May 8th, 2013
Since workplace drug testing has become the norm not the exception many long time marijuana smokers have switched to smoking synthetic marijuana. Also known as K2 or Spice, synthetic marijuana has become more and more popular in the last few years because it mimics the effects of THC in cannabis but it can not be detected in a urine drug test, until now.
Synthetic marijuana is an herb that has been sprayed with a synthetic cannabanoids that mimic the THC found in real marijuana. This is the pot smoker’s loophole. These chemicals can now be detected in the urine using a synthetic marijuana urine testing device.
The chemicals most often associated with synthetic marijuana are: cannabicyclohexanol, JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-210, JWH-398, CP-47, 497 and MAM2201. In March of 2011, five synthetic cannabinoids were placed on Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. These five were: JWH-018, JWH-073, CP-47, 497, JWH-200 and cannabicyclohexanol. It is a federal offense to be in possession of any of these banned substances.
Until recently these synthetic cannabinoids have gone undetected in routine urine drug tests because there weren’t any urine drug test dip strips designed to detect these chemicals. Never underestimate the power of science. There is now a dip strip used to detect synthetic marijuana in the urine.
So pot smokers, you might as well go back to smoking the real deal and leave the chemicals alone because you will get caught now.
The best way to pass a drug test is to fight science with science. You can most often use another synthetic to pass a drug test. Synthetic urine will pass most urine drug tests unless it is a physical where the lab will test for specific human elements like uric acid. It is always good to stay one step ahead.