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How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of West Virginia, and you can get your medical card today! If you have any questions, give us a call and let our staff walk you through the process. It is now easier than ever to get your medical card from home through telemedicine!

If you already have your medical card or are thinking of getting one, it is important to understand how long cannabis stays in the body. Familiarizing yourself with the different types of drug tests can prove to be very beneficial.

Some employers conduct drug tests, and the amount of time THC stays in the body varies depending on the type of test administered. Either way, it’s important to familiarize yourself if you may be drug tested in the future.

There are four main types of drug tests: blood, urine, hair, and saliva. False positives are also possible, and they happen more or less often depending on the type of drug test administered.

There is no simple answer to the question of how long THC stays in the body. Marijuana use can be detected anywhere from 2-90 days after last use, depending on a number of factors including:

  • Body fat percentage

  • What/when you last ate

  • How much THC you used

  • How frequently you use THC

Someone who uses cannabis frequently can expect THC to stay in their system longer than an infrequent user. Those who consume THC rather infrequently can metabolize it much more quickly.

Types of Drug Tests

The most commonly administered types of drug tests are saliva, blood, urine, and hair tests. However, urine tests are used much more frequently than any of the other methods, since it is relatively non-invasive and cheap for employers to administer.

Saliva tests can detect cannabis for up to 24 hours for casual users, 30 hours for frequent users, and 72 hours if you are a heavy user. They are sometimes used by police departments and employers, but not very often.

Urine tests are very common and they are popular due to their wide window of detection. Casual users usually test positive for between 1-3 days after their last use and frequent users may test positive for up to 21 days. Heavy users may test positive for over a month after last use.

Hair tests are rarely used, but they have the largest detection window by far. The detection window for hair tests is around 3 months after last use.

The Bottom Line

If you are going to be drug tested, you will probably be taking a urine test. Urine tests are used very frequently because they are cheap, easy, non-invasive, and have decent detection windows.

If you are thinking about getting your medical card, you should be familiar with the different types of drug tests and their detection windows. If you don’t already have your medical card, we can help!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today!

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of West Virginia, and you can apply for your very own medical card today! You need your medical card to visit any dispensary in the state.

If you think you may benefit from medical cannabis, there is a good chance you will qualify for a card. It is now easier than ever to get your card with telemedicine, right from the comfort of your own home!

Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to establish your own personalized treatment plan. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way!

Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


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West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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