Depending on your consumption method, you can usually feel the effects of THC almost instantly.
But how long does THC actually stay in your system?
The answer? Days, weeks, and even months. The length of time THC stays in your system depends on your unique body and how often you consume THC.
There are a variety of different factors that will affect how long THC stays in your system. They are contingent on your individual body chemistry and personal use.
The method that you consume cannabis (edibles, smoking, vaping, topicals) does not have an effect on how long THC metabolites stay in your system.
Factors that affect how long THC stays in your system include:
● How much THC you consume, as well as how frequently you use it
After THC is processed by your body, it is turned into metabolites. These THC metabolites are stored in your body’s fat cells. Stopping the consumption of THC actually sends these metabolites back into your bloodstream, adding to the overall time it takes your body to get rid of them.
If you occasionally use THC, perhaps once or twice a week, you will most likely be able to get the THC metabolites out of your body within one to two weeks.
If you are a frequent user who typically uses THC five or more times a week, it will take at least a month to clear THC metabolites from your bloodstream.
Keep in mind that everyone is different, so you will have to find out how long it takes to eliminate THC from your system on your own time.