If you smoke a lot of pot like me, you have probably heard of the term “contact high” before. I smoke around my non-smoking friends all the time and they always complain about getting a contact high. Basically, this means that they are getting a small high from the second hand smoke, which they are inhaling.
At first, I thought that they were full of crap and just being silly. This was until a couple of months ago. At this time, I really discovered what they were talking about. Have you ever asked yourself the question, can you fail a drug test from second hand smoke? Below, you’ll learn more about drug tests and second hand smoke.
Understanding Drug Tests
Before moving forward, I should provide you with a bit of information regarding drug tests and marijuana. Employers and other entities utilize a variety of different drug tests, with urine tests being the most common. Urine tests can vary slightly. Although I have found that most set the cut off limit at 50ng/mL, others actually detect lower levels and will suggest that 20ng/mL is a positive. With this in mind, some employer’s use tests, which are capable of detecting lower levels and are much stricter than the others.
So, can you fail a drug test from second hand smoke? The answer is yes, but it will depend on the test that is being used by the employer.
Second Hand Smoke Consumption
Although I would rather be smoking and toking, I must tell you that a contact high is definitely legit. However, a lot of individuals, who smoke a great deal of dope, might not feel the high, so they’ll stick around and continue ingesting the smoke, without concerns. When sitting around and ingesting smoke, it is entirely possible to ingest the drug and have it show up on your drug test. This can be very problematic. Just remember that the majority of individuals, who consume second-hand smoke, will not consume more than 50ng/mL. Therefore, for the majority of employers, the test will not be positive, but the risk is still there and I am not willing to take that risk!
Avoiding The Test
If I’ve been around a few buddies, when they were smoking dope, I would definitely be hesitant to take a drug test. In fact, I would do my best to avoid one. With this in mind, I would wait it out for a few days, if not a few months, before attempting to obtain employment. Just remember that a potential employer cannot force you to take a drug test. Unfortunately, your employment opportunity will be destroy though.
I should let you know that there are three possible ways to beating urine and other drug tests. Before agreeing to a drug test, I would choose one of these techniques, in order to ensure that my test comes back negative. What works:
- Synthetic urine
- Detox Drinks
- Detox pills (its natural, but takes two weeks to clear your system)
So Can You Fail A Drug Test From Second Hand Smoke?
At the end of the day, it is possible to fail a test, due to second hand smoke. Just remember that you do not have to! There are to beat these tests and keep your self out of trouble.