Medical Cannabis And CDL License

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Joseph E.'s Comment
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Hello ladies and gentlemen i have a question regarding medical cannabis and the CDL license. currently i have cancer i just finished my radiation,chemotherapy and all of that and am waiting to see if i need surgery in May i am expected to be fine and survive etc but now i have an Illinois medical cannabis card which i use mainly to get clean,pure CBD oil to help shrink my cancerous tumor i planned on going to truck driving school after surgery and everything is finished can i just turn in this medical cannabis card when im finished and get my CDL after 90 days of not using any cannabis?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Jamie's Comment
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Sorry to hear and hopefully things keep going good for you. Most people would suggest waiting 6 months after you quit simply to ensure you don't fail the dot drug test, as that'll be the end of your new career basically.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Urine test covers 30 days. Hair test will cover whatever hair you have. Generally 90 days as most people’s hair grows 1/2” per month.

My best advice is stop using and return the card to the state, let your hair grow for 30 days and then cut it off as short as possible or shave, let it grow for 90 days or an inch and a half. You should be good. Then never use it again because you will eventually get caught.

Army 's Comment
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I have to jump in here, urine test cover much further back than 30 days.....esp if you have been using for whatever reason. If you use regularly, it will take much longer to clear ur system. It is also dependent on your body and physical make up. Too much science for my little brain.

If you are using medically, I am not sure about medical and dot. I wont guess or write down stuff that i dont know about. Will wait for others to chime in.

Best of luck getting healthy.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Like it or not - cannabis products will NEVER be OK federally for people in "Safety Sensitive Positions", (CDL, Pilots, Ship Captains).

For long term cannabis users, urines may be dirty for upwards of 60 days, hair 6 months at the least (or maybe longer, as the metabolites leech from fatty tissues).

Having a med card isn't going to grant you a pass on a DOT Medical, though there is no reason to disclose you've had one, nor should it show in a BG.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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