Just how long does weed stay in your blood?
How long does weed stay in your blood is a question we get sometimes, but it’s not nearly asked as often as how long does weed stay in your urine. That’s because urine tests are a lot cheaper to employ than a blood test. Particularly because pretty much anyone can hand you a cup and tell you to go pee in it, but only trained professionals can stick you with a needle and perform a blood test. Suffice to say you’re a lot more likely to face a urine drug test than a blood drug test, but they still happen. So we’re here to help.
How long does weed stay in your blood?
1 to 2 days after a single use and 2 to 7 days for after the last use for regular users.
Blood tests for marijuana happen to people who have been accused of serious crimes, however they’re more often used to investigate serious accidents usually occurring at work or on the road. Sometimes insurance agencies use blood tests and check for drug use, including marijuana, when determining things like health risk factors and monthly contributions. However what makes the blood test so effective is that it’s great at determining current drug usage. Compare that with a urine test, which can often be cheated by using things like detox drinks or detox pills or synthetic urine, a blood tests is much harder to fool. More importantly a blood drug test can reveal whether or not someone is currently stoned—so it’s way more reliable as a test especially when used on-site at accidents or crime scenes, etc.
How long does THC stay in your blood?
How long does THC stay in blood? The amount of time THC will stay in someone’s blood depends mainly on how often they smoke. THC is immediately detectable in the blood upon smoking it. And THC will reach peak levels in the bloodstream around ten minutes after smoking—it takes about an hour or so if eaten that’s why edibles creep up on you. That means that THC will be detectable by a blood test for about a day or two if you’re a newbie. For regular everyday pot smokers weed will remain in the blood anywhere between two to seven days after the last time they smoked.
The detection window for marijuana use is even larger for hair drug tests. A hair drug test can show marijuana use for up to three months after smoking. That is if you’re a major stoner. If it’s your first time smoking weed it’ll take at least a week before you can beat a hair drug test naturally.
The mouth swab drug test is on the rise due to alleged “stoned driving.” It’s being employed by the police, right there on the road, more often nowadays. So you should know that you’ll test positive for weed on a mouth swab drug test, aka a saliva test or spit test, about an hour after smoking pot. And you’ll be susceptible to a spit test for up to 12 hours after smoking. So you might want to keep some THC gum handy?
How to pass a blood test for marijuana
You’ll most likely have not time to prepare for a marijuana blood test because of the things we discussed above—you’ve been involved in a work accident and will be tested for drug use immediately. However if you do have the luxury of time you can try and speed up your metabolism. Getting your blood pumping will help circulate that THC on through your system. But it’s going to take time for THC to completely leave your bloodstream. You could also take a steam and try and sweat some of that THC out. Then replace those fluids by drinking lots more fluids—mainly water and cranberry juice. Those will both help flush your system of THC.
Were you ever given a marijuana blood test? Have anything to add about beating a blood test for marijuana? Let us know in the comments section below.