Will You Pass A Drug Test? Here Are The Guidelines

Even where medical and recreational marijuana is completely legal, you can STILL be fired for failing a drug test. Worker rights are the next battle for the rights of marijuana smokers. And in the near future, we hope this will not be an issue.

But for now, drug testing can still be a major obstacle for people who choose to enjoy cannabis, and are responsible citizens and employees at companies with backwards “drug” policies.If you find out you are scheduled for an upcoming drug test, and aren’t sure how it may turn out, we’ve collected information on the drug test process. Thanks to NORML and HomeHealthTesting.com, for the data, a website that allows people to test themselves at home in preparation.

First, research the method which you will be tested.  Saliva tests are the easiest to get around if you know they are coming, because of the short duration that THC remains.  THC is detectable in saliva for between one hour and a maximum of up to 12 hours, depending on your weight, body fat, and frequency of use.

These factors also affect urine testing, with an emphasis on frequency of use.   With urine testing, THC is consistently detectable after two to five hours.  A one-time use can be detected for the next one to six days.  With urine testing, with moderate use, THC is detectable for 7 – 13 days, frequent use is detectable for 15 days or more, and heavy use is detectable for 30 days or more.  Some heavy smokers were found positive for THC from 45-90 days after quitting.

Hair testing is another option that is sometimes used, though it is considered fairly faulty and inaccurate testing as the THC does not always bond to hair follicles.  With hair testing, THC may be detected an approximate seven days after marijuana use, and can remain in the hair follicle for up to 90 days.


“Hair tests are the most objectionable form of drug testing, since they do not measure current use, but rather non-psychoactive residues that remain in the hair for months afterwards,” according to NORML.

Blood testing is another option, though “because they are invasive and difficult to administer, blood tests are used less frequently,” according to NORML.  “They are typically used in investigations of accidents, injuries and DUIs, where they can give a useful indication of whether the subject was actually under the influence.”

To be sure of your results prior to mandated testing, HomeHealthTesting.com is one of many options to obtain your own private testing.