Wednesday, May 07, 2008 conno, Community Member, asks

Q: Will I test positive on a drug test, while using nabilone?

I have fibromalygia and have been prescribed nabilone(cesamet). I have recently lost out on a very good job; and I do believe its because of the "fear" that this company had that I was on cannibus!! Needless to say, they really didn't care about my condition; I have been a chronic pain sufferer for over 15 years now.

 Anyway, I was wondering if my "pee sample" would have been positive or negative..... they did not tell me why I was not selected exactly..

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Anthony_NYC, Community Member
6/ 6/08 6:52pm

Hello Conno -


As long as the drug was prescribed by your doctor, and you advised the individual taking the urine sample of the medications that you were on (important), you cannot be discriminated against (i.e. declined employment) based on this.  I live in New York (U.S.) and I am not sure of where you are from.  The laws may be different if you live outside the United States. 


I am interested to know how the drug (Nabilone) Cesamet has helped you and any side affects  it may have, as I just heard about this drug and I am in desperate need of pain relief myself.  If anyone reading this can answer this question, please contact me.  I am disabled, (spine disorder) and take high doses of oxycontin along with other medications, and they don't help much.  After two surgeries (including a spinal fusion)and being only 37 years-old, I am loosing hope.  From what I have read, this drug is promising and really helps people. 


Regards - Anthony

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By conno, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/14/12, First Published: 05/07/08