Mar 302010
 March 30, 2010

Could 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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  1,882 Responses to “What Is A Saliva Test And How Do I Pass One?”

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    I have a drug test tomorrow and I’ve been smoking bud meth and cigs

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      I smoked meth a few hours ago and I got called for a job they said sometime this week I’ll come in for orientation I don’t know if they drug test or not please tell me how to pass the saliva test If they give me one. Please help. And I would appreciate no rude comments on my drug of choice all I’m asking if for some help on how to pass if I do get tested. Really need this job. Thank you for any positive feedback

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    Ok if I smoked weed about 4 days ago and today I a saliva drug test will it show up in my system

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    OK. I have an interview tomorrow for a job that pays very well. Its Tuesday and I haven’t smoked all day, which means Ive been about 24 hours clean. Do you think I could pass of I brush my teeth real good and wash my mouth out with mouthwash and peroxide I would have a chance of passing. If u can help please tell me what to do and if not I will post what happens tomorrow after the interview thanks.

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    Fred did you pass you said you smoked bud meth and cigs what was your test results

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    Fred did you pass?

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    OK. I have an interview tomorrow for a job that pays very well. Its Tuesday and I haven’t smoked all day, which means Ive been about 24 hours clean. Do you think I could pass of I brush my teeth real good and wash my mouth out with mouthwash and peroxide I would have a chance of passing. If u can help please tell me what to do and if not I will post what happens tomorrow after the interview thanks.
    Please help

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    They called me off my job today too take a random. I took like two hits off a joint. They didn’t swab my mouth, they put this strip like thing on my tounge and and said leave it there for five seconds and it would take four minutes for the results. It changes colors I guess? Then sent me back to work! They didn’t say if I failed or passed? Figured if I failed they wouldn’t have sent me back to work. Is this test I mentioned the same kinda test? Please respond! Thanks!

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    I just stoped smoking due to a cps case on my ex for my girls but had to do a swab test at the social services office last night but I had smoked two days prior till this incident pop up out the blue will I be ok an pass with low traces of thc. I am quitting for the safety of my girls

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    Smoked around 12 hours before a swab test during and interview. Heard different things can throw it off. And I was told not to eat anything 30 mins before. So I used mouthwash and brushed an hour before the test. Ate half a giant ass burrito and then used mouth wash in the parking lot, and finished up the rest of the burrito. Ended up having the interview before the test so I was kinda trippin. Took it around 45 mins in and passed just fine. Heavy smoker. Just wait a day. Or buy a Listerine pocket pack. The really strong ones that just resolve. I’m sure that will mask anything the related in yo mouth!

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    all you thrash need to be hanged.

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    all you need to be hanged

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    I was genuinely concerned about my drug test. I had smoked about 4 or 5 days earlier. The night that I smoked, I was told I was getting tested the coming Saturday. My friend told me to drink a lot of water, and vinegar as well. Then the day came and it was a saliva test instead of urine. I was scared because I didn’t know how effective it would be. This really lifted my spirits and brought my hopes up.

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