CDL Class A / Class B Medical Marijuana

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William S.'s Comment
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Hello All, i am looking to start my own bus company i have to get my CDL to do anything more then 13 Passengers and was thinking i might as well get my class A if i have to get a class B. However, i have a Medical Marijuana card in the state of New York to treat my anxiety which my doctor filed under PTSD as it is one of the prerequisites for a prescription and he claimed it falls into that category so my question is as follows. Will a Medical Marijuana card (or other medicine prescribed by the doctor) effect my CDL now or in the future

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Drugs And Trucking Don’t Mix. Never Have. Never Will.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There are many legal medications they will not permit in trucking. They will not allow anything that can make you drowsy or affects your cognition, including marijuana.

Big T's Comment
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You're going to start a business governed by a federal agency and wonder if the use of a substance that is illegal at the federal level will be a problem?

Donna M.'s Comment
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😮 WOW 😲

Christopher C.'s Comment
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Yes you will never get any CDL with a positive marijuana result period. It is Federally illegal therefore a disqualification.

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.
Jan P.'s Comment
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Medical Marijuana card in the state of New York to treat my anxiety

Gotta love that excuse - Anxiety.

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