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    THC-P and Drug-Testing: What You Need To Know

    Did you know that tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THC-P) is the most potent psychoactive cannabinoid found in the hemp plant?  So, it goes without saying then, that this is a huge part of its appeal.  People can’t get enough of its euphoric and uplifting high, combined with the fact that it’s federally legal.  But, if you take THC-P, are you safe from failing a drug test?  You may be surprised by the answer.

    You see, we are aware of how frequently a person uses tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which determines how long one must be “clean” in order to pass a test.  While those who strictly use THC on rare occasions likely need a couple of days to clear the metabolites from the system, heavy users may have detectable levels of these metabolites for weeks after their last smoke. 

    Still, is this applicable to THC-P?

    Can You Fail a Drug Test After Taking THC-P?

    Yes, you can fail a drug test after taking tetrahydrocannabiphorol.  There is a mistaken belief that drug tests are looking for traces of marijuana, but actually, they’re looking for an enzyme called, “THC-COOH.  This enzyme breaks down not only delta 9 THC, but all THC compounds, including tetrahydrocannabiphorol.  If THC-P has recently been in your system, THC-COOH can show up in a drug test then.

    Which Types of Drug Tests Might Be Able to Pick Up THC-P?

    While most of us who have been drug-tested have been administered a urine test, there are actually several types of drug tests out there which all serve a unique purpose.  It’s good to know then, how each type can be influenced by use of THC-P and other THC compounds.

    • Urine Tests: 90% of the drug tests administered in the United States are urine tests, which can show whether or not a person has used THC from 2 days to 6 weeks after it was last taken. These tests are reliable, and they’re also affordable and easy to administer, which is why they’re so popular.
    • Saliva Tests: Can show whether or not you’ve used THC in the last 10 hours, and they’re most commonly used by law enforcement, especially at traffic stops to determine whether or not a person is driving while intoxicated.
    • Hair Strand Tests: These are expensive and can be somewhat unreliable, and they’re most often used in autopsies, to see if a person was intoxicated at the time of their death. It can take 90 days or longer to show whether or not a person has consumed THC.
    • Blood Tests: Only displays if a person is presently intoxicated. It’s usually performed in a hospital setting or similar type of environment, and, can bring results back quickly. 
    • Perspiration Tests: The least common, and it’s usually used for clinical trials. It involves attaching a patch to a person’s skin, which collects sweat over 2 weeks.  The sweat can contain trace amounts of THC-COOH.

    How Likely is Failing a Drug Test After Taking THC-P?

    So, let’s say that you have taken tetrahydrocannabiphorol recently, and you have a drug test coming up.  First off, we want to just point out that there is no proven method for flushing THC-P fully out of your system.  But, as you’ll notice, there are some factors that can strongly influence whether or not you actually fail.

    Factor #1: When You Last Used THC-P and How Often You Use It

    How often you use THC-P makes a big difference, as well as when you last took it.  The more frequently you’ve taken it, and the more recently, the more likely you are to fail.  Basically, the stronger the concentration of THC-COOH in the body, the higher the risk of ending up with a positive test result.

    Factor #2: Your Metabolism

    You might be one of those people who has a very fast metabolism, which breaks down THC compounds quickly.  How quickly you metabolize compounds depends on things like your genetics, your current state of health, your hydration levels and your nutrient levels.  You could very well be saved from a positive test result simply because your body breaks THC-P down more quickly than others.

    Factor #3: Milligram Strength and Dosage 

    Of course, the number of milligrams of THC-P you’ve consumed is going to make a difference.  The more milligrams of THC-P you’ve taken, the more THC-COOH is going to be present in the body, and the longer it will take before THC-COOH is no longer detectable.  So, if you’ve only taken a tiny amount of the cannabinoid the last time you did consume it, you may be in the clear.

    Verdict: Taking THC-P Can Lead to a Failed Drug Test

    At the end of the day, whenever you take any THC compound, whether it be from hemp or marijuana, you put yourself at a decent risk of failing a drug test.  This is why you need to be fully up to speed on what hemp-based or THC-based products you’re consuming, as this will ensure that you are purchasing products via a reputable manufacturer, such as Gas.  Here is where you can cross-check third-party lab test results to ensure that their pure, potent, and are of high-quality.

    Now, a way you might have a slight chance of passing a drug test is by getting plenty of rest, drinking more water, and exercising on a consistent basis.  Why?  Because tetrahydrocannabinol metabolites attach to our adipose (or fat) cells in the human body.  Hence, systematic exercise will help lessen these, but cannot be depended on removing them in their entirety.

    Still, all this means is, if you’re going to be drug-tested soon, we recommend that you abstain from THC-P altogether, at least for the time being, since the risks just aren’t worth it.  If taken THC-P recently, you may be in the clear depending on how much you’ve taken, how frequently you were taking it, and other factors that can make a big difference.