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!
  • Aaron

    I smoke a blunt last Friday and 4days I took it on a Tuesday so today is Friday
    I had to take a salvia drug test . I should hear something Monday but i feel worried about it . someone told me it last 31 days before its out of your system.

    • jeff

      That’s if you took a pee test but even then you can sweat it out if you workout enough. ALSO if you put a penny in your mouth it dilutes the saliva and you pass the test

  • Jedi

    A few days ago I smoked an hour before the test and just use chewing gum and mouthwash and drank water

    • So?

      Did you pass?

  • SRInscore

    I have a mouth swab drug test in 60 hours.with me only haveing 60 hours will i still pass my mouth swob?and how long does it take to get out of your blood?

  • SRInscore

    And i way 140 pounds and i also sweat really bad for 2 or 3 hours a day..i work in a warehouse

  • Hashman

    Hey guys, I just smoked this morning at 9 am. I just got a call from an employer, and I have a mouth swab at the earliest of 11 pm tonight. Idk the actual time, but I do know it’s after 11.

  • Rocky Turk

    What if you have full dentures???

    • Jasonelmore

      why would a piece of acrylic have anything to do with a saliva test?

      • Rocky Turk

        Well…I smoked less than6 hrs before….and passed. The fact that I rinced them in bleach before…who knows. It was just a question.

    • berto4ufoolz

      Lol dentures id say has nothing to do with it.

  • Blazed out

    I recommend gargling peroxide shortly before your tested. I’ve passed 5 oral swabs this way and I smoked not even 24hrs before. I was even stoned for one.

  • flying high

    So if I had a swab test today 6/16/15 and last smoked 6/14/15. Been brushing and gargling with peroxide since 6/14/15 like 3-4 times since including gargling peroxide twice before I went in. Is there a good chance of me passing? Please help I need peace of mind!

    • berto4ufoolz

      Hmmm id say 50/50. I smoked on a Friday passed it on a Monday. The factors would be how much and how often you used before hand along with your metabolism.

  • the guy

    i got a question…i smoke a blunt 3 weeks before i got my interview/drug screening and i still haven’t got my results….it’s been over a month and still no word on what’s going on….they’re telling me the company is doing other drug screenings around the U.S. but i don’t know if they’re bullshitting

  • DAT NIGGA 89

    I got swab test tomorrow at 4:30 pm I smoke blunt bout 30 min ago & I’m done smoking for the night & im goin to try everything so I let everyone kno if it works

    • FreshBoyRico

      How it go?

      • DAT NIGGA 89

        It went good I got the job & all I did was eat Altoids & drink orange juice I say it was about 18 hours after I smoked & I took and passed the swab test

  • Chicka

    I just Took an Oral Saliva Drug Test and Im a Pot Smoker and I take Vicodens I knew a Week in advance i was going to take the Drug test as part of Pre Employment so I stoped that same day No Smoking or Pills and I Passed it as of today I found Out. Hope this helps.

  • cranberrykitten

    i smoked about 10 days ago and i had a swab on Tues, i took an at home piss test passed i work out daily, and i sweated a lot, i got a job at amazon, everyone said i should pass, but I’m worried, i need this job didn’t think id be having a swab but think i’m okay? i haven’t touched it for ten days, and i never smoke anyways I’m 5’3 134 lbs. smoked 5 joints didn’t touch it for 10 days.

  • T-rex

    Wondering if there is any difference with eating an edible compared to smoking? Does it stays in your system any longer?

  • Bobthebuilder

    Is there any difference if they send your saliva to a lab to be examined? Example: I have two randoms left within a year and they send my saliva samples to a lab should I be concerned if I’m still smoking pot

  • darkskin

    I have a swab test today at 330 but i smoke yesterday in the around 11am and havent smoked since i be gargling mouthwash and peroxide what should i do

    • joshua

      Did that work…?

  • DAT NIGGA 89

    I jus got a dope job & I took and passed the test 18 hours after I smoke & all I did was eat Altoids & drink orange juice real shit

  • DAT NIGGA 89

    I say wait. Least 18 hours

    • Isaac


      • DAT NIGGA 89

        Really bro no lie I was surprised also scared ass fuck in the interview but dey liked me and I got a good resume so idk but wat I do know I took the test 18 hours after I smoked and passed all did was put Altoids on my mouth couple times til they dissolved & drank orange juice

  • Michael Ritchie

    I smoked at 1 am at night . Next day had an oral test at 10:30. So 9 1/2 Hours After I Smoked A Bong Of Low Grade weed. I’ll let everyone know if I pasd

    • jcody

      Did u pass

  • Brandon McKinney

    Is vinegar a good qt to pass a oral drug test help me plz

  • Kayna

    So i smoked last on sunday at 1230p.m.. Did a swab at 430pm today. This morning, o gargled with peroxide, brushed with bakingsoda and peroxide tooth paste. Garglrd with listerine. Then ate aktoids all day while drinking tea and water and coconut water. Then popped a few toids before i went in to test. Should i be ok??

  • Mac Peterson

    I smoked at 5 pm one day then had an interview at 9am the next day tested at 10 am all I did was brush my teeth in the morning and when I found out we had to test I smoked a CIG 10 min b4 and I passed, it was only 17 hours I smoked yesterday at 9pm and I’m up now gotta go to an interview at 1030am so in basically less than 5 hours hoping I pass again so this time its 1312 hours only

    • john

      Did u pass

      • Mac Peterson

        Didn’t even have to test

  • Michael Ritchie

    I passed I studied a lot online. 6 hours is the max detection time for thc. If it’s being sent to a lab the detection time is longer and the cutoffs are lower.