Are their any over the counter or internet products you recommend?
Armentano: I wouldn’t feel comfortable endorsing any product. Particularly products that are sold over the internet.
Cooper: THC does hide in the fat cells. It hides in the fat cells of every body—no matter their weight. These detoxifier drinks, exercising, and drinking a lot of water prior to a test can flush those things out of the system. It’s a two layer protection system. The detoxifiers will help get the THC out of the fat cells and they also supply something in case it didn’t get all of it. It covers THC leaks and hides that from the testers.
Can the stuff they sell at the local head shop help you beat a dirty urine?
Barry Cooper: Yeah, 100-percent. What I tell people, if they don’t have time to buy from a good online source, go to the local head shop and ask the clerk what their best detoxifier is. And it’s important not to say “Drug detoxifier” or “I’m on probation” or “employment drug test” because they won’t sell it to you. They’re not allowed to sell these [items] to pass a drug test. That’s why they’re sold as detoxifiers. The local head shops have the right product to beat the tests that are being used locally in that court [district]. That’s why I tell people to go to the head shop in whatever court jurisdiction they’re in, that’s the store they need to go to, to buy their stuff.
Cooper: Test Clear and Pass Your Test. I know that shit works. For the last 12 years I’ve been working to keep people out of jail. These detox drinks do that. And the detox products for the hair follicles [work also]. I’ve been doing this a long time. They work.
Armentano: The test itself is screening for metabolites, which are breakdown products of certain active drugs. The test is going to be more sensitive or more likely to detect those metabolites when the urine is concentrated. The less concentrated or the more diluted the sample is, the less sensitive or accurate the test is going to be. Consuming any sort of fluid, but particularly diuretic fluids, in the hours prior to a test is going to lead to a less concentrated sample, and thus is going to lead to a less sensitive test result. But of course, drug testing labs are well aware of people trying to dilute their urine through the use of fluids, and there’s a number of different ways they try to test to see if a sample is overly diluted or not. Again, it’s all cat-and-mouse kind of game.
You always hear people talk about putting bleach or detergent in the urine and the like, any truths to these home remedies?
Armentano: Well, there’s different strategies people employ prior to taking a test. With a product that is going to lower the sensitivity of the test. Another option is the use of an adulterant, which is something that is added to the sample itself in hopes that that’s going to create a false negative result. When it comes to the latter adulterants, again that’s your sort of perfect example of a cat-and-mouse game. There are certainly products that, when added to urine, can throw off the sensitivity of the test. In most cases, over time, the drug testing industry becomes aware of what those adulterants are, and they either begin to screen for the adulterant itself, or they check some sort of composition of the urine that they anticipate will be altered when an adulterant is used.
Barry Cooper is a former drug agent and current drug expert/humanitarian who’s been featured on VICE before. He’s been teaching how to pass a drug test for over 12 years and has a website, Never Get Busted. Paul Armentano is NORML’s Deputy Director. NORML has been a player in the marijuana legalization effort since the jump. I talked to both by phone to find out the best way to beat a drug test, if the stuff they sell at the local head shop works, and what home remedies can help beat a drug test. Here’s what they had to say.
What about the THC sticks to fat cells argument?
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Some of the detoxifying drinks may work.
Many home remedies are believed to help to detox or just mask THC in urine, for example, vinegar, pickle juice, niacin, and pectin. In fact, however, most of them are ineffective, while some are even dangerous for your health. Trying home remedies is not a reliable way to pass a drug test, whereas using marijuana detox drinks with water ensures the necessary result without additional remedies.
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However, waiting more than three days does not mean that you have not passed the test. Unexpected delays happen sometimes. For example, the laboratory may be overloaded and not cope with the work on time. Be patient and don’t panic.
Even if you did not pass a home test, it is still possible that you pass a lab test, because when you undergo a detox process, every next urine sample is cleaner than previous. You should not freak out during this period. Play for time, drink more water and urinate few times more before giving your sample to a lab.
If you have failed your urine test for marijuana, there are some steps you can take to remedy the situation.
- On the test morning, empty your bladder totally and start drinking water. Help yourself urinate more by drinking diuretic drinks, such as cranberry juice or coffee. You must urinate at least 3 times before submitting a sample, the more the better.
- Your diet is also important so don’t neglect it at this point. You should eat high-fat foods that absorb THC, and red meat, which increases creatinine level in the body and helps mask water dilution of urine samples.
- Avoid any contact with drugs (even passive inhalation), physical activity, and products that may cause false-positive result. Also, don’t forget to use THC detox products and home testing strips.
Experts recommend scheduling the drug test appointment for later in the day so you would have the opportunity to pee often before submitting the sample.
One widely used method to pass a urine test is to buy synthetic urine and replace your urine sample with it, but this only works if you are not supervised. You need to keep your synthetic urine warm to avoid unnecessary suspicions. If a lab suspects that fake urine has been used, they perfom an additional test on your sample to check if it’s real. So it’s a big risk to try to pass a urine test by replacing your sample. This is the only way, however, if you don’t have enough time for other methods.
Anyway, refusing a drug test does not entail legal consequences, unless the test is required by law or ordered by the court.
No matter what option you choose, you need to consider two things. First, do not forget to take B vitamins and creatine, because the more you drink, the more diluted your sample is. Second, the health risks. Drinking more than one gallon is not advisable because of the risk of overhydration. You should be very careful, because overhydration is very dangerous condition that can be fatal!
Whether you’re a casual or a regular user, it will be very useful for you to learn how to pass a urine drug test for marijuana. This article contains the latest and most accurate information currently available on the topic