How long will it take to get the pot out of my system?

I have never smoked before until last month. I only smoked about 5 different occasions, and quit two weeks ago. How long will it take to be gone. I want to get a job. What can I do?
Answers:    Marijuana Detection Time Shorter Than Previously Assumed

February 23, 2006 - Columbia, MO, USA

Columbia, MO: The length of time cannabis metabolites may be detected, on average, on a standard urine screen is typically no longer than ten days for chronic users and between 3-4 days for infrequent users, according to a literature review published in the current issue of the journal Drug Court Review.

"Recent scientific literature indicates that it is uncommon for occasional marijuana smokers to test positive for cannabinoid [metabolites] in urine for longer than seven days" at 20 ng/ml or above on the EMIT (Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique) test, the author concludes. "Following smoking cessation, chronic smokers would not be expected to remain positive for longer than 21 days, even when using the 20 ng/ml cannabinoid cutoff."

When tested at the 50 ng/ml cutoff threshold, infrequent users typically test negative for the presence of marijuana metabolites within 3-4 days, while heavy users typically test negative by ten days after ceasing use, the study found.

While several clinical trials from the 1980's found cannabis metabolites to be identifiable in the urine at low concentrations for longer periods of time, particularly in heavy users, the author suggests that more advanced drug-testing technology has narrowed this window of detection.

"As cannabinoid screening tests evolved, these improved assays became more selective in the manner in which they detected marijuana metabolites," the author writes. "As detection specificity increased, the length of time cannabinoids were being detected in urine decreased. ... Therefore, the results of cannabinoid elimination investigations performed in the 1980's may no longer be applicable to estimating the detection window for marijuana in urine using today┬╣s testing methodologies."

After reviewing data from more recent clinical investigations of chronic marijuana smokers, the author reports that the "average detection window for cannabinoids in urine at the lowest cutoff concentration of 20 ng/ml was just 14 days." However, the author also notes that a minority of subjects continue to test positive for cannabis metabolites after 28 days, even when tested by more advanced drug-testing technology.

Approximately 55 million drug screens are performed annually in the United States. The majority of these are workplace urinalysis tests, which detect the presence of drug metabolites (inert byproducts produced after a substance is metabolized by the body), but not the substance itself. Consequently, the US Department of Justice affirms that a positive drug test result for the presence of a drug metabolite "does not indicate ... recency, frequency, or amount of use; or impairment."

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Senior Policy Analyst, at (202) 483-5500. Full text of the study, "The marijuana detection window: Determining the length of time cannabinoids will remain detectable in urine following smoking," is available online at:
one month at least
it will take about a month to a month and a half.
thats what i want to know.
30 days for urine. 6 months for hair.
One month if you're doing a pee test.
But then again, I am no pot-smoker, just have tons of friends that do/did it.
you shouldn't be eating pots and pans. that will be very hart to pass.
Go to the vitamin shop and get some golden seal root. It's a vitamin supplement. It will help flush the pot out of your system in a couple of days.
if i tell you will you quit?
It will take at least a month or more depending on your body fat. It clings to your fat cells, so it takes longer for the marijuana to get out of your system. Good Luck!
Wait another month if you will be blood tested (need upto 6 weeks to be sure all traces are gone) - if you will be urine tested only then you should be safe after 3-5 days, 7 days maximum.
There are things you can buy to give you an open window for a drug test. GNC carries it. It is about $50 but you will pass a drug test. It will grow in your hair for about a year. Otherwise you will need to wait a couple of months before getting a urine test. The GNC stuff works by the way.
You should be able to pass a urine test as long as you haven't smoked any in the last 30 days.
Blood tests and hair follicle tests could show it up to 6 months later.
BUT---since the general practice is the urine test, 30 days should be good.
I would tell you if I knew, but I'm not stupid enough to smoke it. But if you really want the job, just get something that cleanses it out of your system. And next time, try getting "high" off of life!
well...i smoke pot and when i go for a job...i drink alot of water and if you go naturally it will take about a wait a bit until you go for a job
Drink a lot of water and pee a lot, you'll be clean tomorrow... if u have doubts, go buy water pills... it will not take longer than a week.
At least a month.
4-6 weeks as far as i know. but remember: "you'll be high for a night, but slow for a week"
28 days.

But if they do a hair strand test, it will be in your body until the hair you had at the time is cut off.
If you drink a lot of water and start eating more veggies, you can make it in 2 weeks.
to bad you shouldn't never started it. That's you fault don't be asking us.
Let me be the first to discourage you from working for an employer that is so interested in your pee, cos that is just icky.
well, being that you haven't smoke too often it shouldn't take more than 2 weeks or me! drink lots and lots of water..if u can drink a gallon a day, it would be great..and if u have to get this job very soon..u can go into GNC and get a master cleanser..just ask an associate and they will tell u exactly wat u need to costs about $60 and it tastes awful..but it will definetely work.hope u get the job..good luck!
My ex had the same problem..Um he took a cleansing vitamin that you can usually get from a head shop. It rinses out your system of all pretty much everything..then you need to take a multivitamin to put nutrients back into your urine. That will take 24 hours.
If you don't do can take up to 2 months for it to get out of your system..but even then, it may not completely leave. So I suggest the will work quickly and then you don't have to worry about it.
Good luck with the job!
To begin, stop hanging around the friends you have that are smoking the pot, they will ony bring you down with them! And it is against the law.
It really depends on how much you smoked and your body metabilizm. I would think after a month you should be ok.
3 weeks at the most for you because you have done such a little amount but if you have to take a piss test ASAP buy urine luck at I used it and passed my Coast Guards piss test and I've probably smoked your weight in weed!
i have been in this situation...drink like 8 glasses or more of water a day... and eat lots of fiber and stuff and it should be gone in about 2-3 weeks.. usually you only do a urine test so u should be good.. hair strand test..which i doubt is very rare and then ur screwed..blood test and u could be introuble too so pray for urine tests!
good luck
Good question

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