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Does Delta-8 show up on a drug test? Ask Auntie Hemp-Honora

Dear Auntie Hemp-Honora,

At a recent, rather avant-garde soirée in the big city, I was introduced to Delta-8 THC. It was all the rage among the art critics and the poets, each professing it to be the elixir de résistance of the modern age. My quandary, dear Honora, is “does delta-8 show up on a drug test?” I have, you see, an upcoming test at my place of employment and wouldn’t want to appear gauche or, heavens forbid, unemployed.

Yours sincerely,
Worried in DC



My Dear Worried in DC,

Ah, Delta-8, the audacious latecomer of the cannabinoid crowd! Your question takes me down memory lane, like a familiar old song… but I digress.

Delta-8, darling, is akin to a capricious houseguest. It might stay briefly, like a vegan at a barbecue (2 days) or overextend its welcome, much like an opera singer practicing scales, for up to a month in your blood or urine.

Unfortunately my dear, your hair can be a gossipmonger. Should someone choose the hair follicle test route, it could reveal Delta-8’s secrets for up to 90 days. But then, one must always approach gossipy tales with a touch of skepticism as there are many factors at play:

Frequency of Delta-8 Use

Just as one must resist the allure of attending every parties in the city for fear of a hangover, frequent dalliances with delta-8 ensure its prolonged stay.


Youth may be wasted on the young darlings, but they tend to usher delta-8 out more promptly than those with more… seasoned sensibilities.


Darling, is the maître d’ of this event. Some bodies bid Delta-8 adieu with promptness, while others indulge in extended farewells.


A larger dose of delta-8 is like a double encore – ensuring its presence is felt for longer (always start small).

Liver, Stage Left

Imagine your liver as the most sought-after party planner in town. If it’s already bustling with other engagements, delta-8’s exit might get slightly delayed.

And to your original question: does delta-8 show up on a drug test? Alas, my dear, delta-8, much like an exuberant theater artist, might crave the spotlight and thus become noticeable.

In conclusion, while the allure of Delta-8 is undeniable, it’s always prudent to be aware of its lingering tendencies. As Oscar Wilde might have said if he’d known of Delta-8, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

With a splash of wit and a dollop of wisdom,

Auntie Hemp-Honora