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how long does marijuana stay in body?

i need to get a job but all the jobs that i want require a drug test, how long should i want to apply. i only smoke once every two to three weeks, but i haven't smoked in a week. (8 days)

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) can stay in a person's body for as long as 3 to 90 days after smoking or being ingested orally.

    There are numerous determining factors for how long drug toxins stay in a persons body which vary from person to person, such as the analytical method used, your health, your body weight, metabolism, fluid intake, the type of drug toxin, and the degree of exposure to the drug toxin.

    Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, one of nearly 400 chemicals in a cannabis plant, accounts for most of marijuana's psychoactive, or mind-altering, effects. The strength of the drug is determined by the amount of THC it contains which varies from plant to plant. Marijuana stays in your system for different amounts of time depending on how often you smoke it, how much you smoke, and the makeup of the individual (weight/height/etc.).

    If you smoke it occasionally it will remain in your system for up to 10 days.

    If you smoke marijuana on a regular basis it will stay in your system for as long as 45 days, and if you smoke marijuana at a constant pace, it can stay in the body for 90 days. Marijuana is fat soluble. It stores in the fat cells of the body, the brain, the liver, the kidneys, in other words the major organs.

    Delta-9-THC enters the bloodstream rapidly after smoking (in minutes) or more slowly when ingested orally (20 minutes to 1.5 hours). It is rapidly metabolized into inert molecules known as metabolites. These chemicals also have the word Tetrahydrocannabinol in them and are called THC, which can be quite confusing.

    Delta-9-THC is detectable in the blood for a few hours,

    but none of this active chemical is found in the urine or stored in the fatty tissues such as the liver and brain.

    What is frequently described as THC's lingering in the body fluids and organs are metabolites of Delta-9-THC, the inert substances that the body disposes of in the urine and excrement, in much the same way as it disposes with Vitamin A. It is these that are detected in the body organs and urine, long after the effects of Delta-9-THC have worn off. These metabolites can linger more than 90 days in some cases. For occasional users, an average of 13 days was recorded. Some people had metabolites detectable for just three days; others found the substances still in the urine after up to 30 days

    The best way to figure this for your own body is to set up a control for your own use. Smoke your average bowl or joint or marijuana at one sitting (if you smoke more than 2, go right ahead but make sure you smoke it all less than 1 hour) , and wait 3 days (no smoking any at all) then take a drug test bought from a drug store, if it turned out positive, you need to wait 3 more days and repeat the process.

    Many people would think this would be a waste of time, but I have proven it for myself and saved my job many times (cannabis stays in my system for 15 days) and saved me money not buying detoxifying drinks. It is better to know for sure, than to guess. That way you can control your use in a better way and still have a good time!!

    For other solutions you might want to check out some products that cleanse your body of THC.

    There are different type of drug tests you can have, from a urine test to a hair test. Fortunately there are some companies selling products that get rid of drug traces in your body. They sell fake urine that you can put on your body. They have champoo to clear out the THC of your hair.

    I haven't tried this myself, I heard stories from people that it works great. A good thing for you to test ikt out yourself is to order both a marijuana test kit and a THC removal product wether for hair testing or urine testing. Then to the drug test before and after you use the product.

  • 1 decade ago

    it depends on your weight really if ur a heavyset guy mabey a month to 5 weeks, average guy 3-4 weks skinnier , 2-3 weeks

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    a week is 7 days, not 8, you sure your not high now?

    and maybe you should QUIT.

    Its not good for you

    at all


  • 1 decade ago

    youll be fine in another week. you dont smoke a lot of pot so it will leave your system fast.

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