Can you fail a drug test after using THCV—aka tetrahydrocannabivarin? Unfortunately the answer is, yes. You can fail a drug test after consuming THCV. Why? Well one reason is that THCV is commonly mixed with other cannabis compounds like delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10 THC and that could contribute to a failed test. Another reason? Chemically it’s pretty similar to the other cannanoids that’ll cause you fail a drug test.
What Is THCV?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin is a cannabinoid like CBD and delta 8. It’s a compound that binds to cannabinoid receptors in the body via the endocannabinoid system. It regulates specific processes that affect how one feels and functions. It’s a minor cannabinoid. It’s slightly psychoactive so to get stoned from it you’ll have to consume concentrated amounts.
How Potent Is THCV vs. THC?
These molecules are exactly the same apart from one detail. THCV contains a minimum number of carbon atoms in the side chain required to get you high. As a result THCV is the least potent of all cannabinoids with around 25% of THC’s potency. That means, of course, you’ll need to take a dose equivalent to roughly four times your normal dose of THC.
THCV cannabinoid affect the endocannabinoids system in a different way than THC as well. When it comes to the CB1 receptors, THCV inhibits their response upon binding. However, its influence on the CB2 receptors is dose-dependent. At low doses, THCV also inhibits the response of the CB2 receptors, but at high doses, it triggers their response — that’s why it can only get you high when a big amount is consumed.
Because there isn’t a lot of research on THCV, many of the mechanisms behind its effects are still unknown. Similar to CBD research indicates that it could stop some of THC’s side effects, like impaired short-term memory and paranoia, when consumed together.
What Are The Benefits of THCV?
THCV offers some unique value. THCV can help you manage your blood sugar levels. A study on mice found that THCV helps some Isis bodies naturally regulate their blood sugar levels. Research has found that THCV may help promote bone growth and increase collagen production and like other cannabinoids it can help reduce inflammation.
Will THCV Cause you to Fail a Drug Test?
Yes, like we mentioned above. If you consume it you are at risk of failing. THCV drug tests don’t exist, but since it has a similar chemical structure to THC, it might be detected on a routine drug test. It can still show up in urine samples up to two weeks after consumption.
How to pass a drug test if you consume THCV
First, purchase an at-home drug test from Amazon. Next, test yourself to see if you’re even at risk of failing. If you do fail, your next step is to stop consuming THCV long enough for your body to process it out. How long does that typically take? Well, it usually takes about two to four weeks. Time will vary by person depending on the speed of their metabolism and how much they’ve consumed.
If you don’t have time to spare your best bet is to use a THC detox product. We always recommend Green Gone Detox. It’s an all-natural permanent cleanse unlike detox drinks which are typically “masking” agents—meaning they don’t physically pull THC metabolites out of your system permanently. Instead they decrease the concentration of metabolites found in your urine for a brief period through dilution.
Sometimes the dilution method is enough to work. But if you’re a heavy user don’t count on it. A permanent detox is what you need. It’s really the only way to increase your body’s output and elimination of the metabolites that’ll cause you to fail.
If you’ve ever failed a drug test for THCV, please tell us about your experience in the comments below.
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