Drug tests are fairly common and are conducted for a variety of reasons. Any biological sample, like hair, urine, or saliva, can be tested to detect the presence of drugs. Among these tests, the hair follicle test is known to provide a longer detection window compared to urine or saliva tests. In this article, we will explore how long weed, specifically THC, can stay in your hair follicle and how to speed up the detox process.
Weed, also known as marijuana, pot, or cannabis, contains a psychoactive compound called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the primary component responsible for the euphoric and mind-altering effects of weed. When you consume weed, THC and its metabolites enter your bloodstream, and traces of these substances can be deposited in your hair follicles.
There are currently four ways to screen for THC or its metabolites: urine, saliva, blood, and hair tests. The threshold set for a "positive" result varies depending on the test. For hair follicle tests, a positive result is typically determined if the concentration of THC or its metabolites exceeds a certain threshold.