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!
  • gordan

    I have a mouth wash and brushed my teeth

  • emmy

    I smoked marijuana like 1 week and 2 days ago…..i had to take a swab drug test today for a new job do u think I passed ??? I been brushing my teeth but haven’t used mouthwash.

  • gettingthisjob

    Just smoked at like 12pm today on wednesday, have a saliva test tomorrow at 1pm, will post an update

    • reese

      Did you pass?? I find out tomorrow if I passed mine or not but they sent mine to lab and I’m super freaking out about it

  • scared as hell

    Need advice I smoked last night around midnight and I got a surprise saliva test today for a good job…..what are the chances that I will pass??

  • reese

    Hey I smoked around 9pm Saturday night and got popped with unexpected interview for full-time position at 11am on Sunday. I took a charcoal pill after I smoked, brushed my teeth with peroxide, had altoids almost all morning and swished soapy water right before I went in there. Do you think I will pass??? Really needing this to pass due to divorce going on now and need the job for my two kids. Only down fall is the stuff I smoked was some stinky kill high thc however I really don’t have any fat on me, pretty thin girl….

    • Dyl

      you should be fine, when I passed mine I smoked the day before. Just make sure to use mouthwash that contains alcohol and brush your teeth a FEW times before the test. I have also herd that sodas like Coke and Pepsi/Dr.Pepper help with masking. All I did was brush and use mouthwash before heading to the test, and then I swished some pepsi around my mouth for a minute or so before heading inside to take the test. You should know weather or not you passed on the scene. If its anything like mine it looks a bit like a pregnancy test and colored lines will show up indicating a pass or fail for certain substances. Good luck and don’t sweat it!

      • reese

        They sent it to the lab. Im scheduled to go back to work on Friday. Just more worried about whats gonna happen if I lose this job.

        • Chris

          Listerine strips are the best with peroxide

          • reese

            The only gas station I could stop at didn’t have Listerine strips, I’ve heard those are the best too, altoids were the closest thing they had to a Listerine strip so I got those. Better than nothing I guess.

    • Chris Drew

      U should pass

      • reese

        You think so even if they send it to a lab???

  • Geniusidiotstoner

    Okay so I smoked like a chimney yesterday and thought I had a urine test ( I was prepared for so it was a problem ) but I get here to find out it was a oral salvia test and got pretty discouraged .. Maintained deemnor though and he guy was very cool even made some weed references himself but stopped smoking around 7-8 and was smoking only ciggerettes and its tradioton before I go to bed to throughly brush and use peroxide and obviously when I awoke I brushed throughly and had a few cigs on the way to the test only to find it was oral but from the looks of it I shouldn’t be worried and I’m seeing that perioxide is actually recommended in this situation so is there anyone with similar situations that has passed ?

  • Don Hamm

    Listerine strips will do the trick also

    • Jordan

      I will have stopped smoking for 59 hrs by the time I take my mouth swab to get hired in. Will I pass?

  • Dario Luque

    I smoked Sunday at 2pm didn’t smoke for about 36 hours after, I mouth washed a bunch of times and peroxide rinsed a few times Sunday an Monday . And did each right before my test Tuesday morning, any one think I passed? I’m a lil worried cause it was sent to the lab!

    • BacDaFucUp

      I had a drug test i wasnt expecting on on thursday and smoked a gram blunt wednesday night with a friend. I PASSED. IDK how honestly. I do brush my teeth at night and day so i think that may have been what saved me. So if you thoroughly cleaned your mouth you may be fine

      • Dario Luque

        You were right thanks I passed! The brushing an rinsing day before and right at before the test helped!

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    • ag

      I recently smoked yesterday around 10am and took a test at 11pm that day and forgot to brush you think i passed?

  • reese

    So tomorrow is the big day, my swab should be back from the lab. I’m still scared shitless however everyone says to remain positive it’s not their job on the line. Wish me luck that I pass, needing this job BAD!!!!

  • bonnie

    I smoked a joint for the first time one month before a salvia drug test, will I still pass?