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!
  • Rob

    I had a swab that they gave me in the interview to brush my cheek and hold it between my cheek and gums. I smoked maybe 3 hours prior to said interview, before I left I rinsed once with listerine, then hydrogen peroxide, then listerine again, brushed my tongue and top of mouth, and chewed gum on my way there. I passed.

  • BlindinBlack

    Hey guys, I’m going for an important job interview today. Stopped by heavy cycle for two days just to pass this swab test. I’ve rinsed with peroxide and brushed twice a day. Doing it once more before I leave, I’ll let you know the results as soon as I get em….stay lifted!

  • MrDisrespectful

    Bullshit!!! I stopped smoking for a week before I had to do a swab test and I just took one and failed!!! Idk what type of test everyone else is taking on this thread, but the one I just took came up positive for thc. My best advice for you all is to just stop smoking for that month. I wish I did, now I just missed out on a great job opportunity all cause I wanted to get high. Def not worth it…

    • BlindinBlack

      Be honest, did you rinse with peroxide? I just got a great job and this forum helped me so it sucks this happened. Were you around smokers? A lot of people got good results!

  • Namaste85

    A lot if these commenters are FAKE!!! Don’t believe them or their stories. Just go click on their profiles. They have ONE comment and it just so happens to be on this thread. Gtfoh, I know y’all are a bunch of weed heads, but use your brain.

  • Kenbx

    God bless brother. I’m an occasional smoker. Love it, but employers make it difficult. Needed this job to help move to Washington state. I Smoked about a week ago and had to take a saliva test today. I Was kinda worried but thanks to this site, I feel better now. You’re right. This stuff is insane. Guy can’t even smoke a joint. Thanks for doing what you do. Peace

  • James Chamberland

    ok. I smoke weed everyday, but I only smoke about 4-5 tokes a day. I have a swab test on Friday. Last time I smoked was about 10pm last night. I have been brushing teeth regularly(all my life), gargling with Listerine, and pounding cranberry juice…………should I be worried??

  • MuffinTop Bob

    Smoked last night bout 11pm and got a surprise mouth test this morning at noon…so 13 hours ago i was high as hell and drunk…ill let everyone know how it goes

  • YuDoDat4

    It’s been 6weeks n a day now since I smoked a blunt,so my question is..Is that long enough for my system to be clean to go take the salvia test….really don’t wanna miss this job opportunity so be honest please and thanks….

    • Mrs.bottoms

      Pot is usually out of your system in 30 days. You’ll be good.

  • Grant Davis

    I just did a mouth swab and I smoke 6 hours before and passed it by putting the swab under my tongue

  • julio

    All you gotta do is pause for a day brush and rinse the hell outta your teeth n mouth along with the sides of your cheeks use Listerine peroxide n finish rinse with water chew gum pass test keep smokin

    • BlindinBlack

      Worked for me :D it’s crazy people are failing, they’re definitely not using enough peroxide!