There are many ways to get high but smoking is mostly preferred. And although the effect of smoking wears off after a while the Cannabis THC footprint leaves an echo in your system. There’s is no accurate way to actually determine how long cannabis (weed, THC, pot) stays in a person’s body during a urine, blood, saliva or hair drug test. We’re all different, physically and chemically. For those people asking will smoking a joint show up on a drug test. Well today we will explore that topic.
It’s no secret that marijuana has been named and shamed as a bad “drug” (Drugs are made not grown in soil). It has been added to a list of prohibited chemicals looked for in a test. And the answer is yes. A joint will show up in a urine, blood, saliva or hair drug test. So here’s how it works. By the way, make sure to share this knowledge with your 420 friendly buddies.
People who smoked marijuana in the last
- 30-45 days can fail a urine drug test for THC
- 60-75 days can fail for a marijuana blood test
- Up to 90 days can fail for a hair follicle drug test looking for moderate to high THC levels
Because of the unique way that marijuana user’s break down the THC levels of in their bodies. The rate is slow, and thus traces of THC can still be detected in your system after as many as 90 days. Traces are found in your urine, blood, hair or saliva.
How does THC end up bonding to the body
After marijuana passes your lungs to the blood stream in your systems highway, THC bonds to the fat cells in the blood stream. Then slowly breaks down over time. The speed at which the THC breaks down in your body will depend on a variety of things.
This also depends on the amount of cannabis THC smoked. If you are a chain smoker, it also influences with how long it will take THC to completely work the THC out of your body. The amount of THC in the weed you smoked, and your metabolism.
This factors in to how long THC stays present in your body. Drug test specifically look for 2 substances. THC and 9-carboxy-THC are by products of the metabolism of THC. The substance metabolite is detected in the THC, lingering in your system for a longer time than THC stays in your body.
What Is Marijuana / THC?
According to the drug enforcement administration “Marijuana” is a mind altering (psychoactive) “drug”. It is produced by a Cannabis Sativa plant. The marijuana plant has over 400 chemicals that make up the plant profile.
THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is believed to be the “happy” chemical that guilty for getting you high or gives you a euphoric feeling. These are the ingredients that manufacture the psychoactive effect. Known, by many names.
Like pot, weed, grass and dope. The word Marijuana is still classified as a drug. It is being legalized in most states and will be in Canada. Yet because of the technicalities marijuana is still seen as a bad substance when it so much more.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse marijuana is the most used “illicit drug” or most commonly smoked substance in the country. In the year 2005 more than 11 million people toked up between the ages of 18 to 25. So there you have it, even one joint will be picked up in a test.