Category: Drug Tests

If you’re a recreational user who’s interested in working for Petsmart, then you have to be ready to deal with pre-employment requirements, specifically the drug test. Most companies usually ask their potential employees to take a drug test before they’re hired as a screening process. However, since the legalization of marijuana in some states, some companies have removed drug tests as part of their pre-employment requirements.

But is Petsmart one of those companies? 

Recent changes to their drug policy have people confused about whether or not they still hold drug tests for new employees. In this article, I’ll be talking about the new Petsmart drug policy, when they require new employees to take drug tests, and how you can pass it.

How Does a Drug Test Work?

First, let’s take a look into how a drug test works.

Most companies prefer urine tests because they’re cheaper and quicker than other methods like the dreaded hair test – though there are companies who prefer hair tests instead. Either way, drug tests for companies are really expensive anyway, so it’s easy to understand why urine tests are preferred!

So with that in mind, unless you work in the government, all you’ll have to worry about is the urine test. How it works is that it takes a sample of your urine and tests it for any drug metabolites like amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, and other similar substances. 

Petsmart always chooses urine tests! The first step of the process is that you submit your sample to the lab and they test if it’s the right temperature for urine. When that’s done, they test for chemicals that natural urine should have and watch out for any artificial substances to confirm that it’s real urine and not synthetic. After that, the sample is passed onto a panel. If a company wants you to undergo a more intensive drug test, then they need to purchase more panels so that they can track more drug substances.

Petsmart’s Drug Test Policy

Companies like Petsmart usually go for the five-panel test because it’s the cheapest method out there. It tests for basic drugs like marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP, and opiates.

While Petsmart’s drug test policy doesn’t exactly specify the method they choose, past employees that I’ve talked to say that the test is unsupervised, meaning that Petsmart isn’t really that strict about their drug tests. In September 2018, Petsmart made some changes to their drug test policy. Since they’re such a well-known company, it’s no surprise that a simple change like that got the online community talking.

The new changes stated that Petsmart will no longer be requiring new employees to undergo a drug test during the hiring process – definitely good news for recreational users like you and me!

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly the reason why they did this, but we can just assume that it’s because of the legalization of marijuana in many states. But, take note! Just because it’s not required in the hiring process doesn’t