This online query is a common subject for internet searches for those who consume marijuana or any type of cannabis product. The marijuana user is looking up information to determine “How long does THC stay in your system?” because he or she going to be driving an automobile after ingestion and is worried about possibly getting arrested for DUI drugs.
Due to the slow processing of marijuana and its byproducts (including THC), the answer to this question is not easy to give. The best answer is “It depends.” The amount of weed that a person smokes (or otherwise ingests) with any type of cannabis product, controls how long laboratory tests of blood, urine, fingernail clippings, hair, or other bodily tissue will detect the presence of THC. Because many states (like Ohio, Georgia, and West Virginia) have DUI marijuana “per se” laws, the very presence of any trace of THC even if the metabolites are inactive, can be a legal problem.
In states where marijuana has been legalized either as medical marijuana or recreational use, state DUI-DWI laws have had to be amended in order to allow certain nanograms of marijuana. These threshold amounts vary from state to state and are not one national standard (such as with DUI-alcohol “per se” for drivers age 21 and over). In a large number of states like Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, marijuana is totally illegal and treated harshly in current criminal statutes and driver license suspension laws.
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