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Posted on: 05/04/2006
I used to be irresponsible and smoked weed on and off when I was a freshman in college. I'm now a sophomore and haven't smoked anything in nine months. I was accepted into nursing school as one of the top 10. To officially start nursing school, I have to take and pass a hair test by July 1. The test goes back six months. Is it possible that I could fail and not be accepted? Does cannabis migrate up a hair shaft like other drugs can? Please help, because if there is a chance I can fail, I may choose to wait another semester before going into nursing school!
Sometimes you have to do what you need to do and trust fate. You said the test goes back six months and it has been nine since you smoked marijuana, so move ahead with your life!