How Long Does Weed Stay In Your Saliva

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How long does THC stay in your saliva drug test? Saliva drug test detection times for THC. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana. The simple answer is that THC can be detected for 24-72 hours after your last use of Cannabis products. Unlike urine tests, for example, which test for THC-COOH, the major metabolite of THC, the saliva test looks for the actual THC itself.

How Does Mouth Swab Drug Test work?

This test is also called a saliva test or oral fluids test. A test swab is used to collect a specimen of saliva for testing. The specimen can be tested for other drugs such as cocaine, opiates, methamphetamines, and PCP as well as alcohol. The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your mouth and then immediately testing it. The results are also available immediately.

How To Clear THC From Your Saliva?

How to pass a mouth swab drug test for weed. If you have a planned test coming up, the best remedy to beat the test is to quit smoking. It’s also helpful to brush your teeth diligently, three or four times a day, for a couple of days beforehand, while paying extra close attention to the gums, cheeks, and tongue. Chewing gum or sucking on citrusy, acidic lozenges have also been suggested as ways to increase saliva production and dilute the THC. Detox gums such as Oral Clear saliva neutralizing gum are also available but they are also quite expensive.

If you’re short on time, try eating a decent-sized meal of high-fat foods. Remember, fat cells absorb THC and they can carry it out of your saliva and into your stomach.

Then, shortly before your test, you could try rinsing your mouth out with lemon juice, vinegar, or a hydrogen peroxide solution (0.3%). There are also commercially available mouthwash products that you can buy from sources such as Amazon that can act as an immediate cleanser and mask the THC in your saliva, but these only work for a period of 30 minutes maximum. Hopefully, that’s all the time you will need! Some users of commercially available mouthwashes complain that their use changes their taste buds and makes certain drinks and foods taste bad.

Which Employers  Use Mouth Swab Drug Test?

A variety of companies use mouth swab tests to screen their employees for drugs and some of these tests are regulated by state or federal laws. After urine testing, mouth swab testing of saliva is the most common type of employment or pre-employment testing. Employers are increasingly turning to saliva testing because it is non-invasive, easy to perform, gives immediate results and is difficult to fake. Drug testing is mainly used in association with union agreements, or in areas of employment where safety is critical such as transportation, energy, and construction.

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