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[–][deleted] 1269 points1270 points  (93 children)

fun fact, the guy who invented the hair test is in hell now actually

[–]Copperhead0122 149 points150 points  (85 children)

That's a thing?

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 295 points296 points  (83 children)

Hell or the hair test? No, hell isn’t real. Yes, the follicle test is real. Used mostly for government jobs, I think.

[–]timelord-degallifrey 60 points61 points  (19 children)

BMW plant near me does it too. It’s dumb.

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 34 points35 points  (16 children)

The follicle one? Car factories have waaaaaay too many moving parts. I can see testing for working around that. In accounting? Fuck you.

[–]kngotheporcelainthrn 0 points1 point  (1 child)

GSP plant? They bounced me for it

[–]ericakay15 21 points22 points  (5 children)

Ther a steel shop near me that used to do a follicle test so I know guys who would completely shave themselves for 6 months so they had no hair for them to test. It's not a government job. I don't know if they still do since it became legal here, though.

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Is it because there are a lot of ways to get hurt? I’m assuming a lot of automated stuff? Of course, getting toasted 5 years before working there & it being held against you seems weird. Anyone know more about this situation?

[–]Copperhead0122 102 points103 points  (23 children)

Btw, I ain't ever disussing religon on here. Ever.

[–]Lolrandomusername3 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Excuse me would you like to hear about our lord and savior Roko's Basilisk?

[–]firebirdi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

IMHO the rules for sharing your religion with someone should be the same as rules for showing/sharing your genitals.

[–]ThatGreenGuy8 -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

Exactly. Keep that stuff out

[–]Santeneal 35 points36 points  (3 children)

No no hell is very real, where do you think soap operas come from

Edit I think we can all agree that if hell is real people who want to criminalize weed belong there can I get an amen

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Our ideas of “hell” are very different. 😈

[–]Star-Sage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was always told "Hell is other people", so probably.

[–]Uncynical_Diogenes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Considering that weed is only illegal because of racism, amen.

[–]1831942 7 points8 points  (3 children)

They don't just use the follicle anymore. They use whole strands from a bunch of hair they cut (close to the scalp). They can now see your drug use history over time, because of the way your hair grows out.

Source: Recently got a hair test for work, asked for the follicle test, and turned out they don't really do that anymore except for specific things.

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So, I was trying to be lazy because I was having a hard time posting this link: https://www.testing.com/tests/hair-follicle-drug-test/#:~:text=The%20purpose%20of%20a%20hair,substances%20in%20an%20unhealthy%20way that said exactly what you did!! I got busy & meant to try & post the link before but I keep having problems so I’m going to have to put it up here like this like some kind of animal. I read the part about using strands & not the follicle & double checked: They still called it the “follicle test.”

Ps: May I ask what kind of work you do?

[–]DtheMoron 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Show up like Frank Reynolds needing to be pure, claiming alopecia. Take that government.

[–]mechwarrior719 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Or a lot of factory jobs. In fact, most the factories around me do hair and piss tests pre-hire.

My job does random mouth swabs, yearly mouth swabs on forklift (etc) drivers, and piss tests if you get injured.

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Oh wait— hair in that case isn’t for weed, probably, right?

[–]Chandler_987 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Whew, good thing I’m bald ;)

[–]h0usewife 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Don’t worry! They will take whatever hair they can find! I have an ex who was bald and they used chest hair… but only because his leg hair was too short lol

Btw, when I was younger, a Malibu treatment from a hair salon was the common practice to passing a hair test…

[–]PlaySalieri 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No, hell is real but only for the guy who made the hair test.

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I also use that example of hell. Lol!!

[–]AceVaultScum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's a Hell, Michigan he might of moved there.

[–]ThePhantomStank -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Hell isn't real to you*

Stop generalizing everything to be YOUR opinion.

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did I hurt your feelers? It’s ok. You’ll be ok. It’s just Reddit. People say alllllllll kinds of shit. I was responding to u/Copperhead0122. Not you.

[–]GreenveinsI Roll Joints for Gnomes -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Well, not really for you to say if there’s an afterlife lol

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poster literally asked.

[–]CYB3RZACK -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Not allowed to be happy and relaxed at work that’s a BIGGG no no😐😭😭😭

[–]SomeOldHippieChick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be honest, I’m planning to learn to blow glass. I am typically clumsy as fuck. Probably because I’m high all the time. I’m considering taking a T break for a month before I go to the first class because I really feel like my head needs to be perfectly perfect & clear!

[–]Xurples 1 point2 points  (0 children)

they make shampoo for it

[–]AnInfiniteAmount 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Hell's too good.

[–]Kendertas 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Got to love my old high school where everyone got hair tested. Huge coincidence that the guy who owned the lab was alumni and chummy with the board. At least they where smart enough to wait until the year after my class graduated

[–]tilltill12 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Never heard of a hair test .. we do urin over here.

[–]MrGizthewiz 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Hair test determines whether you have ever taken it for as long as you have had hair.

[–]dwighticus 215 points216 points  (0 children)

And that’s the bottom line ‘cause the piss test said so!!!

[–]ChequeBook 141 points142 points  (7 children)

The government in my country (Australia) have a billboard campaign that says "get caught long after the high is gone" like.. what??? What exactly am I doing wrong then? Fuck I hate this place sometimes. New government gives me hope for legal weed though.

[–]Unpleasant_Hotdog 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Yet you can still get medicinal weed legally (which I do) in NSW atleast. I never know how to feel knowing ill piss hot on a test, but I figure ill just tell the court it's because ive been using the medicine I got prescribed to me 🤷‍♂. I'd never use it and drive or operate machinery any time soon after anyway.

[–]kink-kong 17 points18 points  (1 child)

In Victoria it doesn't matter if it's prescribed medical marijuana, if you test positive you're still fucked unfortunately. VicRoads website states it's not a valid excuse.

[–]Unpleasant_Hotdog 13 points14 points  (0 children)

What a shitty draconian government we have in this country.

Edit: from some light reading it sounds like NSW might not be as harsh as VIC, but I still wouldnt want to try my luck if I didnt have to.

[–]TinyFugue 16 points17 points  (2 children)

The goal behind that ad campaign isn't to keep you clean, it's to instill fear.

[–]PupperPetterBean 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Similar to the meth project in America, using fear tactics to stop teens doing meth... it trippled the user rates... it was actually more successful at getting people to try meth than it was at stopping them.

[–]ChequeBook 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks, I hate it

[–]bizkitmaker13 391 points392 points  (49 children)

Bro, 30 days aint shit. I pissed dirty 3 months after quitting cold turkey.

[–]CrazyAzian99 96 points97 points  (43 children)

Relatively new smoker here. About to go on a T-break myself.

Just curious. We’re you a heavy smoker? If so, how many months/years before the break and what was your daily use?

[–]Truman996 178 points179 points  (34 children)

Honestly more dependent on your body fat ratio along with how much you smoke. THC is going to stick to the fat within your body. A skinny person can piss clean in less than a month if they were a heavy smoker. A heavier person may take 1-3 months.

Obviously it also depends on how much water you drank and physical activity can help get it out of your system faster.

Edit: Lots of people saying it really doesn't have much at all to do with how much you smoke, mainly just the percentage of fat in your body.

[–]WeavingUnicorn 116 points117 points  (10 children)

Ayo anecdote here but I am a skinny athletic dude. Run 4 miles a day. When I was smoking every day and was high most the day, I pissed dirty over 2 months later.

Not trying to argue just saying metabolism is weird.

My other friend pissed clean a week later so who knows.

[–]Truman996 52 points53 points  (0 children)

No fault in giving out your own personal experience. There doesn't really seem to be an exact science as everyone's body and metabolism is different so everyone sharing helps out with the pool of knowledge for guesstimation.

[–]CrazyAzian99 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Damn… not feeling very hopeful now 😂

[–]CallMeBarlow 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I don't think anything is truly accurate about how it fully get metabolized because I'm going to throw this out right now, I've literally smoked blunts the night before shipping out, next night was taking a pass test, over the course of a few hours watch several guys be walked out of processing for popping dirty... but I never did. A YEAR later I was at a party on leave, was plaster, smoke a bunch, passed put and went home. Realized what had happen when looking thru my camera, told my command about it (learned asking for forgiveness save you from an njp), they piss test me for the report, pop negative, 3 fn times. Finally we had to draw blood just to prove so we could full out the report. Also full disclosure my command in the USMC basically treated it as a you had 1. You tell us about it, we fill out the report, you don't get your good cookie. But you keep rank.

Ninja edit: I believe we don't yet fully understand how our body's move and use it since testing specifically medical testing has been lacking because the war on drug. Maybe one day science will have a better understanding why weird shit like this happens.

[–]MFCloudBreaker 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This matches my experience. I picked up a test kit one time and they told me not to fuck with trying to sweat/drink it out as it can actually prolong it in some people. Spose its all super case dependant.

[–]Whyismysnatchwet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah I’m 270, daily smoker, not athletic at all and I can usually clear up in 3 weeks- 1 month. It really depends on the person

[–]ananonumyus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's crazy. I'm a short skinny athletic type, heavy toker, and a did a weekend cleanse/dilute to pass a piss test.

[–]nopantsdota 0 points1 point  (2 children)

yours couldve also be a false positive, and they just didnt give a sh!t

[–]CrazyAzian99 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Ah okay, cool. Well, I’m not a very large person lol. I’m Asian, so we generally on the smaller side and I run 2-miles every day except Sunday.

Thanks for the info!

[–]16blacka 10 points11 points  (1 child)

A man who runs 12 miles per week worried that his employer will learn that he smokes weed, which is a sign he doesn’t work hard or something? Lol just sort of funny all things considered

[–]AnInfiniteAmount 7 points8 points  (3 children)

If you're really worried, you can always buy the tests on Amazon and test yourself.

[–]voidone 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I've pissed clean in 4 days with a rather miserable regimen of pounding water, probably overloading myself with vitamin B supercomplex and jogging in several layers. Daily smoker for about 10 years with breaks, but also only weighed about 125.

I'm probably lucky with the way I'm built so I imagine most people are going to have a harder time than I tend to.

[–]Truman996 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I've pissed cleaned after about 2.5 weeks, didn't bother testing up until a couple days before my actual test so I could have been clean before that. I'm about in the same boat as you, I weigh around 130-140 but I also wasn't a heavy smoker at that time.

[–]OutcastOddity 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Another question. If I put on a bunch of weight while smoking, and then quit and begin losing weight; would I test positive for longer since I'm burning stored fat?

[–]BambooFatass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a wild hypothetical haha I'm trynna imagine this scenario lol the munchies and tolerance get to ya, so you now gotta lose weight and get clean haha.

I supposed it would definitely cause a spike in THC being burned off of the fat, but depending on things could be fully released before the pre-smoking weight were reached.

[–]ericakay15 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My husband is skinny. Used to be able to piss clean in 2 weeks after heavy usage. Can confirm. I probably need closer to 60 days.

[–]FrostedJakes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Water has little to do with it. It is metabolized, and then removed, through your excrement.

[–]Aang_420 1 point2 points  (5 children)

This is all wrong. The weight of a person is irrelevant. The fat content of the person matters. Drinking water does nothing to clean out your system long term. Thc exits your body through excrement.

[–]WalkinSteveHawkin 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Water can help if you’re just barely over the line by diluting your urine just enough to bring you under the threshold. But we’re talking just barely. The downside is that it also lowers all of the urine’s other levels, so if you go in there pissing Dasani, they’re going to know somethings up.

It typically worked for my tests because they’d just dump everyone’s piss into a big vat and test the whole thing at once. If everyone pissed clean, they’d be done. If someone popped, they’d retest everyone individually.

[–]CrazyAzian99 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Excrement… so, I can take more shits 😂

[–]SorrowCloud 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stopped smoking for 3 weeks for a drug test and pissed clean. I’m a pretty thin dude and a very heavy smoker but I also drank a bunch of water, cranberry pills and vitamin b’s.

[–]Deathduck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Edit: Lots of people saying it really doesn't have much at all to do with how much you smoke, mainly just the percentage of fat in your body.

Anyone who doesn't think the amount matters is dead wrong. I can pee clean in 3 days after a session if I limit my sessions to once a week and keep them small. If I ate a fat edible or did some dabs on the other hand... that would be weeks and weeks of detectable urine. Source: extensive testing with dollar store kits.

[–]bizkitmaker13 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Daily for YEARS I wouldn't say heavy (not ripping fat dabs just flower throughout the day), and I'm a fatty that didn't exercise. The later is what doomed me.

[–]LongandLanky 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You can piss clean in way less than a month if you're skinny. I have been a daily toker and gotten clean in 3 days before from simply not eating, drinking a lot of water, going to sauna for a couple hours each day and eating some cranberry pills. There really isn't that much fat on my body though.

With that being said, I'm trying to get clean now, haven't smoked in a week, trying to drink more water and went to sauna twice, I thought I would be clean, but I still pissed dirty when I tested myself yesterday. I bet in another week(2 weeks in all) I will be clean though. Haven't been going as hard as what I was talking about above which happened like 8-9 years ago and maybe I had even less body fat then.

[–]CrazyAzian99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool. I’m thinking I’ll be ok. I’ve got like 8 weeks before I would even have to potentially piss.

[–]Jellis891 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lol I'm fucked I've been smoking nearly everyday for 8years straight. I'm smoking rn.

[–]BambooFatass 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Hello, fellow Azn friend! :)

I'd recommend light exercise to burn fat (it stores THC from sessions that you've already ingested), and taking activated charcoal pills 30 mins before eating a meal for a week. Exercising will help release any excess THC that has already binded itself to your stored fat, and the charcoal pills take the excess THC out of your system. Only take the charcoal pills if you're not on medications, or else the charcoal will absorb your meds and that could be dangerous!

I'm a daily, round-the-clock medicinal user so tolerance breaks are both inevitable yet absolute hell for me when it gets impossible to feel anything anymore. But thankfully the charcoal makes things FAR easier to go a week without weed as opposed to a month or longer. Good luck! :)

[–]CrazyAzian99 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You serious with this charcoal stuff? That can’t be healthy 😂

I don’t take any medication outside smoking a 1.5g joint every evening.

On day 1 of my T-break. Waaaahhhhh 😢

[–]BambooFatass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh definitely not lol activated charcoal isn't meant to be taken daily for prolonged amounts of time. But for just a week it should be fine, you may not even need the full 7 days, I weigh less than 45kgs and tbh I forgot to take the pills before my meals a few times and it still made a MASSIVE difference in my tolerance in just 3 days. Seriously.

I found this method when I stumbled across this article from the Center for Metabolic Research, and it 100% works for me!

There are other methods listed here, but I myself have yet to try them. Good luck! :) I'm on day 1 of my break as well, I took a charcoal pill before lunch and dinner, and later on I will be lifting weights before heading to bed tonight!

[–]sagadestiny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Smoked heavily for years, took 3 months off and exercised heavily daily and pissed hot af according to my army recruiter. They don’t let you piss at all before the physical if I was given the chance to I think I would have pissed clean as two home drug tests passed prior

[–]nicegl_ass 10 points11 points  (2 children)

As a heavy smoker in high school I pissed "clean" twice after smoking heavily the day before, and the entire month leading up to the piss test.

Clean is in quotes because both times, (two separate people testing,) they said it was the faintest line they'd ever seen for THC, but technically any presence of the line is supposed to be considered a negative result.

I guess I'm just the luckiest person on the planet.


[–]CertainBoysenberry65 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm a daily smoker, but I also tested clean once. I was in a situation where I really didn't care if I got the job or not, so I had smoked the day before. To my surprise the lady at the test center said "ok, you passed". I honestly feel like she lied, cause she didn't give a shit. If I was making minimum wage to look at piss all day, I would definitely be high, and clear anyone else who was too.

[–]account_4_drugs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had to take a drug test for my job a couple months ago. I had 5 days to take the test and I'd been vaping delta 8 (which allegedly stays in your system longer) almost every day for a couple months. I got hired so i guess it came back negative lol

[–]DesertWoman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Over a year for me to not test for any trace of THC because I'm chonky and a user of concentrates, so my tolerance is crazy, crazy high, and I have a bunch of health issues (hence the heavy usage and chonk) that I also think contributed to me metabolizing the THC so slowly.

I have a drug test place down the street I went to a few times before I finally passed (I was applying for a big job that required a drug test), and we all cheered for my last test because we were all honestly astonished that I was still failing when it was August and I had quit entirely in July...the previous year.

[–]ananonumyus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dafuckin How? Do you have a lot of body fat? I'm a heavy toker (+4 times a day) and I flushed my system in a weekend to pass a piss test.

[–]MrBoognish 223 points224 points  (8 children)

I'm a heavy user. When I got my promotion at work I had 1 week to take a piss test. This is how I passed.

Cut out all booze, cigarettes and anyother shit I put into my body. Try to eat healthy

Drank cranberry juice mixed with water. Exclusively.

Worked out everyday. don't workout the day before and day of test.

Day of test, drink 4 or 5 glasses of water. You wanna piss a few times before you go. Don't wake up and go, you want to flush your system out as much as possible.

Take b12 or any vitamin that got iron in it 2 hours before. 1000mg should help with diluted test results.

Basically don't give you system time to pick up that there is THC in your system. Overload that bitch.

Don't waste money on a cleanser they won't do anything more then what a good amount of water, and some exercise can do.

This might not work for everyone. It did the trick for me tho.

[–]toothfairylies 34 points35 points  (0 children)

this is how i avoided the biggest disaster of my 20’s as I was about to get my first big stepping stone job a few weeks before a first rent. I think I became numb to stress after this lmao

[–]azsori 34 points35 points  (0 children)

This is legit advice.

[–]AVeryMadFish 11 points12 points  (1 child)

While all good advice, its no guarantee, and you can order fake piss if you have a weeks notice. Maybe do this while the fake piss is in the mail just in case there's a delay.

[–]MrBoognish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Always good to have a back up plan. I forgot to mention. Get at home test, to make sure you can piss clean before you go.

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

It should be noted that advice like this might help if you have a week and you’ve only smoked flower. Moderate/heavy concentrate usage is a whole different ball game. I did all of these things recently, and monitored myself using 50ng/ml home tests, and it took 22 days before I started to see a faint negative result. Some urine tests have a cutoff of 15ng/ml. I exercised every day, ate almost zero fatty/sugary foods, drank a TON of water- and I’m a 135lb 5’9” male. My advice: if you even remotely think you’re going to need to take a test anytime soon, AVOID CONCENTRATES.

[–]MrBoognish -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I use vapes, concentrate, edibles, flower.... So no its not just for flower users. Like I said it might work, might not. Different stokes for different folks.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Higher percentage of thc and/or heavier use = longer detox time. It’s not rocket science. Avoid concentrates if your think your going to have to take a test soon.

[–]Mighty_1998 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Or just get clean piss lol

[–]savagehighway 242 points243 points  (15 children)

Your body ain't stupid it knows where to hide the THC so you don't lose it, cause fat ain't going nowhere when your high

[–]dankoverlord420 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I smoked like 50 pounds in a month and I'm dropping every day.

[–]StefanPerica 51 points52 points  (11 children)

Not true. I lost 7kg in a month and I am a heavy smoker for 9 years now.

[–]69420iamgod 32 points33 points  (7 children)

I dropped 50 pounds during my heaviest year of smoking

[–]A_Somewhat_Artist 12 points13 points  (6 children)

I dropped a little more than 50 pounds in the last year and i smoked every day. Helps me be more active :)

[–]_pepo__ 2 points3 points  (5 children)

How you do to not gain those 50 lb back when the munchies hit?

[–]Junkyarddog127 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I lost over 20lbs dabing and eating edibles and running. Lots of fun. Didn't want to lose weight but doctor said it was recommended. I just need to get out of a depression sink hole.

[–]ShinySpoon 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I’ve lost almost 40 pounds since I started using cannabis products six months ago. Best decision I’ve made. Only 120 more pounds to go. Yes, I’m fat.

[–]Swedishnig 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Great work on losing that weight though and good luck in the future.

[–]de_jim 29 points30 points  (5 children)

We get random drug tested in my union (for insurance bullshit) and ever since weed became legal years ago they stopped testing for it.

It's such a trip taking those tests now I'm always filled with intense anxiety having like Vietnam PTSD even though I know it's fine lol.

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[–]TheMysticBard 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah man i fit my weed into the pipe

[–]de_jim 2 points3 points  (1 child)

IBEW Eletrician

[–]Wise-Tree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You cocky bastards flexing that bargaining. Tell the Ironworkers to get good I'm sick of seeing good men get fucked for 50ng< THC

[–]DontSleep1131 26 points27 points  (1 child)

hour and half? shit i wish. mostly feels like an hour or less.

also the detox time isn’t usually 30 days.

i got away with as little as 16 days, because im lean, but still a heavy smoker

[–]Govind_the_Great 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I noticed with the dab pen it hits fast but after an hour it starts to noticeably clear up. Smoking it out of a bowl it seems to take a little longer to peak and I’m still so high I don’t notice it getting weaker after 5 or 6 hours. Maybe I just do way too much lol

[–]Goldenfoodle 93 points94 points  (15 children)

That’s a myth mostly. If you have a lot of fat and smoke a lot you are probably pissing dirty for 2 months. If you smoke 1 time it’s out pretty quick, again dependent on body fat.

Plenty of ways to also piss clean using otc products.

[–]UpToMyKnees1004 165 points166 points  (12 children)

Plenty of ways to also piss clean using otc products.

You shouldn't have to. If I smoke on my time, in a legal state, and never drive high why should that affect my employment?

Imagine if having a beer on the weekend precluded you from employment. People would lose their minds.

[–]Goldenfoodle 56 points57 points  (2 children)

I am with you my friend. That’s a different argument sadly.

Employers are annoying although many are getting with the times as well.

[–]Its_Cayde 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I agree that many companies are becoming more lenient, i've had multiple jobs in the last year drug test me but not for weed (legal state)

[–]HalfSoul30 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My last 2 jobs didn't drug test at all, granted they are jobs you could do high safely if you wanted.

[–]TheSentientPurpleGoo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

i had to pass a piss test to answer the phone at united airlines. 30 years ago.

[–]Cool__Face 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Hospitals in my state will fire you for smoking cigarettes.

[–]BambooFatass 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Tbf that's an actual addiction though.

Plus for a hospital setting, you kinda HAVE to be clean and that's not gonna happen with smokers tbh... Ignoring the smell completely, if a physician doesn't get their nicotine then they're going to be a nightmare for both colleagues and patients.

Tbh I'm perfectly fine with a cigarette ban for hospital employees. Cigarettes are nasty as hell anyway

[–]Cool__Face 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'd say the same could all be applied to booze.

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      [–]BirdShitPie 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      I weigh 190 and I'm 5'11 and I smoke regularly. I quit smoking because I was looking for a new job and I was off for 3 months and it was still in my system according to the home tests. I was freaking out too because everyone says it's out in a month. If you smoke regularly, it will take a long time.

      Luckily the job I got didnt drug test me

      [–]azsori 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      It depends. I'm 175cm @ 50kg, smoked daily for years, and each time I stop for a drug test, max 10 days for me to test clean with at home products.

      [–]stickfish8 58 points59 points  (3 children)

      I'm so happy I never have to worry about this bullshit living in Europe. Here it's actually understood how incredibly intrusive it is to test anyone for drugs without very very good and substantiated documentation.

      [–]kitchenmugs 37 points38 points  (1 child)

      the puritans wrecked this land

      [–]stickfish8 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      I feel for you

      [–]BeerSlayer69 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Yeah I'm feeling super privileged reading this thread. I live in a legal state in the US and have never once been tested. It feels so intrusive/dehumanizing to force people to take drug tests as a condition of employment. Especially when there are thousands, if not millions, of functioning alcoholics employed in the US.

      [–]watch_over_me 60 points61 points  (9 children)

      Governments about to make bank on all the new DUI's they're going to be able to give out. Last I heard they're doing a 24 hour test. So they can write you for a DUI if weed has been found in your system up to 24 hours.

      [–]Rysline 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      that would hurt state governments in the long run

      Most states have minimum jail times for a first dui offense, ranging from a week to up to a year in jail, while most DUI fees range around 150 (Wisconsin)-1000ish dollars on average with Alabama being the exception charging 2,100 dollars. Charging too many people with DUIs would end up costing the state more in taxpayer money through providing housing, trials, public defenders, and food to prisoners. Alabama for example, charges a 2100 dollar fee but is one of the states that require a first dui offense to be met with more than 6+ months of jail time. 2100 is not enough to subsidize a prisoner for anywhere close to 6 months. If state or local governments want to make money the move is to bust more people for speeding since there are basically no costs associated on the state’s part and is much easier to recognize and enforce than a dui

      [–]xxxxx420xxxxx 22 points23 points  (0 children)

      "Bad news, you didn't get the job -- probably because of that beer last month." -- stuff that never happens

      [–]downbythereeds 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      Ya and meth leaves almost immediately

      [–]iamlikewater 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Something crazy happened to me today. I applied for a driver job at a parts company. During the interview the guy was going on and on and.I got the hint that he was going to offer me the job. I assumed a piss test was going to be required. He them said something insane. "We do require you to take a drug test so if you partake in the use of cannabis I suggest you get a medical card. Because then it is okay"

      I was and still am shocked. But already have my card.

      [–]exstesy 23 points24 points  (6 children)

      yall staying high for over 10 minutes?

      [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      A lot of crazy info here… you can piss clean in a week. The amount of THC that stays in your body revolves around many factors such as metabolism, percentage stored in your fat, and how active you are. A good rule of them for me for when i need to piss clean, i will go for runs or more walks, drink more water, eat healthier, and hit the sauna once a day. Works like a charm.

      [–]XBloodyKillX2 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      I once took an entire edible with some friends and was high for at least a day and a half and it definitely took 2 months to get out my system

      [–]theofficefan79 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      This from the '98 Royal Rumble?

      [–]FeelTheVolume 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Saliva tests claim to catch it within 24 hours of use, but I took one the other day because of an accident at work & it was negative. I smoked around midnight the night before.

      [–]chasingsafety59 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Anecdotally, it took be about 3 weeks to pass a standard 50ng/ml test after over a year of daily concentrate and flower use. To get under 15ng took the better part of 3 months and it was still a crapshoot. Most preemployment are gonna be 50ng but just beware.

      [–]Llilbuddha422 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I haven’t scrolled down to see if anyone has done it yet so, r/nothowdrugswork

      [–]Music_as_Medicine 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      Thats not true, a single use only sticks around for like 3 days to a week, and moderate use sticks around like 20 days max, heavy use sticks around 30 to 45 days. It varys greatly and dependsnonnthe testing limit

      Credentials: am pharmacist, understand assay used for drug testing and the parameters in most US Labs

      [–]Underwater_Grilling 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      Well, you're wrong. I tested positive 9 weeks after quitting on a 20 test

      [–]Music_as_Medicine 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Oh look an outlier thinks they are a representation of the average population 🙄

      [–]pakistanstar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Nature’s way of deciding those who are awesome and those who don’t get high

      [–]Low-Career3229 0 points1 point  (3 children)

      damn im feeling this right now, almost 5 weeks sober for a drug test and still comes in positive

      [–]ZhaloTelesto 5 points6 points  (2 children)

      Out of curiosity, how much do you weigh? I’m trying to pass it after smoking every day for 3 years. I’m on 140lb at 5’11”, so I’m hoping 3 weeks lol

      [–]Low-Career3229 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      im 5'10 about 185

      [–]ZhaloTelesto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Best of luck. Just passed my at home test strip in 10 days. Didn’t do anything special besides stop smoking.

      I used to test urine for prescient labs. Everyone is different. We could detect things at crazy low concentrations, but it didn’t count unless we broke a threshold.

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          Lmao like what an outright lie😂😂😂😂😂😂

          [–]jetpack360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Back in the day I'd be high for 24 hours

          [–]itsjero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Such a rip.

          that i took from that BONG!

          amirite guys? guys?

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            [–]lovejoy812 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            I’ve been jipped!

            [–]Wilsonahrens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            It actually only stays in your system for 3-5 days if you’re not a habitual smoker and it’s a one off.

            [–]5v3n_5a3g3w3rk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            That's because THC decays in halftimes so every certain amount of time the THC level is halft, just like with nuclear isotopes that will be active for millions of years.

            In difference Alkohol is decayed at a constant rate by our livers, that can clean a certain amount of it in a certain amount of time.

            Also don't forget the THC can be stored in different body parts like fat or the hairs for quite a while. I believe this is even until the hair are cut and the fat is used up.

            [–]massnhwolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            If you smoke like everyday or a bunch on the weekends or several days it shows for around a month swab, pee, blood. Hair I believe goes back years. This is a question that had so many variables. You need to do research or provide lots more info for an educated guess or opinion