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    Hair follicle test

    I've got a hair follicle and urine analysis test for a government job in approximately 6 months. I plan on quitting the day after 4/20. If I fail this test I am indefinitely barred from any government job for life and my degree becomes worthless so it's not an option. I have been smoking weed continuously for 4 years now. I know your hair has to be a minimum of an inch and half so they can go back 90 days. I'm just not sure of how long it takes for the metabolites to leave the body. How long should I wait after quitting to shave my head?

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    Well considering that marijuana has an extremely long metabolic half-life it's actually a function of how often you smoke and for how long before you will test completely positive.

    So if you've smoked weed every day for the last 10 years, you're pretty much fucked.

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    So you've been getting a degree for a government job and you decided to stop smoking now? Best thing you should have done was to not start at all.

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    Funny how people think employers, let alone government ones won't run background checks that include snooping the web. Congrats on being another future drug addict drain on society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Templar 331 View Post
    So you've been getting a degree for a government job and you decided to stop smoking now? Best thing you should have done was to not start at all.
    Well I'd personally argue that precluding somebody for a job based on infrequent casual marijuana usage where that usage doesn't effect their ability to safety and effectively perform that job is stupid.


    But rules are rules, and yeah... if you were training for a job where you might get precluded based on a drug test, you should have stopped as soon as you started school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerus View Post
    Funny how people think employers, let alone government ones won't run background checks that include snooping the web. Congrats on being another future drug addict drain on society.
    Oh god please just shut the fuck up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n1ck301 View Post
    Oh god please just shut the fuck up.
    While I agree he's being a bit of a dick, you really should know what you're putting into your body before you put it into your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n1ck301 View Post
    Oh god please just shut the fuck up.
    You only have yourself to blame for such a predicament. How about choose another job? Because its pretty clear you prefer your MJ use.
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    I can't put into words how stupid a situation you've put yourself in, why would you risk what you've been studying for knowing that it becomes worth jack shit if you fail this. Just stop now and hope, that's about it. How long does it take to grow your hair an inch and a half? I don't know how fast hair grows I have fairly long hair so it just "is" I don't notice these things whereas someone who keeps it really short will have a better estimate. Well, that far plus a week or two in advance just shave it all off and hope it grows back in time. That's about it.

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    I'm not in a predicament I can opt out and begin the employment process at any point in the future if that's how long it takes to clean up but i'm pretty sure it's only a couple of months. And @ mr high and mighty faggot I didn't know casual marijuana use led you to be a drug addicted leach on society. But please go on and spout your bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerinPally View Post
    I can't put into words how stupid a situation you've put yourself in, why would you risk what you've been studying for knowing that it becomes worth jack shit if you fail this. Just stop now and hope, that's about it. How long does it take to grow your hair an inch and a half? I don't know how fast hair grows I have fairly long hair so it just "is" I don't notice these things whereas someone who keeps it really short will have a better estimate. Well, that far plus a week or two in advance just shave it all off and hope it grows back in time. That's about it.
    The thing is though, his hair follicle will continue depositing the marijuana indicators into his hair until his body is done metabolising it all. So even if he stopped now, there's going to be a clear history of his marijuana use in that inch of hair. Although it will show concentrations lowering over time. His best bet is to square with his employer. "Yeah, peer pressure, blah blah blah but I quit after school." but that might not even work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n1ck301 View Post
    Oh god please just shut the fuck up.
    Drugs are bad mkay.
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    OP accidentally the bioaccumulation.

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    people who smoke weed past primary school dont deserve jobs.

    weed is for little kids. you should stop smoking it and move on to real people things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    people who smoke weed past primary school dont deserve jobs.

    weed is for little kids. you should stop smoking it and move on to real people things
    I guess all those cancer patients, epilepsy sufferers and other medical patients on the natural plant should be put on a list to preclude them from getting a job... Or we can ban anyone who drinks alcohol from driving or having jobs since it's far more damaging to the body and has no medical usage(at least insofar as ingestion goes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    I guess all those cancer patients, epilepsy sufferers and other medical patients on the natural plant should be put on a list to preclude them from getting a job... Or we can ban anyone who drinks alcohol from driving or having jobs since it's far more damaging to the body and has no medical usage(at least insofar as ingestion goes).
    yes we should.
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    I've learned so much in this thread...

    OP: I'd say, shave your head to nothing now, measure it until it gets to 1.5 inches,
    then use that as your time frame for how long you've got until you need to buzz it
    again. But, with weed taking such a long time to stop being metabolized, you might
    already be screwed.
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    ...use someone else's hair?
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    I hope you fail the test, we dont need potheads working in the government

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    You only have yourself to blame for such a predicament. How about choose another job? Because its pretty clear you prefer your MJ use.
    Exactly, if he is so addicted to drugs, that he cant give them up in order to provide a living for himself and his family, then he is not very responsible and only cares about feeling good rather than being a productive member of society

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    Yeah... planning ahead is a pretty good idea. Drug testing is pretty standard.

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