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What is THC?
- You consume medical marijuana primarily by smoking (not by ingesting/eating)
- You're drinking the recommended amount of water
- You are not using or plan to use any product that claims to detoxify your body*
Other factors taken into account include the user's:
- Percent of body fat
- Weight of body fat
- Smoking frequency
- Marijuana potency
- Average smoking session length
- Estimated metabolic speed
- Weekly cardio activity level
- Muscular composition level
- Calorie burn rate
How do you expect to get drug test results from "legal" users?
Having a medical marijuana (MMJ) card does not protect a person from being drug tested and potentially fired by an employer. If you don't believe us, google and research the subject for yourself. Here's a good start. And here's a good example. This stands true for anyone, civilian, government, or military, that holds a MMJ Card. A doctor CAN NOT PRESCRIBE marijuana because it is a Hallucinogenic Substance defined in Section 1308.11 Schedule I which states:
"Substances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse and there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision. Furthermore, drugs listed in schedule I have no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and, therefore, may not be prescribed, administered, or dispensed for medical use."
However, a doctor CAN RECOMMEND that a patient use marijuana for medical reasons and often times will produce the MMJ card for the patient if the state in which the doctor resides allows them to do so. But a prescription and a recommendation do not mean the same thing. A recommendation can't save someones job if they fail a urine drug screen.
To an employer, the fact that an employee fails a urine drug screen due to the presence of THC metabolites means that, according to federal laws, the employee performed an illegal act because marijuana CAN NOT BE PRESCRIBED. Results like these usually lead to disciplinary action taken against the employee in which the employee often loses their job.
So to answer the question, we only expect to get drug test results from medical marijuana users that have a MMJ Card. These people do get tested. In either case, it's your business if you are using marijuana with or without a MMJ card. If you get drug tested, it's also your business if you choose to submit your data to us. The data looks the same either way. Just remember that we're not encouraging the use of marijuana without a MMJ card.
Data collection from close friends and dozens of forums started around the development of our first application back in 2003, thcCalc. Data is now collected through our website's submission form and through our mobile application, THC Calc.
Below, you'll find a download link to thcCalc. This was written in Visual Basic 6.0 for a sophomore level college course. Feel free to download the .zip file and check it out. Just keep this in mind: the calculation that thcCalc provides is based on very little data. On top of that, it's full of errors. The only reason why we're listing it here is to express to you that a THC calculator is something that has been on our minds for a long time.
-Read the paragraph above
-Don't be an idiot
-Doesn't work for high body fat percentages
-(Windows XP) The white text turns black, making it hard to read the instructions
-We don't know and don't care if this works for Windows Vista or Windows 7