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I have a quick question... I've suspected that someone close to me has been smoking weed/marjuana lately and their actually getting tested for it. I have see on different websites, depending on the persons weight the traces of it can last for a few hours to months. I believe the person I'm concerned about is apprx. 120 lbs... how long will it take for the traces of weed to leave his system? Thanks!
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There's no way we can tell you. While body weight can play a factor, so does the amount of THC present in the marijuana and how much he smokes over how much of a period of time. The more there is, obviously, the longer it will stay in his system. Still, it affects people differently and remains in the body differently.

Besides that, Scarlateen doesn't really give advice or condone anything related to an illegal activity.

I can tell you, however, that if he is smoking marijuana and getting tested at all regularly or periodically, he's bound to get caught and depending on who is doing the tests and why, he can either be in trouble with his parents, be fired from a job and never be able to list it as a reference since companies will usually pass on drug use information, or he'll be in trouble legally.

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It will stay in the body's system for at least a month. There is a way to get rid of the traces, but it's very expensive to do and doctors will know that it was used anyhow.
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THC, the active ingredient in pot, is fat-soluble. That means it will take MUCH longer to remove from the body than water-soluble sbstances. Yes, a test can detect it after a month.

As for those detoxes, they work by flushing water out of your body. they're diuretics, meaning that make you pee a lot. They're commonly used by potheads who wanna pass drug screens, but it takes a while because THC is FAT-soluble.

So c'mon, your friend's not gaining anything by smoking pot. how about you try to support him into a more sober lifestyle?

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