Will Marijuana Show Up On A Drug Test If You Have Only Smoked It A Couple Of Times?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
Yes, marijuana will show up on a drug test. However, it would depend when you last smoked cannabis to be able to tell if you will test positive on a standard screening.

Usually, employers only take urine samples - which will only detect recent drug use - but probation officers and the armed forces recruitment tests will take hair follicle or swab tests.

These tests can detect drug use for up to six months after you last smoked pot.
Does marijuana show up on a drug test?

The following substances are tested for in a standard ten panel drug screening:

  • Amphetamines (and methamphetamine).
  • Barbiturates.
  • Benzodiazepines.
  • Cannabinoids such as THC.
  • Cocaine.
  • Methadone.
  • Methaqualone.
  • Opiates (such as Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Oxycodone, Vicodin.)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP).
  • Propoxyphene.
There are many internet myths about ways to reduce the traces of drugs in the body before a test. Almost all of these methods will not fool a test, or a trained laboratory technician.

The best way to pass a test would be to not smoke marijuana for a week or more beforehand.

If you are currently taking prescribed medication, take your prescription form and a letter from your doctor to the test to notify the technician, because of the risk of false positives.
Laura Gerfin Profile
Laura Gerfin answered
It will show up from anything up to thirty days after you smoked it, no matter how much you smoked.

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