Marijuana 101

First-time Weed Smoker? No problem.

Original Article and credit to (GreenRushDaily.com)

Drug tests look for two things to detect marijuana use: THC, the psychoactive component of weed that gets you high, and its metabolites, which are compounds your body releases after it processes the THC. How long these are in your system depends on two key factors: your body type, and how often you consume marijuana.

Your body stores THC and its metabolites in your fat tissue, and it gradually eliminates them over time. This means that the more fat you have, the more ‘storage room’ the THC will have available, making it detectable for longer. Additionally, the speed of your metabolism dictates how long THC remains in your fat cells: the faster your metabolism, the quicker it expels the THC. People who are lean and active will get weed out of their system sooner than others.

Drug tests look for two things to detect marijuana use: THC, the psychoactive component of weed that gets you high, and its metabolites, which are compounds your body releases after it processes the THC. How long these are in your system depends on two key factors: your body type, and how often you consume marijuana.

Your body stores THC and its metabolites in your fat tissue, and it gradually eliminates them over time. This means that the more fat you have, the more ‘storage room’ the THC will have available, making it detectable for longer. Additionally, the speed of your metabolism dictates how long THC remains in your fat cells: the faster your metabolism, the quicker it expels the THC. People who are lean and active will get weed out of their system sooner than others.

Of course, how much marijuana you consume plays the biggest role in how long it’s in your system. The simple fact is this: the more THC your body is exposed to, the longer it will be detectable for. This means that both how often you partake, and what strength your product is, both play a huge role. Taking a couple of drags off a joint at the occasional party will expose you to a lot less THC than ripping bongs full of top-shelf bud every day, for example.

Keeping in mind that everyone’s body is different, very infrequent users will be clean in about three days, and frequent users will be clean in 1 to 2 weeks after stopping all marijuana use. Still, that’s just a rough estimate, and if you’re reading this article, you likely don’t want to roll the dice when it comes to passing your drug test. A 2005 scientific review conducted by the director of the Toxicology and Drug Monitoring Laboratory of the University of Missouri found that while it is rare, marijuana can sometimes be detected even after 30 days of abstinence. This ‘How to Get Weed out of Your System’ guide is aimed at eliminating that unlikely but distinctly possible outcome.

So now that we understand the basics, the next thing to know about how to get weed out of your system are the types of tests employers administer.

So how do drug tests detect weed in our system? Well Click here to read on! 

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