Originally Posted by sirenomelia
If you have to even ask this question you're better suited working in taco Bell
I'm sorry sir, can you elaborate on which specific question gives you evidence to make that kind of deduction?
Originally Posted by theseeker4
If you haven't smoked in half a year, you are clean, don't worry.
Lots of people do it, in med school and beyond. The vast majority of them never get caught or have any troubles.
If you fail a drug test, I am not sure what will happen, but it probably would be pretty severe consequences. Could be expulsion, could be less severe, but they aren't testing you to get statistics on your pot use...
If you have a criminal drug offense on your record, that is a whole other story, as that can prevent you from being licensed to prescribe medications. Can't be a practicing doctor if you can't prescribe medications.....
Call me risk averse, but it isn't worth it to me. I have no moral opposition to pot use, but the benefits don't come close to outweighing the potential problems if you are unlucky. I would probably try it if it were legal, but short of that, not worth it.
Now, there are LOTS of people who do use it regularly, without any legal or performance issues, so it is up to you to decide whether the risk is worth it.
Thanks for the response. I'm not worried about not passing the drug test, just curious what would happen to one who did. So there are no more drug testing throughout medical school once you get in? I just don't see how drinking is such a big part of the medical school culture, but marijuana is so frowned upon. I guess because it is illegal...
. I just think drinking would more negatively effect me than smoking.