The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued an advisory clarifying that pilots who test positive for THC are disqualified from certain certifications, even if that’s just from trace amounts in CBD products or if they use marijuana in a state where it’s legal.
The advisory notes that FAA has received “a number of inquiries about marijuana, due to the recent increase in the number of states around the country that have approved its use for medical and recreational purposes.” The agency said that pilots are especially interested in learning the rules governing non-intoxicating CBD.
In response, FAA stated that cannabis remains illegal at the federal level and that the U.S. Department of Transportation continues to drug test pilots for the presence of THC.
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