Does Starbucks Drug Test?

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.