How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

Smoking-Marijuana-Vs-Vaporizing-MarijuanaMany marijuana users often have questions in their mind. One could be that who long the effect of the marijuana lasts. But this question is a very common one and can be easily answered. When you take marijuana, even if the effects have wear off, you still have some traces of marijuana in your system. You don’t know it, but you still do and it stays there for quite some time until you clean it up from your system. So how long does marijuana stay in your system?

Factors Affecting How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System

One might think that the answer to that question is plain and simple. Just a time or a period of time that you could say that marijuana is still or has been completely eliminated from your system. It actually varies from person to person. There is no definite period of time that marijuana stays in your system. It actually depends on these factors:

  • Body fat
  • Amount used
  • Frequency of use

The amount used and frequency of use is quite obvious. The more you take, the more you need to eliminate and take it out of your system. This goes the same with the frequency, the more times you have used marijuana, the more you are taking in, the longer it will take for you to get it out of your system. As for the body fat, THC can be stored in the body fat and this is the one that is harder and would take longer to remove from your system.

Positive or Not?

People take tests, urine tests being the most common, when they are required to may be at work or for applying for a job. Drug tests are part of the protocol before you are even cleared to get through to pursuing your job. For urine tests, these are the findings based on the frequency of use:

  • One Time User may show positive for 1-6 days
  • Moderate User may show positive for 7-13 days
  • Frequent User may show positive for 15 or more days
  • Heavy User may show positive for 30 or more days
  • Some Heavy Pot Smokers have reported being positive 45-90 days after quitting

These results does not take into account the body fat and weight yet. So it will still vary according to the