How Long Does Weed Stay in Your Body

by mountainremedy
A person showing a cannabis (weed) bud

One of the most common questions people have after they consume cannabis is: How long does weed stay in my body? And if you’re planning on intentionally detoxing from weed, how long will that take? 


Unfortunately, the answers to these questions are different for everyone. Various components of your body will hold onto weed for different amounts of time. Luckily despite duration not being exactly the same for everyone, there are some general timeframes we can plan for depending on a few factors.


How long does weed stay in your urine?

Several factors could affect how long weed will stay detectable in any drug test. These include your frequency of usage, the concentration of THC in the products you’ve been using, your general health, and your BMI. 


Suppose you don’t use marijuana very often, and the products you’ve used have a lower concentration of THC. In that case, you’re probably only looking at a few days to a week of weed staying detectable in your urine. 


But, if you are a frequent user of products with high THC concentration, you could be looking at a month or longer.

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How long does weed stay in your hair?

Hair follicle tests are pretty intense. Hair holds onto weed longer than anything else in your body; showing THC use as far back as ninety days.  


Further, hair follicles can show rough patterns of when you used marijuana within the past ninety days. This is because it will show up on different points in the strand with hair growth, i.e., if you haven’t used marijuana in a while, it will show up lower on the strand, and if you used it very recently, it would show up closer to the root. 


How long does weed stay in your saliva?

In contrast to your hair, weed does not stay in your saliva for very long. The timeframe for saliva is quite similar to the timeframe for urine; it only sticks around for one to three days in the average user, but weed could stay in saliva up to a month for very frequent users of high THC concentration or users with slow metabolisms.

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How long does weed stay in your blood?

Again, different factors contribute to this timeframe. But, for the average marijuana user, weed will only stay in their blood for one or two days. However, there’s a chance weed can stay detectable in someone’s blood for closer to a month if they’re a very frequent user with a slow metabolism and they tend to consume products with a high concentration of THC.


How long do edibles stay in your body?

Typically, edibles will stay in your body longer than flower because they have a higher concentration of THC. If you only eat edibles, the rough average for the duration of time they will stay in your system is anywhere from three days to two weeks. 


Consider the other factors that we’ve described to determine if you’d be on the shorter or longer end of the spectrum. If you’re an infrequent user and/or work out a lot and have a fast metabolism, you can feel pretty confident about being on the shorter end. 


Moderate users who might have slower metabolisms can expect weed to stay in their system closer to the two-week mark, and strong users may even extend beyond the average range, with edibles remaining in their body for about a month.


How long does one hit of weed stay in your body?

If you don’t smoke much and you’ve only taken one hit of weed, that would make you an infrequent user. This means you will fall on the lowest end of every spectrum. One hit will still stay in your body for a period of time, but it won’t stick around nearly as long as it would if you were smoking all the time. 


That one hit can be gone in as quickly as a day, but it shouldn’t take more than a week to be completely gone from your body, with the exception of your hair.


How long does a wax pen stay in your body?


Like edibles, wax pens contain a higher concentration of THC than flower. This means a wax pen will keep the weed in your body for a little bit longer; if you only smoke wax pens, your duration will probably fall higher on the given spectrums. However, the higher concentration is really the only factor that increases the timeframe. 


So, factors like a fast metabolism or infrequent use will still work in your favor. If you have some of those other factors going for you, you can still hope for the weed from wax pens to pass through your body in a couple of weeks.


How to accelerate your cleansing cycle?

Our recommended approach to getting rid of THC or unwanted toxins from your system quickly are the detox programs and solutions at They have both a 5-Day Detox Program and 10-Day Detox Program to help you accelerate your cleansing cycle to meet a quicker deadline than a fully natural cleanse. Users with shorter timelines can use the Fail Safe Kit for a same-day cleanse.