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Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:05 PM

UPDATE: Hey, my pot smoking friends. Give me your best guess.

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Update: Anyone interested, last Thursday bought a drug test at Walmart and it showed negative. Friday I went down to take the pee test and found out today that I passed. Yea me. I start Friday. Hoops to jump thru to get a job. Thanks for everyone's help, telling me about the tests sold in stores and giving me the confidence taking the test with all the information provided in this thread.

I have a job I am starting 11/15 and there is a drug test, urine. I have only done it once before and I know it came up that I had done pot because I was smoking almost daily and just a couple days before I took the test, but they hired me anyway. That was 3 months ago. I got another job and I will have to do another test. I do not think this job will hire me if I come up with pot. Upside is I haven't felt like pot for a couple three months. I ate an edible a couple times in Aug, none in Sept. Oct a friend came over on 10/9. Two puffs from a joint and less than a week after that I had an edible. And I have not had any since, I do not think. Maybe one more edible somewhere around beginning of Oct but I do not think so.

I have not done the test enough to have experience how it will show. I know we do not know, and all kinds of factors involved but what is you best guess on this test. I do not want to quit the current job if I do not pass this test, for sure. But I would rather not go to work tomorrow.

And I am in Eugene and just as legal to have an edible as have a glass of wine, for anyone thinking I am a law breaker.

Thanks

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:07 PM

1. I have been told

that goldenseal powder washes thc. I have no idea, I never tried it. But also, it's legal in that state. Good luck, I hope you like your job.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:10 PM

2. Thank you. The new job will be so much better. I got in a really toxic work environment

and though really good pay, stressful in all I was learning but I did really well and became number one (saying I got good, lol), life is too short for me being old to be in a toxic work environment every. single. day. Just not worth it. This one is much more independence and out and about and the same good pay. I am excited. Much less stress and much easier learning curve.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:01 PM

72. 3 weeks min if you are a daily user

Before your test it's a good idea to pay for a separate independent test. If you fail that stall for time for whatever reason you come with, saying you have a positive COVID test works well these days. I don't really know if the cleansing agents work or not. Not worth the risk in my opinion. I worked with folks that swore by Certo (which is used for canning) https://wayofleaf.com/detox/brands/certo-drug-test-full-review

I don't know how they used it but they said it worked. But the whole thing kind of depends on how bad you want the job, if they have random testing just resolve to give up smoking weed and move on if you pass the test.
Personally I think drug testing, is a violation of our freedoms and should be abolished.

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Response to dclarston13 (Reply #72)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:19 PM

76. +1

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:31 PM

87. Lab tests these days pick up the goldenseal. NT

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Response to TxGuitar (Reply #87)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 10:49 AM

94. good to know

I use it for wounds and internal healing, I've never tried to flush cannabis from my system.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:12 PM

3. The higher your fat content the longer wait.

I'm mildly overweight but a heavy smoker. I was clean one month and I still came up dirty but it was a very low reading. One month is the told average.

I'd wager you are fine.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:16 PM

5. I am old and don't exercise so there is the fat, but wouldn't be considered

overweight on the scales and certainly not hitting the obese mark (which is not that high btw). So I am going to assume I am ok on that end. I have heard that. Ok, thanks. I am pretty confident too. I want to hear others so I am more confident. Thanks.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:26 PM

17. Questionable Term

None of the tests used for employment screening or random testing have the detectability advertised.
The "one week, spit; one month, urine: 9 months, hair" stuff is drug war nonsense. It was part of the "Reefer Madness" scare tactics.
There are analytical methods that can do that, but they're very costly.
The simpler tests, spectrometric, FID gas chromatography, HPLC, are more affordable but have mediocre levels of detection. So, at very low levels of the analyte, true quantization is poor.
For an airline pilot, or train driver, or crane operator, the use of more accurate, more detailed, but expensive, broad spectrum testing may be appropriate.
But, 99% of us would not have the job requirements calling for the costs involved.
Basically, we can divide the amount of time claimed by 3.
When we were doing the spit test on random tests for 2% of everyone in the company (US sites) each month, I got called 2 days after I smoked. I tested negative.
I've worked in labs with the more sophisticated methods, and it's expensive because not only is the hardware pricey, but the operation has to be done by an expert.
Not sure how you showed any detectable level after a month. I truly think it's more likely they lied to you about detecting anything.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:31 PM

20. This is a lab I am hiring to do does drug test btw but I read that the tests

are not that sensitive. I read they are high at 50 whatever instead of the more sensitive 25 whatever. This was on the company website. That they work at not trapping a person. That if doing it here and there then the urine test would come out negative with a one time use in like 5 days. Daily, constant, heavy users can be up to a month.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:50 PM

31. The Company I Worked For...

...dropped pot from their employment screening & random test regime.
Their legal group started to have concerns over lawsuits for discipline, once it became fully legal here. It was seen as an unwarranted intrusion into employees' personal lives, and could cause the company to lose such lawsuits.
A lot of this testing came from liability insurers threatening to raise rates if they didn't test for drugs.
The insurers have gotten massive pushback for premium payers over it, and most have relented. The threat of premium increases if pot is not a target analyte have dissipated greatly.
They still test for opioids, coke, & amphetamines but not pot.
I'm surprised a similar thing hasn't happened given your state is pot legal, too.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:56 PM

36. I have seen in the last small handful of years this falling to the wayside in a lot

of companies. And even if tests come up positive with pot they still hire, indicative of me being hired to a call center when I well know I tested positive. But, the job I am getting is driving for Quest Diagnostic that makes money off this and has me in a company vehicle. So I understand a little more, but yes, I hope it migrates to more what you are talking because though I would like to work for them long term, I do not know that I am willing to commit to not doing pot long term. I just have not felt like doing it lately, which to me is more my business than theirs. I will see once I get into the company, how stringent they really are.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:13 PM

4. Drink tons of water every day till your test

And you should be fine. Other recommendations online say to take lots of B vitamins.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:16 PM

6. And get a couple of glasses of wine or beer in there, too.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:39 PM

24. lol, Ah ha... Drink a couple glasses of wine, drive to the testing place???

I think not. Funny you. I am going late in the afternoon. I hear it is better than your early morning pee. And I gotta tell you I know way more about pee than I ought to know. And all the others that will be familiar with me pee and listening at the door. THE most dehumanizing exercise we allow ourselves to be put thru.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:52 AM

45. That makes sense about the earling morning pee, because it's supposed to be more concentrated then.

I don't know much about the sensitivity of drug tests, except in the case of ADHD drugs (which show up as amphetamines). I'm not on any drugs for ADHD now, but I had to do it once when I was taking Vyvanse, and what a royal pain that was! I tried to tell them about it when I went for the test, even brought my prescription bottle, but they didn't want to hear about it.

So I went ahead and did the test, and OF COURSE I came up positive for amphetamines. And guess what. I had to make another trip back over there and show my prescription. What a ridiculous waste of time!

Sorry for the digression. I know it doesn't have any bearing on your situation, other than how silly drug testing is in general!

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:17 PM

9. I heard about the B and I had a colonoscopy last week, so that is another

up side that may well have cleaned me out pretty good, lol. B vit I am hearing is to make pee yellow because they get pissed with lots of water. I will have to remember to pick some up Monday. I figure I will do it like Thursday.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:26 PM

16. Be careful with drinking a lot of water

I overdid it, my sample came back diluted, and I needed to do a hair test.

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:27 PM

18. OOOOooosh, that is worse. I hear that is why you take a B vitamin. It makes

the pee yellow.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:29 PM

19. I was fine

It was a situation where I hadn’t had any in years, then smoked out over the weekend and got hit with a random on Monday. Ended up passing, but I was worried.

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:33 PM

21. Wow. Isn't that crazy? That is the only real downside to this job

and I will find out more once in it. But I have never proclaimed I want to be a never user again, even for a job and they do random from what I hear. I do not like that. We will have to see how that works.

But yea you.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:50 PM

32. Load up

 

Water and water soluble molecules will help with urine tests. Aspirin, vitamins B & C, essentially dilute your urine with water and increase the molecular weight of your liquid waste with the easily passed molecules. If asked, tell the administrators that your urologist recommended 100 oz of water a day to combat kidney stones.

If a hair test, well wish and hope, sorry, beyond my knowledge.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:17 PM

7. I only had a week to clean out when I was tested years ago

I was heavily smoking pot in those days when they told me I had to get a drug test to get my dream job.I used the goldenseal and drink gallons and gallons of distilled water. They also said take B vitamins. I passed the test, at least they said I did,and I kept the job for 20 years. Best of luck. Funny the stupid anti-VAX or’s and anti-maskers never seem to object to drug test in the workplace. I think I got advice from the NORML website

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Response to Walleye (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:19 PM

10. This is the stupidest dam thing and it pisses me off that I have to do it anyway, lol.

I am going to have to look up goldenseal. Thanks for the info.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:40 PM

25. Be Careful With Distilled Water

People consuming copious amounts of distilled water have died from hyponatremia.
It's a very simple way to badly screw up one's blood electrolyte balance.
My wife had hypoNa as a result of a side effect of a psych med.
Normal range is 135-145mg per liter of blood.
She was at 100 and dropping, and IVs of saline weren't doing anything.
Her blood sodium was dangerously low but urine sodium was high, so she simply wasn't absorbing any salts. Equilibrium & diffusion results in the body shedding it.
She was hospitalized for 3 days and was a physical mess. Had I not figured out she was on that new med and insisted she get off it, it might have been a week.
I was told that 90mg/liter is the LD50. (50% of people hitting 90, die.). She was at 96 for 30 hours.
She went off the meds. 12 hours later she was at 105. 6 hours after that she was at 120.
By the next morning she was back to normal.
Very tense time, and I don't wish it on anybody.
Having self-inflicted that malady by drinking demineralized water is something I hope to dissuade.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:44 PM

27. Thanks for the info. I normally drink tapwater. I don't like paying for water

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Response to Walleye (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:46 PM

29. +1. But then I can drink the tap here. I could not drink the tap in another

state I lived. It was so salty it didn't quench thirst. When I tasted the water here, I was thrilled.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:54 PM

34. Same Here

I live in a town with a river.
Our water quality is in the top 2% of the state.
Yet, people buy bottled water by the case!
I can see if one knows the water quality is rotten, but around here I think it's silly.
We have some unincorporated areas and people use those filling machines at the supermarket for the 3 & 5 gallon jugs.
But, they probably have a well and well water around here is loaded with iron, especially iron sulfates. Tastes awful. Those folks buying water, I get.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 11:15 PM

42. I read somewhere that dental cavities were increasing and children because not drinking fluoridated

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Response to Walleye (Reply #42)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:00 AM

47. I Saw That, Too

Not only that, but our dentist actually said the bottled water increased his practice's revenue by 40% above what he ever expected.
Why? Cavities in kids!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #47)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:08 AM

49. Well when I was a kid fluoridated water was a communist plot according to the right wing.

‘Twas ever thus. They fought over this issue politically throughout my whole childhood, and my dentist had plenty of work. I remember one right wing nut job who used to write letters to the editor every day about how fluoridation would ruin our young men. That’s where the precious bodily fluids character came from in Strangelove. Unfortunately I still suffer from dentist bills. I think of this when I hear the nut jobs talking about their preferred treatment for Covid

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:17 PM

8. If weed is legal there,

they shouldn't be testing people for it. It ought to be illegal to do that, but of course corporations can pretty much do whatever they want to these days. It's like testing people for alcohol use. Anyway, though, you should pass the test since you haven't used pot that much. You shouldn't have enough THC in your system to fail. Just in case, though, drink a lot of cranberry juice before you take the test. I smoking weed regularly at one time and had to pass a drug screen to get a job. I drank about a half gallon of cranberry juice before I took the test and I passed. Good luck!

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:22 PM

13. Ah cool. Good to hear. You all are making me feel better. And yes, they should

not be testing for pot. I think it is dying down a bit with pot, but this will be me driving a company vehicle so I understand a little more but it is like a glass of wine and they are not testing for that. Just assumes we will not drink while driving. I know I had to have failed with the last one and they still hired. I was answering a damn phone. None of their business if I went home and smoked a joint.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:34 PM

22. Prescription pains pills are legal but they test for them?

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Response to Groundhawg (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:52 PM

33. If someone has a prescription for the pills,

they won't say anything about it. I've taken tests before when I had a prescription for the drugs I took. Sometimes they ask about it, other times they don't mention it. I think some of the tests don't screen for prescription drugs, just illegal ones. Big Pharma doesn't want people to fail drug tests for taking their drugs, but it's just fine for people who use pot.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 10:46 PM

41. the testing person I asked when i was tested said pain meds are the #1 abused substance

and the #1 thing they check for.

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Response to Groundhawg (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 01:55 AM

43. Hmmm. They always give me a sheet to fill out before I take a test.

Where it asks for a list of all the prescription drugs I take, I'm always honest. I'm not on painkillers anymore, at least not opiate painkillers, just Lyrica. I think Lyrica is a controlled substance, but it's not usually the kind of drugs people look for. I've always had prescriptions for everything except the weed, of course.

I've been on a lot of meds for a long time, although only 1 or 2 pain meds at a time. It's been at least 7 years since I took a drug screen, so things might have changed. But, like I say, if you don't write a drug down on the sheet before you take the test, and it pops up in the screening, they likely won't hire you. And make sure you don't have anything in your system that might make you fail.

I think it just takes a few days to get opiate painkillers out of your system. I know that when I went to the pain clinic, if you hadn't taken the drug in more than a few days, it wouldn't show up in their test. So if you took any painkillers you didn't have a prescription for, give it a few days before you take a drug test. I have no idea how to cover up opiate use in the urine.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #43)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 07:22 PM

68. Interesting. There have been times I get randomly pulled for testing at work and they have never ask

me any questions in any form.

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Response to Groundhawg (Reply #68)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 07:46 PM

71. I'm talking about pre-employment screening.

I've never been pulled aside at work. That seems to be a quicker process. I've never asked people the people I knew who got pulled any details about how they did it. They usually picked the same people every time for a test. My bosses didn't want to get anyone fired. Occasionally someone would get caught, but they would claim to have a drug problem, so there was a process in which they would be absent from work for a few weeks while they went to an outpatient rehab. Then they would come back to work. We thought it was a big joke. But the ones among us who were the most notorious druggies never got pulled for a test. Some of them would have lit that test up like a Christmas tree!

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #71)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:54 PM

92. Gotcha. I've been at my job 35 years.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:19 AM

52. They do.

But it's also flushes out of your system extremely fast compared to pot.

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Response to Groundhawg (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:54 PM

35. Yes they do. You had better have a script for them.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:18 AM

51. The problem is that the Feds will require it

of companies that do business with the Federal government.

And most big companies either do business with the Federal, or dream of it.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:21 PM

11. I just use quick fix.

Works every time.

Google urine luck quick fix.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:22 PM

14. will do.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:20 AM

53. Same here

I know of a guy that used it, when he got a job working a drug testing lab.

it really does work.

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Response to fescuerescue (Reply #53)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:00 AM

55. +1

That is what my job will be too, lol. I think a bit ironic. Good to hear

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:22 PM

12. You can get an OTC THC test at Target for $10.

Might be worth the investment.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:23 PM

15. Excellent idea, thank you. Wish I had done this earlier.

On the wine now so do not want to pick one up but that will let me know if I need to stall or if I am good to go for end of week. Excellent. Thanks.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:37 PM

23. Our local Dollar Tree stores carry home test kits. (N.E. Cal) Maybe home tests are available in OR.

Edit add: I don't know how accurate the tests are, I just noticed them when I was shopping. I thought it will be very helpful for people in your situation.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:41 PM

26. Someone told me about them above. Too late to do tonight, but I will do in the am.

Drinking wine and do not want to run out to Target or I would have done this weekend. I didn't know about them, but a good idea.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:44 PM

28. theres a threshold

Its not positive just because thc shows up it has to be over a certain limit and if you havent smoked regularly chances are you will be under. I agree with the poster that said get the test at walmart before going in and check for yourself.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:47 PM

30. Yes. I was reading this on the company website. That is what I was getting

from what I was reading. Thanks.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:59 PM

37. Go to CVS or Walgreens. Buy a box of pee tests.

Then you can test yourself and breathe easier.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 10:01 PM

38. Thanks. I did not know about that. I am doing that tomorrow.

Would rather have done this weekend before cutting ties with current job, but I ma pretty confident I will pass. So will pick it up tomorrow to make sure. They gave me leeway pushing start day further so if I need to, I can.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:07 AM

48. Make sure you get the box that says it tests for Cannabis.

I was amazed at how many different test kits there were for different drugs.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #48)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:01 AM

56. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #56)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:17 PM

61. You'll do fine!

But it’s true never to give the “morning pee” lol.

Take a multivitamin, drink water so you pee a few times before the test.

Let us know!

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #61)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:21 PM

65. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 10:09 PM

39. Suggest you cross-post in the cannabis group

Folks there might have good input: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1279

Good luck, I hope you get the job, LizBeth!
(Lucky you, living in Eugene, BTW)

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Response to JudyM (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 10:16 PM

40. So lucky me living in Eugene. I move to utopia. For real. !!!

Thanks. Lot os info here. I really think I am good to go, just wanted some reassurance. Gonna buy a test tomorrow.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:55 AM

44. I've always peed at least three before the test and drank lots of cola, always passed.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 04:17 AM

46. Have someone clean pee for you in a jar

Use pocket warmers to keep it warm.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:16 AM

50. Google "Quick Fix"

It works very well.

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Response to fescuerescue (Reply #50)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:20 PM

64. Seconded.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:52 AM

54. Just an FYI -

Pot, including edibles, is still illegal everywhere under federal law. So it isn't "just as legal . . . as . . . a glass of wine."

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #54)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:02 AM

57. I did know and figure someone would throw this in. ;)

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #57)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 07:28 PM

69. I wouldn't have - except that you expressly asserted that

that pot was as legal as wine. It's not - since there is no federal prohibition on the use of wine.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:07 AM

58. I've always heard 30 days and the vast majority of people will be clean

Maybe someone who has no physical activity at all will take longer to get clean.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 11:53 AM

59. Get a home test and see if you test hot now. If you're clean stay that way till your test.

Usually 3-4 weeks to be safe. Good luck with the job.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #59)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:18 PM

62. I am going to do that today...

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 11:58 AM

60. Why apply there for employment if it's known in advance that they screen for things like this?

Or, why smoke/consume if you know they're going to test?

Even if you pass the test, how frequently (and how randomly) will future tests be? If you continue to smoke/consume, aren't you putting your employment at risk?

Good luck!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #60)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:20 PM

63. Questions my antipot Republicans ask. First, a company does not tell you there is

a drug test until after application, interviews and hires are made. Wouldn't it be so much easier if we knew ahead of time saving everyone the time and money, with legal choice?

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #63)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:30 PM

66. No, they're reasonable questions to ask.

Questions my antipot Republicans ask.
No, they're reasonable questions to ask. That's why I'm asking them... maybe it's something you hadn't thought of. Maybe there are compelling reasons for trying to circumvent the testing. One doesn't need to be Republican or "antipot" to ask them.

Wouldn't it be so much easier if we knew ahead of time saving everyone the time and money, with legal choice?
Sure, but in the meantime... pot-smokers would be smart to do their research in advance. Surely there must be some online resources available that list/rank employers who engage in pre-hire or after-hire-random drug testing. I can't imagine that there wouldn't be. Or if you know (or could meet) someone who also works at the place you're thinking of applying... just come right out and ask someone... even a stranger exiting the building going out for lunch. I'll bet they'd give a simple yes or no answer to a direct question: "Hey, I'm thinking of applying for a job here. Do they do pre-employment drug screening?"

It's certainly a pain, and expensive for employers too... but with a little footwork in advance I think you'll be less likely to be wasting your time and can plan ahead to avoid being rejected.

Good luck!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #66)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:44 PM

67. whatever...

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 07:36 PM

70. Substitution

Substitution, it easy and foolproof as long as you have a clean source.

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Response to Zeitghost (Reply #70)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:31 PM

80. Ya, I just do not think I am sneaky enough.

I do not have the confidence to pull it off.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:08 PM

73. I wouldn't help without knowing the type of job

There are many types of jobs where testing makes sense. As a truck driver I was tested for years and had no problem with it, I also had no problem with the companies that banned drivers from alcohol when they were on the road, no one wants someone impaired behind the wheel of an 80,000 vehicle.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #73)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:23 PM

77. HUGE difference fron smoking a joint when off the clock and smoking one as you are

getting on the road just as a driver will have a beer when done with shift but certainly would not do a couple shots before getting behind the wheel. Am I not RIGHT?

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:09 PM

74. Some advice from a smoker

OK... So as mentioned earlier in the thread, the THC gets into fat cells and can stay there a few months. No worries. First, start doing some exercise now to get it to release. Drink lots of water every day to flush your system. Stop the exercise about four days before the test but continue with a lot of water. When filling the bottle, don't let either the start or the end of the stream go into the bottle, that is where what is being flushed is most likely to be in any quantity. The day before the test do a home test to see if you are clean. You should be but if you are not, call and see if you can move the test out a few days to a week and continue flushing... Maybe just tell them you are not feeling well... Car broke down... Something but really I think you will be fine.

Also, I recommend you keep your current job until you are for sure hired at the new one. You never know.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #74)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:27 PM

78. Wonderful stuff Ohio Joe and as someone suggested above, I can suggest I feel I may be

exposed to covid. In my environment that gets an immediate stay. I like. Thank you

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:58 PM

75. It took me 43 days to test clean with a home test.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #75)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:29 PM

79. Interesting Bannons, thanks.

Daily? More than once a day? Or much less frequently cause I am really curious with this info.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #79)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:26 PM

85. Yeah I bought a bunch of piss tests off the Internet

And tracked it over that time. I tested myself a couple times a week. Heavy use and some extra pounds was the reason it took so long. Before I took the employment test I had myself tested at a lab to account for the possible inaccuracy of the home tests. I bet you’ll be clear sooner though. My intake was Bob Marley like at that time.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #85)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:28 PM

86. +1, Thanks for the info. Something I would be interested in exploring and never

thought to do. Good for you.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #86)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:33 PM

89. I also once got around a test by using someone else's urine.

Hidden in a plastic travel sizes shampoo bottle. I dressed up in a suit and tie for the test and as my research indicated they were more likely to take me less seriously than someone who came in in Birkenstock’s and a Phish t-shirt. Sure enough they let me in the bathroom by myself, and I switched it.

I should point out that none of these jobs were in any way dealing with the public or involved operating heavy machinery. It was an office job. And the testing was the kind of harassment testing employers get talked into by their liability insurance providers.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #89)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:37 PM

91. As I said elsewhere, I am not the sneaky kind of person and do not think or

have the confidence to pull something like that off. I would tend more towards, I use it here nad there, so what. Kinda of approach. Hire me or not. But I think I can pass and do not have to do either. I think I will just pick up a test at the store tomorrow. Was too lazy today. But gotta tell you, with being told I am not allowed pot, I am having a strong desire the last two days to have an edible, lol. I am kinda contrary, lol.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #91)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 11:59 PM

93. Yeah I don't blame you

I was much younger than I am today. I think you’ll be fine on your own. Good luck.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:39 PM

81. Are they even testing for pot?

Drug tests for employment are few and fare between here in CO unless it involves transportation or heavy machinery. There used to be things you could take to pee clean. I'm not sure what they are though.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #81)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:32 PM

88. 4 yrs ago when legalized they where much more stringent in the need to test pot.

But the last couple years I have seen more and more companies say flat out not testing for pot. That is why I was a bit surprised these last two jobs testing. And then the first one I took I KNOW I failed and they hired anyways. So I do not know how serious this company is with it but I am driving their company vehicle and it is how they make their money as a diagnostic lab so they have a stake in this financially, which is not to my advantage for sure, lol

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #88)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 12:20 PM

95. Good luck to you. I hope you pass your test.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 09:45 PM

82. Personally, if it's legal in your state,

I would simply state that you used it. I would fire or not hire you for lying/deception. I would hire you fit being honest. You are proving you are dishonest and willing to cover up. As you noted, it’s as legal as wine.

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Response to DenaliDemocrat (Reply #82)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:08 PM

84. I agree. Give the approximate dates of use, and

Amounts. The OP has a good idea of both. I would be honest. Deception is never a good option. Businesses have heard every excuse under the sun and know a con job when they hear one, they will red flag your file. Same with the recommendations of drinking fluids to try to mask... Another deception that will be spotted immediately.

Just go with the truth.

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Response to DenaliDemocrat (Reply #82)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:34 PM

90. I did that with the current job I am in. I know I came up positive and

I did tell them in 6 decades first time I had to submit to a urine test, how offensive it was an dI know I failed, to answer a phone. I was not apologetic with occasions pot smoking for sure. A little pissed I had to do it.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 01:34 PM

96. Update.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 01:36 PM

97. Really glad to hear!

Thanks for keeping us updated! Congratulations!

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #97)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 01:37 PM

98. Ty, I am feeling happy.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #98)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 01:39 PM

99. Yes, it's so stupid to have to pee in a damn cup to get a job.

If they make Congress do it, then fine, I won’t object. But they won’t.

So glad I’m retired.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #99)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 02:16 PM

101. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 01:39 PM

100. you'll be fine

They almost have to have a threshold they can't just refuse you because trace amounts of THC showed up or anyone who attended a rock concert in the last month would be out for example. Very infrequent use several weeks ago should not trigger a positive result.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 02:18 PM

102. Congrats!

You worked hard for that one.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #102)

Wed Nov 17, 2021, 02:29 PM

103. I did. Feels like I have every step of the way getting this job. Nothing has been

clear or easy. Ty

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