In what is one of the few cases which actually, truly baffled us here at Alibi HQ we have no idea where to get started at all.
Maybe with the title. No, not the post title but it’s all related, I promise you. The title of an actual study. Maybe we should focus on the existence of the study itself, and the use of what we assume is academic grants.
Or maybe, sometimes, we just feel ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ but can nevertheless resist the urge to share the oh so important news.
Phew, that was a close call. I almost got off track there.
Blondes Have More Fun
Or at least bleached blondes stand a higher chance to pass a drugs test, according to a recent study. The study, titled “Influence of cosmetic hair treatments on cannabinoids in hair: bleaching, perming and permanent coloring” was real enough to be published in the Forensic Science International and claimed that hair treated with peroxide may have a better chance of passing that loathed hair test.
Luckily, Nordic women and natural blonde ones don’t have to feel discriminated against because of a hair test, since not only peroxide seems to affect the outcome of the test but also perming and hair coloring done over multiple applications. Yet, good ol’ peroxide was most efficient.
The researchers analyzed 30 THC-containing hair samples and split each one in two. One half was treated and then the cannabinoid content of both halves was tested for concentrations of THC, CBD, CBN, and THC-COOH.
Hair treated with 30% peroxide saw a reduction of 93 THC, 89% CBD, and 78% CBN. THC-COOH levels remained s relatively stable.
Despite this study we do not recommend bleaching hair as a failsafe method to pass drug tests at work, or when applying for a job outside of NYC. But we couldn’t resist the temptation to post this item because obviously... blondes have more fun.