A few things are certain in life: if we are born, we are going to die, and if we want to start working somewhere, we have to pass the drug test.
Even though it sounds simplified, pre-employment drug testing is not mandatory, but it became standard especially since everyone is ON something.
Some people consume coffee, as the way to stimulate themselves and improve productivity, while others consume weed for medicinal or anti-anxiety purposes.
In the first example, you can drink coffee as much as you like because caffeine is not an illegal substance that will make you fail the test.
On the other hand, consuming weed in the safety of your household after the work or during weekends is still illegal in most countries, as well as in the USA, if we follow federal regulations.
Therefore, you can live in a state where you can smoke as much weed as you can, and still you will have to deal with penalties after failing the drug screening. Therefore, the only way to be sure that you avoid this particular problem is to abstain or to find ways to pass the test.
To understand how weed acts in our system, we have to start from the very beginning.
What Is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is one of the main reasons most people consume weed in the first place. Of course, it is not the only compound inside, but it is the reason why people feel the euphoric effects of smoking cannabis.
THC is a compound that makes you high, and as soon as it reaches the brain, it will affect the receptors causing relaxation, euphoria, introspection, creativity, munchies, and sleepiness.
Since THC is fat-soluble, it means that when you consume the weed, its active compounds will enter your bloodstream, and through it, a portion will be broken down in the form of metabolites, while other parts will linger inside fatty cells and spike the blood continually.
That is the main reason why it is challenging to remove THC from your system, especially for frequent and heavy users. According to previous experiences, the heavy users will need up to three months of natural detoxification so that they can pass the test.
Since everything you consume will leave some form of mark on your body, that is what drug tests will use as an advantage.
By definition, a drug test is a method that requires taking a biological specimen from an individual in the form of hair, blood, saliva, and urine, with an idea to detect the presence of illegal substances and prescription meds that may affect workplace productivity.
How Do We Absorb THC?
The most common ways of consuming weed are through inhalation, in forms of vaporization or smoking, and ingestion, in form of drinking and eating.
Since both methods differ when it comes to duration and onset, the way we absorb the weed will affect the number of days we need to wait to remove everything.
The most common way is inhalation through smoking because it provides immediate effects that will last shorter than ingested cannabis.
On the other hand, ingestion is not that common because it requires a large quantity of weed used for making some edible or liquid, and you will not feel the effects immediately, but based on your metabolic rate is approximately one to two hours after ingestion.
The easiest way to understand the best detox methods for weed cleansing is by checking some forums and sites online.
How Long Does THC Remain in Body?
Similarly, as we have mentioned above, the factors that affect the number of days required to remove the THC depend on the person and his/her’s daily habits.
- Half-Life – When it comes to THC, it requires at least seven days to handle break them down for the half. It means that you should wait seven days to remove 50% of THC from your organism. However, since it remains in body fat, it will enter the bloodstream, causing the same process over and over again. Therefore, you will need at least four weeks to be completely clean if you are an occasional user. For frequent consumers, the detoxification period can reach up to three months.
- Purity and Potency – The effects and longevity of THC in your system also depend on the type of weed you consume, as well as its potency and purity. Some strains feature lower levels, while others come with high levels depending on whether you consume Indica or Sativa. In both cases, you will feel the euphoria and high, but the effects vary based on the strain.
- Frequency and Amount Used – If you are a regular consumer, it means that you have much more of its metabolites within your system than the person who tried it for the first time. At the same time, you should remember that there is a difference between smoking ten joints and taking a single hit. The more you use, the more you will need to wait for the detoxification.
How to Pass a Cannabis Drug Test?
It is vital to consume plenty of water and liquids, but if you overdo it, your urine will be diluted, and labs will know that you wanted to tamper with results.
So that won’t work in the long run, which is why you should consume it so that you can boost the metabolic rate and improve the natural detox processes in your body.
Since you have to change your lifestyle, it is vital to start exercising so that you can boost metabolism and reduce body fat. However, avoid doing it 48 hours before the test because each time you break down a fatty cell, THC from the inside will enter the bloodstream.
Consuming too much water will dilute the urine, which means that it will become colorless. However, labs know that colorless urine is the method of masking the presence of illegal byproducts inside, which is why they will fail you.
By checking this website: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Regulations/SOR-2018-144/index.html you will be able to learn more about cannabis regulations.
Implement Vitamin B complex within the diet so that you can make your diluted urine yellow because that will help you reduce the possibility of failing.