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Unfortunately, this is the reality for a lot of Americans who are being drug tested by their employers. You need to know how to pass a drug test – because unfortunately the system hasn’t yet caught up with what’s cool.

This guide is going to include both the natural and the chemical way to detox because some people only have a couple of days to sort their situation out. But if you have some time on your hands before the drug test, the natural way is recommended, because time is the most secure way to pass your drug test.

First things first – how long does it stay in your system?

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Another unfortunate quality of marijuana for those getting drug tested is that it stays longer in the system than any other drug.

As a rough guide, if you’ve only smoked once or twice in the last couple of months and are about to be drug tested, you are generally okay. Marijuana has a cumulative effect, which is why it stays in the body for so long. So if you have only smoked very infrequently, you’re in the clear after about a week.

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If you’re a more frequent smoker, it’s likely to be in your system for up to 30 days. In fact, it’s even been recorded to stay in the system for up to 60. More often than not, regular smokers will be in the clear after about a month, but it all depends on the amount, the frequency, and how long you’ve been smoking!

This is all assuming that the drug test being administered is a urine test, because that’s the most likely test that Americans would be required to take.

So how to get clean?

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There are two ways to get clean. If you have some time, you can get clean naturally in 4-6 weeks. If you have less time on your hands, you might have to go out and by a little more chemically unfriendly detoxification product.

Please do not go out and do anything really dangerous, like drink bleach or lots of vinegar. These things don’t work, and it’s really bad for your health. Cranberry juice is another myth that has been spread online as a way to get your urine clean, but it doesn’t work that effectively.

In any case, here are the two ways you can get clean.

The natural way

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Theoretically speaking, if you have a good diet and a good exercise plan, you can get clean in 4-6 weeks. This includes abstaining from using marijuana during this period.

You should drink a lot of water during this 4-6 weeks, as it will naturally dilute and flush out what is inside you. Steer clear of junk food, red meat and eat a lot of healthy fibers (grains, whole wheat, peas, peanuts etc) because they also help to detoxify your system. Eat a lot of leafy greens and finally, exercise a lot. A lot of toxins come out of your sweat, although slowly, and through exercise you can be more efficient with your detoxification process.

If you steer clear of using marijuana and stick to the natural way to detox, you might even be clean in under a month.

Using detoxification products

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There are safe, natural, herbal detoxification products you can buy in the pharmacy. Combining these with the diet mentioned above, as well as a little exercise can help you get the THC out of your system in about a week. These herbal supplements work by making the body’s natural cleansing functions work more rapidly.

If you’re in a really sticky situation, and you need to be clean in the next few days, there are also products you can buy. These ones are harsher on the body, so be careful how you use them. They work by targeting the bladder, effectively emptying it and the urinary tract from any toxins, including THC metabolites. This gives you about a 6 hour period where your urine is clean, before the metabolites living in other parts of your body make their way to your bladder. There are websites where you can buy these detoxification products!

Finally – test yourself!

Before you hand over a sample of your urine, test yourself with a home drug test kit. You can buy these in pharmacies, too. Testing yourself also gives you a better idea of your time frames in terms of marijuana, in case you find yourself in the same situation later.

If you want to avoid the embarrassment of going into a pharmacy to buy these products, you can also buy them online. Websites like PassYourTest sell products to help you detox your body of all kinds of chemicals. But remember, the safest way is always with time!

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Sera Jane Ghaly

Eccentric absurdist is probably the best way I can describe me! Born to travel, adventure and entertain the curiosities of life. I'm deeply connected with music, literature and the arts and I look to them in search of inspiration. Number one person on my Wishlist to smoke a joint with: Joe Rogan!
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