Marijuana features the most noticeable chemical substance called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that gives the user a euphoric high. Although THC can take a longer time to detect in urine, for casual smokers THC can be detected within 1 – 7 days. So if you’re thinking of doing a marijuana detox, congratulations! It’s not an easy decision to make, but it gets easier if you put your mind to it. Millions of people have done it, and so can you!
Detox’ is short for ‘detoxification. It actually refers to the natural process your body goes through in removing unwanted marijuana toxins left over from smoking marijuana. But, when most people use the term ‘marijuana detox’ they often refer to something that can help the process go faster, so that the body can get rid of all marijuana toxins in a shorter time.
The term natural marijuana detox normally refers to going through the process of naturally removing toxins, without artificial ingredients or any man-made detox kits. Naturally, the human body continuously expels the marijuana residue through sweating and urination.
Truthfully, there are many ways to do a marijuana detox, and there isn’t a one size fits all solution for everyone. Some prefer to stop at once while others use a gradual approach. Either way, you have to have a plan.
In its most natural state Marijuana has hundreds of chemicals. Although the effect of smoking marijuana is not a long-lasting one, these chemicals do tend to stay in our system for long periods and in the long-term become the root of our failure to quit.
Marijuana residues that reside in the fat cells of the body can stay there for months. Thus, when it comes to smoking weed detox is an even more important step in quitting for good.
But how long is THC detectable will you ask ! Without a proper detox plan, marijuana compounds can stay in your body from 7 – 90 days. With a detox plan in place, you can get rid of all marijuana toxins from your body within a week.
If you prefer to detox marijuana at home, you can do it with simple natural ingredients. You don’t need expensive artificial kits or any synthetic catalyst to effectively detox marijuana.
Whether you decide to follow a natural detox program or use a catalyst prescribed by a physician just know that during the detox process an ex-marijuana user can expect some of the following for at least a couple of weeks:
- Loss of appetite
- General malaise
- Difficulty sleeping
- Shaking or trembling
- Numbness or tingling
These symptoms are quite normal and, after the first week or so, they should begin to slowly dissipate. However, some of these symptoms, especially depression and the cravings for marijuana can last for several months, or longer depending on other things.