Posted on November 29, 2018

There are several reasons that you may need to detox from marijuana, but there are two that stand out above the rest. If your work requires you to submit to random drug tests, or if you simply want to take a tolerance break, knowing how to naturally detox from marijuana is crucial.

While the plant is natural, and offers dozens of medical benefits, testing positive for THC in a drug test can still result in employment termination (even if you live in a state where medical/recreational use is legal.) It’s recommended that you always be aware of your school or employers’ rules before partaking in medical or recreational use.

Sudden, random drug tests, can make it extremely difficult to rid your body of THC in time. For this reason, if your employer asks you to do this, it might be a good idea to completely abstain from THC-use altogether.

If you’ve been using marijuana consistently, you may notice that it doesn’t affect you as much as it used to. You may also notice that your body is requiring more and more to get the same effect. If this is the case, it may be time to take a tolerance break. Knowing how to detox from marijuana can help you get relief with smaller doses again.

How to Naturally Detox from Marijuana

While no scientifically-backed “flushing system” is 100% fail proof, the following methods are the best ways to improve your chances of clearing THC out of your system in a timely manner. These methods, of course, come second behind simply abstaining from THC-use altogether. If you’re doing this for a tolerance break, time constraints don't apply to you. If your goal is to pass a drug test, you’ll want to follow all of these steps as closely as possible.


The first thing, and most obvious, is to abstain from using THC immediately. The longer that you give yourself before your test, the better chance you have of passing. THC metabolites will decrease over time.


Depending on how much time you have before your test, exercise may or may not be able to help. Exercise, like cardio, will increase the rate at which your body can release stored THC metabolites. If you have a few weeks before your test, working out will help as THC metabolite will taper off. With that being said, it’s not a good option if you only have a few days. This is because the increased rate at which metabolites will leave your body will cause your urine to contain a high concentration of metabolites. 

Diet and Hydration

It’s important for you to keep your body as healthy and “normal” as possible before your test. What do we mean by this? Attempting to flush your system of THC can cause your test to be flagged. The testing facility will be looking for oddities in your urine, including but not limited to temperature, specific gravity, PH levels, and appearance. You should drink plenty of water daily, and other natural diuretics like coffee and cranberry juice. 24 hours prior to your test, take a Vitamin B complex supplement to bring the yellow color back to your urine. Supplement with creatine as well, as the testing facility will be looking for creatinine in your urine.


On test day, try to urinate as many times as possible beforehand. When it comes time to give your sample, make sure you take it mid stream as this will contain the least amount of metabolites.


You might be wondering about a detox drink. These drinks are usually quite pricey, and will not guarantee success. Furthermore, these drinks are usually just water, creatine, and other substances already mentioned above. To reiterate once more, the only fail proof way to pass a drug test is to completely abstain from the use of THC.

Contact Us

If you’re not worried about a drug test, and are interested in trying medical marijuana to relieve your symptoms, call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation with one of our licensed physicians online, today. If you are subjected to random tests, CBD isolate may be the way to go as it will not cause you to test positive for marijuana.