“How long does THC stay in your system?” You’d think there would be a simple answer, but noooooo! Asking this question is like opening Pandora’s box. You suddenly have to talk about chemistry, biology, physiology, body mass, individual differences, types of drug tests, THC metabolites and testing sensitivity…The list literally goes on and on.
But before your eyes glaze over and you light up a fatty just to cope with that last sentence, there is a light at the end of the psychedelic tunnel. The chemistry and biology and physiology aren’t that difficult, and after a few minutes of reading, you’ll understand what you need to do to pass that looming drug test. Because that’s the real reason you asked how long THC stays in your system, right? That’s okay. We’ve been there. And we’ve done all the difficult research and reading so you don’t have to. Consider this guide Cliff’s Notes to the topic of marijuana and your body.
We’ll start by tracing THC through your body, and see where it goes after you consume it. We’ll touch on the two general categories of drug test and discuss what that means for you ganja habit. Finally, we’ll give you some numbers regarding various methods of testing—saliva, blood, urine, and hair—so you know when you need to stop and when it’s safe to start up again. So, without further ado, let’s rock some science and find out what happens in your body when you consume THC.