How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your Hair?

If you like to smoke pot, it’s quite possible that you’ll suddenly find yourself in a difficult situation because of a drug test.

Maybe your job never tested for drugs – including marijuana – and now they are finally starting to change their policies and test for these narcotics.

If that’s the case, you might have a difficult time passing this test if you are a regular weed smoker. And if you are a regular smoker, and you do not want to lose your job yet you really do not want to quit smoking, you’re going to find yourself in a really difficult spot.

Instead of hoping and praying that you can pass a drug test, it’s best to keep some information in mind and learn about the effects of marijuana and how they affect your body as far as a drug test is concerned.

You see, there are different types of drug tests as well. There are blood tests, urine tests, hair tests, and saliva tests.

More often than not, your job is going to request that you take a urine test since that is the most popular type of drug test going right now.

But every once in a while, your employer might want you to take a hair test for marijuana use and if that’s the case, you really aren’t lucky because THC stays in your hair longer than any other part of your body.

How Long Will Marijuana and THC Stay in Your Hair If You Have To Take a Drug Test?

As mentioned, it’s really unfortunate that your job is making you take a hair test. And it’s honestly quite surprising since this is the most expensive type a drug test going right now.

Yet it is also the most effective, so it shows that your job is very serious about this testing and they are not fooling around since they are willing to spend the extra money for an accurate test.

At the end of the day, there are certainly ways to get around a hair test if you really have to end up going this route. But if you can manage to stop smoking marijuana for three months, then you should be able to pass the test without any problem.

Yes, you read that correctly. If you are a heavy marijuana smoker, you can expect the THC to stay in your hair for at least 90 days. But once the 90 days are up, you should not have to worry anymore because the drug will be cleared out of your hair and will no longer show up as a positive for marijuana use on a hair test.

If you’re really worried about failing this test, there are definitely certain things that you can do to ensure that you pass it.

The easiest one is to quit smoking pot.

But if that isn’t an option because the test is going to happen too soon, you should take a look online to read the advice of other smokers that have managed to pass this test.

Also, you may have to take a hair test.  In this case, you’ll want to read this article about how long marijuana can remain in your hair.

Jake Hansen


Jake is a marijuana advocate and voice of the people who are for the legalization of marijuana. As the webmaster, all views, opinions, and reviews on this website are based on his personal experiences. He hopes to educate people as well as help them find the best methods to pass drug tests.

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