How strict is the drug policy?

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So, I'm a young stupid teenager who wants to stop being a bum, get off his arse, and make something of himself and join the army.
Small problem though, I like a spliff!
How often do they do drug tests in the UK army?
Is it easy to avoid getting caught?

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I haven't smoked weed for three weeks, and for whatever reason, I equanimously thought it'd be a fantastic idea to argue on this thread; I made myself out to be an idiot.

Here's my plan, cut the shit, get fit, and ace my fitness examination.

Thanks for the replies.
Have a nice day.
 
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Except weed isn't that much of a nasty drug.
Why isn`t the drug legal then, instead of being illegal?

Oh, by the way, if you`re looking for someone to support your view .......you`ll not find that person on this site......that I can guarentee.
 
#7
Statistically speaking, more people die from the use of paracetamol, alcohol, falling coconuts from trees, and shark attacks, than people dying from weed.

Use your common sense, alcohol is much worse than cannabis.
 
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Statistically speaking, more people die from the use of paracetamol, alcohol, falling coconuts from trees, and shark attacks, than people dying from weed.

Use your common sense, alcohol is much worse than cannabis.
And opened!!!!!!
 
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So, I'm a young stupid teenager who wants to stop being a bum, get off his arse, and make something of himself and join the army.
Small problem though, I like a spliff!
How often do they do drug tests in the UK army?
Is it easy to avoid getting caught?
Serious Answer - do drugs, get caught, you are out (99% of the time).
Drug tests are random, I've been tested 5 times in 15 years, others I know have been tested more.
If you want to join and make a career of it then kick the weed.
 
#10
If you continue to use illegal drugs should you join, CDT occurs at no notice, even on operations, and will cost you your job. In short, you can't both serve and use illegal drugs. It's a binary choice; one or the other.

If you choose the career and give up the drugs, I commend you.

If you choose drugs over military service, FOAD.
 
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Serious Answer - do drugs, get caught, you are out (99% of the time).
Drug tests are random, I've been tested 5 times in 15 years, others I know have been tested more.
If you want to join and make a career of it then kick the weed.
Do they do drug tests within the recruitment process? If they do, I'm likely to fail.
 
#12
I happen to agree with the OP on cannabis vs Alcohol.

Here's the thing though. You aren't allowed to use cannabis and remain a member of HM forces.

If you want to be in, bin the green. If you won't then you can't want to be in that badly.
 
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Statistically speaking, more people die from the use of paracetamol, alcohol, falling coconuts from trees, and shark attacks, than people dying from weed.

Use your common sense, alcohol is much worse than cannabis.

If you have such a weak personality that you need to take drugs to enjoy yourself, you will not like any of the forces. Grow a spine & stop taking drugs and you might just be good enough to join.
 
#16
Wait a decade or so and see if it gets legalised. Alternatively, either stop smoking weed, or find another career that appeals to you.
 
#18
If you want to join then stop taking drugs.
 
#19
I smoke weed on a weekly basis, I'm not dependent and I enjoy smoking weed for my own reasons. I don't do it to enjoy myself. I smoke weed because I find it opens doors for me creatively.
To my knowledge, the test that the UK army conducts can only detect cannabis from two days prior orally.
I can easily stop smoking, and I'd simply have to smoke whilst on leave.
But that's not too much of a price to pay.
 
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