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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  • Jake Woodruff

    I’ve officially passed two mouth swabs after smoking the night before and doing nothing to prepare other than brushing my teeth normally in the morning. I’m a very fit and active person and I typically always drink a good amount of water and go to the gym a lot. I have a great metabolism also. Hopefully that’s helpful to someone.

    • Luis

      Ez blue dot test?

  • Justin Beaver

    I passed a mouth swab I didn’t even know I would have. But last time I have smoked was 10pm before went to sleep test was at 4pm next day 16 hours later. I got up brushed once like normal (didn’t know of test), went to work at 6 am got off found out about a job went in had interview and did swab I passed and smoke half ounce a day. Thought when they gave me test I was done but passed and got hired.

    • Luis

      Do you know what kind of test it was was it the ez blue dot one?

    • EastCoastINC

      Bruh, a half A DAY? Damn! Lol

      • Jimilah

        High voltage detox mouthwash does it work

  • Glazeitdonut

    Husband is taking a swab test now. Smoked a couple bows last night (latest at 12am) and it’s now 8:30am. He didn’t brush his teeth before we left (shitty time management). We thought it would be a piss test and had pee lined up accordingly. Pretty sure he’s going to fail, but I will post the update if he manages to somehow not.

  • Xurreal .

    These tests are mostly targeting opiate users, as opiates have a high addiction rate and can dramatically influence behavior and fine motor skills with side effects such as twitching, nausea, anxiety disorders very long term usage. It does detect thc, however due to medical applications of thc at present, the employer has the right to set the threshold standards for each substance detected, and may choose to enforce a tion only way not high toxicity rates for thc, which is often the case in decriminalized areas.

  • Josh

    I have a mouth swab tomorrow and I snorted a hydrocodone yesterday am I gonna pass I need tips

  • Boo boo

    I have not smoked since Monday morning, it’s Thursday can I pass an oral swab?

    I passed!

    • Boo boo

      I will actually be taking tomorrow

  • Shawna

    I had a swab test for the Marriott today, didn’t realize they drug tested (should’ve paid attention when I filled out the app) I smoked this morning about 6 hours before the interview and didn’t do anything other than brush my teeth. I didn’t put the swab between my teeth. Do I have a chance of passing? I really need this job.

    • Stix313

      they just gone make you retake it

  • Bryson

    OK well I smoke a half of a joint of weed with a small amount of weed Cuz it was mixed with tabacco but I smoke on a Wednesday at about 12 pm and had a saliva drug test at about 2 pm on saturday i am an occasional user and I also have a fast metabolism and also I had a piece of gum in during my test will i pass please I need an answer or a great opinion fats I am desperate!!!!!!