Medical Marijuana Question

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If I pay for the test wouldn't that be completely independent of failing a drug test at work?

I don't have to get one just thought it would be a good idea before I apply

Rick

They do not ask "have your ever failed a drug employment test" ... They ask "have your ever failed Amy drug test"

We had a woman here who failed a non employment test. Prime found it and sent her home. When they realized she lied on the application they banned her forever.

Rick L.'s Comment
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This might actually work out better for me. I had been thinking about trying to go for a dock to driver program instead so I will do more research on that first before making any decisions. Thanks for the help guys

Rick

Gabe D.'s Comment
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Now since you had your medical marijuana card, your name is more than likely on a registry or list maintained somewhere, and if the DOT looked for, and finds, your name on that list, they may decide to scrutinize any drug tests you take or even void your medical card and CDL.

Where did you get this information from? According to a google search... In the US, all healthcare-related and medical information is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which means that the status as a holder of the medical marijuana card will not show up on a background check.

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.

Gabe D.'s Comment
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The first paragraph was from ChrisEMTs message on page one at the bottom.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Now since you had your medical marijuana card, your name is more than likely on a registry or list maintained somewhere, and if the DOT looked for, and finds, your name on that list, they may decide to scrutinize any drug tests you take or even void your medical card and CDL.

Where did you get this information from? According to a google search... In the US, all healthcare-related and medical information is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which means that the status as a holder of the medical marijuana card will not show up on a background check.

When you come to a trucking company you sign a HIPAA form granting the company any and all information. So yes, the doctors/insurance companies record it and have it. and you cannot get hired without signing the information from them to the company. It is about lawsuits. Companies are going to do anything and everything to ensure a lawyer cannot claim "the company is at fault because X driver tested positive several.momths ago and they didn't find it".

Despite popular belief.... Criminal and DUI records are not expunged completely either. Trucking companies see them, so be up front about that stuff too. When you hide stuff, you are lying through omission and when they find out you are done. I had a recent student who failed a drug test and hid it. A week after orientation, it was discovered and he was sent home. Now he can't find a job cause it looks deceitful.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Gabe D.'s Comment
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Now since you had your medical marijuana card, your name is more than likely on a registry or list maintained somewhere, and if the DOT looked for, and finds, your name on that list, they may decide to scrutinize any drug tests you take or even void your medical card and CDL.

-ChrisEMT

Ive surrendered my medical marijuana card back in December of 2021 and will be clean for 8 months at the start of going to CDL school. What he's saying here is if I had a medical marijuana card, I wont be able to get my CDL or have a trucking career? Theres got to be some way around this. Im really wanting to get into the trucking industry.

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.

Old School's Comment
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What he's saying here is if I had a medical marijuana card, I wont be able to get my CDL or have a trucking career?

Not true Gabe. You can carry on and get the process started when you are confident you can pass the drug tests. I always recommend one year clean. That is based on the number of times I have seen people in here complaining that they waited nine months and then failed a hair follicle test. There is no cut and dry answer to the question of how long you need to be clean. People seem to metabolize this stuff differently depending on several factors.

Best of luck to you. Keep up your efforts at being clean and go get that license when you are ready to go.

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.
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