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How To Detox From Cannabis (Part 1)

It can happen to the best of us. The success of landing a new job and you’re threatened with a drug test. Even if marijuana use is legal in your state, many jobs deny you employment for this silly reason. Sometimes we hit a point where we aren’t getting the same effects as we used to and need to take a tolerance break. There are some valid reasons to learn how to detox from cannabis, it might not be fun, but sometimes it’s for the better.

Marijuana Detox: What It Is and Why It's Needed

Effects of Marijuana on the Body

Marijuana contains compounds called cannabinoids, primarily THC and CBD, which interact with your body's endocannabinoid system. There are so many positive effects that come with consuming marijuana. Pain relief, a good night’s sleep, taking off the edge caused by anxiety, increasing productivity and mood, we can go on and on with this list.  

Marijuana Dependence and the Need for Detox

So we mentioned that a drug test and a tolerance break are prime reasons to flush your body of marijuana. Another reason someone chooses to detox from cannabis is due to not being able afford it, maybe you’re adding another mouth to feed in your household, expenses need to be readjusted and your dispensary visits are most likely at the top of the list. 

The Detox Process

How Long Does It Take To Detox From Marijuana?

This isn’t exactly a one-size-fits-all answer for everyone. Someone who has used marijuana everyday for the past 10 years will have a longer detox time than someone who has been using marijuana here and there for a year. It will come down to your specific body and how it metabolizes cannabinoids along with what detox method you plan to go for.

How Long Does It Take To Detox From Marijuana

Natural Detoxification & Home Remedy Methods

If you aren’t looking to get immediate results and would like to take the natural and sometimes longer route of cannabis detox at home, the following will do the trick. 

Medications for Marijuana Detox and Withdrawal

Although there are no specific medications for marijuana detox and withdrawal that are approved by the FDA, there are medicinal options to help with the withdrawal symptoms. You can talk with your doctor or look for over-the-counter medications. Most common medications used for marijuana detox and withdrawal are anti-anxiety meds, sleep aids, and antidepressants.

Medications for Marijuana Detox and Withdrawal

Risks of Detoxing from Marijuana on Your Own

This is a pretty hardcore method to take if you want to detox from marijuana, especially if you have a short amount of time. The following things are what you can expect if you choose to go this route. 

Detox Products and How They Work

THC Detox Kits and Marijuana Detox Drinks

There is quite a variety of detox products available on the market today. Many of them say that they will completely remove THC from your system, and it’s in your best interest to take that information very lightly. THC detox kits are made to mask the THC in your urine using ingredients like creatine, vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts. 

Some THC detox kits provide you a synthetic urine to use in replace of yours. This isn’t an ideal option for someone who has to urinate in front of someone (an example is someone who is on probation). This also doesn’t work for someone who is prescribed controlled substances since the synthetic urine does not include the medication you are prescribed.

Medications for Marijuana Detox and Withdrawal

Detox kits claim to work within 1 to 3 days for occasional or light users and 3 to 5 days for the more regular users. 

You can take advantage of marijuana detox drinks that are specifically formulated with ingredients that help the detox process. The THC detox drinks are made up of a cocktail of ingredients including fiber (like psyllium husk), electrolytes like potassium and sodium, herbs such as dandelion root, burdock root, and milk thistle (these help support your liver), and vitamins like B12, vitamin C and magnesium. 

Detox Shampoo and Its Use

These are commonly used when you are faced with a hair follicle drug test. While you may think to shave all of the hair off your head, it’s a pretty obvious statement that you have something so hide. A hair follicle drug test is used to test a wider variety of drug use and can detect drug use from longer than 90 days prior. 

Detox shampoos have an active ingredient that will remove THC by opening up the hair cuticle and removing any buildup or residue that may contain cannabis metabolites.

Detox Shampoo and Its Use

Directions for Using Specific Detox Products

XXtra Cleansing Drink: Just follow these easy instructions:

Give XXtra Clean a good shake and drink all of it.

Wait for 15 minutes. Then, fill the XXtra Clean bottle with water, shake it, and drink it.

Pro tip: To keep benefiting from the cleansing effects, drink 16 oz. of water every two hours throughout the day.

If you find yourself urinating frequently (three to four times), it means that the cleansing is working!

5-day Extreme Detoxification Program: it’s a rigorous 5-day program that comes with supplemental capsules, pre-cleanse meal plan, and 2 THC home testing kits. The gist of this detoxification program is as follows.

Since food can lessen the effect of these capsules, you want to plan your meals and wait an hour after your morning dose to eat breakfast, and wait an hour after you eat dinner to take your night dose. Your main goal is to wait a full 12 hours between your day and night capsule intake. Grab your 5-day Extreme Detoxification Program here!

Directions for Using Specific Detox Products

Old Style Toxin Rid Shampoo: this is a great option for people who may need to take multiple hair follicle drug tests. The magic behind this shampoo is that it is formulated to strip any pollutant, toxin, and deliver high-quality purifying ingredients into your scalp and hair roots. Follow these simple steps to get the best out of your Old Style Toxin Rid Shampoo

Want to find out more about how to detox from cannabis? Check out Part 2 here!