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- Sep 21, '12 by roreyn02Well like I said its a relative. very close relative. Guess ill try to enforce a no smoking policy in the car maybe he wont be like that. And hes not a b/f a lot of people kinda been talking like he is but im a guy, a straight guy and ive been close friends/relative to this person since we were born. (I have this posted at the end of this whole topic im new to this site I meant to post it here)Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Sep 21, '12 : Reason: formatting
- THC Retention Time
- Infrequent (less than twice/week) Smoking: When screening assays of 50 ng/mL or greater are used, urine samples will generally be positive for 1-3 days.
- Regular (several times per week) Smoking: May result in urine specimens testing positive for 7-21 days.
- Chronic (daily) Smoking: An individual who smokes marijuana daily for prolonged periods of time can test positive for 30 days or longer.
- Oral Ingestion: Metabolic profiles in urine samples cannot generally differentiate between marijuana ingested orally versus marijuana ingested by smoking. However, oral ingestion requires approximately three times more THC than smoking to produce similar effects or "highs"; therefore, visual detection of the marijuana in the ingested item would seem reasonable, thus ruling out unknown consumption. Retention time of orally ingested marijuana ranges from 1-5 days.
- Passive Inhalation: In general, routine passive exposure to marijuana smoke will not result in a positive result for cannabinoids in excess of a 50 ng/mL screening cut-off.
- Sep 21, '12 by needshaldolThanks Spidey's mom. Good to know. But still the issue here is why would anyone even if close, let someone smoke anything in their car? I have an old beat up car and not even a ciggie would be allowed. I think pot needs to be legalized but since it is not, who is going to let someone smoke that in their car? I smell it all over the place but that does not mean I would drive with it smoking. Just sayin
- Two different issues here. First one - Can you test positive with passive inhalation? Well, yes but it would show passive inhalation and not that you smoked it yourself. So you'd be off the hook.
Second one - no you should not let someone smoke pot in your car, home, etc. What happened to backbone? Who can't say no to someone?
- Sep 21, '12 by ~*Stargazer*~Quote from Spidey's momThis is an issue of morality. Morality is subjective, it is not universal. Different people have different opinions based upon their own individual moral compass.Second one - no you should not let someone smoke pot in your car, home, etc. What happened to backbone? Who can't say no to someone?
What is moral and what is lawful are not synonymous. Abortion, anyone? Gay marriage? Smoking pot?
As an RN, I believe that I have an obligation to provide objective, non-biased, accurate information to those with questions. I believe in the harm reduction model, which basically means that if someone is going to smoke pot, drink alcohol, or inject heroin, I'm going to provide them with accurate, unbaised information with the aim of reducing the potential for personal harm and harm to others through doing these things. Alcohol is perfectly legal. Do we tell people "Don't drink"? No, we tell them "Don't drink and drive, because drunk driving kills people." No different.
I'd also like to mention, as an aside, that some states do allow open containers in cars.
- Sep 21, '12 by WeepingAngelThe way I see it, it's just illegal. Just like you shouldn't take benzos that don't belong to you, or drink then get behind the wheel of a car, or smoke weed. Not really a gray area, especially for a healthcare provider.
- Sep 21, '12 by TinabeanrnI sorta feel bad for the OP, he said he is knew to this site. I hope we havent scared him off . OP, I think we all just want to see you not get in any trouble as you feel apprehensive about the random drug testing thing. Its your world, we are just in it. Do whats best for you. Good luck with your family member/friend. It will all work out if you just communicate your concerns with him. I would like to welcome you to this site. Keep coming back. Be blessed
- Sep 21, '12 by needshaldolYes keep coming back. We just want you to feel comfortable. Perhaps you are from an area where pot smoking is not a big deal but I do think it is a big deal if it is smoked in a car. I doubt that in my area of living anyone would be tested for it as it is used off the job a lot. No one talks about it but it is well known. Just go to a nurse party and look out! I don't smoke it but have no issue being in its presence.
- Quote from ~*Stargazer*~My thought was simply the OP was concerned about the pot smoking in the car and maybe testing positive . . . . so my "backbone" comment was only about why can't someone say please don't smoke pot in my car? Nothing to do with anything except standing up for yourself.This is an issue of morality. Morality is subjective, it is not universal. Different people have different opinions based upon their own individual moral compass.
This isn't about legalizing marijuana. And I thought I did give the OP the advice he/she asked for about how much THC shows up in testing.