As all of you know, as pilots we are now subject to random urine testing. Not only do we feel its an invasion of our privacy but mistakes can be made.
I know of one very high time pilot who tested positive for marijuana. Even though this pilot wouldnt know what pot even looked like, he was suspended and is now fighting for his job. Is this fair?
Should we be randonly tested for drug use?
We flew for decades without testing.
What are your thoughts??
>>A friend at a major carrier went through the same thing and it turned out to
be something he ate. Nonetheless, he went through hell and back trying to prove what the problem was.
Certain foods are a problem. For example, poppy seed rolls cause a false positive for heroin. I'm not sure what would cause a similar situation for marijuana, but your friend may be able to find out. I'm sure it's not the first time this has happened.
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