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Do Edibles Show Up in Drug Tests?

Do edibles show up in drug tests? The duration in the system depends on factors such as how much and frequently the dose is consumed. There are different ways to test marijuana in edibles, like spit tests and hair follicle testing. Although numerous drugs can be made into edibles, THC edibles are most commonly known. Marijuana or CBD are cooked into foods, usually bakery goods like brownies, and sold as edibles. 

3 Minute Read | Published Aug 21 2023 | Updated Jan 13 2024
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How Long Do Edibles Stay In Urine?

Edibles do show up in drug tests, and THC carries well in fat, which is why people use sugar and flour for cooking cannabis. Edibles differ from smoking marijuana since the food must be eaten and digested before effects begin. When a person smokes, the high sensation is rapid. Therefore, urine testing is the most common and cost-effective. If a person gets tested after eating edibles, THC can be detected in urine for up to 30 days. 

If you use marijuana daily, then THC is detectable in urine for 10 to 15 days, but if you use the substance throughout the day, each day, then THC will linger for 30 days or longer. However, if you only use the drug up to three times a week or less, it can be detected for up to 3 days. 

How Long Do Edibles Last in Bloodstream?

Edible cannabis generally lasts in blood for up to 2 days after last use. Again, the more frequently you use the substance, the longer it will stay in the system. Therefore, you can test positive from edibles through different means of testing. Besides being detected in the blood, THC is able to be found in salvia and in the hair. 

Overall, spit tests detect marijuana for up to 3 days, but for regular users, the limit is usually around 30 days. In hair tests, THC is detectable for up to 90 days. Hair tends to hold the majority of drugs, especially THC, for the longest duration. Hair testing is the most accurate approach as far as drug testing. 

How Long Does an Edible High Last? 

Edibles do stay in your system longer than you think, especially if you’re a heavy user. However, numerous factors conclude how long edibles are in our system. For instance, if a person uses frequently and consumes high amounts of THC, they are guaranteed to test positive for THC since edibles do show up in drug tests. Depending on the dosage and tolerance, a weed high can last up to 12 hours. The peak effects tend to start between hours two and three. 

Though at Better Addiction Care we prefer to live drug-free lives, if you are going to consume edibles are worried about how the high may affect you, then stay with a friend or family member. Keep in mind that you are likely to feel better the next day and that the high doesn’t last forever. In addition, positively distract your mind by watching a funny movie, doing something that interests you, or relaxing in the sun. 

Resources & Recovery at Better Addiction Care 

At Better Addiction Care, we provide marijuana rehab to those who are struggling with addiction. The highly-trained staff at our facilities are prepared to educate you and support you through the process while establishing an individualized treatment plan that best fits your recovery goals. To better understand addiction, read our substance abuse info guide or reach out to a team member to learn more about our services. 

Speak to a specialist at Better Addiction Care by calling (800) 429-7690 now. If needed, we offer addiction hotlines for those who want to speak confidentially. 

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