Quote from chico0909
I would love any advice, but please no judgement, I think I will be punished enough. thank you. I recently took a drug test for a discrepancy in the pyxis. I did not take the drug, nor do I ever take narcotics. I did however use frequently marijuana about a month ago. I have a disease called anklyosing spondilitis, which is really bad arthritis in all of my joints. My aunt who is a massage therapist in california works with a lot of pt's with my disease and stated that weed would help so she sent me some cookies to eat. I have no insurance cause I am an agency nurse and I usually get enbrel shots from my sister with the same disease, but she was out. I was desperate, not an excuse, but 800 mg of advil every 6 hours would make my kidneys fail or burn a whole in my stomach, and that is just to walk my dog, more when I had to work a 12 hour shift. My mom offered me narcotics, due to the same disease, but I did not want to go down the road.
It was a month ago so I'm sure it will come out positive. MY QUESTION IS....if i just say ok and loose my contract, which is fine, I know they can send it to the florida board and probably will. Can the board require a hair sample if I try to fight it. If this is the case then I will just accept it and go through it, but I'm trying to avoid all that I've read. Please help not sure what to do.
Thank you for your help
I would definitely wait to see what the screen comes back as. Now this is my opinion, but it is backed up by research and studies. THC, if eaten, is not absorbed at full concentrations. Urine detection time is decreased significantly. There are multiple variables involved in the detection of THC ie: metabolism, body fat and amount. It also depends on the labs cut off level. If your last ingestion was 30 days ago and is not a chronic behavior, I would lean towards the test being negative. However, if you eat or smoke everyday for weeks at a time, the detection time can be as long as 45 days.
Now, lets say it comes back positive and the state is notified. I would highly recommend entering the program. You could surrender your license, but you will be required to enter into treatment upon reinstatement. The BON will have this stipulation in place. If you enter the program without surrendering, upon completion of the program, NO ONE will know you were in it in the first place. There's no record that it ever existed. However, if you surrender, it will permanently show on your license.
Ultimately, it's your decision. But as I first stated, wait and see what the UDS shows, then go from there......Good luck!