In this day and age, when 31 states have adopted policies legalizing medical marijuana, when more countries are following this trend (and some even have legalized recreational use, like Canada), it makes US veterans wonder: why is our access to the alternative to opioids restricted?
While cannabis remains a highly controversial drug, its constituents being extensively researched are gaining ground in the medical field. It is especially true of cannabidiol, or, as it is often abbreviated, CBD. It has recently been linked to a range of positive effects on the body, and the brain and nervous system as a whole are affected as well. A new study also suggests that it could be used to treat patients with psychosis.
Following 95 years of prohibition, weed is once again legal in Canada. It is another triumph of a controversial right, of which there are plenty in the land of hockey, maples and beavers. Medical use has been allowed since 2001, and now even those who want to smoke marijuana for fun can do it in broad daylight without being punished – and many have already celebrated the change with a few puffs.
Banished from medicine due to its psychoactive properties, cannabis is now making its way into clinical practice as more scientific evidence supporting its efficacy as part of treatment of various health problems is being accumulated. Surprisingly, one of the areas in which it turned out to be effective is treatment of various cancer forms.
The blunt and concise answer to the question in the title is that your chances are slender, to put it mildly. However, there is still room for wonders in this world, and in rare cases even such unreasonable behavior can be forgiven. What drug tests are usually undertaken in the workplace? Is it possible to get a job if the test is failed? And what follows your failure?