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Could be effected as a passive smoker of marijuana by husband due to blowing on face many times. Can this happen ?

My husband and I are going through a divorce. He has always smoked marijuana. Both Synthetic and since before Christmas real marijuana again. I caught him blowing the smoke in my face several times when he thought I was sleeping. If I say anything he retaliates and washes his hair. I ve personally seen him pass multiple hair and urine tests for jobs by using shampoos and some type of orange drink. I want his fingernails tested because he d never think of that but I m afraid with him blowing marijuana into my face and smoking around me often in enclosed spaces I may test positive when I ve never smoked marijuana. I have pictures of his stash as well as his paraphernalia I ve given to my attorney and a witness who helped him find marijuana. I ve no idea how many times this has happened but I m certain his intention was to say I myself smoke marijuana. I ve been away from him for 33 days but I m concerned about the possibility of testing positive through my hair or fingernails. Can this happen? We share a daughter and I ve tested my urine myself and am having a voluntary urine test the day before court through a doctor but that doesn t help my hair or fingernails. And I know of at least six times he has done this to me.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Hair tests are accurate and the most reliable among the various tests used for detecting drug levels in the body. It is also very difficult to fake a negative hair test just by washing the hair with shampoo or taking other substances internally.

As regards your hair test, it is possible that you could test positive since you say that you have been passively inhaling marijuana smoke. Moreover, hair tests can detect drugs even weeks after stopping their use.

Regarding the legal implications of this and regarding having your husband's fingernails tested, please discuss these issues with your attorney.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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