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Title: What are the most Common Cannabis Testing Methods?


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What are the most Common Cannabis Testing Methods?
  • Berkeley Patients Group

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  • In the United States, cannabis (marijuana) is one
    of the most addictive drugs of abuse. According
    to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    (NSDUH), around 2.2 million people aged 12 and up
    smoked marijuana for the first time in the
    previous 12 months in 2008, with an average of
    6,000 new users every day.
  • Cannabis is one of the five drugs tested for in
    regular NIDA-approved drug tests known as the
    'SAMHSA-5.' Although several additional
    cannabinoid compounds are present in cannabis,
    the predominant psychoactive ingredient is
    Delta-9-TetraHydroCannabinol (THC). Cannabis can
    be identified even after a lengthy period of
    misuse because THC persists in the body's fatty
    tissues and progressively enters the blood and
    urine.
  • Drug tests are technical analyses of blood, hair,
    oral fluid, and perspiration to assess the
    presence or absence of illicit substances. Many
    businesses, schools, and organizations have begun
    to introduce drug testing procedures to assist
    assure employee and student safety, as well as to
    evaluate whether employees and pupils are fit to
    go to work or school.
  • The common methods of Cannabis Testing Berkeley
    are given as,

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Urine Testing
  • Urine testing is the most commonly used test
    method since it is the least cost. Urine testing
    yields results in minutes. Cannabis can be
    detected in a urine drug test for 3 to 5 days,
    and some cases up to 30 days, depending on the
    amount abused. For its metabolite,
    Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid,
    the initial test cutoff concentration is 50ng/mL
    and the confirmatory cutoff concentration is
    15ng/mL. To obtain precise results, however, lab
    verification is essential. They are frequently
    used at home by parents to track their children
    and at work by companies to detect their
    employees.

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Saliva Testing
  • Marijuana detection time in saliva drug tests is
    12-24 hours. Cocaine detection time is 1-3 days.
    It takes 1-3 days for opiate medicines like
    heroin and morphine. Amphetamine and
    methamphetamine detection times are 1-3 days.
    Phencyclidine (PCP) has a detection time of 1-3
    days. Cannabis has a detection time of two days.
    It takes 4 to 7 days for Phenobarbital. It is
    also 24 hours for Methadone. Barbiturates
    (excluding phenobarbital) have a detection time
    of 1-2 days. Cotinine has a detection time of 2-4
    days. LSD has a detection time of 0-3 hours. And
    it is 24 hours for Ecstasy (MDMA).

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Hair Testing
  • Cannabis abuse can also be discovered through
    hair testing, which is slightly more expensive
    than urine testing. To detect cannabis abuse,
    hair tests require a sample of hair about the
    size of a pencil and 1.5 inches long. Cannabis
    abuse can be detected in hair samples for up to
    90 days. In hair, the initial cutoff
    concentration is 1.0pg/mg, while the confirmatory
    cutoff concentration for the cannabis metabolite
    Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid is
    0.05 pg/mg.

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Blood Testing
  • As blood tests are so expensive, they are the
    least commonly used technique of testing.
    Cannabis blood testing yields reliable results.
    Cannabis in the blood can be identified for up to
    24 hours and maybe found for a longer period in a
    frequent user.
  • Cannabis is the most often abused illegal drug in
    the United States. Its early discovery
    contributes to cannabis abuse prevention. As a
    result, it is critical to understand the drug
    testing methods that can be used to detect the
    presence of cannabis in your loved ones.
  • Hair drug testing has a long detection period.
    Urine drug tests can be performed clinically as
    well as at home to determine whether children and
    adults are addicted to drugs. Hair drug tests and
    saliva drug testing are frequently used in
    workplaces and schools to avoid substance abuse.
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
    Administration develops and oversees substance
    testing rules and procedures for laboratory drug
    testing (SAMHSA).

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Summing Up
  • Cannabis is by far the most extensively used drug
    around the world. Many people, particularly young
    people, are becoming addicted to marijuana for a
    variety of reasons. One of the most important
    things is peer pressure. They may even attempt to
    become hooked to it after witnessing their
    siblings, relatives, or parents do so.
  • Marijuana drug testing is done in areas like
    businesses, schools, medical facilities, and
    government offices. Although some parents are now
    employing drug testing kits in their homes to see
    if their children are misusing marijuana, many
    are not.
  • Berkeley Patients Group is licensed and fully
    compliant Marijuana Supplier California, for
    details visit https//www.mybpg.com

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