Cleaning marijuana from the body quickly and permanently is the Holy Grail of drug testing. Imagine if you could just take a pill or swallow some homemade concoction and be free from weed metabolites. Unfortunately, much like the Holy Grail, this is the stuff of legends. The simple truth is that when you've been a regular marijuana user, it will take time for your body to cleanse itself.
So, if you still want to spend the time, how do you clean marijuana from your body permanently? Are there any ways to speed it up, even just a little? What if you get tested too soon?
How long will it take to clean marijuana from the body permanently?
This depends largely on your level of use. Urine drug tests also cause the most problems for marijuana users, so we'll focus on these. Please note that these are just general guidelines based on typical situations and should not be taken literally. People sometimes fail drug tests much later than would be expected, so be warned.
In these typical situations, even just a single use of marijuana can cause a failed drug test 1-6 days later. For occasional users, it's only a little longer at 3-9 days, because your body at least has a chance to clean itself between uses.
The real problems come from regular use, such as daily or even multiple times per day, because the body rarely gets a break. The THC from marijuana, and its metabolites, then start accumulating in the body and usually end up being stored in body fat. Even if you stop completely at this point, THC will still be at detectable levels in your urine for 7-30 days. In exceptional cases, it may even be longer.
Are there faster ways to clean marijuana from the body permanently?
As we made clear from the start, there's no magic pill to clean weed from your system, but that doesn't mean you can't help your body out a little. Of course, you'll need to avoid marijuana completely. Even just a small taste will set your progress back. Hell, even just being around secondhand marijuana smoke won't do you any favors.
Firstly, you can support your body with a course of herbal supplements. Infrequent users should opt for a weeklong detox program, while chronic users should look for a longer detox. Some people will say these are a waste of money, but they contain many ingredients that have been traditionally used in herbal medicine to support liver and kidney function.
The second way to support your body is through a healthy diet and exercise. Good food puts less strain on your liver than junk food, while exercise helps burn those THC-laden fat cells.
You can monitor your progress over the weeks with a special multi-threshold testing device or just wait until the end and use a simple testing device to confirm you're clean enough for a drug test.
If you get tested before you're clean enough, a two-stage kit includes a detox drink to use on the day of your test, but you can also buy one separately if you prefer.