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    An_251015 posted:
    have been a pot smoker for 20 years. i have smoked about 10 grams per week. i have finally took the plunge into sobriety, i cannot get a job, even though i have 25 years of carpentry experience, because my urine is tainted how long will i have to wait to just simply get a job. i am a very hard working man with attention to detail and cannot afford to go much longer without a job for past mistakes. its been three weeks and i still cannot pass a test. please help i just want to move on
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    James Golden, MD responded:
    With cannabis, it takes time - more time than three weeks but not forever. The key is to stay clean and sober and work a program of recovery so you don't get back into smoking again.

    It's hard to say exactly when your urine drug screens will be clean on a consistent basis, but try to hang in there and think in terms of long-term sobriety. Try not to get discouraged and wait a little longer. Remember, the tincture of time works.

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