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.

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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!
  • foxy_brown

    I dont smoke marijuana at all but I’m always around my sister that do will it show up in my swab test that I took yesterday???

  • Bobbie Strouss

    I haven’t smoked in two months, I passed my urine test the other day, and I’m just wondering if I would also pass the swab test.

  • HonestMike

    Wow! Too much misinformation. Saliva tests ordinarily will show usage up to 72 hours post use. That’s first and foremost. Now, unlike urine tests, saliva tests, as well as blood tests, are for THC content. Just THC! That is why it can be washed away, but there are a lot of hiding places in your mouth! Ordinary “wear off” effect is averaging 12-24 hours, but tests show that it can be detectable for up to 72 hrs. So…the whole worry that somehow the body will put THC in your saliva is REALLY WRONG! Your body can move the METABOLITES around after burning fat cells which release them. THAT is what they find in your urine…NOT THC. They look for THC in the saliva, not its metabolite. So, you could easily pass a saliva test with a shit ton of THC METABOLITES in your urine! Nice, huh? Not too happy about anyone in here posting about their heroin, pill popping and snorting crap. You deserve to be fired! That is some nasty crap that us weed enthusiasts/activists hate more than anything. All it does is do the same thing the Government does…lump cannabis (never lethal) in with all the stuff that REALLY is bad. If you are worried about a saliva test after using anything OTHER than cannabis, go find a page that deals with those issues! Stop attaching negative stigmas to God’ miracle plant! Peace!

  • Wendy golin

    Try Stinger detox mouthwash. Available on Amazon. Follow instructions on bottle. Lasts up to 5 hours :-)