You might ask yourself how long THC could stay in your system and how to pass a drug test if you’ve applied for a new job, landed an offer but realize it’s conditional on passing a drug test. Not just that, but lots of jobs often conduct random drug tests on their employees.
If you’re starting a new job at a company that does conduct drug tests often, you might want to familiarize yourself with methods that could help speed up the process of ridding your body of THC traces.
A drug test can come in a variety of different ways, most popular being a urine test. There is also a hair sample, saliva and blood test option. We don’t ever recommend or condone submitting false samples for tests, but if you are looking to rid your body of cannabinoid traces more quickly compared to just waiting it out, we’ve listed 4 different natural detox methods that are recommended often by recreational drug users.
4 Ways to Pass A Drug Test The Natural Way
Lemon Juice And Water
In general, lemon is considered to be a citrus fruit that works as a wonderful detox medium, not just for cannabinoid use. Lemons contain a high amount of antioxidants and a vast amount of vitamins, minerals and more. Lemon has the ability to completely flush out THC traces from your system in a relatively easy way.
Recipe: 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 500ml water
Instructions: Consume lemon juice once every day for 10 days leading up to the drug test.
One of the most commonly talked about and recommended methods to detox from THC is the use of cranberry juice. There is not a lot of research that has gone into this, but lots of cannabinoid consumers swear by this method.
Before trying this method, if you’ve never consumed cranberry juice, make sure that you don’t have any cranberry related allergies.
Try to find cranberry juice that does not contain a lot of sugar and fructose, but is high in cranberry juice concentrate. Consume 4 liters of cranberry juice in the week leading up to the scheduled drug test.
Again, a good idea might be to have some DIY drug test kits you can take at home after your detox to ensure you pass the official test.
Apple cider Vinegar
One of the more recent and up-ad-coming methods of detoxing your body (from anything really) is apple cider vinegar. There are many benefits that come with consuming apple cider vinegar, but one sticks out in the form of helping rid your body of cannabinoid traces.
The main reason why this natural solution helps speed up the detox process, is because it contains antibacterial properties. Not only that, but apple cider vinegar is one of the few natural remedies to help rid your hair of metabolites that are the cause of testing positive for a hair drug test.
You can either mix 1 cup of water and a half cup of apple cider vinegar for consumption, or mix a half a cup of water and a half a cup of apple cider vinegar and apply it to your hair. Let it sit for a few minutes and rinse it off.
Mouthwash (Swab test only)
Mouth swab tests are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to urine tests. Mouth swab tests are most often used as last minute tests and act more as a sting operation due to the fact that a mouth swab test is only able to pick up consumption up to a few hours. This will tell employers that you are actively consuming hemp or marijuana, rather than having traces from several weeks ago.
A swab test mainly looks for THC traces, while other drug tests have the ability to pick up other substances. If you have a last minute swab test come up, stop smoking for 24 hours. This should enough to pass the test. Rid remaining traces with mouthwash and you should be good to go.
How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?
In order to know how to pass a drug test, you first have to know a little bit more about the different drug tests that are often used by employers.
Labs use highly reliable equipment and metrics to determine if you have traces of cannabinoids in your system. The following 4 methods are most frequently used.
- Urine Drug Test: 30-45 days
- Blood Test: 45-60 days
- Hair Test: 90-120 days
- Saliva/Swab Test: 1-7 days
Urine Drug Test
Most often, you’ll find that employers request you to conduct a urine test. This involves you going to a lab and providing them with your urine sample so they can run a test on your sample that checks for a variety of things and should indicate whether you have traces of psychoactive substances in your body.
Urine drug tests can’t be taken at home and mailed in, and you’re not allowed to bring in the sample to the lab. You have to pee in a designated room (often a bathroom) so the lab technician can witness you provided the urine sample at the lab itself and there has been no room for cheating the system where you bring in an alternate sample that does not contain substances in order to cheat the system and pass the test.
The most effective method in order to check if someone has substances in their blood would be through a blood this. It’s the most unpleasant method in order to conduct a blood test, but most definitely the most accurate.
Keep in mind that if you are asked to conduct a blood drug test that this method is able to detect traces of substances the longest in comparison to a urine test or any other method.
A hair test is the least frequently used method since it is able to pick up on metabolites lingering in the hair for many months after the consumption of cannabis or hemp. This means that if a user tried cannabis, didn’t like it and hasn’t used it since several months, traces could still show up and a hair test could still result in a positive drug test.
This test is rarely used since the use of marijuana or hemp can only be detected through saliva within hours of consumption. Anything past several days of non-consumption won’t be detectable, unlike the other above mentioned tests. To be sure, give it a few extra days, and you should be more than fine.
What If You Don’t Have Time To Pass A Drug Test?
There might come a time when you are scheduled for a last minute drug test. There are other non-natural methods one can use to speed up this process, though we recommend that to be safe and ensure substance use does not show up on a drug test, you leave plenty of time in between your last use and the date of the drug test.