Marijuana Withdrawal Timeline

Marijuana Withdrawal Timeline

The Marijuana Withdrawal Timeline

It should need no explanation to say that the marijuana withdrawal timeline will depend entirely on your own personal level of use.
THC accumulates in your body when you are continuously smoking marijuana, therefore the more regular you smoke the longer it takes to clear out of your system.

The amount of time the chemical THC will stay in your own body will also depend on how fast your system can metabolise the THC. i.e. how fast your metabolic rate is.

There are also some other aspects involved such as the method of testing.

Bearing in mind these variables, here’s an idea of how long it will take for weed to continue showing in tests that it is in your body:-

THC Tested in Your Urine

A general guide is:-

  • Used one time – 5 to 8 days
  • 2 to 4 uses each week – 11 to 18 days
  • 2 to 4 uses each month – 23 to 35 days
  • 5 to 6 uses each week – 33 to 48 days
  • Daily user – 49 to 63 days

THC is the main psychoactive substance in cannabis, and the most common method used to test for it is through a urine test since it is the least expensive method and has an extended detection period.

When tested by urine or other tests it is the THC metabolite called THC-COOH and not THC itself that is being measured. If it is found to be present, it means that your body has taken in the chemical.

As shown earlier, depending on how frequently you smoke pot, will determine the length of time that it is detectable.

THC accumulates in your system and builds up in strength over time since it is stored mainly in your fats, because your body ejects poisons through your urine it will be detectable longer in your urine the more you smoke, eat or vape the weed.

If you’re planning on taking a drug test for your driver’s license, here’s a rough guide as to how long marijuana can be detected in your system through the normal urine test applicable for use on drivers:-

  • Single use – up to 8 days
  • Frequent user: up to 15 days
  • Regular user – up to 30 days
  • Heavy user – around 45 to 77 days

If you regularly consume weed, there’s a big chance that THC will be detected in your urine for up to one month after you stop smoking weed.

The urine test is probably the method on which you will be tested for marijuana in your system.

THC in saliva

THC usually lasts a short period of time in your saliva. This is the method normally used by police officers on the road when checking for drivers under the influence of drugs. It will take about an hour for THC metabolites to show up in your saliva after smoking and its presence in your saliva may take up to a 24 hours and can extend up to 72 hours after a session of pot smoking.

Because THC is known to accumulate in your system, the majority of heavy users are suggested to wait at least a week before going through a saliva test. Here’s how long THC can be detected in your saliva:

  • Single use – up to 24 hours
  • Frequent user – up to 72 hours
  • Heavy user – up to 1 week

THC in Blood

There is an attempt to avoid driving under the influence of marijuana for some recreational purposes with roadside blood testing. But, testing for marijuana in the blood is really not that common.

THC metabolite does not stay in your blood very long. Instead, cannabinoids will find there way quickly to your fats, thus if your trying to avoid your positive testing, this may be the method insist on, if its available.

Here’s how long it will take for you to test positive for THC when taking a blood test:

  • Single use – up to 24 hours
  • Frequent user – up to 72 hours
  • Regular user – up to 1 week

We hope this information helps you.

Here you will find more information on How To Quit Marijuana 

Kind regards

Mick and Dan




What we do

Thankfully after quitting marijuana Dan has managed to stop smoking weed and has coped well with the challenges of his withdrawal from weed. He is now committed to helping others find ways to stop smoking weed.

We have attempted to answer all the questions Dan had which were:-

  1. How to stop smoking weed?
  2. What happens when you quit smoking weed?
  3. How long would the marijuana detox take?
  4. Just what are the marijuana withdrawal symptoms?
  5. What is the best way to stop his marijuana addiction kicking back in?

Hopefully you have the same questions as we had. We hope that we have answered them all on this website, so read all the pages if you can and Good Luck



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