Remember the episode of The Office, where Dwight was investigating marijuana use, and in the end, everyone had to take a drug test? The whole situation may be hilarious, but the truth is that a similar thing can occur in your workspace.
Well, maybe not the investigation part, but if your employer tells you on Monday to take a drug test tomorrow, you can’t say no. But what if you were smoking pot for the whole weekend with your friends? Do you stand any chances against the cruel system? Fortunately, the answer is yes.
And don’t worry, you don’t have to ask your friend Steve to piss in your coffee cup, there are less humiliating ways, like investing in a monkey whizz synthetic urine device. And what are the rest of them? Let’s find out. Here is a quick guide on how you can pass a drug test in 24 hours.
How Long Can Cannabis Stay in Your System?
Before we get to the best ways to beat the system, you need to know one crucial thing. How long can THC stay in your system? Unfortunately, as with almost everything, the answer is more complicated than you think, as there are three main types of testing: urine, blood, and saliva.
When it comes to urine, THC can stay in it for a couple of days, and if you’re a heavy user even up to 30 days. Cannabis in blood, on the other hand, can be detected in 24 hours, and in saliva, it’s almost impossible to detect a THC.
But let’s focus on urine, since the urine test is the most common among drug tests in America, with almost 55 million of them conducted every year. It’s time to find out how you can pass a drug test with flying colors.
Drink a Lot of Water
Let’s start with the old-fashioned way of detoxification – drinking gallons of water. Well, maybe not gallons, but you get the picture. If you drink more fluids the day before urine tests, your urine should be too diluted to get a precise result. Thanks to that, you’ll have to retake the test another day, giving you more time to detoxicate yourself.
Unfortunately, as beautiful as it sounds, it’s not a perfect way of beating a drug test. Why? Because most labs are smarter than you think, knowing all about this clever trick, and are very strict with retesting, especially if your urine looks too diluted.
But do not despair, there’s a way to make sure your urine gets that nice yellow color. You can achieve that by taking supplements like vitamin B12 and B2 a couple of hours before your drug test. They should ensure that everything looks as it should.
Oh, and if you think of adding water to your sample, under no circumstances should you do that as it cools the sample. Your urine should be between 91 – 97 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s less than that, then you will get busted.
Use a Diuretic
A diuretic is a substance that increases the production of urine. In short, it makes you pee more, making it easier for you to flush the toxins (including THC) out of your system. The examples of natural diuretics are cranberry juice and caffeine.
You can also visit your pharmacy and buy yourself remedies for women with premenstrual water retention. There’s also an option to get more potent diuretics, but you will need a prescription. They may be your best chance if you don’t have much time before the test.
There’s one but, though. These prescription diuretics may be dangerous for people with certain medical conditions. If you suffer from kidney disease, have an irregular heartbeat, or gout, you should compromise on natural diuretics.
Diuretics can also dehydrate you very quickly, so you must replenish your fluids when taking them.
When it comes to the methods mentioned above, you should know that they’re not a hundred percent effective. If you want to make sure that a drug test won’t detect THC in your urine, there’s only one way to achieve that – fake it.
It may not sound like a legitimate business, but if you don’t want to lose your job, it may be your only option. You can easily buy powdered synthetic and even human urine online, so the purchase itself shouldn’t be a problem. Faking the sample isn’t challenging either, as all you need to do is mix the powder with water. Just make sure nobody notices it.
If you don’t have enough time, though, maybe it’s time to have an honest conversation with your friend. The only problem is that when you get your pal’s urine, you need to smuggle it to the lab, and then heat it to the right temperature in a short amount of time so that your urine test won’t catch your bluff. It may not sound challenging for Tom Cruise, but for most of us, this mission is impossible.
What’s more, after a couple of hours, urine starts to grow bacteria and changes its pH. The test will catch that immediately, so if you have an appointment at 7 a.m, make sure your helpful friend is an early bird.
Passing a drug test in 24 hours can be a challenging task, but it’s not impossible. You simply need to know what actions to take. Drink a lot of fluids to dilute your urine, take diuretics to detoxicate quickly, and if you want to be a hundred percent sure there’s no THC in your system, fake your drug test.
Michelle Miller is a Florida-based writer and graduate of the UF College of Journalism and Communications, Gainesville, FL. She writes in various niches like sex-relationships, cannabis, health-wellness, etc. When not writing, she enjoys hiking to new places and playing Guitar.