After trying out dab weed, many users often wonder how long does a dab stay in your system. This is a very common question especially for people who are supposed to undergo a drug test.
Dab weed, also known as dab or dabs, is a concentrate extracted from the marijuana plant. Depending on the process of extraction, a dab can have different appearances or varieties.
Dab can take the form of a thick liquid with amber or dark gold color. This is called honeycomb, honey oil, or simply oil. “Shatter” is another dab variety that looks like a thin sheet of amber glass. Dab weed can also look like coarse and crumbly brown sugar called “wax”; while the dab weed which has a doughy, malleable consistency is called “butter” as it resembles peanut butter.
Dabbing produces a more intense high than smoking weed
While dabs are extracted from the cannabis plant, dabbing or using dabs either through smoking or vaporizing, can produce a more intense high than smoking marijuana. The reason for this is because the dab concentrate can contain up to 70-90% of THC.
THC is the hallucinogenic compound of the cannabis plant. With smoking weed, even the strongest strains of marijuana only contain around 25% of THC. However, the duration of the high is almost the same, which could last for up to two hours. The exact duration will depend if you are a frequent user or just an occasional one. The high typically lasts longer for infrequent users who still have a low tolerance for marijuana.
The duration of dab weed in your blood, urine, saliva, and hair
How long do dabs stay in your system will depend on many factors including frequency of use, amount used, and the body’s metabolic rate. If you are to undergo a drug test, the drug test will usually test for the THC metabolite THC-COOH.
The specific duration THC-COOH can be detected cannot be ascertained but depending on the type of drug test, the figures below can give you an idea of the approximate time dabs stay in your body.
Dab Weed Urine Test
Urine testing is the most common type of drug test as it is lower in cost compared to other methods. With urine testing, the length cannabis can be detected will depend on whether you are a one-time user or a frequent one.
One-Time Dabs User – 1 to 6 days
Moderate Dabs User – 7 to 13 days
Frequent to Heavy Dabs User – 15 to 30 days or more
Extremely Heavy Dabs User – 45 to 90 days
Dab Weed Saliva Test
Just like urine tests, the length of detection will vary depending on the frequency of use. There are also different types of saliva tests, with the more sensitive ones able to detect cannabis for a longer duration. Although saliva tests can detect THC-COOH for heavy users for up to one week, the typical duration is only 1 to 12 hours.
One-Time Dabs User – 1 to 12 hours
Moderate Dabs User – 1 to 24 hours
Frequent to Heavy Dabs User – up to one week
Extremely Heavy Dabs User – 1 to 4 weeks
Dab Weed Blood Test
If you are about to undergo a blood test, THC can be detected for only a couple of days to one week if you are a light user, however, the length of detection time will increase if you are a heavy user.
One-Time Dabs User – 1 to 2 days
Moderate Dabs User – 1 to 7 days
Frequent to Heavy Dabs User – 1 to 7 days
Extremely Heavy Dabs User – up to one month
Dab Weed Hair Test
A drug hair test can detect THC for the longest duration. Traces of THC can remain in your hair for up to three months. If you are an extremely heavy user, this can even be longer.
One-Time Dabs User – 7 days
Moderate to Extremely Heavy Dabs User – 7 to 90 days
How to get dabs out of your system?
Dabbing or using dab weed does not only mean that the high will be more intense, but it also follows that the amount of THC in your bloodstream will be much higher. This makes it easier to detect compared to just smoking weed.
When faced with a drug test, dab users look for ways to quickly metabolize and remove dab weed from their system such as drinking water, exercising, or going to a sauna. Some even resort to dishonest means such as using fake pee for drug urine tests. However, the only effective way to get dabs out of your system is to stop using it. If you find it difficult to stop using dabs, reach out to a professional treatment center to safely detox from the substance.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, help is available.
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