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How long does marijuana stay in your system?

I am a case manager for homeless youth. I have a client who was homeless and has now applied for a job where they do drug testing. He claims that he is not a habitual user and only used twice in 1 month. The last use was one week ago. Should he be concerned the drug test will come up positive?

Asked By: Susan - 2/26/2009
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It will most likely be out of his system by then if he only smoked once. I've passed in less time than that, but weight really matters and Im very skinny. Tell him to exercise when possible, eat low fat foods, and drink lots of cranberry juice. Dont exercise the last 2 days before the test. When I say out of his... More
Answered By: Daffy - 2/26/2009
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A long time.
Answered By: Fused9 - 2/26/2009
 
idk but its really bad 4 u
Answered By: Mitch Z - 2/26/2009
 
too long, especially if ur fat http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArVW3yakF6pDGDGQlR5Fpyfsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090226194206AA6M4BA
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Answered By: Anthony P - 2/26/2009
 
yup. drink cranberrie juice and water, that with flush the system faster.
Answered By: Tyler H - 2/26/2009
 
I heard a month
Answered By: J mister - 2/26/2009
 
Does client = you, by chance?
Answered By: gofyourselfloser - 2/26/2009
 
it is very bad for your health and it can stay in for over a month
Answered By: Jason F - 2/26/2009
 
about 3-4 hours depending on you!
Answered By: Zeeshan I - 2/26/2009
 
30 days you can cleanse it out by drinking alot of green tea i think
Answered By: Kayla B - 2/26/2009
 
no not really... he might need to take a little lesson or see a professioanl of "getting rid of" the stuff... know what I mean? There are some ways where you could "exert" any "evidence"...
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Answered By: Nikhil C - 2/26/2009
 
Yes. it's stays in the system for at least 30 days. he needs to get a detox drink from a head shop for it to come out positive
Answered By: ♥ neionix ♥ - 2/26/2009
 
Its about 2 to 3 weeks I had a school drug test and I smoked a crap lod of pot and got away skott free just drink alot of fluids and u'll piss it out
Answered By: Jordan A - 2/26/2009
 
two years.
Answered By: robert r - 2/26/2009
 
stays in your system about 30 days. whether he's habitual or not...the thc stores in his fat cells, so if he/she is fat, will stay longer, if less than maybe not..give up hope unless they have willpower..i used to smoke, but had to get a job so quit... .homeless are societies parasites, hope you find a real calling
Answered By: Freddy G - 2/26/2009
 
depends on the amount of body fat he has, and how fast a metabolism he has, but from what i have heard if they don't normally smoke, like a everyday thing, it should be out of their system a week or two after the use, he should be ok
Answered By: alikat804 - 2/26/2009
 
If you are a regular user then it can stay in your system for quite a few months. If you are an occasional user then a couple weeks, but twice in a month...he will probably come up positive for marijuana.
Answered By: ktheartsop - 2/26/2009
 
if he has only used twice in a month, and has drank plenty of fluids, and the last time was a week ago, he should be able to pass the test... More
Answered By: MMFCL *Colton James due 6/30/09* - 2/26/2009
 
Pot has the habit to stay in your body longer because it's fat soluble. The more you smoke it the longer it will stay in your system for. Could be weeks to months depending on the usage. It is a possibility that it would show up. The majority of other drugs are water soluble so they leave your system sooner, a couple... More
Answered By: Abbra - 2/26/2009
 
I have missed out on employment opportunities up to three months after my last smoke. Depending on how heavy a smoker you are, cannabis will stay in your body fat for months. You can purchase a home urine testing kit. They cost about thirty dollars Australian, and you should be able to get one from the chemist.
Answered By: captainbluey - 2/26/2009
 
It actually stays in your system for up to 30 days... :/
Answered By: I'm hungry. - 2/26/2009
 
If they take a hair sample his goose is cooked...at least 1 month in your hair sample.
Answered By: dreamgirl - 2/26/2009
 
It depends on how much that person smoked. For example, if it was just a few hits, it's be gone in a week or so, if it was a 1/4 ounce in one day it'll be there for a month or two. What that person should to is drink a 50/50 mix of white vinagar and c gelatin(a glassful every 6 hours; 3x a day). it'll be out of his... More
Answered By: matt_smith_2141984@att.net - 2/26/2009
 
for 3 to 90 days because it is related to THC which stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol.
Answered By: Joshua M - 2/26/2009
 
It probably will come up positive. If he really only smoked it twice I doubt it would stay in his system for a full 30 days, but unless he's been drinking lots of water to flush out his system I don't think he'll pass.
Answered By: Elizabeth - 2/26/2009
 
it can stay in the root of hair for up to half a year, but it mostly exits the system in about two weeks.
Answered By: James S - 2/26/2009
 
It Typically Stays In A Persons System For 30 Days But You Can Get A Product That Is Made Just For Flushing Out Your System At Any Tobacco Or Head Shop. But You Have To Take It An Hour Before Your Drug Test. And Drink Tons Of Water. Good Luck.
Answered By: BluVenuS - 2/26/2009
 
A UDS (urine drug screen) will pick it up for up to 3 months depending on how much you smoke... More
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Answered By: Paul L - 2/26/2009
 
if i was him i would be nervous. ive heard that you can get it out by usin so many different methods the only thing that i know of that works 100% is ready cleanse.you can get it at almost any smoke shop just tell him to follow the directions on the box. Also tell him to drink a lot of water. I also heard for some... More
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Answered By: Thiskidhere - 2/26/2009
 
they say about a month. though, from experience (haha) if you drink about a gallon of water a day for like 5 days before you have a test, you come out clean. i think it also depends on your body mass.. but im not sure
Answered By: emkay - 2/26/2009
 
I've heard that it can for up to 3 months, but I don't know for sure, I'm sorry.
Answered By: *~Clairebear~* - 2/26/2009
 
I've known someone who managed to flush thc out of her system within five days by drinking loads of water. Tell him a detox may be neccessary though.
Answered By: ZH - 2/26/2009
 
get a test from wal-mart and do a pre-test. in the meantime, get AZO cranberry pills and drink nothing but water... nothing acidic. just water... More
Answered By: joemontainia - 2/26/2009
 
anywhere between 3-30 days it differs from person to person
Answered By: Lifter - 2/28/2009
 
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