Testing Positive for THC After No Marijuana Use: How?
If you’ve been charged with a drug or alcohol related criminal offense, it’s common for the court order that the person refrain from the use of marijuana and require them to provide urine drug screens (UDS).
If the person has historically used marijuana regularly, a drug screen can show positive for THC for up to 77 days.
This is even if you stopped smoking marijuana.
This then begs the question, how does the court know that someone isn’t using marijuana in violation of their bond?
The court monitors THC-COOH levels. Therefore, they believe that as long as your THC levels are consistently decreasing, there is no marijuana use.
However, there are situations where THC levels actually go up without any marijuana use.
There are cases where a person can test completely negative with zero THC with a subsequent test detecting THC again.
If the court sees the levels go up, they may put you in jail for violating your bond or probation.
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