How Do You Best Get Cannabis Out of Your System?

Stephen Andrews
07 Nov 2022

For some reason, you need to flush THC out of your system. For example, you might need to do this if you are expecting to take a drug test for a new job or you just want to take a tolerance break because you feel like this is what your body needs right now. THC detox won't happen overnight, but there are several things you can do to speed up the process. That is after you decide to actually take the break.

Byproducts from marijuana can remain in the body for up to a month and in some cases even more than that. Some people find it easy to detox their body from weed, but it might be a struggle for others. Heavy or medical users may experience irritability, insomnia, restlessness, headaches, mood swings, or lack of appetite once they stop cannabis use. 

Health professionals debate whether the effects of discontinuing cannabis use can be counted as withdrawal symptoms. Cannabis is not seen as addictive as other substances, although some people do develop cannabis use disorders. 

Anyway, below are a few things that you can do to help your body clean from byproducts and metabolites from Cannabis. 


Staying hydrated is essential, both when you smoke weed because it dries your mouth and eyes and also when you decide to take a tolerance break. Drink plenty of water and also refreshing drinks such as lemonade or orange juice. Avoid sugary beverages such as soda and try to cut down on coffee. Green tea can be an excellent substitute for coffee.


Increase your intake of superfoods such as dark leafy greens, berries, nuts and seeds. These foods interact with all bodily systems and act as superior antioxidants. Consume foods that are overall great for detoxing the body and especially the liver, such as carrot, ginger, and beetroot. Reduce sweet and salty or junk foods. Substitute bread with rice as much as you can.


Physical exercise is a great way to remove toxins from your body through sweat and a natural way to lift your mood. It could be running, cycling, hitting the gym, or doing yoga at home or with a professional instructor. To really feel the effect of exercise, do it every day for at least 30 minutes or three days a week for at least 60 minutes. Long walks in nature also count. 


Obviously, whatever you do, if you really want to flush out cannabis from your system, you must stop smoking or consuming weed in any other way that is. Hydration, a healthy diet, and exercise can all help speed up the cleaning process of your body, but if you add new toxins it won't help greatly. Habitual users should pause from cannabis use for at least a month. Heavy users should stop for at least six weeks for the body to clean. 

How Do You Get Cannabis Out of Your Thoughts?

It can be difficult to stop thinking that you want weed, especially in the first two weeks after you declare taking a break. This is because your central nervous system has been exposed to cannabinoids for a prolonged time, and now there's none. So it's normal for the body to has its reactions.

When your brain begins flashing thoughts that you could use a smoke, wait it out. Those thoughts will eventually pass. Focus on other things, engage in creative activities, prepare tea, cook a healthy meal, or watch a movie. If it still feels difficult not to have any, reach out to a friend or your partner and talk it out. Cry and complain all you like, just make sure they are not someone who actually has weed. 

While various detox kits are promoted and sold on the internet and elsewhere, don't fall into traps. Some of these products spectacularly claim they can help with detox in a week or 10 days. It's all probably a useless waste of your money. 

Natural cleansing is the best way to flush cannabis out of your system. It may take some time, a month or even more for it to be effective, but be patient and do what has to be done. Just wait it out the time that needs to pass without weed in your system and do other smart things that are great for your health and wellbeing. 

Stephen Andrews