This review was last updated in May 2020.
Some seek out products like synthetic urine (learn more). But with chaperoned tests becoming more common, fake pee isn’t as realistic an option as it once was.
So people need alternatives.
The groundbreaking publication High Times has recently partnered with powerhouse Quick Fix to offer one of those alternatives.
They call it their Dank Detox Drink -- and it’s aimed specifically at those who enjoy their legal buds, recreational weed, or who need medical marijuana, but have to deal with the scourge of drug tests.
What is High Times Dank Detox?
THC detox drinks are not a new invention. They’ve been around in one form or another for years.
Most, frankly, are little more than snake oil. They claim to flush all manner of toxins from your system so you can pass a drug test using your own pee.
But often, all they really do is make you pee a lot. Is High Times Dank Detox any different?
Well, to begin with, we have to take this weed detox seriously because it’s a product of two well-respected companies: the publisher of High Times and the makers of Quick Fix.
But, that doesn’t mean we don’t also approach it with a degree of skepticism.
That being said, the High Times Dank Detox drinks are available in two flavors; Grape Ape and Strawberry Cough.
The taste is nothing to write home about, unless you like to write home to complain.
But you’re not drinking this stuff for the taste. You’re drinking it because THC from your medical cannabis can lurk in your system for weeks and you need to get rid of it.
So along with the drink, you are provided 8 capsules that contain various botanical herbs chosen for their ability to fortify your body's natural detoxification mechanisms.
What Ingredients are in These High Times Detox Drinks?
That’s a good question.
As we mentioned, the drinks themselves are a fairly unpleasant concoction and seem to act as little more than a place setter for the botanical herb pills.
Those herb capsules themselves are said to be “energizing vitamins” and pure botanicals such as alfalfa, wheatgrass, and guarana extract; the buds of the botanical world.
Anyway, the more we delved into this, the more negative reviews we encountered.
Now, normally we take scathing reviews with a grain of salt. But in this case, it was hard to find any other kind.
So, what gives?
Well, it seems that the folks at High Times may have jumped the gun a bit in their rush to bring products to market for those who use medical cannabis to pass their drug tests.
Because, honestly, it seemed like they just decided to toss together a bunch of cool-sounding herbs and bathe them in sugar.
Does Dank Detox Work?
While we’d love to announce that High Times and Quick Fix have hit it out of the park with the Detox drinks, that wouldn’t be true.
There’s no doubt that people who use medical marijuana (or who just like an occasional buzz, but have to deal with drug testing) will be prone to putting their faith in anything from this august publication.
But they’d be making a mistake.
Essentially, what we have here is a potentially beneficial combination of detoxifying herbs that are being subsumed in a sea of sugar.
Each of these drinks contains 51 grams of sugar -- that's 20 to 25 grams more than some energy drinks, which are notorious for being little more than cans of sugar.
Not only could all this sugar seriously mess with your blood glucose levels, but you could wind up so wired that the tester may conclude that you’re on something, even if your test comes back negative.
Also, if your company tests for alcohol, as well as buds (and more companies are finally getting on the alcohol testing bandwagon), all that sugar could produce a false positive for alcohol.
So, does it work?
Well, let’s just say we’re beginning to understand the reasons for all those scathing reviews.
A better course of action would be to get something like Rescue 5 Day Detox -- which will take some time to clear you out, but won’t send you into a diabetic coma in the process.
How Much Does It Cost?
How much? $50.
To us, that's a lot for a product that seems so poorly thought out.
We suppose this is what happens when you try to create a magic product that will work wonders in virtually no time.
But the fact is, you can only rush the body so much. And by trying to force the issue, it seems like this High Times’ weed detox has sold its soul to the sugary devil.
Rescue 5 Day Detox, on the other hand, foregoes the sugar. Doing that allows the herbs and botanicals to flush out any toxins at their own pace.
Where Can I Buy High Times Dank Detox?
If you use medical cannabis and are facing an imminent drug test, and feel you have no choice, you can pick up some High Times Dank Detox at www.detoxforless.com.
If, on the other hand, your drug test is next week we'd strongly advise you take the alternative, sugar-free route and pick up some Rescue 5 Day Detox.
It’s not a sexy detox drink from a well-known counterculture weed publisher like High Times, but it works.
It just works.
So, are we down with High Times Dank Detox?
No. We can't in good conscience recommend something with so much sugar in it.
It's not only just plain bad for you, but it could wind up creating a false positive -- which is the exact opposite of what you expect the best detox cleanse products to do.
So, if you use legal medical marijuana buds and are in need of some help to pass a test, we’d recommend you try Rescue 5 Day Detox and save your system from a glucose overload.