9 Natural Remedies To Get Weed Out Of Your System

Allie Adams
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There are many reasons for wanting or needing to rid the body of cannabis, such as tolerance breaks and legal stipulations, but the primary reason for detoxing from weed is future or continuing employment. Many employers, especially in the healthcare and transportation industries, not only require testing for cannabis and other substances before and after employment, but continue random testing for the duration of employment. While cannabis detox methods vary drastically, with both natural and synthetic routes available, the primary deciding factor is the amount of lead time prior to the test. There are many more options for a thirty day testing window versus a last minute random drug test with a 72-hour notice.

What is a Cannabis Detox?

A detox from weed is simply the flushing of THC and its cannabinoids, terpenes, and metabolites from the body to an undetectable level by any testing method – whether hair follicle, blood, saliva, or urine testing. Detox methods essentially speed up the natural metabolization process the body goes through naturally when cannabis consumption ceases. Many different products exist on the market for quick detoxes in the form of pills, drinks, multi-part systems, and shampoos (for hair follicle tests only) that incorporate both mineral and herbal ingredients. Tried and true natural remedies also exist, however, they tend to work slower and are not the best choice for a quick detox.

How Long Does Cannabis Actually Stay in the Body?

With consistent cannabis use, especially in heavy users and medical patients, the presence of THC in the bloodstream, urine and fat cells can stay present for weeks, even months, in some cases. Many aspects of personal physiology also factor into the detoxification process including, but not limited to:
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The type of test being given is also a major factor, as different testing methods have vastly different detection windows

What about Delta-8 and Delta-9? While there are no studies to prove whether there is a difference between the amount of time Delta-8 and Delta-9 stays in the body versus traditional THC, many users report that these THC metabolites have cleared the body more quickly

9 Natural remedies for cannabis detox

The first thing that needs to happen when flushing weed from the body is, obviously, not using cannabis anymore, as attempts to detox will be futile. That being said, there are eight methods, from store-bought kits to natural remedies, that can help flush any trace of weed from the system and produce a negative drug test.

Natural Cannabis Detox Methods

How long will natural methods take for a complete cannabis detox? Up to six weeks, but used in conjunction with one another, they remain the safest and healthiest to rid the system and produce a negative test.

1. Exercise or Using a Sauna

Sweating is a great way to cleanse the system of cannabis, as the compounds are purged from the body via perspiration, so the more sweat produced, the quicker weed leaves the system. According to research, THC levels will spike for up to two hours after exercise, and begin to reduce after that time frame.

2. Drinking More Water and Tea

DIlution can aid the body in flushing toxins via frequent urination, however, keep in mind cannabis is fat-soluble so this method must be used with other detox methods. Opt for tea with high levels of antioxidants, like green tea and hibiscus tea.

3. Eating Metabolism Boosting Foods

The metabolic process is the body’s natural way of excreting toxins from the body. Adopting a diet high in lean meats, high-fiber legumes, and leafy greens will help move along the detoxification process and provide the body with crucial vitamins and minerals. Stay away from salty, starchy foods which will only increase water retention and slow the metabolism.

4. Fruit Pectin

Fruit pectin is a highly-soluble digestible fiber contained in fruits like apples, peaches, pears, and berries. Forming a gel in your system, fruit pectin catalyzes the absorption and removal of toxins, like cannabis, for excretion in stool and urine.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

While there are mixed reports on the validity of this method, drinking 2 oz. of apple cider vinegar diluted into 8 oz. of water or juice can help with overall body cleansing and provides antibacterial properties. It should not be used as a sole method of cannabis detoxification.

6. Cannabis Detox Products

From drinks kits, there are a multitude of store bought products that can more quickly help flush cannabis from the system and produce negative test results and they take far less time than the natural methods listed above, with negative test detection in as little as a few hours to a few days.

7. Drinks

Two of the most popular detox drinks are Rescue Cleanse and Mega Clean Herbal Cleanse. These drinks are easy to take and produce the quickest results. They utilize a combination of herbs and minerals to mask cannabis presence, but be warned: they also cause frequent urination, so planning is key.

8. Kits

Toxin Rid is a three step kit that includes a drink, pills and dietary fiber with regimens anywhere from one day to ten days, depending on your testing window. They contain an all natural blend of herbs, vitamins, and minerals to quickly flush the body of cannabis.

9. Shampoo

This method is strictly for hair follicle testing. Initially designed for swimmers to strip the chlorine from their hair and scalp,Old Style Aloe Rid and Zydot Ultra Clean Shampoo both contain propylene glycol, a solvent used to dissolve drug residues


While detoxing from cannabis is neither fun nor easy, there are ways to do it effectively and safely if a negative drug test is the end goal. Research must be done to figure out the best method for each individual, and with so many options to choose from the process can be convenient and, most importantly, fast. Follow instructions carefully if using a store-bought product and allow enough time before the test to ensure a negative result.
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