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Marijuana Drug Tests: What to Know

21 states have legalized recreational marijuana and 37 states have launched their own medical marijuana programs. However, Wisconsin is still behind on the trend and Wisconsin residents are growing weary of waiting for the relief they deserve.

Although medical marijuana is not yet legal in Wisconsin, it will be soon and it is a good idea for you to educate yourself as much as possible so you will be ready when the program launches.

In this blog, we will talk about the four main types of drug tests and their detection windows.


Blood tests are only a good option if you want to know if a person is currently under the influence of cannabis due to their short detection windows. They can detect marijuana for up to four hours after use.

Blood tests are not normally used for employees because they are invasive, expensive, and have short detection windows.


Hair tests are very rarely used for marijuana detection. However, they have the longest detection windows. They can tell if you have used marijuana in the past three months or so, and are used about 10% of the time in employment screenings.


Saliva tests are conducted by swabbing your cheek or under your tongue to collect a sample. They can pick up cannabis for up to 72 hours after use, and they have some accuracy issues because false positives are possible.

Saliva tests are rarely used for employment purposes.


Urine tests are by far the most popular choice for employers who conduct drug screenings because they are quick and easy to administer and are non-invasive.

Urine tests can detect cannabis for about a week after use for non-frequent users and for about two weeks for frequent users.

Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Wisconsin

Although medical marijuana is not yet legal in the State of Wisconsin, it will be soon! We are hopeful that progress will be made this upcoming session. In the meantime, contact your lawmakers and let them know you want medical cannabis in Wisconsin to help the process along!

Marijuana is a natural alternative medicine that has been in use for thousands of years for a variety of medical conditions and their symptoms. If you think you could benefit from medical cannabis, there is a good chance you will qualify for your medical card.

You should be ready for medical marijuana to come to Wisconsin. In order to do this, you can reserve an appointment with us today and we will schedule an appointment for you just as soon as the state’s medical program becomes operational.

You’ll meet with your new doctor virtually, using your smartphone, tablet, or computer for a telemedicine appointment. Together you’ll discuss your conditions, whether you qualify for a Wisconsin Marijuana Card, and what medical marijuana might be able to do for you, all without even leaving your home! And you’ll even save $25 off the cost of your evaluation!

In the meantime, check back to our blogs and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on Wisconsin’s program! It is so important to stay informed on this issue if you are hoping to get your medical card as soon as possible.

The wait is almost over! We hope to see you soon!

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