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Is There a Drug Test That Will Detect Synthetic Marijuana, K2, Spice or Bath Salts in Urine, Blood or Hair?

Updated on January 14, 2013

Home Drug Testing for Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic marijuana or weed, popularly known as K2 or Spice, and the drug known as bath salts are being blamed for causing many episodes of bizarre, violent and even psychotic behavior. The "zombie" attacks in the US and now China, murders, robberies, assaults, the man who stood on his front porch and began tearing the flesh from a dog with his mouth, have all brought forth speculations and proof that synthetic weed or bath salts may be the culprit. Synthetic marijuana is herbs treated with chemical cannabinoids, and is said to provide a marijuana-like high. The chemicals on the market that fit the class of synthetic marijuana, the consist mainly of: JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-250, JWH-210, JWH-081, AM-2201, and RCS-4JWH-200, CP-47,497, AM-2201 and cannabicyclohexanol, but are changing rapidly. Bath Salts are being described by many users as the closest thing they’ve come to a methamphetamine high, and by others as a combination methamphetamine/cocaine high. It is manufactured with synthetic chemicals including Methylmethcathinone, Mephedrone or Methylenedioxypyrovalerone.

Each brand name of synthetic weed and bath salts drugs carries its own specific blend. Many times, manufacturers of these drugs attempt to disguise them as potpourri or fertilizer. Although synthetic weed and bath salts have been around and available as drugs for several years, they have become a much more popular drug choice, especially among teenagers, because up until now, they have been considered legal. Not only were they considered legal, but because traditional drug tests weren't capable of detecting the chemicals used to manufacture the drugs, there wasn't any way to detect them on a drug test.

How Long do the Drugs in Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana Stay in Your System?

Currently, there are laboratory drug tests that can detect drugs like K2, Spice and Bath Salts in blood, urine, hair and even saliva. Drug testing companies are working to expand testing to include the rapidly shifting chemicals these drugs are manufactured with. It is estimated that synthetic marijuana has the same detection time period as natural marijuana--approximately 72 hours for an occasional user. Bath salts appear to stay in a user's system 3-5 days, depending on usage. Currently, many employers do not test for these drugs because there hasn't been consistent cut-off levels established, along with the mere fact that these drugs weren't yet considered illegal. This is changing quickly, though, and with the higher need to be able to detect these now illegal drug substances, it should only be a matter of time before employers make this type of drug testing mandatory. Accurate home drug tests for K2 and Spice are currently available and can be easily purchased on eBay or Amazon. Make sure that any drug test you purchase for synthetic marijuana detects the largest number of chemicals possible. Bath salts do not currently have a home drug test kit available, but it is expected that there will be one available very soon.



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      shelleybean 2 years ago

      I know for a fact that you can drop dirty for k2..since I just testes positive for it last week!!! I've been smoking the stuff for 2 years and they had no clue but did a random test for it at my treatment and I was popped for it..IT CAN MAKE YOU DROP DIRTY!!! DON'T BELIVE PEOPLE WHEN THEY SAY YOU CANT!!!!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Is There a Drug Test That Will Detect Synthetic Marijuana, K2, Spice or Bath Salts in Urine, Blood or Hair? Informative and useful information

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      Brent Jones 5 years ago from California

      This stuff is ruining peoples lives. It ruined mine!!