Mar 302010
 March 30, 2010

Drug TestingCould 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!
  • ZimberlyLo

    I have to swab test Saturday last time I smoked was earlier this morning I’m freaking out , I’m so happy I came across this site , you guys give me hope bahaha , detoxing really sucks but it’s worth it , I plan in brushing my teeth like crazy and rinsing with mouth wash and peroxide ,I also plan on doing an oil pull the next couple of days up until my test

    • brett garrett

      Let me know if you pass cause I have one Sunday and I’m freaking out lmao.

      • ZimberlyLo

        I PASSED

        I actually just stop smoking for 24 hours , I did a oil pull the night before and brushed my teeth really good like I scrubbed my gums , under my tongue ,cheek , rinsed my mouth with peroxide & mouth wash about 3 times , then in the morning I did the oil pull and brushed my teeth and rinsed , I drunk a half cup of black coffee because coffee masks THC ,and I rinsed my mouth with peroxide all the way there and I ate a handful of mints

        • shiv

          What is oil pull

      • ZimberlyLo

        I also I drank some water before i took the swab I held a little under my tongue to get it wet , and held it between my teeth

  • brett garrett

    So my mother just told me that I am getting drug tested this Sunday by a cotton swab for CPS services due to a new little girl that moved into our house, last time I smoked was Tuesday night and I’m getting tested Sunday, I will brush very well and do my best to not smoke but will I pass for sure because I don’t want to get this girl taken away and put into a different home. Please any feedback will help.

    • brett garrett

      Please can someone leave feedback I’m scared because today I’ve been around a lot of smoke today, and it’s such a serious situation I cannot fail.

  • JamesG1

    Ok so I smoked Tuesday well I really didn’t it was like 2nd home smoke I was just there, like around 11 o’clock and today I get home and my parents are sitting down talking to some lady, I guess she was with the insurance people talking business and she had me take a swob test. I don’t know if the test would come back positive or negative

  • Dollface

    I just got a random call from a potential employer to come there tomorrow for “ten minutes.” I then looked them up online and found they give onsite swab drug test, which I’m sure is what they want me to come for. What surprises me is that I just spoke with them at 8am and was told my background hadn’t come back and they would call me when it did. Then they called my phone private at 7:30pm saying to come to their office at 9:30am. I have no way to prepare to pass this test as I was smoking when she called. My plan is it brush thoroughly, use mouthwash, and drink apple cider vinegar. I’m also going to eat breakfast and have coffee, because I find it interesting they want me to come in first thing in the morning. I will consume the vinegar and water mixture before entering the building. I will also coat my mouth with aloe vera gel before taking the test. I will comeback with my results tomorrow.