Originally Posted by throwawayaccoun
I believe you misunderstood me. If you read my OP, I did not ask anything about how often drug test are or how to avoid getting caught. In fact, I never have asked how to avoid getting caught. I don't know where you got that from. In fact, I even said I haven't smoked in half a year in my OP. I think it was a bit premature, not to mention condescending, for you to say that I am better suited be working at Taco Bell.
Just ignore him.
A good quarter of my class smokes on a regular basis (that I know of). I've also heard of older students partaking, though no third years that are out on the wards. It's not taboo by any means, and during the pre-clinical years I doubt you'll run into any issues. Just be smart about it (as you've mentioned). Ask about your school's drug policy before classes begin just so that you're clear.
Also keep in mind that the likelihood that weed will be legalized is increasing with every year it seems. By the time this becomes an "issue" for you it could very well not be an issue any further.
...for even the mind depends so greatly on the temperament and on the disposition of the organs of the body that, if it is possible to find some means to render men generally more wise and more adroit than they have been up until now, I believe that one should look for it in medicine.
Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method