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.

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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!
  • Trixie

    Ok everyone, I did get hired at the place I interviewed at!!! I went about 32 hours without smoking at all, I rinsed my mouth with peroxide one time the night before, and otherwise just brushed and flossed like normal. When they gave me the test I held the saliva in my mouth for a long time like 20 mins, and got a lot of my spit all over it.

  • Colorado Cody

    Hello all, need your advice. I know in the distant future I will need to take an oral test for a new job. I am early 40’s 6ft 200lb (probably 15lbs fat over ideal weight). I have been smoking for over 15 years non stop, average 7-10grams a week of high grade medical flower.
    I have seen some posts that long time users are prone to fail.
    How soon do you think I should stop smoking to ensure a negative test?
    Do you think a week is enough? Thanks for any input!

    • Celtic Kush

      Easy. Just hold off for a week prior to test and brush and swish vigorously between then. And on the day of do the same and rinse with peroxide.

  • brandon

    Need some help before I actually found out I have add I took some Adderall for a test I had at college about 2 and a half weeks ago I got hurt at work today and have a drug test tomorrow , should I be worried it’s just a mouth swab

  • SourDiesel

    I just left what was suppose to be a interview which it wasn’t they offered everyone the job contingent on two things a passed cheek swab drug test and a credit check. I smoked a piece of a blunt last night and a piece of a joint this morning. I ate a bowl of cereal and of course brushed my teeth and got ready I have also been sucking on ricola because my throat is scratchy this is my first time ever taking a swab test I am praying I pass here I was thinking they were going to take a urine specimen which I was prepared for. I will let you all know my results.

    • BLuR

      let me know how that goes lol

    • kim

      so how did it go??

  • Thelonelystoner

    Hey my fellow stoners.. I am a heavy smoker (dro) about 2-3grams a day. My P.O. Called me in for a surprise swab test.. Since the phone call I quit smoking. It’s going to be about 56-58hrs of clean time before I take mine. I have been oil pulling once a day 20mins at a time and also been brushing my teeth like a madman along with rinsing with peroxide twice a day and plan on doing it before I walk in. Do you think My detection time is safe.? Thanks

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  • HappySmokerGirl

    So, I went to an open interview today for a job and, they told me I’d be taking a swab test….Due to the large amount of people there, I was able to “talk my way” into coming back for the interview (besides the fact I was TOTALLY overdressed for the interview, based on what I’d seen) on another day. They said I’ve got up to 3 days to come back to continue the process, which prompted the QUICK google search on how to pass the saliva test. I am a heavy set female who smokes literally every day! I last smoked just prior to going to the interview so, it’s been about 3 hours since I had any weed. I’ve read thru the comments & am willing to brush, rinse w/ peroxide, etc….should I wait maybe 2 days before going back, as to not raise suspicions?? I think I’ll pass, just wanna make sure!! This is a HUGE job opportunity, contingent on the swab test!! I’m more than qualified for the job, just think it’s a bunch of crap that employers basically “discriminate” against something that’s now ‘officially’ legal in DC for God’s sake!!! I worked for the Government for 7+ years and NEVER had to drug test for them!! SMH!!!

  • StonerChickBassist

    I’m a heavy smoker, and I have a test in under 12 hours. Got a 24 hour detox today, and I’ve been washing and brushing the shit out of my mouth. I’m hoping it’s just a swab (they didn’t tell me if it was a piss or a swab) because I really don’t trust detoxes. I smoked today before they called me, gonna use peroxide and mouth wash before the test. We’ll see how it goes.

  • thehighroad

    I had an interview on Friday and was offered the job as long as I passed a swab test. I was given the text at about two and had last smoked at seven in the morning. I brushed my teeth and ate mints but wasn’t expecting to get drug tested so I didn’t really prepare. I’m expecting a call about the results today, I’ll let you know what happens!

  • stayhigh

    Mouth swabs are the easiest to pass just gargle with listerine right before you go and chew gum. I passed two the first one i didnt know i was suppose to take one but since i smoke cigarettes too i didnt want to smell of smoke so i brushed my teeth. It worked and i smoked a blunt right before i brushed.

  • HappySmokerGirl

    I went for my test today…….since I last posted, I’ve rinsed w/ peroxide 3 times, have been brushing like a madwoman and only drinking water….I last smoked early Tuesday morning… mouth feels ALOT cleaner!!! LOL!!! And, I think the peroxide helped whiten my teeth a bi!! Hahaha!!!!
    Anyhow, I got home about 3 hours ago & guess what the FIRST thing I did was?!?!?! I’m pretty confident I passed it, reading everything I have on here!!!
    Whoop Whoop!!! I should have the results later this week!!!
    Namiste’ Bitches!! Hahaha!!