The shortest answer is: not any longer in particular compared to just smoking it. If you’re wondering how long does weed stay in your system, it’s probably safe to assume that you have a drug test to worry about soon enough. The good news is, if you just decided to try an edible for the first time and you don’t generally smoke, it’ll only take a few days for all the THC metabolites to be excreted from your body. The bad news is, if you smoke regularly, and you had a particularly potent edible, it might take you over two weeks of abstinence to be sure that you’ll pass that test. If you smoke really often, like at least three times per day, then you could easily be looking at 90 days of no smoking before all those pesky metabolites go away.
Why So Long?
I’m no scientist, but I do know that the basic reason behind THC’s lengthy stay in your body is the fact that THC is stored in fat cells. This means it can accumulate over time. the more that there is stored in your cells, the longer it will all take to evacuate. The amount of time it takes to get ‘clean’ is only so long for urine and hair tests though, so if you happen to be getting a different kind of drug test you can rest a bit easier.
How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System For Other Tests?
When it comes to saliva and blood tests, most people have quite a bit less to worry about. Sadly, these two kinds of tests are much more specialized and used the most rarely for very particular reasons. Even for some of the most chronic cannabis smokers out there, it generally only takes a maximum of a week before you can be sure that you’ll pass your test. For anyone facing a urine or hair test, there are ways to pass your test even if you don’t have enough time to simply stop smoking, but it’ll take a bit of research and a whole lot of balls. I’d recommend starting somewhere like Reddit to find some authentic accounts of other people’s experiences.