How Long Does CBD Stay In Your Body?

When many people think of using hemp products they get held up on the idea that they may contain THC. CBD affects the body differently and it can also stay in your system for a specific amount of time depending on several factors. Here are some of the top factors that can determine how long CBD will stay in your body:

Your Dosage

With extremely high doses of CBD, it’s very likely that the drug is going to stay in your system for a longer period of time. If you’re going to be taking high doses of CBD it is likely to stay in your system for longer through a slower release. Taking large doses of CBD is very low risk and the only side effect that may come include lethargy and some extra sleep.

Your Frequency of Use

Even if you’re not taking large doses, if you’re maintaining consistent and frequent doses this will make it harder for CBD to clear your system. It’s easier to use CBD for a week and have it clear out of your system for a few days if you need some quick relief. If you use it more consistently, it’s likely that it will take much longer for it to clear your system.

Your Metabolism

Everyone’s metabolism is different and the way to your body processes CBD is going to be very different from somebody else’s. CBD and other substances will affect people differently and based on your body mass index, water content, and metabolism, these can all influence the way that CBD will stay in your system.


The amount of food that you eat and what you are eating will also determine the amount of time that CBD will stay in your body. If you’re regularly taking CBD on an empty stomach it is going to be metabolized and eliminated faster. If you are going to be using it on a full stomach, it stays in your system longer and you can likely enjoy greater benefits from the CBD.

The Method That You Use CBD

There are a few ways that you can take CBD including oils and tinctures, pills, edibles, vaping, and creams. When you are vaping CBD, it’s very likely that it’s going to be taking effect quite quickly and then leaving your body quickly as well. Choosing a more time-release method like in its edible form or in a lotion can be a better way to enjoy the effects over a longer period of time.

Your digestive system will also change the way it metabolizes based on the edible forms of CBD that you are taking. If you are taking a CBD edible that is high in fat and sugar content, for example, it’s likely it’s going to stick around with you for a longer period of time. This is why so many CBD edibles are often put into heavy fat items and sweets.

The Effects

It’s likely that you can see effects for most types of CBD after your first use. You may certainly notice the way that it’s affecting your life, your sleep, and your relaxation after a few days. The effects of a dose of CBD will often last between 2-6 hours on average.

If you are interested in learning more about how long CBD may take to clear your body, consider starting with a small dose and moving onto larger doses as you grow more comfortable. Contact us today to learn more!