This article, originally from Grassdoor, appeared here with permission first in February 2022.
Changes in law and more research on marijuana’s medicinal and recreational value have increased its use. Sometimes people desire to get the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) out of their system to pass a drug test or eliminate toxins out of their bodies. Detoxification is the primary and most effective method of removing weed from the bloodstream.
Taking a drug test can be scary for people who consume weed often. Today, the internet contains a lot of information for different audiences on how to flush away THC. However, marijuana users should be cautious because some information can be false or just confusing.
To help you get started on the right foot, here’s a clear, helpful guide to getting weed out of your system as efficiently as possible.
How long does cannabis stay in your system?
Before determining how to get weed out of your system, you should understand how long the THC stays in your bloodstream. When a person consumes marijuana, they feel the effects immediately. However, the marijuana metabolites remain in their bodies even after the effects disappear.
After ingesting or smoking weed, the liver mobilizes it into hydroxyl and carboxy-metabolites, which later leave the body through urine. Additionally, various body tissues absorb it and release it to the bloodstream. The plants’ remnants, called cannabinoids, are detectable in the saliva, urine, and blood.
Drug tests can detect it in the blood tests up to thirty days after use. However, how long weed stays in the body depends on various factors, such as the dosage or amount consumed, THC levels in the drug, age, hydration, body mass index (BMI), and the frequency of ingestion. Some factors like age might not be related to weed, but they influence how the body metabolizes it.
Other factors like dosage determine the time that the body requires to eliminate the THC from the system. For example, people who consume weed more often and in higher doses are likely to have longer detection times of up …