Marijuana, Cannabis, pot, hemp etc. they all mean the same thing–WEED! This is a favorite street name in some locations. Despite how popular this plant is–in fact, it is so easy to grow that they aptly named it weed–the world still largely frowns at its usage and anyone whose possession of the drug.
You are likely to lose an employment opportunity or even a rise in your career path if you go for a test and they find you indulge in taking this plant. That is unless you are lucky enough to live in those few countries of the world where it has been either legalized or accepted. Find a list of these countries here.
For the rest of us who are forced to deal with major restrictions with the consumption of weed, we will in this article look at how to get residues of this substance out of our bodies, so we can confidently go for any drug tests, knowing we will be coming out with a pass.
Understanding How Weed is Identified in the Body
To understand how a drug test can reveal that an individual took weed even after the effects have worn off, we will have to look at some scientific explanations.
There is a compound found in marijuana which is what gives it its kick. They call it THC for short. The long name is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, and it is one of cannabinoids you will find in the plant.
This compound can be released into the body through many means. The most potent of all is by smoking. When it is smoked, its effect kicks in in about 9 minutes.
This compound is stored in the fat cells of the body and can be found in your saliva, urine, blood, nails and hair. When a drug test is conducted, what the test is looking for is the presence of this compound THC. Generally, the body will need between three to four weeks to get rid itself of this compound. That is of course assuming that they do not smoke it again.
The hastening of the process of ridding the body of this compound is what we call detoxification or detox for short.
How long this will take either naturally or with some external help will depend on a number of factors which include the frequency of intake, the quantity of intake, the specie of weed taken and your general lifestyle and body metabolism.
With each passing hour, the quantity of the compound present in the body will reduce. After about 24 hours, they cannot detect it in the saliva or blood anymore. For a urine test, they cannot detect it after about 8 days. All the above is for first-time users. It may never show in a hair test for the first-time user as well.
For the frequent or heavy user, the case is very different and so the detoxification process will clearly take more time.
A Look at the Detox Process
This is the part where we talk about how to get weed out of your system. There are two approaches you can take here. If you are an occasional user or a one-time user facing a test in 24 hours, you can try to get the compound out of your system. We will call this Natural Detox.
If however you are a heavy user and you are facing a drug test within 24 hours, then you will need to look at the use of products that will help pass the test. Let’s call these Masking Detox Products.
To detox naturally, understand that it will not be an instant thing. You’ve got to give it some time to work. Do the following:
- Start drinking a lot of water a day before the test. Take at least 2 to 3 liters of water.
- On the day of the test, take at least 1 to 2 liters before going in for the test.
- Do not do any kind of exercise for 24 hours. Any form of exercise will increase the levels of the compound in your system.
- Take about 50 to 100 mg of B2, B12, or just B complex.
- If you can, avoid using your first urine of the day for the test. You stand a better chance of passing the test if it is conducted in the afternoon when you can present subsequent urine samples if it is a urine test.
Following the steps listed above will only improve your chances of passing the test. It does not guarantee it.
Masking Detox Products
Unlike the process described above, this method does not seek to remove the compound from your system. It only seeks to mask it for a period, so they won’t be visible in any test. Here are a few such solutions for different types of test.
Saliva Test–You can use a detox mouthwash or a detox chewing gum. Either of this two will mask the compound such that they will not show in the test. They are quick acting, with the detox chewing acting in as little as 30 seconds and staying active for up to 30 minutes.
Urine Test–A quick way to pass this test is by using synthetic urine. Simply present the top-quality synthetic urine that has been carefully produced to look like human urine. Of course, you will pass the test.
Blood Test–You can use special detox products for this. Since this is not a very common drug test method, you may not have to face this.
Hair Follicle Test–For this, you can use a detox shampoo to mask the compound. Go for your test and nothing incriminating will show up.
There you have it. These are a few ways to either help you get weed out of your system or help you pass that drug test quickly. To learn more about weed detox, read this: https://www.healthline.com/health/marijuana-detox-what-you-should-know#detoxes.