Does Delta 9 Gummies Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Delta 9 Gummies Stay in Your System?

Delta-9 gummies are a popular edible for people who want to enjoy their cannabis sweet and convenient. But there are caveats to delta-9 gummies, one of which is that delta 9 THC can linger in the body for quite some time.

Let’s take a short dive to understand how long delta-9 in gummy form stays in your body and what you can do to help flush delta 9 metabolites as quickly as possible.

 

What is Delta-9 THC?

Delta-9 THC, “delta 9” or “THC” is the main psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant varieties. Delta-9 is only part of over a hundred cannabinoids present in cannabis but it’s one of the most prominent in concentration and is said to be the most potent. Now, there are several synthetic chemical variants of THC that outranks delta 9 when it comes to potency.

As a naturally occurring compound with the most concentration, delta 9 THC is the main factor that induces a ‘high’ or ‘buzz’ upon consuming cannabis edibles.

 

What Are Delta-9 Gummies?

Delta-9 gummies are chewy edibles infused with delta-9 THC. It is a product of a marriage of concepts about enjoying the sweetness of treats while getting the benefits associated with consuming delta 9.

As you can imagine, a delta-9 gummy can come in different shapes, colors, and flavors but that infusion of delta-9 gives it that extra kick.

Different delta-9 gummies come in different concentrations too. Some gummies have nice and low concentrations that can help you unwind before sleep. Other gummies have high concentrations that can give you an out of this world buzz.

But the main play of the game that delta-9 gummies excel at are convenience and discreteness. A single delta-9 gummy can be as small as your fingernail barely a couple of grams heavy. Placed in a small pouch, these gummies can be brought with you anywhere (just make sure it’s legal, okay?).

Compared to bottles of delta-9 tinctures, delta-9 gummies are the easiest to consume. Simply pull out the pouch and pop them in your mouth like M&M’s. Versus delta-9 vaporizers, delta-9 gummies can help avoid the need to transfer to a place that allows vaping.

 

How Long Does Delta 9 Gummies Stay in Your System?

Delta-9 gummies contain a certain amount of delta-9 THC which is largely determined by the manufacturer that made them. As obvious as it sounds, the more THC you consume, the longer it stays in your system. But, how long exactly? It depends on a few factors.

A typical drug test will use a variety of chemicals and methods in its attempt to detect THC and its components. Through the years, these tests have gotten more sophisticated and capable of detecting even scant traces of THC metabolites over a long period.

Delta-9 THC metabolites are distributed to different parts of your body through your blood where they can be deposited in your hair or excreted through the urine. This is the reason why drug tests typically treat urine, blood, and hair as samples.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), components of delta-9 THC can appear in drug tests in a matter of minutes after a dose is smoked. In the case of edibles, it takes quite a bit longer.

Generally speaking, however, delta-9 THC lasts in the following areas for this amount of time:

  • Urine: Delta-9 THC is detectable in urine from 3 to 30 days after the last use.
  • Saliva: Delta-9 THC can be detected in saliva by up to 72 hours or 3 days after last use.
  • Blood: Delta-9 THC is typically detected within 24 to 48 or 1 to 2 days after last use.
  • Hair: Delta-9 THC lasts the longest in hair. THC can be detected in the hair for up to 3 months or 90 days.

However, keep in mind that these numbers are heavily affected by the frequency of use. Meaning, people who consume fewer delta-9 gummies are less likely to have THC and its metabolites for a prolonged period.

Moderate or regular consumers such as those who consume delta-9 gummies every other day are likely to have THC detectable for a middling amount of time. Urine drug tests, for example, will most likely detect THC for around 15 days for moderate consumers.

Heavy delta 9 gummies consumers are most likely to have THC detectable in all respects for the longest period. In urine tests, for example, delta-9 THC can be detected beyond 30 days from the last use. Hair tests are also most likely to have a positive result for heavy takers of delta-9 THC.

 

How to Flush Delta-9 From Your System?

There are a lot, as in a lot of products claiming or have been claimed by others to flush delta-9 from your system as quickly as possible. However, the truth of the matter is, all these products are questionable at best when trying to clear your body of delta-9.

The only true and best way for delta-9 to get flushed is by letting it clear out naturally. Drinking water and staying hydrated help your body in a lot of ways, clearing THC might be one of them. And, most importantly, abstain or steer clear from any delta-9 products.

As a naturally occurring compound with the most concentration, delta 9 THC is the main factor that induces a ‘high’ or ‘buzz’ upon consuming cannabis edibles.

 

Will Delta-9 Make You Fail the Drug Test?

Yes, it definitely will as will all forms of THC when subjected to a typical drug test. If you are expecting to have a drug test in the foreseeable future, then it’s recommended to stay clear of delta-9 entirely.

Moreover, the most common drug tests are immunoassay and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry testing. These are highly sensitive tests capable of detecting the metabolites of delta-9 for a very long time.

 

The Wrap

Gummies are an easy, convenient, and delicious way to take delta-9. However, delta-9 stays a while inside your system and is dependent on your frequency and method of use. If you are expected to take a drug test soon, keep these in mind. Remember, it’s always safer to err on the side of caution.

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