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!
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  • Rizzy

    I smoked last night at 11pm and took a salvia test today around 345pm I was super nervous. Salvia test never crossed my mind so I didn’t use mouth wash or peroxide. Do you guys believe I’ll pass

    • 420allday

      Did u pass

  • Rizzy

    And does it really take a week to come back? I got the job unless I fail this test

    • Sammy Finn

      Nope they tell

  • MiamiNYandBackAgain

    No sugar coating. I go by the name of…well, that’s really irrelevant. What it relevant is this. Its the year 2016, and I wanted to ditch my former job as a line cook for better, more lucrative, opportunities in the field of hospitality. I applied for a position that ensures an annual salary of 40,000 to 42,000 dollars a year. This position, of course, required several interviews and last, but not least, a drug test, to which I was not sure on what method would be administered. So, I prepared for both urine and swab. Urine, I paid a neighbor for and a mouth swab test that I simple prepared for. It turned out to be a mouth swab test. Basically, I took the initiative and stopped smoking a total of (6) days. Yes people, six. If you tell me (3) days will suffice, then I doubled that because the stakes were high. That stretch of time allowed me to, brush mouth and teeth, gargle with mouth wash, hydrate with water/cranberry juice mixtures. I didn’t even need to buy anything out the norm, nor did I use peroxide at all. You need 6-7 days of NO SMOKING, between that time brush, scrub and rinse. You’ll be fine, if you’re disciplined. Please, don’t smoke 24 hours before your test. Its weed not crack ladies and gentleman. Smoke on!

  • MiamiNYandBackAgain

    For the record, I passed. Don’t be a risk taker. Soon as they call for an interview, STOP SMOKING!

  • somethingsomething420

    smoked a bowl of meds and 3-4 hits of black hash around 4 am. swab test around 10 am. came up negative in all 4 little areas. started with listerine at 8. then brush 2-3 min after. then peroxide (3%) 10-15 mine later. then brush 15 min after that. repeat until 930. peroxide in the parking lot, rinse with water. and no I didn’t have anything to drink in the last 10 mins , why do you ask sir?

  • Jay

    I take saliva tests regularely at my work. 5 hours max, and it is undetectable. If i smoke up till late, say 11 pm, i will easily pass if i get tested at 6am. Must of done it a dozen times. Same goes on the roads, same saliva test. There is a 4-6 hour window where it is detectable.

    Urine can be detected for months, i think some people have it confused.

    • 420allday

      So your saying if I smoked at 6 am and got tested at 12 pm 6 hrs later that you will pass?

  • Shooting Starr

    Okay so I’m a daily pot user. I smoke twice a day & have a job. My job does random drug testing & they don’t give a notice. All they tell you is “Hey they need you at the office right now.” So I would not have a chance to go home & brush my teeth. The last time I smoke weed is before I go to bed around 11pm & I start work at 8:30am. What are my chances of passing a random swab test the next day if I brush & use mouthwash before bed & work? Some advice? (Don’t say stop smoking ._.)

    • Roger Arnold

      You could try eating peanut butter as you smoke so the crystals attach to the lipids in the peanut butter rather than your cheeks. Idk just an idea, haven’t tested it or heard of it.

  • Edward Guajardo

    Ok so it is possible I may have a swab test Monday.. Its 24,hours away. Is it safe to smoke once more and stop after that??

  • Junglist 91

    I smoked a fatty last night and started a new job today they tested me with mouth swab and I passed I been smoking weed since I was 12 im 24 now I couldn’t get alot of saliva out my mouth so was just biting it maybe this helped I dnt no. LEGALISE DA HERB

    • Shauntae

      Boy I hope thats true because I’m sweating bullets right now. I have a saliva test in a few minutes and I smoked last night. I need a God damn miracle. I rinsed my mouth out with water, soap, and hand sanitizer. Basically anything I had access too. I even prayed and I’m not religious smh. I should’ve just took a break from smoking until this deal was sealed.

      • Multane Elsnord

        did you pass?

        • Shauntae

          Yes! As ridiculous as it sounds I did. Maybe there is a God lol

          • D.white.

            There is a God, bible says clearly that God rains on the just as well as the unjust. Just because you’re not religious now doesn’t mean God doesn’t love you. Good luck with your new gigs!!!

      • Sammy Finn

        Haha , I’m not religious either but I prayed too ! Gee maybe prayer does work

        • Shauntae

          Well its definitely worth a try.


    How bad can this get .. No Weed at my place .

  • Amanda Caver

    I smoked maybe half a blunt this morning and job just called me, but said I needed to come in today for a swab test. I just brushed my teeth twice & my boyfriend said rubbing bleach inside my jaws will work! Wish me luck!

  • Sammy Finn

    I had a drug test and physical for a job today. I assumed it was gonna be a urine test so I was all prepared wiith my bottle of urine. I got there and they pulled out the oral drug test thing. I had smoked two blunts and a joint just last night , seeing as how I wasnt using my own pee. I was positive that I was going to fail ! But by some miracle I passed ! I also mostly bit the thing and let my tongue touch it rather than collecting spit in my mouth or letting it touch my cheeks , not sure if that made a difference or not. But wait….i don’t think you should put bleach in your mouth…lol. It was about 12 maybe 13 hours before the test that I smoked..but I smoked quite a bit and didn’t prepare for an oral drug test at all !

  • Big guy

    I smoked last night and had a mouth test today and im so scared right now, i washed and brushed lastnight and this morning and my mouth was also quite dry when i did the test

  • Valerie Lopez

    had an interview today and took a drug test, i smoked last night but i think ill be okay. Send me good vibes!!!!

  • steez

    I smoked last night, and had to take a swab test today. I brushed my teeth and tounge EXTREMELY THOROUGH twice, and mouthwashed afterwards. Then i brushed and mouthwashed again for good measure. Then right before i walked in the building i mouthwashed again. I took the test and passed. I start work 2mmr. If you smoke and you fail this test it’s honestly your fault, get that mouth clean and your golden 😂

  • Ram

    I smoked Monday night and got tested Wednesday at noon but only brushed my teeth the day after smoking. What do you think the chances are of me passing? They said my swab was being sent to a lab I’m super nervous because I hadn’t smoked in years and just smoked that night while drinking alcohol. :/