THC-O is one of the products that is increasing in popularity and its demand is also rising. And if you are also loving THC-O, then knowing the answer to this question is very important ‘Will THC-O cause you to fail a drug test?’
It will definitely fail your drug test. In this article, we will take you through multiple topics that you need to know if you are a THC-O user.
What is THC-O?
THC-O acetate (ATHC), also known as THC-O, is a hemp-derived cannabinoid. THC-O is a very similar compound to DELTA-9 THC, also the effects of consumption are similar to that of DELTA-9. But THC-O has a stronger bind on the body and one can experience 3 to 4 times stronger effects as compared to DELTA-8 THC.
Consuming THC-O will it result in a positive drug test?
The answer to this question is YES, THC-O can lead to a positive drug test result just like other cannabinoids and THC products.
This is due to the fact that drug tests seek up an 11-hydroxy-THC metabolite, which the body produces after THC ingestion. All substances, including Delta-8, Delta-9, Delta-10, THC-O, and other THC, cause the same biochemical reaction in the body, which results in a positive drug test result.
Therefore, it doesn’t matter if you take THC-O or any other type of THC; you would still test positive because you ingested THC and 11-hydroxy-THC is in your blood.
Although the amount of metabolites created by THC-O is unknown, some people contend that because it connects with the endocannabinoid system more frequently, the number of metabolites produced by THC-O is higher.
In simple terms, if you have consumed THC-O in the last 30 days, there are chances that you will fail a drug test.
Can you get into legal trouble due to the consumption of it?
Yes, you can get in legal trouble. Although THC-O is federally legal under the United States Farm Bill 2018, the problem is when you take a drug test it would just show the presence of THC metabolites in your body.
And THC metabolites are present in all products whether you consume DELTA-9 THC, DELTA-8, or any other kind of THC. The test won’t be able to differentiate which kind of THC you have consumed, and there is no way to prove that you have consumed legal substances.
So, it would be better not to consume THC-O products if you are expecting a drug test any time soon.
How long would it take to get THC-O out of your system?
As THC-O is a recent product, not much information about it is available out there. But it is suggested that it stays in your body for about the same time as other THC products.
The duration may also differ from person to person depending on factors like metabolism, body weight, frequency of use, and drug test methodology.
This is one of the factors in deciding how long would a substance, including THC, will stay in your body. People with a faster metabolism will test clean sooner as compared to those with a slower metabolism. However, the difference is negligible.
- Body Fat
THC metabolites are stored in body fat. Those with a higher level of body fat may find that it takes longer to clear their system of THC. But once again, the difference in the amount of time to get rid of this THC is negligible, and it would only take an extra few hours or days.
- Frequency of Use
The frequency of use is the most significant factor in determining how long THC will remain in your body. If you have consumed it only once or twice, then it would be cleared up fast from your system within 15 days, but if you are a consistent user then it can take up to 30 days to clear up your system.
- Testing Method
This is the most important factor that will decide your fate is the drug test. Different types of tests can detect THC for a different number of days. Some methods may detect up to a few days and some can even test up to a month. So here is a quick guide-
- Blood tests- They may detect THC metabolites for up to 36 hours from the last use.
- Saliva Tests- Would be able to detect THC for up to 48 hours since last consumption.
- Urine Test- This is the most common method for drug tests, and a urine test for the infrequent user would test THC for up to 15 days from last use, and 30 days for users who are frequent in their use.
- Hair sample tests- They have the highest detection period, and can detect THC use for up to 90 days from the last use.
The most common drug test method is a urine test, so it would be better if you stay away from THC-O for around 30 days to come up clean in the test.
Tips to come up clean in a drug test after using THC-O
There is no guaranteed way to pass a drug test, but you may come across various detox beverages and miracle products that claim to clean your system in a matter of hours or days, but we will not recommend them.
And one needs to be careful of such products as they can contain potentially dangerous ingredients, which can have side effects. Here below are some of the tips that you can follow-
- Stop Taking THC Immediately
If you know in advance about the drug test, then the sensible option would be to stop consuming THC immediately. The longer your body has to get rid of those substances, more likely you are to pass a drug test.
- Increase Hydration
Days before your test, it would be better to increase your hydration. The more hydrated you are, the better would be your detox process. You can drink water or hydrating beverages, and it would be best to stay away from soda and sugary drinks.
But keep in mind that if you drink too much water on the day of your test, your urine will be diluted.
A retest may be required in some circumstances, and this could be viewed as fraudulent in a legal setting.
- Eat Detoxing foods
At the end of the day, detoxing the THC out of your body is the main goal.
If you eat a diet high in antioxidants and fiber, you will be able to cleanse your system more quickly.
It would be advised to increase your fruit and vegetable intake to have a better detox process.