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Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 07/28/2017 in Medical Marijuana

Cannabis is a complex plant made even more intricate by its many different strains. There are three basic types of cannabis plants — indica, sativa and hybrids. Each kind of cannabis contains a different combination and balance of active compounds called cannabinoids. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids that we know of, and still more to discover.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the primary cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. THC is responsible for the psychoactive properties of marijuana, and it can be balanced by other compounds in the plant to have different degrees of effectiveness.

THC mimics a chemical messenger found naturally in your brain. The brain recognizes the THC and responds to it. When THC attaches to the receptors in your brain, it blocks the natural chemicals from completing their messages. Instead, the chemical balance in your brain shifts and messages are affected.

History of usage Tolerance for marijuana Thirty to 45 days can fail a THC urine drug test Sixty to 75 days can fail a cannabis blood test The amount you use The amount of THC stored in your fat cells The amount and frequency of exposure Changes in mood Altered perception of time and physical sense Impaired body movement Feelings of relaxation and creativity Use one time: clean in five to eight days Use two to four time a week: clean in 11 to 18 days Use five to six times a week: clean in 33 to 48 days Use every day: clean in 50 to 77 days First, there’s your metabolic rate — you’ll excrete THCCOOH quicker with a higher metabolism. Second, there’s your hydration level. The more fluids you drink, the more urine you produce, and the faster THC leaves your body. A qualitative no/yes with a usual 50 ng/mL cutoff. Send it off to be confirmed if you see a qualitative positive with a more sensitive 15 ng/mL cutoff quantitative assessment. Take heart — you won’t face criminal charges if you fail a drug test for medical marijuana if you reside in a state that legalizes the herb. Contest your employer’s decision to let you go if you failed the workplace drug test. In most states, your employer must give you a copy of your test results, and you can challenge the results with either an explanation or retest. Your employer might even look the other way, depending on how valued you are in your workplace.

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