to know life on its own terms. It was pointed out to me that after I had a few months clean I actually started to laugh for real. Something to think on. I hope you make the right decision.

Phil C.'s Comment
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Youre going to have to choose between your weed and your trucking job, but hey, macdonalds is always hiring.

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

John D.'s Comment
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From one true brother to another, Please! Put the weed down. I was a rock and roll roadie for nearly 20 years and smoked almost every day. I have been 7 years clean now and don't miss it. You will be doing yourself and the people who love you a huge favor by getting to know life on its own terms. It was pointed out to me that after I had a few months clean I actually started to laugh for real. Something to think on. I hope you make the right decision.

Thank you for approaching this with an understanding perspective, brother :)

I really do have a lot to think about. I kinda wish I didn't post on here, because the truth hurts, but it's probably better that I did because I need to get my priorities straight.

John D.'s Comment
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Youre going to have to choose between your weed and your trucking job, but hey, macdonalds is always hiring.

No need to be rude. This kind of ignorance is why there is such an unjustified negative view of marijuana. (Insinuating that because I smoke weed I don't deserve any better than a minimum wage job).

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

John D.'s Comment
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Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply.

Belluavir's Comment
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Remember too that you don't need to quit forever if thats any consolation. You can save your money for a few years and pay for a good degree that could get you a more cerebral job in the long term if you wanted, then you can start using drugs again if you are still interested.

This is a new stage in the long journey of your life and with any new stage you have to be bold and step outside your comfort zone. It'll be tough, but once you get past that, you'll feel a whole lot better about yourself. You can do it brother! We're all rootin' for you!

John D.'s Comment
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Remember too that you don't need to quit forever if thats any consolation. You can save your money for a few years and pay for a good degree that could get you a more cerebral job in the long term if you wanted, then you can start using drugs again if you are still interested.

This is a new stage in the long journey of your life and with any new stage you have to be bold and step outside your comfort zone. It'll be tough, but once you get past that, you'll feel a whole lot better about yourself. You can do it brother! We're all rootin' for you!

Agreed. Just gotta sharpen up my will power skills haha. Thanks!

Ryan L.'s Comment
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Youre going to have to choose between your weed and your trucking job, but hey, macdonalds is always hiring.

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No need to be rude. This kind of ignorance is why there is such an unjustified negative view of marijuana. (Insinuating that because I smoke weed I don't deserve any better than a minimum wage job).

It is not really unjustified. Allot of people like myself do not like the smell of it. Also, any thing that causes your body or brain to not function properly is not good. And about the McDonalds thing, in all honesty the jobs that are minimum wage don't care about the drug users. The jobs that pay good and you can live off of do care about it. So there is truth to that statement. I am also surprised how many people on here say that they are better off without it since they have stopped. I have had my friends that use it argue that is changes nothing about them. I am glad that the people on here are doing good and to you John I wish you the best of luck no matter what decision you make. I myself think you should stop smoking but either way I hope everything works out good for you.

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jetguy's Comment
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John D. I am amazed that you have stuck with this thread and keep responding. I hope you quit, for your sake, and also for the safety of others. You've been given some fantastic advice.

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