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How to Detox from Weed: 4 Ways to Get Clean Quickly

By Last updated on May 9, 2024Last updated on May 9, 2024No Comments

We know the reasons we buy our weed could range from the high to the taste or the medicinal benefits, but say you are looking to take a break from the weed life: maybe you’re pregnant, it’s recommended by your doctor or you just want to go on a personal cleanse.

Not to worry! Stopping yourself from smoking is relatively no problem and the weed detox, while not as common, is not any harder or more complex than any other detoxifying process.

Why detox from weed?

We know that the feeling of being high is euphoric and relaxing (most of the time), but only lasts a couple hours at best, so why detox from weed? Well, even when the high is gone, the THC and metabolites still linger in your system for days or weeks at a time without detoxing.

This creates a problem if there could be a random drug test in your near future, or if you are getting some blood work done and do not want your results affected. Also, the weed detox is one of the safest on any substance as there are no dangerous or otherwise threatening withdrawal symptoms in the process.

How long does it take to get out of your system?

That time frame can change a lot, but up to 30 days is not abnormal. Various forms of weed, whether it be in flower, vape oil, concentrates or edibles can all stay in your system for different spans of time, but this is dependent on a number of factors between the strain and the user.

For example, an edible is just a regular food item with weed in it and your body has to break down and digest every single part of that, which would take longer than just processing the smoke from a joint. The way in which you consume your weed may affect how long it stays in your system, but you can expect it to take 2-3 months to be completely out of your body if you are not a chronic consumer (30-40 mg of THC per day).

How to Detox from Weed

How to Detox from Weed
Luckily, a simple yet effective combination of vitamins, fluids and healthy habits will detox you from weed without adversely affecting your mental or physical health. You have a number of different detox options to fit your existing diet or lifestyle and all of them are extremely safe.

Assuming you are preparing for an upcoming drug test, that may create more of a ticking clock than if you were just trying to detox from weed on your own. While there are steps you can take to flush out your system within 24 hours, a general rule of thumb is not to excessively rush a detox or try to force something out of your system unnaturally.

It is not a good idea to try to do a bunch of detox methods at once, but these are some of the simplest and most effective ways you can detox from weed.

Detox Pills

They may not be front and center at every drug store pharmacy in America, but weed detox pills do exist and are readily available through a number of brands, some of the most popular being EpicOrganic THC Detox (apologies in advance if your browser starts showing ads for it now).

The purpose of these pills, like virtually all other detox pills, is to clean out a specific substance within seven days or less, and weed detox pills manage to use natural ingredients to safely accelerate the process.


Seriously, is there anything that water can’t do in terms of health? In a detox process like this, you typically have to drink more water than you would normally, but it is nonetheless a natural and healthy way to flush your system in time for your next screening.

There is some disagreement on the exact amount of water to drink per day (for a weed detox), but staying just under a gallon a day will still be good for your body and adding some lemon juice in a few of those glasses not only adds some much needed flavor from all that water, but the citric acid is also good for depleting THC.

B Vitamins

B Vitamins, like biotin and folic acid, are a common ingredient in detox kits and they are very good for your eyesight, energy, blood cells, etc. Papain and zinc have been shown to increase the presence of THC within the body, B vitamins could absolutely do the same, but not many studies have either confirmed or denied it as of now.


Last but not least, if you are not within the confines of a time frame from your a job or other form of mandate, sticking entirely to abstinence (no, not that kind) is the one detox method that does not require any pill or drug test kit outside of an otherwise healthy diet and active lifestyle.

However, this might not be an option (by itself) if you are not a chronic user as you would be more likely to need assistance to clean your system out. To prevent this, at least try zinc and papain or water and lemon juice if you are still weighing the options on detox pills.

Which method is most effective?

It may seem obvious and self-explanatory, but the only way you will ensure your detox will work is to stop smoking. Detoxing isn’t like not eating a certain food for a couple days because a bad batch made you sick once; you have to stop entirely or else every single detox method will fail.

Finding your ideal weed detox method might take some trial and error, but you are less likely to have a negative outcome with the water and lemon juice. You may end up having to pee a lot throughout the day but you are literally flushing out all the THC in the most natural way possible.

Which one is the fastest?

Again, you should not try to rush any detox method, even if it’s just as simple as drinking water with lemon, because you do not want to overload your body with something while trying to get rid of something else: It defeats the purpose.

But as far as what method is actually the fastest, that could be the combination of weed detox pills and water. You have to drink glasses of water with these detox pills anyway, so adding lemon juice to a couple glasses throughout the day is literally accomplishing two things at once.

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