Will I fail a drug test from a few drags of marijuana 2 weeks ago?!
Question: I need to take a drug test for a job at a diagnostic center. The problem is that I had a few drags of marijuana about 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure what the drug test method will be (urine vs. hair). What are the odds that I will pass the test? If not, is there anything I can do to better my chances (smuggle someone else's urine?)?
The good news: you didn't smoke much, so it will clear out of your system relatively quickly. More in-depth advice and info:
Things not to do:
1. Don't panic.
2. Don't listen to the idiots on here you who seem to take pleasure attacking you with the lines like "pot is evil" and BS like that.
It's weed, folks. Booze and cigarettes do far more damage to your body, and people don't ask questions like this to get a moral lecture from some idiot who will drink themselves silly and smoke a pack a day, but want to put you in jail for smoking a joint.
3. Don't believe all of the stoners on here who heard of some friend of a friend who drank a gallon of vinegar or ate 159 cranberry juice pills or spent $75 to buy tea off the internet. Although these guys have good intentions, most of that stuff is also BS and just doesn't work.
Things to do:
Listen to experts on the matter who have actually researched the problem and can give good advice. Check out NORML, and this paper that outlines some good ideas and advice:
What they say, in a nutshell:
1. Don't give a test sample with your first pee in the morning. Drug metabolites build up overnight, and you want them as diluted as possible.
2. Drink as many fluids as possible for 2-3 hours before the test. Water is best. The water will dilute your pee and might drive the concentration of drug metabolites down below the testing threshold.
3. Take B vitamins in that time period. The B vitamins will cause your pee to still look yellow instead of looking clear. The regular daily dose will do the trick. Clear urine can make a tester suspicious that you're trying to dilute your pee, which, of course, you are.
Also, you can usually buy a "practice" test for about $15 from the corner drug store. Then you can be sure.
Most of this is for a urine test. This post is already long, so for info on other kinds of tests I'd check out the website www.passyourtest.com. It has a lot of good research in regard to how long different drugs are detectable in your system, what the different types of drug tests are and how effective they are, etc. They also have a bunch of products they will try to sell you to clean you out, but I don't put much stock in those, and they're pretty expensive. But the website is worth a look just for the info.
Best of luck.
You should pass.
Yes, it stores in your fat cells. That's why they call it dope DOPE HEAD! Drugs are bad...mkay!
Why would someone who is trying to get a job at a diagnostic center smoke marijuana????
try to not do drugs. its probably out of your system but you never know, everyone is different. plus alot of places that do urine test for the drug that 'covers up' the weed. good luck
It lasts in your system a month so you probably will fail the test.
this drug will be in your system for upto six weeks and also shows up in hair cuttings as u know. best one if questioned is had bad headaches took ibroprophin.result can show same as if you were on the hearb.dont panic you will be ok but try not to smoke gear,it will destroy you ...be warned..
You need to drink a ton of water or gatorade and hope for the best. I've heard of a few tricks such as cream of tartar or pure cherry juice as well.
But if you only had a few drags, as in no more than a joint, tons of water and about 3-4 weeks should take it out of your system.
If it's a hair test, you have about seven years, but jobs almost always do the urine test.
For just a few drags two weeks ago, you should pass - assuming you hadn't smoked for a long time preceding that experience. Otherwise, try to drink a lot of water before the test - but don't water down urine once it's in the cup or whatever, they will be able to tell!
jammer, thx for the consice and accurate answer.
the other two, come on, dope is actually heroine or opium, an opiat, because it makes u dopey, its a deprresant. Cannabis is a mild halucenogen.
and why the hhell shouldn't he smoke pot, this world is messed and we need to excape to deal with most of the sick things that happen. Plus, people have been smoking herb for a very long time without no body harrasing, so why is it like this now. Jesus almost definatly smoked a couple of hits from the hooka on his 28 year long travels, so we should be like holland and get over with it.
And u who say drugs are bad so confinently ave no idea of the medicinal effects of cannabis, so I guess thats badd to. U prolly trake a whole bunch of drugs that they sell legally to cope with ur life, so we do it with another substance, that has been criminalized for some very bissare and messed reasons.
Any way, to the question, my good man/woman:
Tested for in Standard Drug Tests? YES
Detection Period in Urine:
Single Use : 1-6 days
Weekly Use : 3-9 days
Daily Use : 7-30 days
2 weeks ago and a couple puffs, thats a single use.
1 week, not even, you'll be fine man
Cannabis use is detectable with hair tests and is generally included in the standard hair test. Hair tests generally take the most recent 1.5 inches of growth and use those for testing. That provides a detection period of approximately 90 days. If an individual's hair is shorter than 1.5 inches, this detection period will be shorter.
In the past few years, new technologies have been developed which allow for saliva testing for the presence of Cannabis (THC). We do not currently have information about what the detection period is for these tests.
Cannabis is detectable in the blood for approximately 2-3 days after use in an infrequent user. Frequent use can be detected in the blood for approximately 2 weeks.
Substances or Conditions which can cause false positives
Ibuprofen; (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin, Excedrin IB etc)
Ketoprofen (Orudis KT)
Promethazine (Phenergan, Promethegan)
Riboflavin (B2, Hempseed Oil)
Kidney infection (Kidney disease, diabetes) Liver Disease
There you go, all the information you need.
Shaveing your ehad might work??, but the hair test is 90 days, thats 12 weeks. so I cant help with that much sry.
Cannabinoids detection time-urinalysis
Light smoker or acute dosage 1-3 days
Moderate use (4x / week) 3-5 days
Heavy smoker (daily) 10 days
Heavy, chronic use (5+ joints/day) 10-21+ days
Oral ingestion 1-5 days
Cannabis ( blood | urine) detection time
Cannabis (single use) 2-3 days | 2-3 days
Cannabis (habitual use) 2 weeks | up to 12 wks