How long will it take for weed to get into my bloodstream and how long will it stay there? This has been a question asked by many cannabis consumers. Be it curiosity or preventive measures, cannabis consumers have wanted to know the answer to this question. While there are many different answers, there is only one right one.
To determine how long weed stays in your system and how fast it will get there, one must consider several factors such as body weight, the method of consumption, potency, and even mood. This includes how long it takes for your body to absorb cannabinoids, as well as how long it will take to rid your body of them.
Smoking cannabis is still the fastest way to ingest it into your bloodstream and feel its wonderful effects.
Dr. Robert Mann is the senior scientist for the University of Toronto’s Center for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Mann was quoted in an article saying “smoking weed is a very efficient way to get the drug into your bloodstream.”
Smoking cannabis is very different in comparison to consuming edibles. Edibles can take as long as two hours or longer before you feel any effects whereas smoking or vaping cannabis will typically induce a buzz or high within a few minutes. Dr. Mann says that “THC levels will decline over the next couple of hours very rapidly, then that decline slows off for a while, and then after several hours, the levels in the bloodstream are quite low.”
For the occasional consumer, cannabis should be out of your system rather quickly. This is especially true in comparison to that of a regular or daily consumer. The reason for this is because the more you consume, the more it builds up in your body attaching to your body’s fat cells.
For someone who consumes regularly, it can stay in their system between 30 days to upwards of six months depending on how much they consume and how often. When the body runs out of fat cells to connect to it then looks for the next fatty tissue in your body which happens to be brain tissue. When THC binds with brain tissue, it takes much longer for it to get out of the body and can be detected much longer than 30 days.