Marinol Drug Test

Marinol, Marijuana, and Drug Testing

Drug testing is common in many workplaces before employment, randomly during employment, and it is mandatory whenever there is an accident of any kind. The best way to pass any drug test is to be clean. Marijuana is a little different than some drugs when it comes to drug testing. What is on the mind of those who have been prescribed marinol is if they will test positive for marijuana. Some are concerned because they are clean for any illegal drug use and others are concerned because they are have used marijuana in addition to their prescribed marinol.

How marijuana is different than other drugs when it comes to drug testing:

  • No other drugs cause a false positive
  • Occasional use will test positive for 1-7 days after use
  • Regular use will test positive for 1-3 weeks after use
  • Multiple daily users will test positive for up to 3 months after use

Though it doesnít detect THC, so it doesnít determine impairment, it still shows use of marijuana and it is considered a valid test. Impairment isnít tested, but it doesnít affect the validity of the drug test. In the event there is a positive test, there is a second test run. It is the more accurate gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GCMS).

When someone is taking prescribed marinol or any other prescribed drug, they are to reveal the information at the time of the drug test. Proof that there is a valid and current prescription will be required. In the past, there was no way to distinguish between prescribed marinol and marijuana when a drug test was done. That is no longer the case.

It is rare, but some patients on marinol are exempt from taking drug tests. Mostly everyone who is asked must take a drug test. The use of marinol, even when prescribed, can be cause for a rejection of an application for a job. The reason is that this can be legal is because of the side affects of marinol that include the following common side effects:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Elevated or relaxed mood
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Urine tests are the most common way that drug testing is done. Other forms of drug testing may be used and be more accurate than a urine test. Other tests include blood tests, saliva tests, and hair tests.

Often the hetitleh reasons that marinol are prescribed for will interfere with work so the issue of passing a blood test doesnít come up. Treatment for cancer or AIDS often prevents a person from working. Marinol is usually prescribed when nothing else is effective and the hetitleh of the person is declining.

To pass a drug test for a job or after an accident, the best thing to do is not be taking any illegal drugs to begin with. If your hetitleh is well enough and the side effects donít affect your job, go ahead and apply without worrying about the drug test. Be sure you have your prescription and declare your marinol use before you do the drug test. It may be a good idea to discuss the situation with the employer who is requesting the drug test.


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