Mar 302010
 March 30, 2010

Click HereCould A Saliva Test Detect Cannabis?

As a lifelong marijuana user, one of the biggest challenges I face is pre-employment drug testing. I have ranted before about how many types of tests unfairly target marijuana smokers so I will not get into that. My focus is specifically on saliva or spit tests. They are becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace since they can be administered by an employer at the job site. The best thing about this test is it is very easy for marijuana smokers to pass!

Saliva (oral fluid-based) drug tests can are set up to detect use during the previous few days. Saliva tests, for the most part, are very difficult to adulterate. On-site oral based tests in enable the employer to randomly test employees, which is recognized to be the most effective type of drug screening. Testing is usually performed by employers, for either pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, or return-to-duty testing. Saliva test provide results similar to the results of a blood test and is favorite for detecting on-the-job drug use or in post-accident testing.

Detection in saliva tests begins almost immediately after smoking and can be detected in the system for 12-24 hours after use. Compare this to other common drugs:

Marijuana and hash: 12-24 hours

Cocaine: 1 day
Opiates: Up to 2-3 days
Meth and ecstasy: Up to 2 to 4 days.
Alcohol: 6-12 hours

Wow! A drug test that is easier for weed smokers to pass then it is for a meth addict!

I’ve heard cases where people can smoke the same day and still pass! As a general rule, the easiest way to pass a saliva test is to stop smoking for a day or two prior to taking the test. Be sure to brush your teeth thoroughly and use mouthwash daily to clean out the potential toxins.

Of all the drug testing solutions employers use, the saliva test is the most weed friendly and the easiest to pass. If you have anymore tips or tricks, feel free to post them here for all to read and benefit from.

Click here for more detailed information on saliva testing.

About Jay Smoker

I have been smoking marijuana for almost twenty years and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. My life was turned upside down in 2009 after getting arrested and tossed in jail for being in the wrong state with legal medical marijuana. I got fed up, and I now devote all my time to ending this insanity.I am responsible for the technical side of this project, but try to chip in when I can, either with syndicated articles or original content.Follow me on Facebook and Twitter.Feel free to email. any questions or concerns. Peace!
  • John

    I purchased my own swab testing kits, I then smoked three joints within two hours. then i rinsed my mouth with corsadol mouth wash, waited 20 minutes and tested my saliva. and guess what, I passed the test and the test kit i purchased measures lower than the ones the police use. I then repeated the process a few days later and passed again.

  • Dominquie

    I have a salvia test on Wendesday at 3:00 pm.. The last time I smoked was Sunday at 10pm? Will I pass

  • Billy Graham Cracker

    Thanks for posting this. I’ve been THC free for 8 years and had a one-hit relapse about a week ago, and now have an interview/swab this week. I’ll repost whether i passed or failed.
    One other thing, as far as urinalysis goes, you just have to temporarily flush the toxins out of your system, which means downing a gallon of water 3-5 hours before your scheduled test. This will make your urine crystal clear. Of course, being clear visually is a red flag to the tester, and they will probably refuse your sample based on the visual evidence that you took evasive maneuvers. This is easy to fix — just take a multi-vitamin (or two or three) with each quart of water. They won’t hurt you, and it will give your crystal clear urine the proper yellowish pigmentation to pass the visual test. Good luck.

  • J

    I haven’t smoked since Friday (4 days ago) then called for an interview for today and got the job they said I’ll be taking my drug test Monday, July 20th. That’ll only be 10 days of not smoking and I smoked pretty much everyday… I think it’ll be a salvia test but I’m not sure . Helppppp

    • armando valdes

      seek out Spectrum labs quick fix. I have used it successfully several times for urines testing. It won’t help with a swab test but 100% for urine testing

    • Dominquie

      Yes!! I just passed a salvia test, stopped for 2 days and gargled with perioxde. Every day smoker past 10 years. If it’s urine take someone else’s

  • Anonymous

    The other night around 11 I shared a few small chillum hits (it was well under .5). That night I had pizza, fries with BBQ sauce, Koolaid and Root Beer. I brushed my teeth the next morning, smoked a cigarette, and throughout the day had yogurt, a granola bar, a bag of chips, Alfredo pasta, water and Baja Blast. Around 2 in the afternoon I got hit with a random mouth swab test at work and swished around/drank 2 cones of water about 5 minutes before I took it. I feel like there was enough going on to cover up the little bit that I smoked the night before, but just seeking more reassurance.

  • evan lewis

    Prior to today I havent smoke in about a week. Today I smoked a Quarter of a blunt around 330pm then I recived a call for an interview/saliva drug test for tomorrow at 10am. Do you think I will pass?

    • Dominquie

      Yes!! I just passed a salvia test, stopped for 2 days and gargled with perioxde. Every day smoker past 10 years

      • Kathy Lomeli

        Hey I smoked weed Thursday night and I have a saliva drug test Monday morning, you think I will pass?

  • Dana Ramirez

    I recently had a contingent job offer through amazon stopped smoking on a tuesday night and had to do a saliva test at 11am that friday looking for reassurance is it possible that i may pass?

  • John doe

    Hi I would just like to answer a question about passing a saliva drug test for weed, I am a heavy daily smoker of weed and I smoked all night with my friend and I went into work the very next morning knowing I was due a test but I did exactly what my friend told me and I passed with flying colours, now this is “important ” buy listerine mouth wash but make sure it’s the one with alcohol in it, now on your way to work or where you have to get the test, keep taking big mouthfuls of listerine and swirl it around your mouth and gums for 5 minutes “it will sting” and when the sting stops after 5 minutes just do the exact same again. “it’s worth the sting so man up and I promise you will pass the saliva test 100% I promise. “I WOULD NEVER LIE ABOUT THIS AS I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORRY YOURSELF SICK THINKING ABOUT PASSING THE TEST”

    • Kathy Lomeli

      So this is 100% sure chance of passing the drug test?

  • Blunt Bags

    I passed a saliva test back in 2011 by abstaining for about 12 hrs. I also brushed, flossed and gargled with peroxide before leaving my house for the 25 minute drive to the office where the test was conducted. About 6min from the place, I pulled out a saliva masker, I think it was Magnum brand, and started swishing it around my entire mouth, spitting it in a cup I had brought just for that. Got to the place and finished swishing the last contents of the bottle. Walked in, 7-10 minutes later, the lady came with the test. I put the swab piece in my mouth for 5 minutes or so. I let it sit in the saliva to soak it well and then just held it I’m between my teeth the rest of the time until the tester came in to take it. I didn’t findout on the spot but later that day that I passed. I am a heavyset woman with slow metabolism and I smoke 3-4 blunts per day and have for at least 10 years.

  • Islandgurl

    Im a heavy weed smoker..i mean daily 3-4 or more a day. I had a swab test today at 230ish i havent smoked since sunday 1030pm i did the brushing peroxide and altoids in fact still had a small one in my mouth with swab let it dissolve on swab it did touch my tongue. Im s**tin bricks over here hope i passed..btw the swab looked like a toothbrush but flat and soft handle was blue..i think they sent it too omega laboratories….you think im good???? Fingers crossed!

    • Island gurl

      I also used listerine too!!

    • Cecily | Lady Gaga

      Did you pass? This is literally happening to me right now

  • Jeez

    I’ve smoked the past 3 days every night. Not a lot but enough to feel it. I had a job interview this morning and I got the job but after everything they surprised me with a oral test. I had to have it in my mouth for 10 minutes. I brushed my teeth that morning but that’s it. I didn’t even eat. They sent it to a lab. Is there a chance of me passing!? I smoked @ 11 pm last night and took the test at around 12

    • Islandgirl

      I stopped for 2days 48hrs..did altoids brushing listerine peroxide…test came back positive for weed..smh nothing works…my test was an oral saliva test..and i didnt even let it touch my cheek…it was from omega laboratories.

    • DreaD

      Did you pass?!

  • Magali

    I don’t smoke as offer it’s been a month . But my bf does and I kiss him like a bit of Tongue can I pass the swab test ?

    • Josh Clemons

      Ya you will

  • BDiP

    Hey everyone… I really need some help. I have a swab test coming up within the next 2/3 weeks for school program… everyone here is worried about weed, which I haven’t smoked in at least a month or even maybe longer so I am not worried about that; however, I am worried about Subutex. Anyone have any advice as to detection times or tricks to pass, I only did about 1/4 total in the past month but am a nervous wreck. I had bought a special rinse but of course I used the day I thought I was going to be tested and something happened and she didn’t test us. What a waste! Now I have no money to buy another one…. Any advice as what to do home remedy wise or even on detection times would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, I do not have a set date as to when the test will be preformed so I have to be ready for a test as soon as end of week. Thank you again in advanced!

  • Interested party

    Anyone know about marijauna tincture
    Taken 5ml morning n night to help with neurological pain
    How long befor it wouldn’t show up on test