It mostly depends on you. Marijuana could stay in your system for only 10 days or as long as 90 days depending on only a few things:
- How often you smoke weed
- How long you have smoked for
- The potency of the marijuana you smoke
- If you use detoxifying strategies after you stop smoking or not
Why? The main reason why marijuana ‘lingers’ in your body for much longer than other drugs is because the chemicals in marijuana are mostly fat-soluble.
What does this mean for you?
This means that after you inhale, toxins in weed actually store themseles in fat cells of your physical body and they can stay there for an extended period of time. A long time! Sometimes many months. This could happen anywhere inside you, in the liver, your lungs or even your brain!
Tolerance to Marijuana?
How tolerant are you to weed? How long does it take for you to get stoned? This will be a big factor in how quickly you can detoxify and how severe you will have marijuana withdrawals when you quit weed. Some people have little or no tolerance to weed. One puff and these people will be high, and display a completely changed personality.
These people do not smoke often, as it’s not a part of daily life. If this is you, marijuana chemicals will most likely leave your body completely within a few days of smoking.
If you have a true tolerance to the drug, it probably takes more marijuana to get you stoned. You also probably smoke more often and generally would have a great deal more harmful toxins in your body.
In this case marijuana will stay in your system much longer, even up to 3 months after you have stopped smoking. This is a pretty long time for a drug with a relatively short ‘high’ effect, don’t you think?
Long time regular users of marijuana can take even longer to clear the body. Marijuana toxins will always take a certain amount of time to release from your body naturally.
However if you do smoke regularly, you should be aware that you are causing a build up of toxins within your body. This takes its toll on your liver and can even cause you to ‘crave’ marijuana in the future.
Potency of Marijuana
The average potency of marijuana has been climbing every year for well over a decade now. Even a low level of 7% THC in marijuana is more potent than people in the 70’s & 80’s ever experienced. People smoking back then were used to a mild 2-3% smoke.
As marijuana has become more potent over the years, it has become more difficult to quit and can take longer for people to completely detoxify toxins from their body.
A marijuana detox course could consist of such things as natural herbs, vitamins and chemicals. Make sure you know what you are doing before you conduct marijuana detox yourself, and be sure to keep it completely natural. There is no need for even more toxins in your body.
There are plenty of other variables you should consider when asking: “how long does marijuana stay in your system.” The best method is obviously not to smoke too much in the first place.