Cannabis is a peculiar and very generous plant, as recent studies have shown that it provides even more significant benefits than initially thought. Weed, with its main component, THC and CBD, helps with anxiety, insomnia, low appetite, nausea, and pain. And it boasts several other benefits that might be of particular interest to women.
More than 45% of cannabis users are women, though the exact figure remains shrouded in smoke since more than 66% of women hide their cannabis use. Apart from getting high, women are also becoming increasingly interested in other cannabis products.
Now, we're not talking about joints pre-rolled in pink paper with decorative gray bunnies, and sunflowers. We're talking about high-quality beauty and wellness products, infused with cannabis and CBD, like lotions and skincare.
Unfortunately, the workplace environment still hasn't caught up with the innovative beauty standards and relaxing properties of recreational, medical, and cosmetic use of marijuana. So, if you're someone who's using these CBD wellness products, or simply enjoying an occasional puff, you should be concerned about workplace drug testing.
Though it's highly unlikely that CDB-infused skincare products can trigger a red flag during a urinalysis, smoking weed most certainly can.
Beating a urine test
You know you're in trouble when you're facing a mandatory drug test, and you've indulged in some cannabis a few days before. Depending on how much time you have to prepare, this might or might not be a reason for concern.
There are two possible tests when it comes to urinalysis: the supervised or unsupervised test. Supervised tests are further classified according to types of supervision, and these are the direct observation, and monitoring.
If you're undergoing an unobserved sample collection, during which you have some privacy when producing the said sample, there are several solutions. You can either detoxify by using a high-quality detox product or use a synthetic urine sample. Either way, with a correct product, passing a drug test is pretty straightforward.
Detox is the best option for light and occasional smokers with low levels of drug metabolites in their system. By using high-quality detox pills and drinks, casual users can detoxify, and produce a clean sample in 24 hours.
However, if you're an every-day smoking weed enthusiast, then you have better chances of success using artificial pee. Artificial pee is great for unobserved sample collection, as you can easily swap your sample with a synthetic one. The only thing you need to pay attention to is heating and maintaining the correct sample temperature.
Beating an unobserved test using any of these products is straightforward, with pretty high chances of success. But some employers like to be on the safe side, and pay a little extra for more "rigorous" testing. Enter supervised tests.
Beating a supervised test
Submitting to a monitored test isn't a big deal if you detoxified correctly. But it can be tricky if you're using synthetic urine.
During monitored sample collection, the supervisor can't observe you in any way while you're producing a sample. He or she is only there to make sure you produce the sample and don't tamper with it. If you're caught tampering with the sample, the test is stopped, and you'll be required to produce a sample under direct observation.
You can still smuggle a synthetic urine sample into the stall, by using a urinator device. Urinator devices simulate sample production by using synthetic urine, and yes, they're made for women also. However, if you're undergoing a directly observed test, using synthetic urine and urinator devices is practically impossible, and you're left with only one solution - detox.
Beating a directly observed urine drug test
Before we explain how to overcome a directly observed drug test like a boss lady, let's discuss directly observed analysis for a moment.
During directly observed sample collection, you're directly watched as you're producing a urine sample, avoiding any sample adulteration. However, you can only be directly observed by the person of the same gender as yourself, without the presence of video cameras and mirrors.
The US Department of Transportation has the strictest set of guidelines when it comes to supervised sample collection. According to them, you're required to pull down your underwear to midthigh level and raise your clothes to above the navel. This determines whether or not you're concealing a urinator device or a substitute urine sample.
Getting caught wearing a urinator prosthetic, or hiding a substitute sample results with "test refusal." Refusing a drug test entitles your employer to terminate your employment, or deny you a job offer.
With synthetic urine out of the question, high-quality detox products offer the highest chances of successfully passing a directly observed sample collection.
To detoxify correctly, we advise you to adhere to the rules of natural detox and use high-quality detox pills or a detox drink. Here's how you do it:
The last resort
A doctor's notice is the only acceptable excuse to avoid drug testing. Go to your doctor, pretending that you're sick, and you might get a doctor's note relieving you from work, and thus, a mandatory drug test. You can use that time to properly detoxify, and submit to an observed test later when you're confident enough to produce a clean sample.
We conclude that women can pass a supervised drug test using some of the methods described in this article. It's up to you to determine what method suits you the best, based on how much weed you consume, and what type of supervised testing you're submitting to.
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"How did you ever get into a business like that?" people ask me. They're confounded to hear that my product is industrial baler wire—a very unfeminine pursuit, especially in 1975 when I founded my company in the midst of a machismo man's world. It's a long story, but I'll try to shorten it.
I'd never been interested to enter the "man's" world of business, but when I discovered a lucrative opportunity to become my own boss, I couldn't pass it up—even if it involved a non-glamorous product. I'd been fired from my previous job working to become a ladies' clothing buyer and was told at my dismissal, "You just aren't management or corporate material." My primary goal then was to find a career in which nobody had the power to fire me and that provided a comfortable living for my two little girls and myself.
Over the years, I've learned quite a few tough lessons about how to successfully run a business. Below are five essential elements to keep in mind, as well as my story on how I learned them.
Find A Need And Fill It
I gradually became successful at selling various products, which unfortunately weren't profitable enough to get me off the ground, so I asked people what they needed that they couldn't seem to get. One man said, "Honey, I need baler wire. Even the farmers can't get it." I saw happy dollar signs as he talked on and dedicated myself to figuring out the baler wire industry.
I'd never been interested to enter the "man's" world of business, but when I discovered a lucrative opportunity to become my own boss, I couldn't pass it up.
Now forty-five years later, I'm proud to be the founder of Vulcan Wire, Inc., an industrial baler wire company with $10 million of annual sales.
Have Working Capital And Credit
There were many pitfalls along the way to my eventual success. My daughters and I were subsisting from my unemployment checks, erratic alimony and child-support payments, and food stamps. I had no money stashed up to start up a business.
I paid for the first wire with a check for which I had no funds, an illegal act, but I thought it wouldn't matter as long as I made a deposit to cover the deficit before the bank received the check. My expectation was that I'd receive payment immediately upon delivery, for which I used a rented truck.
Little did I know that this Fortune 500 company's modus operandi was to pay all bills thirty or more days after receipts. My customer initially refused to pay on the spot. I told him I would consequently have to return the wire, so he reluctantly decided to call corporate headquarters for this unusual request.
My stomach was in knots the whole time he was gone, because he said it was iffy that corporate would come through. Fifty minutes later, however, he emerged with a check in hand, resentful of the time away from his busy schedule. Stressed, he told me to never again expect another C.O.D. and that any future sale must be on credit. Luckily, I made it to the bank with a few minutes to spare.
Know Your Product Thoroughly
I received a disheartening phone call shortly thereafter: my wire was breaking. This horrible news fueled the fire of my fears. Would I have to reimburse my customer? Would my vendor refuse to reimburse me?
My customer told me to come over and take samples of his good wire to see if I might duplicate it. I did that and educated myself on the necessary qualities.
My primary goal then was to find a career in which nobody had the power to fire me and that provided a comfortable living for my two little girls and myself.
Voila! I found another wire supplier that had the right specifications. By then, I was savvy enough to act as though they would naturally give me thirty-day terms. They did!
More good news: My customer merely threw away all the bad wire I'd sold him, and the new wire worked perfectly; he then gave me leads and a good endorsement. I rapidly gained more wire customers.
Anticipate The Dangers Of Exponential Growth
I had made a depressing discovery. My working capital was inadequate. After I purchased the wire, I had to wait ten to thirty days for a fabricator to get it reconfigured, which became a looming problem. It meant that to maintain a good credit standing, I had to pay for the wire ten to thirty days before my customers paid me.
I was successful on paper but was incredibly cash deprived. In other words, my exponentially growing business was about to implode due to too many sales. Eventually, my increasing sales grew at a slower rate, solving my cash flow problem.
Delegate From The Bottom Up
I learned how to delegate and eventually delegated myself out of the top jobs of CEO, President, CFO, and Vice President of Finance. Now, at seventy-eight years old, I've sold all but a third of Vulcan's stock and am semi-retired with my only job currently serving as Vice President of Stock and Consultant.
In the interim, I survived many obstacles and learned many other lessons, but hopefully these five will get you started and help prevent some of you from having the same struggles that I did. And in the end, I figured it all out, just like you will.