Trying To Fail A Drug Test On Purpose

4. Sij 2021.
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Check out Trace's channel! - start with brain-computer interfaces or going to space • There's an urban legend that poppy seeds can make you fail a drug test. Is it true? And if so: why? I ate a few bagels, and set out to flunk an opioid test.
Drug tests don’t just work as a buzzkill, they can keep doctors and patients honest regarding some of the more dangerous drugs known to man. The problem is, poppy seeds can throw a giant wrench in that circle of trust! Poppy seeds come from the papaver somniferum flower native to Turkey, and even though they don’t contain opium, consuming the seeds has historically caused the tests to register opiate use!
In this video, I explore how these tests work, what they look for, and how something as simple as a bottle of seeds available at any grocery store, can cause a false positive for painkillers, heroin, morphine, and other drugs.
Encyclopedia Britannica: Poppy Seed
Poppy seed, tiny dried seed of the opium poppy, used as food, food flavouring, and the source of poppy-seed oil. Poppy seeds have no narcotic properties, because the fluid contained in the bud that becomes opium is present only before the seeds are fully formed. The plant, Papaver somniferum, is an herbaceous annual native to Greece and the Orient. Poppy seed is an ancient spice; the seed capsules have been found in Switzerland in the remains of prehistoric lake dwellings.
Can Eating Poppy Seeds Give You a Positive Drug Test?
It’s possible that even just one bagel or muffin highly loaded with poppy seeds can lead to a positive urine drug test.
LabCorp: Testing Methodology,drug%20present%20in%20urine%20samples.
Quest Diagnostics: Testing Insights,can%20indeed%20produce%20a%20positive
Did you know that morphine, codeine, and heroin are produced from the seeds of certain kinds of poppy flowers? Morphine and codeine are often used as medications for treating pain, and all three-known as opiates-can be abused
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  • I'm taking January off, chasing the dragon.

    QnxlvrQnxlvrPrije sat
  • Drug testing is so dumb. You're only gonna nab the people who didn't figure out a way around it. How about just look for the guy who can't do his job? (The answer is because it's just always been done, there's a budget for it and you have to use your budget or it goes away next year, and most bosses in my experience have very little clue what's actually going on or who's doing what.. because they have their own work to take care of nevermind trying to babysit a bunch of adults)

    Celes TatiuneCeles TatiunePrije sat
    • Well drug users are usually a lot less reliable than others. Also they have more highs and lows.

      Tyrone DeShaunTyrone DeShaunPrije 11 minuta
  • Or you just take drugs and same results

    JsseJssePrije 2 sati
  • wait why dont you just do drugs ez dub

    Scorpion Dark_Scorpion Dark_Prije 2 sati
  • when i was in rehab (after inpatient treatment, coming in for outpatient), a group of girls who stayed at a halfway house together had poppy seed buns for dinner together and all failed their drug test the next day, but were cleared because it was proven to be from the buns.

    j moneyj moneyPrije 3 sati
  • My guy is doing his homework for the wrong kind of test!

    KingWolfGamingKingWolfGamingPrije 3 sati
  • Testing positive in hospital when in for labor and delivery happened with me, as well, but luckily they didn't try to take away my child. That would have been horrific

    HedgeHog24601HedgeHog24601Prije 5 sati
  • Codeine was spelt incorrectly

    Matthew CassarMatthew CassarPrije 5 sati
  • Try makowiec before testing🎯

    PaukenschlagPaukenschlagPrije 5 sati
  • are poppy seeds drugs?

    Nathaniel CoffinNathaniel CoffinPrije 6 sati
  • I heard it was white poppies only, not red ones

    Mark Castro-GarciaMark Castro-GarciaPrije 7 sati
  • Little did we know Trace was actually high during the video

    Moose17mMoose17mPrije 10 sati
  • Anyone else remember Trace from DNews? Those were the days.

    Scott The EngineerScott The EngineerPrije 17 sati
  • how to fail a drug test? simple. Take drugs

    ROCCOx09ROCCOx09Prije 18 sati
  • For the drug tests in the Austrian Army they actually told us that they would do blood tests (or at least sent the urin sample to a lab) for the positive Opiod tests, because that way they can figure out how high the dose of residual opiods actually was.

    burningSHADOW42burningSHADOW42Prije dan
  • I can fail a drug test

    Emma PerryEmma PerryPrije dan
  • Just take drugs lmao

    BeeBeePrije dan
  • K

    HackedHackedPrije dan
  • As a Polish person, this scares me. We really like our poppy seeds, and I am personally addicted to baked goods with them.

    Vulpes De CinereVulpes De CinerePrije dan
  • You should see a doctor if your urine is blue

    VL125VL125Prije dan
  • This is interesting! A few years ago I suffered from depression and I was drinking too many energy drinks. In order to get help I had to do a drug test and I tested positive for 3 different drugs (at this point I had been clean for about 9 years). I got tested a week later and it was all negative. I’ll definitely show my parents this video since they still doubt I was telling the whole truth!

    DampeNDampeNPrije dan
  • how to fail a drug test. take drugs

    Curly LlamaCurly LlamaPrije 2 dana
  • how to fail a drug test on purpose drugs

    Zane LazarZane LazarPrije 2 dana
  • 2:22 unlabelled graph axes.. you know it's getting scientific edit: well to be fair one of them is labelled, so only half the points off

    y u be lik disy u be lik disPrije 2 dana
  • This isn't Tom Scott in the video btw. It never was.

    Carl JacksonCarl JacksonPrije 2 dana
  • kind of awkward to be watching this video in the big bad Lansing lmao

    Elizabeth LancasterElizabeth LancasterPrije 2 dana
  • 1:11 shows Papaver Rhoeas, full of nopium.

    Dr Gamma DDr Gamma DPrije 3 dana
  • Finally I can hide my crippling heroin and opioid addiction

    Mason perkinsMason perkinsPrije 3 dana
  • 3:16 what? You’re not supposed to toast fresh bagels? Who came up with this rule and where do I find them? 😂

    ARTiculationsARTiculationsPrije 3 dana
  • if you're going for the wr just take drugs

    letyrletyrPrije 3 dana
  • How high are you? 6"1

    SomebigfatmanSomebigfatmanPrije 3 dana
  • Never seen someone so happy for getting positive in a drug test

    ArvinArvinPrije 3 dana
  • Who is weed going to hurt? Why don't we ban cigarettes and alcohol?

    DoctardDoctardPrije 3 dana
  • Just take some drugs

    higher per5pectivehigher per5pectivePrije 4 dana
  • Instagramming my food for legal reasons

    Falxie_Falxie_Prije 4 dana
  • I was wondering where trace went after i never saw him on seeker. So i looked for him and now i found him.

    ReiReiPrije 4 dana
  • That door opening at 00:23 near enough gave me a heart attack. Headphones will be the death of me

    LewisMcVicar03LewisMcVicar03Prije 4 dana
  • The whole notion of drug testing people for regular job interviewing is so invasive and wrong. I'm sure if you drug test powerful political or corporate leaders, you'll find it. Enforcing arbitrary rules against people is a foundation for biased treatment. Now, if it's a very crucial safety job, like a pilot, or surgeon, for examples, I could see the value.

    Andrea RossAndrea RossPrije 4 dana
  • Maybe we should stop drug testing people. Only hurts working class people.

    Dawson HorahDawson HorahPrije 4 dana
  • very useful video

    Ethan Lowe-WerrellEthan Lowe-WerrellPrije 4 dana
  • Aight thanks for the tip [eats poppy bagels after using opiates]

    alifia !alifia !Prije 4 dana
  • So kids. Today Im gonna show you how to fail a drug test. Step One: Inject yourself with massive amounts of Heroin

    KonstiKonstiPrije 4 dana
  • anyone else forget this was a Tom Scott video half way through?

    SparkyRedstoneSparkyRedstonePrije 4 dana
  • If you're trying that hard to fail a drug test, you're better off just doing drugs.

    ian1231100ian1231100Prije 4 dana
  • me playing the vid backwards

    chmindjachmindjaPrije 4 dana
  • me being like, copy this down and reverse quick

    chmindjachmindjaPrije 4 dana
  • Why don't you just do real drugs to fail a drug test..just'll have way more fun

    Meddle MasterMeddle MasterPrije 5 dana
  • Methadone made from opium? Its was created as a substitute for opioids not from it. That is why you passed for methadone and not morphine codeine because they are opium based

    dan wbdan wbPrije 5 dana
  • 5:10 why not buy the bagels...before?

    BenevolentBenevolentPrije 5 dana
  • say no 2 gays yo.

    Biggest Knob To Ever Live.Biggest Knob To Ever Live.Prije 5 dana
  • i dont even have to try to fail my drug tests

    Riley CollettRiley CollettPrije 6 dana
  • I never know when to believe if you're actually outside or not

    C XC XPrije 6 dana
  • could try, hops flowers ( humulus lupulus ) then try test for cannabis

    patt erpatt erPrije 6 dana
  • Greed

    Bart Van DammeBart Van DammePrije 6 dana
  • How to use, buy drugs in public

    sub me pls or nothingsub me pls or nothingPrije 6 dana
  • Sounds like covid testing. 😂

    Tim STim SPrije 6 dana
  • Imagine failing a drug test and creating an entire video to get out of getting arrested

    Optimus PrimeOptimus PrimePrije 6 dana
  • Big bad schools in lansing, that was a very region specific joke

    Preston HowellPreston HowellPrije 6 dana
  • Just bloody legalize drugs...

    DiggnutsDiggnutsPrije 6 dana
  • Next time i do heroin i'll just tell my mom i ate a poppy strudel. Thanks.

    LP BeatsLP BeatsPrije 6 dana
  • Alright now get high on codeine to compare and contrast the data

    Joseph O'SheaJoseph O'SheaPrije 7 dana
  • some people don't have to try so hard to fail drug tests lul

    fear oldbloodfear oldbloodPrije 7 dana
  • Impossible in my country, since cultivation of poppies is illegal, here. You can't have bagels with poppy seeds period. Once we planted them in our garden without knowing what flowers they were and we received a nice visit by the police as soon as they spotted them.

    ShendueShenduePrije 7 dana
  • I wanted to see if you would fail the newer test?

    YeCannyDaeThatYeCannyDaeThatPrije 7 dana
  • Is this the Test and Trace system I keep hearing about?

    BalsiefenBalsiefenPrije 7 dana
  • when you're back) :)

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnonPrije 7 dana
  • step 1: *heroine*

    EnazEnazPrije 7 dana
  • It isn´t a false positive, if it positivly tests for the substance it actually is looking for. It tests for opiates, and you have indeed consumed opioides. That it has a low treshold and doesn´t distinguish which class specifically is an issue... But not a "false positive" one.

    Toby LegionToby LegionPrije 8 dana
  • I did it! I failed a drug test!

    AbsolutePhoenixAbsolutePhoenixPrije 8 dana
    • This guy looks like a mix of David Harbour and Nick Kroll

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnonPrije 7 dana
  • Who tf is this 693Prije 8 dana
  • It's not a myth, it's also not an excuse that's gonna work for you if you're on probation or talking to a court, it's also a way you can reasonably catch a buzz. Edit: Poppy seed tea or just eating poppy seeds by the spoonful I mean

    Ben CheeversBen CheeversPrije 8 dana
  • How to do a drug test “do drugs“

    Nugebug _Nugebug _Prije 9 dana
  • 5:56 That would be perfect for an out of context playlist.

    Flat Mars SocietyFlat Mars SocietyPrije 9 dana
  • A poppy seed positive is not a ‘false positive’ it is a true positive as you are consuming opiates just in very low doses (but explainable through legitimate means). A false positive is when one has not consumed the drug but the instant test shows a line (which can happen in the case of some prescription medications). In a properly conducted drug test the sample should be sent to the lab after so that it can confirm through gcms the concentrations and specific compounds detected. With the concentration levels (and the ratio of codiene to morphine as well as the absence of a metabolite specific to heroin) the probability of the test coming from poppy seed exposure can be determined. This should be done by a medical review officer (a doctor who is specifically trained in interpreting drug tests).

    Christine SmithChristine SmithPrije 9 dana
  • I find it disturbing how many people are saying that he's actually a user, even if in jokes. It's not funny when you consider the political climate.

    starchimstarchimPrije 9 dana
    • Nice background music!

      dcoog anmldcoog anmlPrije 8 dana
  • On a completely unrelated note, I wonder what the metabolized byproducts of semen are...

    Adam MillerAdam MillerPrije 10 dana
    • 👍😍

      dcoog anmldcoog anmlPrije 8 dana
  • Hol' up

    勇樹勇樹Prije 10 dana
  • I saw Jon Tickle this on Brainiac: Science Abuse years ago.

    PaddyofScotland - TV ArchivePaddyofScotland - TV ArchivePrije 11 dana
  • Such a healthy blue hue.

    CARNY 666CARNY 666Prije 11 dana
  • we flew a kite in a public place

    Classic Cian's AnimationsClassic Cian's AnimationsPrije 12 dana
  • Is Tom on vacation and why do we have to watch this other guy? Meh, pass...

    Stephan DoironStephan DoironPrije 12 dana
  • I honestly did fail the drug test as a participant on a clinical lab trial having eaten a bagel sprinkled with poppy seeds!! (CMAX in Adelaide Australia)

    John DonaldsonJohn DonaldsonPrije 12 dana
    • I was happy I found a new channel too bad this guys a liberal.

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiPrije 10 dana
  • One time I ate a bunch of heroin to try and test positive for bagels but, it didnt work

    J.D.A.J.D.A.Prije 12 dana
    • I've heard a myth in my school that Casey's Pizza (From Iowa) contains so much yeast that you can fail a breathalyzer test. Not sure if that's possible thought

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiPrije 10 dana
  • This guy looks like a mix of David Harbour and Nick Kroll

    dcoog anmldcoog anmlPrije 12 dana
    • I was expecting police drug brigade at the end

      dcoog anmldcoog anmlPrije 11 dana
  • this guy took heroin and made us belive its false positive

    FlopFlopPrije 12 dana
  • the same time in here somewhere, I just can't think of one.

    Ailsa NiAilsa NiPrije 13 dana
  • As a truck driver in Germany i was advised to avoid Mohnkuchen (poppy seed cake) for this exact reason when i was at driving school.

    Gary 35Gary 35Prije 13 dana
  • That's crazy

    Anon AnonAnon AnonPrije 13 dana
    • My mom makes really good cake with opiate seeds :)

      dcoog anmldcoog anmlPrije 12 dana
  • America: Drug testing is expensive UK: you have to pay for a drugs test???

    Roko’s BasiliskRoko’s BasiliskPrije 13 dana
    • Filming with a mirror lens, I see there Tom.

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiPrije 13 dana
  • 👍😍

    Unair OnlineUnair OnlinePrije 14 dana
  • Nice background music!

    Greeny GreryGreeny GreryPrije 14 dana
  • It would have been weird if the dude was straight up doing drugs.

    Faraz MazharFaraz MazharPrije 14 dana
  • For those curious, poppy seeds often contain 50 or so alkaloids, with 47 of them being in trace amounts. However the big 3, Morphine, Codeine, and Thebaine, are often present in quantities that can indeed get you rather high when consumed or... "extracted via H2O". HOWEVER! It is very likely all major brands you can buy at the store or at major online retails have been washed and/or treated to remove the vast quantity of the alkaloids or neutralize them. So, do not think you can just go to walmart, buy a bunch of McKormic, and get buzzed. You'll just waste time and money.

    Knoxerboy101Knoxerboy101Prije 14 dana
  • is it wrong to like it when tom takes a well-earned break, since it can result in learning about awesome channels that you haven't seen before? (don't worry, tom, i'm also happy when you're back) :)

    barb norenbarb norenPrije 14 dana
    • No, it’s ok

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    Jessica JessicaJessica JessicaPrije 14 dana
  • I've heard a myth in my school that Casey's Pizza (From Iowa) contains so much yeast that you can fail a breathalyzer test. Not sure if that's possible thought

    Yhowbyjytub310Yhowbyjytub310Prije 14 dana
  • I was happy I found a new channel too bad this guys a liberal.

    Jake JohnsonJake JohnsonPrije 14 dana
  • That's why it's called being 'Baked'

    Sheepy15Sheepy15Prije 14 dana
  • I was expecting police drug brigade at the end

    Jędrek JanikJędrek JanikPrije 14 dana
  • Oh my , my Russian Baba makes SUCH Poppyseed Cake .Now I know why we love it SO much.

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioovPrije 14 dana