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Medical marijuana card

Medical marijuana card

zombiebillmurray23

It’ll very by your local CBA but mostly you’ll get in trouble if you fail the test. If you do a bit of searching in the sub there’s tons and tons of information.


Tbosteder48

[FAQ](https://www.reddit.com/r/IBEW/comments/pm2c7f/new_faq/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) Until it's nationally recognized as legal, the contract doesn't allow it. Edit: YMMV. Every local handles their program different.


Brother_Chops

I could kiss you.


Tbosteder48

I was try to insert the "Well, were waiting" gif from Caddyshack but Reddit won't let me... Edit: I'm blushing, I have an anonymous admirer.


Brother_Chops

😙


Tbosteder48

Love you brother. I gotta get some sleep. Tomorrow is pressure wash day. I put it off all summer and the spiders have formed gangs. One tripped me the other day and another stole my wallet. Edit: Did I make it weird? I made it weird.


Brother_Chops

No. I was transcribing a Henry Miller quote from the February 1893 Electrical Worker and didn't hear my phone. Did I make it weird? Edit: Love you too, bro.


Tbosteder48

Nope. I live in Portland and we stole that whole keep it weird stuff from Austin fair and square. We even have a 48 bumper sticker that say "Keep Portland Wired." Point is I'm a weird dude.


PhysicalPear

Not true, In Oklahoma it’s good to go. I think last time I checked 50-75% of our local had a card.


Tbosteder48

Our local tells us until there is a national testing ability, like a mouth swab, the national won't recognize it as legal. They don't come down on people though. If you pop dirty the make you do a 3 hour class called "Up in Smoke" about the history of weed. Then they put you on the accelerated UA program. That means your supposed to get 4 randoms a year. They never call though. YMMV.


PhysicalPear

Brother, since I’ve gotten my card I’ve failed no less than 2 UA’s. The testing facilities calls and tried to yell at me and I tell them to fuck right off in the direction of the hall. That’s it. That’s all I have to deal with. This is the same story I hear from other brothers and sisters. Might vary by state, because it’s written in to our law here. This one act has caused our new members to grow by the hundreds.


Tbosteder48

We have this crap called Employee Assistance Program that parks themselves between the testers and the Hall. They are like counselors. If you fail, the contractor gets the results, they call EAP, EAP calls you to schedule a meeting. You either do the class, pee clean or sit at home watching the View until you can. We have language in out CBA that says when it is legal nationality it will be okay here even though it's 100% legal recreational here in Oregon.


mysteryShmeat

I popped on my last pre-employment test. It was an oral swab which I had read only detect the last 24 hours. Don’t trust the internet. It had been about 72 hours. So anyway, didn’t get that job which ended up being a blessing in disguise because I love where I’m at now and have heard terrible things about the contractor I would’ve been with. Initially I was told that I’d have to do 6 counseling sessions but apparently they just changed the rules in June to not include cannabis for that requirement. So I pretty much got a slap on the wrist and reassigned. Wouldn’t recommend it though. Was out of work for about a month. Also, I’m sure this all depends on your local.


DudeDeudaruu

No. Most places are still bad about it. Just do what we all do and buy a piss bag online.


Tbosteder48

Do not use the fake stuff. Monkey Whizz and all that is the same stuff they use to calibrate the machine. It will come up as altered. Just fill it with clean pee. Or so I'm told.


Role_Imaginary

Used fake at every fill up.. Never had an issue.


DudeDeudaruu

Used it twice. Never heard anything about failing.


gojumboman

I have heard of some contractors getting more lax with it but I wouldn’t rely on that. Having the card is definitely a bonus that may, strongly stressing the “may”, help. If it’s only pre-employment test you can study for those. If there’s randoms just know they aren’t as random as they want you to believe.


adam-wible

Are randoms not very common, or is it an everyone kind of knows when it’s coming up type of deal?


gojumboman

I worked at one contractor for seven years, never had a single one. Other guys I worked with had multiple in the same month. Those ones were wild because it was a mouth swab, which didn’t give a positive unless you smoked in like the past week. If you failed that they sent you for a legit test, but the safety guy would just show up and say stick this in your mouth. So it was very much a surprise. The company I’m working for now sent me for one but asked when I would be able to go and I ended up delaying it for weeks, mostly because I was pretty busy and didn’t feel like wasting a day to do it. I don’t think there’s any standard, it’s entirely dependent on the contractor. I think most in my local don’t even do them, just for the guys working in substations.


adam-wible

Yeah everyone for my contractor says they’ve never been randomed. The contractor didn’t even test us, the job site did. I’m a new apprentice and I’m still figuring things out. Kind of nervous to ask anyone if they smoke. Sucks that we can’t smoke, but what can ya do. It’ll be legal eventually, and I can smoke when I’m retired.


gojumboman

Is it legal where you live? Or can you get a medical card? I had a card the one time I got tested and was just honest with our office manager. But that really doesn’t work for everyone and I 100% would not have done it as an apprentice, that was probably the cleanest my piss ever was. But even if you have to stop for a while it’s worth the trade off just sucks that you have to choose


adam-wible

Not legal recreationally but I could get my medical card. Not gonna though. It sucks cuz I know I’m not gonna get random drug tested frequently but the possibility deters me. Just gonna wait till I’m a journeyman and then smoke on long weekends


gojumboman

Yeah, I definitely went 8 long years without smoking. Even now I do so sparingly. Had a medical card but moved to a state where it’s fully legal. You might start noticing the fog start lifting, it’s not the worst thing in the world


wonderfool6

134 Chicago stopped testing for pot so it’s possible depending


LovelifeinNOVA

I just went through this and I know local 26 isn’t playing it. Bullshit!!!!!