guys, i've never smoked marijuana but after graduating last month in mid-august, i went on a trip with a few college friends and i smoked a joint or so.
its mid-sept now, how long will it take for THC to clear the system? ive only ever smoked it once..
im really afraid my offer will be rescinded because of this stupid act
plz help :( anything i can do? cuz i got a urine test coming up soon
but if i get caught, should i lie about it or tell the truth that it was only a 1 time event?
Types of Drug Tests
As with the application process, job applications may require you to be screened for a drug and alcohol test prior to being hired. There are a variety of different types of drug tests, such as:
- Breathalyzer test
- Urine test (most popular)
- Hair test
- Blood test
Smoking Weed/Marijuana Concerns With Drug Tests
Typically urine tests are conducted for THC and, any have concerns that they will fail the drug test because they smoked marijuana before. Fear not as a number of factors come into play that can improve your chances of passing. @sayandarula gives an example
keep in mind that one major factor is level of body fat, as THC tends to be stored in the fat. rigorous cardiovascular exercise and sweating should help reduce chances of failing the test.
Another factor to keep in mind is hydration as it can help with flushing the body, try to drink a bottle of water every hour before your test. Finally, time is the biggest component. Some users say that one time smokers will be clean in a matter of days, while habitual smokers will take a month at least. However, THC eventually will leave your body in around 2-3 weeks.
Hair or Follicle Drug Tests
Notoriously, hair testing is the most accurate and the hardest to clean traces of drug usage. Follicle tests can detect:
- Marijuana (THC)
- Methamphetamine (amphetamine & ecstasy)
- Phencyclidine (pcp)
The reason why most individuals fail this test is because drug traces lie inside the hair shaft itself, which is very difficult to clean. Although there are detox shampoos which you can buy, be cautious as only a few work as claimed.
Drugs Screening for Jobs - Blood Tests
Similar to hair tests, blood tests are possibly the most effective drug tests but are easier to pass than urine tests. The reason why blood tests are easier to pass is because they have a much smaller window to detect drug usage. Blood tests can only detect drugs that have been using within the past 1-2 days. However, if administered within the detection window, it's virtually impossible to beat.
If there is something you'd like to add, either with your own experience or another recommendation to beat drug tests, please comment below!