9/13/11

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im really afraid my offer will be rescinded because of this stupid act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:

  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Opiates
  • 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!

Comments (35)

9/13/11

usually up to 30 days for a urine test. if you are seriously afraid of failing the test, you can take a practice test on your own to see if you will pass/fail

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9/13/11

You're fine. If you only smoked once and its been a month it should be out of your system in 3ish weeks. Take a home-drug test if you're really paranoid

9/13/11

thanks. any ideas what this home drug test is called?

but if i get caught, should i lie about it or tell the truth that it was only a 1 time event?

9/13/11
PIGS:

thanks. any ideas what this home drug test is called?

but if i get caught, should i lie about it or tell the truth that it was only a 1 time event?

Just go to a drug store and ask someone who works there which ones they carry.

patternfinder:

Of course, I would just buy in scales.

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9/13/11

Wow..looking forward to some answers by fellow monkies

9/13/11

Unrelated to pot, but related to peeing, check this out:

http://metro.co.uk/weird/875317-eel-removed-fr...

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9/13/11

You should be fine. If it was your first time, it should be out of your system within two weeks.

9/13/11

you're fine. if you have smoked once in your life it will be out of your system in a matter of days. habitual use can take around a month or so.

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9/13/11

you're definately fine. It takes 2 to 14 days to get it out of your system via the urine test, so unless it's tomorrow you're good. Be thankful it wasn't a hair test, those last for months.

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9/13/11

when is your test? you should be fine, especially since it was only once.

if you're paranoid and want to improve chances of passing this thing, 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.

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9/13/11

Shave your head too, a decent haircut can work wonders if they ask for a hair sample.

Alternatively, I can give you a bag of drug free urine if required. Will require PS2 for my bottle of coke and P&P fees.

9/13/11

As long as you aren't fat you are probably fine.

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9/13/11

drink water

9/13/11

Relax, Cheech. You probably didn't smoke enough to register on a test later that day. But for fuck's sake, stick to coke. It's much more "banker" and it's out of your system lickety-split. What are you, a fucking hippie? Get your shit together, man.

9/13/11

30 days? No lol...urine tests can only go back 3-10 days..you're fine.

Hair tests on the other hand...................youre fucked

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9/13/11

You're fine. Hair test you fail along with 90% of people on this board.

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9/13/11
blackfinancier:

You're fine. Hair test you fail along with 90% of people on this board.

I've passed a hair test before with only 4 weeks clean. Anything is possible and impossible is nothing.

@ OP - stop worrying so much, you'll pass that shit without any issues.

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9/13/11
PIGS:

im really afraid my offer will be rescinded because of this stupid act

God damnit, I hate it when people say shit like this because they smoked weed. Nobody except for huge tools thinks that smoking weed is stupid.

It should've been out about 3 days after you smoked if it was your first time smoking and you didn't smoke too much.

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9/13/11
scottj19x89:
PIGS:

im really afraid my offer will be rescinded because of this stupid act

God damnit, I hate it when people say shit like this because they smoked weed. Nobody except for huge tools thinks that smoking weed is stupid.

It should've been out about 3 days after you smoked if it was your first time smoking and you didn't smoke too much.

It is fucking stupid. Getting a job is hard enough, so why the fuck would you screw it up?

Understand that I think weed should be legalized, but as long as it remains illegal don't smoke: its not worth it.

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9/13/11
9/13/11

If you really are a first time smoker, and only smoked 1 time, than you are golden. That would have been flushed out of your system in 2-5 days.

It's a problem if you have been a frequent smoker. Then your weight and metabolism come into play -- every body is different, but even heavy (daily) smokers can get clean in 10 - 30 days.

If you are really worried though, run like a mother fucker and sweat it out. Drink creatine daily starting a week before the test and ending 2-3 days before the test to raise your urine gravitation level. The day before the test, drink 8 ounces of water every 30 min starting 3 hours before the test and stopping 30 min before the test. Pop some vitamin B pills beforehand to make your urine yellow. Diluting has never failed me, you just have to be smart about it.

9/13/11

Agree with everyone else telling you not to worry. You are absolutely fine. I would only worry slightly if it was a hair test.

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9/13/11

Lol, friend of mine asked if he could have some of my urine for a test before, I swapped it for a pregnant woman's. Haha. Too bad he didn't use it, would've been pretty epic.

Anyway, I agree with the above. You should be fine as long as they don't use ridiculous metrics like some places. Besides, it's not like you're a stoner, and I've seen those guys pass urine tests before.

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9/13/11

forgot to ask.... are you male or female? THC sticks around in the female body much longer. if you're a chick, please send nude photos so i can make a proper assessment of your risk level.

::fingers crossed::

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9/14/11
sayandarula:

forgot to ask.... are you male or female? THC sticks around in the female body much longer. if you're a chick, please send nude photos so i can make a proper assessment of your risk level.

::fingers crossed::

LOL

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  • 12/10/15

I'm 5,9 and 238 I smoked last Saturday like 3 blunts but didn't inhale hard at all and it was my first time smoking.. How long will it take THC to clear from my system it has been 5 days already

12/10/15

I'm extremely thin... supposedly this matters in the calculation?

12/10/15

Go to gnc buy cranberry pills. drink as much water as possible. You could probably pass a piss test tomorrow.

12/10/15

Use google to find a better community for this sort of question. This thing obviously comes up a lot for a lot of people, and the experts on this subject are not here.

12/10/15

if the last time you smoked was march 9th and you only did it once, and you arent a habitual user then youll be totally fine when it comes time to take your test

5/17/17

Okay can anyone help me? I smoked weed once, I hit it a couple of times. It was on May 14. I have to pee for my dad into this thing for his job ( He smokes as well ) but the only problem is i don't know if my system is clean. I drink cranberry juice Tuesday night. I don't if that helps or not, but can anyone tell me if it will come out positive or not? I really don't want to get caught. ( I'm 15) And I was being stupid and I shouldn't have done it. I just need an answer ):

5/17/17

ill give u an exact answer as my roommate is in medical school at an IVY, if u can explain to WSO, briefly, why u are 15 and the first forum that came to ur mind when u made ur account five mins ago was WSO

5/17/17

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