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If you have had any problems with substance abuse in the past are you allowed to fly planes?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Employers are not allowed by federal law to discriminate due to past substance abuse.

In brief: Yes

Employers are not allowed by federal law to discriminate due to past substance abuse.
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Dr. James Gagne
Internal Medicine

In brief: It depends

If you're 35 now and used marijuana a few times in your teens without any consequences, you'd probably be okay.
If you've had a more serious problem with addiction including arrests or frequent relapses, or you've used a lot of hard-core drugs (heroin, meth, etc.), it probably isn't safe for you to be a pilot.

In brief: It depends

If you're 35 now and used marijuana a few times in your teens without any consequences, you'd probably be okay.
If you've had a more serious problem with addiction including arrests or frequent relapses, or you've used a lot of hard-core drugs (heroin, meth, etc.), it probably isn't safe for you to be a pilot.
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