FAQs answered by Ann Potratz Can a commercial motor vehicle driver use medical marijuana?
According to §392.4, a driver cannot use a Schedule I drug. Marijuana is Schedule I and is prohibited even if the driver is legally prescribed it. In addition, use of a Schedule I drug medically disqualifies a driver based on §391.41(b)(12). There are no exceptions. Do we need paper copies of driver qualification files if we store them electronically?
FMCSA allows for the use of scanned images stored electronically in place of hard copies. §390.31 says, “Except as otherwise provided, copies that are legible and accurately reflect the information required to be contained in the record or document may be maintained in lieu of originals. Note that an auditor could ask you to print out a copy, so what you have imaged in must be as clear and legible as the original.” Is an e-signature allowed on a driver application?
For a paper application, a physical signature is required. For an application completed online, a signature is still required but can be provided by electronic means, such as a stylus, mouse, or finger to a tablet.
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