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Weed and the ME

Old 11th Sep 2018, 21:00
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Weed and the ME

Do the ME airlines screen for weed as part of the medical process?
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 21:16
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Yes I have a selection coming up and I fancy sparking up
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 22:14
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As far as I'm aware they don't, you should be fine.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 22:45
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I recall the limit being the same as alchool...
12 hours max before duty...

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Old 11th Sep 2018, 22:47
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Can they not detect it in your hair or something 6 months later?
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 22:53
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Why are you asking?
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 00:19
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Originally Posted by Dudley Do Right View Post
Yes I have a selection coming up and I fancy sparking up
Drug screening is part of your medical, during the selection process. They screen you for a bunch of residual chemicals left in the body by various drugs (recreational or medicinal).
Traces of illegal drugs in your system may entitle you for a free stay in one of the Dubai jails.
There is a website, I believe, listing what is legal and illegal in the UAE, regarding drugs.

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Old 12th Sep 2018, 03:29
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Originally Posted by Dudley Do Right View Post
Can they not detect it in your hair or something 6 months later?

The short answer is yes. They check for many things including your risk for abusing alcohol and a psychometric profile etc.

If you fly airplanes and smoke weed then I'd suggest you consider an alternate line of work like working in a shop that sells surf boards or perhaps a job in aviation management.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 05:54
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It's illegal in the UAE.

Early on during my stint there, I was shocked to see hemp chocolate being sold in the fancy sweet shop in Dubai Mall. It was quickly removed 😅

Hemp itself was listed last time I checked the no-no list.

I smell a wind-up... (or should that be... never mind...)
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 06:35
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My My...how times have changed.............if this is serious. I actually laughed out loud.

I am officially getting old.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 06:48
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Maybe more should try!
probably be lot less whining on this forum 😂
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 08:42
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Oh my !!What the F**** happened to pilots now days!!
If you are doing this kind of stuff you are better changing careers mate!
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 13:57
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Originally Posted by Dudley Do Right View Post
Yes I have a selection coming up and I fancy sparking up
You‘d better start thinking about a different profession my friend!!

Still can’t believe that you seriously asked this question...

And YES it is part of the medical examination + random spot checks once you are on the line!
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 14:13
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Originally Posted by Dudley Do Right View Post
Do the ME airlines screen for weed as part of the medical process?
The DCPB positions are already filled.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 14:32
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Yep, and we now have a wonderful former XL pilot filling one of those spaces, a more unsuitable individual you could not find.
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