Does Home Depot Drug Test?
- May 28, 2019
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: Drug Testing
As we go down the lines of corporations in the USA that issue pre-employment drug tests, today we’ll talk about a place that many people are familiar with: The Home Depot. Our last update, in case you missed it, was for all of you who were looking to be a barista at Starbucks.
The Home Depot is one of America’s biggest home improvement supplies retailing company that sells various tools, construction products, and other services. Being a huge company, naturally, it hires a lot of employees to keep running things smoothly. Most people who look for part-time jobs while they’re studying work in Home Depot to make sure they make their ends meet.
The Home Depot Drug Testing Policy
If you’ve recently been selected for an interview at Home Depot, but you are a drug user, then you are probably worried if you are going to be tested for drugs before being hired by the company. Unfortunately, Home Depot does drug test employees before they hire them.
Home Depot has a strict policy against drugs. There are at least two drug tests conducted within the company. The first drug test takes place just before you are hired, and the other takes place randomly when you are working for them.
The employees currently working at Home Depot have confirmed that the company uses only two methods to check for substance abuse in workers. The first method they use is the mouth swab method which basically is a saliva test, and the other is the famous urine drug test.
If you are found having substance in your body, regardless of what kind of drug you use, you will be immediately terminated from work. This is how strict Home Depot is about their drug abuse policies.
So if you are a casual user, it is in your best interest to give up drugs before your interview. According to employees of the company, the pre-employment test is based on the mouth swab method.
How To Clear Mouth Swab Drug Test Method
The mouth swab drug test method is very simple. The ones conducting this test will stick this little thing in your mouth for about 10 minutes to collect your saliva. They will then check it for any substance.
In order to dodge the test, you can either stop using drugs at least 2 – 3 days before the test (not guaranteed to always work) or you could use an oral clear gum that is specially developed to clear your saliva so that it does not test positive. You can go for the test 30 minutes after you have chewed the gum.
Read also: our guide to passing a test if you smoke weed.
If you’re already an employee at Home Depot and you think a drug test is coming your way, then it is probably going to be a urine based test. The urine-based test is a bit harder to dodge because it is easy for urine to show substance. I recommend giving up drugs at least 10-20 days before the test depending on your drug usage. If you smoke up twice a week, then 10 days should be enough. Anything more than that, you’ll have to give up at least 20 days before. If you don’t have that kind of time left, then you can opt for synthetic urine. Just put this urine in the sample tube and hand it over to your manager to clear the test.
Does Starbucks Drug Test?
- May 13, 2019
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: Drug Testing
Are you planning to work at Starbucks but you’re concerned whether the company does a drug test before hiring an employee? If you live somewhere that has legalized marijuana, it can be an odd situation, so today I’ll clear the air on what you are up against.
I’m sure you’re pretty worried that they’re going to test you, especially if you casually smoke marijuana. Today I am going to talk about the drug test of Starbucks and what you can do to stay clear of it.
The Starbucks Company and How they Handle Drug Testing
Let’s first talk about Starbuck’s pre-employment drug test procedure. Do they actually test you for drugs? The answer is kind of vague, sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. You need to know that Starbucks has strict no drugs and no weapons policy. In other words, the coffee brand does not tolerate anyone with these two and will likely test you before hiring you through an employment screen.
What does this actually mean? Let me try to put it as simply as possible. Starbucks does drug test you, but there’s a catch. It all depends on the people that interview you. They are the ones to determine whether you should go through a drug test or not. Usually, they’ll just do a simple five-panel drug test to see if marijuana, THC, and other drug content is in your body.
Starbucks mostly gives you the five-panel drug test but it usually depends on the person or the manager hiring you. Since there is no guarantee that there will be a drug test, it is best to prepare yourself just in case they do.
I found one page that goes into incredible depth about the entire Starbucks Drug Testing Process: The 420 Times has the story.
What I often do is get myself synthetic urine and get detoxed about 10 days before my interview because I know it mostly takes 10 days for your body to get rid of any drug content from the inside, especially if you are a casual user. For a heavy user, I would recommend increasing that timeline to at least 20-30 days before the drug test.
Starbucks has very clever folk in their management who deal with so many employees on a daily basis that they can easily tell if someone does drugs by just talking to them. If they suspect you are a drug user, they will most likely send you for a test before they hire you. Random drug tests are actually in our culture. It’s not just Starbucks, many companies do it. If they ever suspect that someone is doing drugs, they will randomly test them.
Fortunately, there are many ways to beat the test. I have already mentioned two methods, the synthetic urine method and the detox method. If you know the company does a urine drug test, then synthetic urine is your best way out. And if you suspect they will conduct a hair follicle drug test, then use the detox method.
Need to pass a test for marijuana? Click here for our guide.
I am not really going to go in detail about how you can dodge a drug test but if you just Google it, there are actually many methods that guarantee you can pass the test without giving up drugs. Go and find which suits you best and even Starbucks won’t be able to catch you.
Is Medical Marijuana Addictive?
- May 8, 2019
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: Medical Marijuana Facts
Medical marijuana is becoming more commonly prescribed for a variety of illnesses, such as pain, epilepsy, cancer, and depression. Pain killers and pharmaceuticals can often have severe side effects and can be relentlessly addictive. If you have been prescribed medical marijuana to relieve the symptoms caused by an illness, you might be wondering just how addictive it is. And you are not alone. This question has been debated for several decades with firm believers on either side of the argument. Because cannabis is such a hotly debated political subject, a lot of research has been performed to analyze its addictive properties, though the argument persists.
How Marijuana Affects Your Brain
The THC in marijuana acts on the brain’s reward system that responds to pleasurable things, such as sex, chocolate, and other drugs. It stimulates your brain cells just like other drugs do to cause euphoric feelings. It makes sense, then, that many people believe cannabis use can cause addiction just like other, more powerful drugs, since it activates the brain in the same way.
Addiction often leads to damaging problems in a user’s life, such as troubles at school or work, deteriorating relationships, and even legal issues. Some drugs, like heroin and alcohol, can cause severe physical addiction symptoms, such as withdrawals, shaking, and vomiting. When someone thinks of addiction, this is the typical picture they come up with-someone affected with an addiction to opioids or alcohol.
However, marijuana causes more of a psychological addiction than a physical addiction, and can include symptoms like anxiety, depression, and mood swings. Because the brain is a powerful tool, psychological symptoms and cravings can often be even stronger than physical addiction and withdrawals.
These symptoms are more difficult to identify, and more difficult to associate with actual addiction rather than other psychological factors at play, which is why the debate persists. Many believe these psychological problems to be from an addiction to marijuana, while others do not believe the connection has been firmly enough established to prove that marijuana addiction is real. It’s easier to deny a psychological addiction, like cannabis, than it is to deny a physical addiction.
Generally, most cannabis users display no symptoms of addiction, such as withdrawals, cravings or increased tolerance. They can take it or leave it with no problem. Other users, however, have continued craving and keep using cannabis regardless of losing their jobs, ruining relationships with family or friends, or draining their bank account to get high, all the while justifying their cannabis use. These behaviors are typical of addiction and should be treated as such.
Medical marijuana users who display symptoms of psychological addiction typically smoke cannabis as a crutch, use it every day, and don’t care how it affects their lives. If you are using medical marijuana as prescribed by your doctor, without abusing it, the chances of addiction are much lower. With proper moderation of its use, medical marijuana can be beneficial to many patients facing a wide variety of medical illnesses, without any worry of addiction.
Because of its subtle addictive symptoms, the question of whether or not medical marijuana is addictive has been debated for years, and will likely continue to be debated for the foreseeable future. If you have been prescribed medical marijuana, you will have to decide if the chance of becoming psychologically addicted, even with moderate use, is worth the risk of using it to decrease or eliminate your symptoms. You must decide if it is right for you.
How Much Does Medical Marijuana Cost?
- May 8, 2019
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: Marijuana Buying Guide
Medical marijuana poses an interesting twist to patients covered by health care plans. Many insurance companies do not want to cover such costs, so it becomes an out of pocket expense. Luckily for patients, it’s not very expensive, depending on where you live, the cannabis strain, its potency and who is selling it. While prices may vary from state to state, the following estimated costs reflect averages based on available online research from sites that offer comprehensive information on medical marijuana cost.
Breaking Down the Prices of Medical Marijuana
Government vs Street Prices
Part of the reason marijuana has been legalized in several states is that it has happened at a time when many state budgets are financially upside down. So one of the strongest arguments for legalization has been that pot can be taxed to help pay down budget deficits and long term debts. While average prices for illegal weed run anywhere from $8 to $20 per gram, legal government non-organic marijuana averages around $15 per gram. Private organic cannabis is closer to $10 per gram. High-grade cannabis can run as much as $60 per gram.
Interestingly, cannabis has been legalized in Uruguay, where it sells for $1 per gram, which may lead to more competitive pricing in the United States. In Canada, the cost of growing cannabis is between 50 cents and $2 per gram, as the medical marijuana cost to patients ranges between $3 to $12 per gram.
Geography of Pot Prices
Certain states grow more pot that others, which affects supply and demand. California, for example, clearly grows much more cannabis than neighbor Nevada, partly because growing conditions are much better in the Golden State, where Humboldt and Mendocino Counties grow plenty of weed. An article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal from September 2014 warned that even though dispensaries weren’t open yet in Nevada, prices pointed upward due to the state government’s option to limit the cultivation of cannabis in the state.
It turns out that the amount of cultivation space needed to satisfy grower applicants is two to three times more than what Nevada officials had planned. Limits imposed on growing by the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health could artificially drive up prices. Much the way California casinos have demolished the Nevada casino industry, if prices get too high it could lead many patients seeking to buy cheaper pot in California. Commercial pot prices in California have been declining for years down to $2,500 per pound, according to a 2011 NPR report. This steady price drop is a result of an expansion of suppliers.
Economics of Pot Prices
Colorado is becoming one of the top research states for cannabis economics. The state raised $15.3 million from recreational pot sales in the first five months of 2014, according to Forbes. If you add in medical pot sales, the revenue was $23.6 million for the same time frame. It may just be a coincidence, but the state’s tourism industry is booming to record levels. The state has set a 15 percent excise tax plus a 10 percent sales tax on recreational pot. Colorado made recreational pot legal at the start of 2014, as recreational pot prices are $400 per ounce compared with medical pot for $200 an ounce.
It is unclear how legalization, taxation and the amount of cultivation regulated by states will affect the medical marijuana cost for patients in the future. Cheaper marijuana from Mexico seems to be a preference among the average cannabis user. Personal cultivation will also likely affect costs. A smart approach for government would be to undercut the black market and still make huge profits.