Despite having some element of legality in many states, marijuana is still commonly tested for, and this will likely continue for some time to come. If you want to safely take a drug test, here are some tips for how to get THC out of your system.
A word of warning:
We should first stress that getting THC out of your system is probably going to take time. Sure, if you only indulged in the odd joint once a month, it's probably not going to be a problem. If you've been a regular user for a long time, though, you've got much more of a mountain to climb. Heavy users can sometimes need a month to get clean, but there are reports of some people failing tests for marijuana as long as 100 days after quitting:
This isn't intended to scare you, but if you feel there's a good chance you won't be able to get clean in time, even with the tips below, you might want to consider also getting an emergency detox as a backup.
How to get THC out of your system faster
Left to its own devices, your body will clean itself in its own time. That said, THC can be tricky because it accumulates in body fat over time, so you may need to make some effort to get it out again. Here are a few ways to boost your detox.
Your diet is important, because some foods (i.e., junk foods) can themselves place a strain on the liver and hinder your detox. What's more, a good, healthy diet can help you lose body fat, which in turn liberates those stored THC molecules. Fresh fruit and vegetables, especially organically grown ones, are particularly useful to a detox.
Taking a quality course of supplements can help support your liver and kidney function over your detox. Many of these are based on herbal ingredients that have been traditionally used for "blood cleansing" for hundreds or even thousands of years. For lighter weed users, a weeklong detox should suffice, while the heaviest users should go for a comprehensive two-month program.
Along with diet, exercise will help you to burn fat cells and flush accumulated THC from your body. Running and working out at the gym are good of course, but you can also start with more modest exercise if you're out of shape. A brisk walk can be just as good, so maybe go and play some Pokemon Go.
Should you drink more water?
Some people say to drink as much water as possible, but seeing as THC isn't water-soluble, it isn't going to help your detox. Just stick to a healthy amount of fluids each day and you'll be fine, but don't force yourself to drink.
Testing your progress
During your detox, you'll probably want to evaluate your progress. A simple testing kit for THC is useful toward the end of your detox, as it uses the same cutoff as standard tests. If you want to evaluate your progress midway, though, you'll need a multi-panel THC testing kit that tests at different cutoffs.