Are you a casual pot smoker?
Casually, without commitment, irregularly or on occasion
So you only smoke weed on weekend or just a few times a week, how long would it take to pass a drug test.
First lets define what a casual smoker is, in the first place. Commonly, when consider things as casual if its not an “every day thing”. For example, a casual drinkers, may only drink on weekends or with friends.
A person on a restrictive diet might casually have a slice of pizza every now and then. It maybe once a week or once a month, but its an event thats not part of the day to day.
Does that qualify for weed?
Of course you can smoke pot on occasion or every now and then. Although marijuana can be habit forming it is not addictive.
Making it a better way to relive stress on the weekends than drinking beer.
So in this sense, you can toke up casually. But would THC still show up in a urine test, if you only smoked once a week ago?
This maybe bad news for some, but THC even on occasion is enough to fail a urine test.
Why THC is so hard get out your body
My personal opinion is, your body absorbs THC because it recognizes its benefits.
Unlike other drugs, THC is pulled into body fat and stored because its needed. The cannabinoids in marijuana have proven beneficial for health, physically, mentally and emotionally.
But, here is the down side to this, It can take months to flush out THC.
Because weed is stored in fat cells, you would actually need to burn fat to detox. That can take a few weeks or even few months for regular smokers.
So, what about that time you only smoked weed for one week. Or maybe only twice a month, will you pass a drug test?
Detoxing Factors to Consider
Before even getting into a time line, lets evaluate your body’s natural cleansing potential.
Everyone is a little different, but generally the rules are the same. Because THC is stored in fat, we have to look at your body type, lifestyle and diet.
- The more body fat you have, the longer it will take to detox
- A less active lifestyle will attribute to length of time
- Diet high in fat and carbs also extends times
By reducing body fat, exercising and dieting you can cut times a little bit. The longest amount of time needed is 3 months. The absolute shortest time would be a week.
How long will it take you to detox?
Say you only smoke on weekends, it maybe a joint, blunt or a bowl with some friends.
If its about every weekend activity (regular) or more that 2 weekends out of the month, you will fail a urine test.
Marijuana has an accumulative effect. One week is not enough time for your body to get rid of THC. By the time the next weekend rolls around, you are still holding on to THC from last weekend.
You don’t really smoke weed, but you did on vacation?
Guess what, if you haven’t smoked weed for over 3 months, you probably would pass. But, lets say your on vacation and decided to toke up for a few days. Chances are you will need three months to flush out THC.
You only smoke weed once a month or more
If you only smoke once a month, meaning at least 4 weeks between tokes. You maybe able to pass a drug test after a week since you toked. A detox is still suggested, why take chances.
Can you see the pattern here?
First casual is irregularly right, If you smoke once a week, only on weekends or a few days straight. Your now in the “Regular” smokers zone.
You are a regular smoker because you smoke weed every weekend. This is because you may have smoked pot enough times and without a long enough break to stack stored THC.
Safest bet for passing
The best bet you can make is not smoking weed at all. Just joking why on earth would you do that to your self. Lets get back to reality.
Even thought its still not guaranteed, the best bet for passing is not smoke more than once every 3 months. Wait at least 3 weeks after your last toke to test.
Don’t have time to naturally get rid of THC?
This is usually the case, you smoked some chronic and need to pass a UA. The fastest way to beat a urine test is to use a detox for THC and drink plenty of water. It’s really unfortunate that weed takes s long to naturally flush out.
Even if you only smoked one joint ever , it can take at least 3 weeks to get out your system. For the chosen few, it might be less, but that depends on the factors mentioned above.
The rest of us need more time.
- Reduce BF% through Ketosis – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2716748/
- Metabolic Rate – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basal_metabolic_rate