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I feel like my licence is being held to ransom, like they are using any little excuse to keep a hold of it and not return it to me, thereby costing me time and money trying to get it back!
I had no idea they would even be looking for drugs in my system, had I known I would have completely abstained from smoking hash also.
In fact the time I phoned them up to query what was going on, i.e. what was taking so long to get my licence back, I was told (obviously before decision had been made) that lawfully I could drive!
Luckily for me I didn't go and buy a car and start driving because I wanted to have my licence in my hand first, which was just as well as I could have wasted a hell of a lot of money had I listened to advice given over phone.
What I would like to know, is it lawful what they are doing?
As you said, a lot of people use recreational drugs these days, but how many are aware their licence is in jeopardy should they find their self having to take a DVLA medical?
I'm pretty damn sure very few, if any at all realise this may be an issue!
I would bet that many people would not even be aware of all the problems one faces after a drink driving conviction.
I know it's not a clever thing to do (I wasn't even driving...was sleeping in car), but can't help thinking, if all the negative aspects of drink/drug driving were made known to the public, then it might go some way to reducing this offence!
Why is this not publicised more?