Okay, first off... You're wasting a lot of your time. I served in the Marine Corps for quite a while and here's some pointers for you:
1) you must wait at least a month, it's okay to tell your recruiter that you have smoked ( don't lie to him about that one thing.. they don't care, they just want you in) .. this way they will drug test you in the recruiter office until you pass before sending you to MEPS, where you really don't want to fail a drug test.
2) Blood test is only used for HIV testing at MEPS, no drug test is done on hair.
3) As everyone knows it's going to take most likely 30-45 days for your urine to test clear of THC, the only variance in this is based on how fat you are as THC is stored in fat, and of course drinking more water and some vitamin C will help it clear just a tad faster.
4) They do not take a saliva sample.. For anything. The most they look in your mouth for is dental related shit, and to make sure you still have your tonsils if you stated you've had no surgeries.
How MEPS usually works:
you arrive and take your asvab at night.
you wake up at 4.30, eat, head back to meps.
you arrive for your physical.
you get your blood pressure taken.
you take your piss test.
they draw blood to check for HIV, and place your DNA on file (that's right, it's part of the contract).
you go back in to a cold ass room.
you strip down to your underwear.
you fall to your knees and stand back up on your feet without any help from your hands and your toes must continue to touch the floor at all times.
you do a duck walk forward and back.
you have height/weight check done.
you get your balls and asshole checked out.
you do hearing/eye exam.
you take care of any special exames (airborne, 18X-SF, etc..)
You may end up taking a personality test, but only if you have criminal record or you have a GED instead of a HS Diploma.
you will meet with a counselor if you've made it this far, decide a job, hear your bonus info etc, sign your life away in a contract, and set up a ship out date, and do a bullshit swear in for show.
you go home *unless you ship out that day*
you return to meps to ship out.
you sit all day and end up with a plane ticket, a real swear in, FBI NCIS full scans and entry. DNA, Finger Prints, Facials, etc are all entered into the FBI database.
You officially sign away a piece of your life, and sign a paper saying who's gonna get your military life insurance when you get fucking shot.
you then get on a plane, prolly at least one more if not 2, end up at basic training, and start hell.
Oh yeah, and there's always some creepy faggot watching your piss.. and he does stare at your dick pretty hard, you're not getting by with anyone elses piss or any synthetic bullshit. You might as well just give up the smoking once you're in the military, you'll get tested quite a bit throughout your career.
Have fun with it
Edited by keelo, 30 January 2009 - 10:08 AM.
left out some shit.