In June 2019, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia announced that the traffic police will be on the spot to check drivers for cannabis and other drugs using an analysis of saliva. Therefore, our editors compiled instructions on how to trick an express cannabis test.
How does the biochemical analysis of saliva work?
The essence of the express test is different from traditional screening methods. Standard urine analysis methods have been developed to detect the THC metabolite (THC-COOH), which is formed during the destruction of cannabinoid in the human body. Saliva analysis, on the other hand, is aimed at identifying delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol entering the oral cavity as a result of smoking marijuana or eating food with THC. After cannabis is consumed, THC persists in saliva for up to 48 hours, which is why the rapid test can detect cannabinoid only if a person smoked marijuana recently.
How to remove THC from saliva per day?
Each driver may need to drive 24 hours after smoking marijuana. To exclude the probability of detection of THC in saliva, you must perform the following steps:
- brush your teeth immediately after eating hemp;
- drink a large amount of liquid (to stimulate the production of saliva);
- rinse thoroughly with water or a non-alcoholic rinse;
- to eat a high-fat product (for example, a burger, french fries, fried pork, lard) – THC binds to a fat molecule and passes from the mouth into the stomach.
How to pass the test without preparation?
If the driver was suddenly stopped by the traffic police, and he does not have time for preliminary preparation, then there is only one way to deceive the express test. For this, it is necessary to use substances that hide the presence of THC in saliva. One of the best options is hydrogen peroxide, which masks THC for no more than 30 minutes after rinsing the mouth.
The American company Clear Choice has released chewing gum under the brand name Oral Clear Gum to deceive rapid tests of saliva for any drugs. The product is a capsule containing liquid to neutralize narcotic substances. It needs to be bitten in the mouth, chewed and swallowed a little, the effect occurs after 30 seconds and lasts up to 30 minutes. On Amazon, one gum costs $ 92.95 plus $ 16.21 for shipping to Russia.
It is worth noting that camouflage tools may not work in all cases. If the indicator developers added a mechanism for detecting neutralizers, then the analysis will show an error and it will have to be submitted again. Thus, it is best to access the rapid test, which will be used by security forces and test the effectiveness of peroxide or chewing gum in practice.