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.
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.
I’m not an expert and I’ve never heard of a magic bullet, but from being involved with drugs, being around addicts and ex-addicts, and from my own experiences I know cocaine, heroin, and speed are all out of your system in a couple of days. The same for LSD, which I’m not even sure can be tested for. Weed is the tough one, though, especially for a hardcore smoker. THC stays in your body for up to three weeks or more if the person is hefty. It gets in your fat cells. The important thing to remember is to drink a ton of water and try to pee it out beforehand. You don’t want to give them concentrated morning piss. You want it as diluted as possible when you take the test. That’s what I’ve learned taking literally hundreds of urine tests. I’ve also written about the many ways that prisoners beat them.
What about the THC sticks to fat cells argument?
Paul Armentano: This is a game of cat and mouse. There are products that work for a period of time. And then the drug testing industry becomes aware of such products, and they impose countermeasures that tend to make the use of those products obsolete. Then the industry that has sprung up to try and help people thwart drug tests comes up with new potential strategies. That sort of cat-and-mouse game has literally been going on for decades. I’d also add that most of the products available in those sort of facilities that involve consuming any sort of fluid, by and large, are simply diuretics and they may work to some degree, but they’re largely overpriced and they certainly over promise.
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.
What do you think is the best way to beat a dirty urine?
Cooper: The detox business is a multi-million dollar industry. It’s such a competitive money-maker because there are so many people being drug tested. It’s gangster out there, man, it’s such a big business because the drinks and these products do work. They keep people out of jail. I have one page that’s called “How To Pass Your Drug Test.” I’ve worked on it for over eight years now, and it’s received millions and millions of views. On that page, there’s a link to the products that I have used that worked and the products I endorse. On Never Get Busted and the “How to Pass Your Drug Test” page I teach how to pass the drug test, how to use the product properly, and people can click on the links that order the product.
Armentano: Abstinence is the only sure-fire way to beat a drug test. And of course, drug tests and labs are human. It’s even possible that somebody may have never been exposed to illicit drugs and could have an unfortunate incidence where their test comes back positive anyway. That’s why our samples are generally split into an A sample and a B sample. In case something like that happens.
I like to consider myself a pro on beating drug tests because I’ve passed numerous—even some close calls—while on probation, in prison, and on parole. I would have only tested positive for weed, but a dirty for marijuana could’ve sent me to “the hole” for 60 days or back to prison when I hit the street. I passed my first drug test when I was out on bond in 1991. I was getting ready to embark on a journey as a fugitive and had to pass the urine tests as a condition of my bond. But there was no way I was going to stop smoking marijuana. That was my lifeline back then. I went to the local head shop in Northern Virginia and bought a bottle of Golden Seal. I took the capsules, drank tons of water, and passed the test. One of many.
Some of the detoxifying drinks may work.
That’s one of the reasons you need to consider taking different preparations, as mentioned above.
Last Updated on March 31, 2020
Those factors differ from a person to another, including:
Goldenseal herb was used for a long time for medicinal purposes, such as its diuretic effect and anti-inflammatory effect on the mucous tissues, as well as digestive disorders and respiratory infections.
In order to pass drug tests by goldenseal method, it’d be very helpful to consider using 3 different preparations along with each other, including goldenseal’s capsules/or tablets, tea (solution) as a drink, and tincture as a gargle, so that you increase your chances of showing negative in urine, saliva, and blood tests.
- Your age
- Your metabolic rate of drugs, which depends on the functioning ability of both your kidneys and liver to get rid of marijuana.
- The dose of marijuana you administered. For example, if you administered an overdose, surely that will take your system a long time to get rid of marijuana and its metabolites. For the same reason, in this case, the goldenseal method will require more time before drug tests.
- How long have you been administering marijuana? In other words, are you a light or a chronic user of marijuana?
- One more reason is that there is no sufficient scientific evidence supporting the goldenseal method.
In such a situation, please, stop taking goldenseal immediately. That’s why it’s advised to take as little as possible for the first time to make sure that you’re not goldenseal-allergic.
There is no sufficient scientific information, in regards to comparing the effectiveness of fresh goldenseal to that of the powdered form.
Goldenseal is amongst the most commonly used home remedies that are used for passing drug tests.
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