There never seems to be a definitive answer to the question: “How long will weed stay in my system for?”
This is mainly due to the fact that not a whole lot of research has been conducted on this matter. That does tend to happen when a medically-beneficial substance is classed as illegal for a large majority of the 20th century. However, the past few years we have experienced some massive changes in legislation regarding cannabis, both locally and internationally. More research efforts are being placed on cannabis, so we may soon have some definitive answers. Until this time comes here’s a rundown of what we know so far.
THC Concentration in Weed Varies by Form
It’s still pretty hard to say exactly how long THC will remain in your system for, but we are now able to differentiate the effects from various cannabis forms – which is a decent start in the cannabis sphere.
An example of this could be when chowing down on some edibles with a high THC content, this will likely ensure that trace amounts of cannabinoids remain in your blood for a bit longer, due to the fact that that it is broken down by the digestive system before entering the bloodstream. When it comes to vaporisers, these offer a much quicker method of administration. A person who has taken a puff from a vape and takes a test immediately after could show up with the same amounts as someone who ate an edible two hours ago.
Factors to Take into Consideration
Now we can have a look at cannabis urine and blood tests. How long cannabis is detectable in your urine is dependant on a couple of factors. Firstly, your body’s fat content – this can be measured using the body-mass index or BMI. If you have a higher fat percentage, cannabis will remain in your system for longer.
The second factor to take into consideration is your body’s metabolism – which is how fast or slow your body is able to chemically process everything. The slower your metabolism, the longer cannabis will be present in your urine.
The third factor is whether you use cannabis on the daily or infrequently, or how often you actually consume cannabis. The fourth and final factor depends on how you actually consume your cannabis. Things such as edibles tend to stay in the system for longer periods of time.