A very common question we get here at Matchbox Cannabis is, “How long does cannabis stay in your system?” The answer depends on a few factors. First, do you mean how long will you be high for or how for long will cannabis be present in your body? It depends on a few factors, including how you consume it and how much you consume. 

Predicting the Length of Your Next High

The length of your high depends on the type of cannabis you use and how much you use. Typically, smoking dried flower like a joint can take effect within five minutes and the high lasts for around two or three hours. Inhaling the smoke from extracts, like dabbing or vaping, has similar timing. Each person is different, though, and studies have shown that a lot of factors influence how long cannabis stays in your system. Even the length and depth of your inhale makes a difference. 

If you want to try edibles, make sure you have a little extra time. Your digestive process slows down the effects and they can take between half an hour to four hours to kick in. The high from edibles can last for up to 12 hours. Of course, the feeling you get from using cannabis in any of its many forms is different for each person and so is how long that feeling lasts for. 

How Long Does Cannabis Stay in Your System? 

You might feel high for a few hours, but how long can cannabis be detected in your system? Even after your high is gone, you probably still have THC in your body for at least a few days. Experts say that urine tests detect THC for up to 30 days for regular cannabis consumers or up to a week for occasional consumers. 

How is that possible? In fact, THC is stored in your fat cells and slowly dissipates over time. People who use cannabis more frequently will have a larger amount stored in their bodies than infrequent users because it hasn’t had a chance to dissipate yet. Don’t worry though, this doesn’t mean that you will feel high all the time. 

Finding the Right Kind of High

In the end, you will have to rely on your own personal experience to help pinpoint your answer to the question, “How long does cannabis stay in your system?” Pay attention to how you feel, how long it takes you to get high, and how long it lasts. With time, you will get to know your own body’s reactions to the different types of cannabis. Whichever way you decide to consume cannabis, our helpful staff is here to help. 

To learn more about cannabis and our many products, stop in and chat with our friendly staff at your local Matchbox Cannabis. We love to talk and we love to help!