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can anyone confirm the cannabinoid test has been removed
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eddie420man



Joined: 22 May 2007

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: can anyone confirm the cannabinoid test has been removed Reply with quote

can anyone actually confirm the cannabinoid testing has been removed from the medical check?

As in, actually done the testing and checked the results, to find that cannabinoids were not being screened for?
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thatwhitegirl



Joined: 31 Jan 2007
Location: ROK

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drugs are bad, mmmkay?
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Dome Vans
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep here.

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Starting from Mar. 15 2008, the Ministry of Justice decided to leave out the cannabinoid check on a medical record certificate and exceptionally accept the criminal record certificate verified by his/her consular officer(s) in Korea.


http://www.immigration.go.kr/HP/IMM80/imm_09/focus.jsp
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Creeface



Joined: 08 Jun 2008

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can put a tick mark in the column labeled "go to korea" on my "go to korea or not go to korea" decision chart.

thank you god
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Ut videam



Joined: 07 Dec 2007
Location: Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason why Immigration dropped the cannabinoid test requirement is because so few places in Korea had the ability to test for it in the first place.

So now that Immi has officially dropped the requirement (as of mid-March), you can be sure that no one's testing for it.

All you Canadian hopheads can breathe (inhale?) a little easier. Laughing
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Bibbitybop



Joined: 22 Feb 2006
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Creeface wrote:
you can put a tick mark in the column labeled "go to korea" on my "go to korea or not go to korea" decision chart.

thank you god


Even if it was still tested, you couldn't quit smoking for 2-3 weeks for your required home country physical? And then you couldn't stop smoking in Korea to get your Korean physical (which must be done within 90 days of being in Korea)?
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Dome Vans
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No they've realised that it made no difference and changed it for a simple question that they ask at the interview:

*Would you walk for 4-5 miles in the middle of the night just to find somewhere (such as an all night garage) that sold crisps or mars bars and had shiny lights?
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eddie420man



Joined: 22 May 2007

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah i have read that stuff as well, but can anyone personally confirm that it has been removed by actually going through the test and passing it or failing it?

I dont trust korean immi.....

BTW: I have been in korea already for over a year now. Having said that I am inquiring for a friend.
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Dome Vans
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Having said that I am inquiring for a friend.
Wink
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There IS NO CANNABINOID TEST to pass or fail so you can't pass or fail it.

It was officially dropped.

Don't be doing narcotics though.
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mrsquirrel



Joined: 13 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ttompatz wrote:
There IS NO CANNABINOID TEST to pass or fail so you can't pass or fail it.

It was officially dropped.

Don't be doing narcotics though.


You should get into mainlining soju if you need a buzz
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spliff



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ttompatz wrote:
There IS NO CANNABINOID TEST to pass or fail so you can't pass or fail it.

It was officially dropped.

Don't be doing narcotics though.


Yeah, destroying your liver is more satisfying. Laughing
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Ut videam



Joined: 07 Dec 2007
Location: Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP: Go back and read my first post again very slowly.

They dropped the cannabinoid test because NO ONE IN KOREA CAN DO IT.

I recall reading that the only lab in the country capable of performing the test is the government's central forensic lab in Seoul. They quickly realized that this lab would be overwhelmed once the grace period expired.

So... toke away in peace, Cheech. (Or tell your "friend" Chong.)
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flint



Joined: 11 Apr 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Immigration in Cheongju is STILL making you take the cannaboid test. I had to take it mid-May. Of course my boss had to go through 6 different people, and ended up back at the st one who passed him on, to find out where we got it done.

According to Kimmi all I needed was the aids and cannaboid test, but the hospital would only do a full physical. 1st question I was asked was if I was being treated for brain disease. Last of 5 rooms I was shuttled through for various crap had a receptionist that just couldn't resist pointing and giggling after say foreigner in Korean. Such a nice professional hospital. Last idiot I had to deal with told me in pretty good English that my blood pressure was high. Don't think she was impressed when I said it was because they were pissing me off.

Mind you it is pretty much standard for here. Immigration doesn't know what it is supposed to do. Why would the hospital?
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icicle



Joined: 09 Feb 2007
Location: Gyeonggi do Korea

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is compulsory is the AIDS test and the drug test (excluding the cannibas test) ... There is still a drug test ... just not for that ... And it is one of the 2 things which must be included ... More than that is usually done and reported on ... but the check must include those two things ...
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