Articles tagged with Illicit Drugs

Questions April 2nd 2001

Some friends and I were busted smoking cannabis and were cautioned and released. Does a caution mean I have a criminal record and does it ever go away? A caution does mean you have a criminal record, but it is not as serious as a conviction. It does however stay on your record forever, although it becomes 'spent' after about six or seven years. This means that a court cannot take it into account. How long does cocaine stay in your system? Cocaine is tested for in the standard drug tests (cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP) and can be detected in urine between 2 to 5 days (24-120 hours) after use.