Delta-9 is a new product that is selling very well at this time. Though it has been tested, we have not yet issued a definitive document on its testing results. We are waiting for the US government to complete their own testing and release the results. Until then, at this time we cannot confirm whether Delta-9 will show up on drug tests or not.
We do however have information that is pertinent to your question. The chemical makeup of Delta-9 is very similar to that of synthetic marijuana or legal bud products like K2 and Spice. These products contain herbs sprayed with chemicals that mimic THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. They are not marijuana and they are not considered to be illegal by most states. These products have been known to show up as positive on drug screens for marijuana metabolites and there are many reports online of individuals who have failed workplace drug tests because of using synthetic marijuana products.
According to a recent report, drug tests can detect THC up to 30 days after your last use. However, the one thing that you should keep in mind is that it is possible the test may show positive even after 30 days depending on how often you consume Delta-9 and your body fat percentage.
There are three main factors that influence how long Delta-9 stays in your system:
- Your metabolism
- Your body fat percentage
- How much Delta-9 you consume and how often
How do Drug Tests Work?
A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen – for example urine, hair, blood, sweat, or oral fluid / saliva – to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance enhancing steroids in sport, employers and parole/probation officers screening for drugs prohibited by law (such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin) and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content).
The most common technique is the analysis by chromatography-mass spectrometry. Several different techniques are used during sample preparation. Various techniques are used during sample preparation. In most cases where blood is being tested for drugs, it is usually extracted from a blood sample taken from a vein in the arm using a hypodermic needle. After this point, various methods are used to separate plasma or serum from the blood cells. The most common method involves spinning the blood at high speed in a centrifuge until the blood cells fall to the bottom of the test tube forming a pellet. Once this occurs, it is then possible to remove any unwanted components from the remaining liquid such that only a pure substance remains.
When a person consumes a drug, the substance is absorbed by the bloodstream and carried to all parts of the body, including the hair. Hair-drug tests generally look for evidence of drug use in the past 90 days, although sometimes they can detect drugs as far back as a year
The hair follicle test cannot prove that an individual has used drugs in the last few days. People who are worried about their drug use can take steps to pass this test. Drug metabolites do not remain in the hair permanently; they are lost when new hair grows. This is why it is not possible to detect drugs in a hair test from more than three months ago, though tests have been developed that will allow detection up to a year after use.
Drug tests are common in many countries. They are part of a strong anti-drug policy. In the United States, drug tests are often part of a pre-employment screening. This means that job applicants may be asked to take a urine test to screen for illegal drugs. Urine samples are taken to laboratories where they can be tested for illegal substances, like marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP and opiates.
Urine tests may also be used in prisons, schools and treatment centers. This is because these places want to make sure that people do not use drugs on the premises. Employees or students who test positive for drugs may face legal consequences or disciplinary action. Drug tests may also be used to monitor people who have been convicted of drug-related crimes or are enrolled in drug treatment programs.
Drug testing is also common in professional athletics and in the military. The Olympic Games banned performance-enhancing drugs in 1975. Today, athletes who test positive for banned substances can lose their medals or be suspended from competition for up to four years! In the U.S., military employees may receive random drug tests several times per year as part of their employment contract. People who refuse to take a drug test are often discharged from the military!
What Substances Do Drug Tests Look For?
Among the substances abused by millions of Americans are alcohol, tobacco, and various illegal drugs. These include marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and other “street” drugs. Abused prescription drugs include tranquilizers such as Valium, painkillers such as Vicodin, stimulants such as Ritalin and Dexedrine, sedatives such as Restoril and Halcion, and anabolic steroids used to increase muscle mass.
Drug tests look for the presence of drugs or their metabolites in the specimen being tested. Drug metabolites are the by-products of a substance after it has been processed in the body. For example, when an individual smokes marijuana, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the active ingredient in marijuana is absorbed into the bloodstream. When a person drinks alcohol, his or her liver converts it into acetic acid.
Usually drug tests screen urine specimens for evidence of marijuana use by looking for traces of THC metabolites. Alcohol is detected through breathalyzer tests that measure blood alcohol levels. The detection of other drugs depends on the type of specimen being tested — blood, hair or saliva — and what drug is being tested for.
Most drug tests look for the presence of THC in your system.
Currently, most drug testing looks for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s main active ingredient, or one of its metabolites (breakdown products). The cutoff level for urine tests is typically 50 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) of THC, and a positive test at this level means that you have smoked marijuana recently.
The cutoff level for blood tests is usually set at 1 ng/mL of THC in your bloodstream. A positive test result means that you have used marijuana recently, while a negative result means you probably have not used it recently. If the test result is close to the cutoff level, it may mean that you have only used a small amount of marijuana recently.