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What Is THC Half Life & How Is THC Metabolized?

Marijuana is legal in the State of Virginia, and you can access your local dispensaries today! Although recreational cannabis is legal, there are countless benefits to having your medical card in a recreational state. And, recreational dispensaries aren't open yet!

If you are a medical cannabis card holder, you will pay less in taxes and product costs and you will have greater access to dispensaries. Not to mention, you will enjoy higher purchase and possession limits.

If you think your quality of life would improve with medical marijuana use, there is a good chance you will qualify for your medical card. If you don’t already have yours, give us a call! It is now easier than ever to get your medical card from the comfort of your own home.

If you use or are thinking about using marijuana, you should be aware of how long the THC can stay in your body. It is possible that employers may require mandatory drug testing, and you will want to stay on top of this.

What Is Half Life?

Half life is a term that refers to how long it takes for half of a substance to be eliminated from the body. This helps us gauge how long it will take for our bodies to fully expel the THC. However, half lives vary depending on many factors.

There are some things to keep in mind when we think about the half life of THC. First, THC is eliminated fastest from our blood and saliva. However, it takes much longer for our bodies to eliminate THC from our urine.

The half life of THC for you personally will also depend on how frequently you use cannabis. Frequent and heavy users will experience longer half lives than those who don’t use cannabis often.

Some other factors that may contribute to the variation of THC half life include:

  • Dosage

  • Strain selection (more THC, longer half life)

  • Metabolism

  • BMI

Drug Tests

As previously mentioned, the type of drug test administered will also determine how long the THC can be detected in your body. For example, blood and saliva tests have the shortest detection windows.

Urine tests can detect THC in the body anywhere from 4-40 days after last use, depending on the factors we listed above. Hair tests have the longest detection windows and can detect THC for up to 3 months after last use.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

Lucky for you, medical marijuana is already legal in Virginia! You can get your medical marijuana card today if you have a qualifying condition and see if cannabis helps with your depressive symptoms.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Virginia too, but it does not mean much since there are no recreational dispensaries to purchase products from.

There are also countless benefits to having your medical card in a recreational state! You will save money on taxes and cannabis products and enjoy higher possession and purchase limits if you have your medical card in Virginia!

In order to qualify for your medical marijuana card, you will need to have a condition that would make you eligible. If you aren’t sure if you would qualify, give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have about the process.

If you don’t already have yours, no worries. We can help! If you think you could benefit from medical marijuana, there is a good chance you would qualify for your medical card in the State of Virginia. With telemedicine, it is now easier than ever to get your medical card from the comfort of your own home!

In Virginia, any inhibiting condition could qualify you for your medical card. If you don’t already have it, we can help! Schedule an evaluation online today and we’ll make an appointment for you with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors.


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safely and conveniently through increased access to MMJ. Our focus on

education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by

providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (888) 633-5808, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out Virginia Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.


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