When an individual comes in for a Cannabis detox when suffering from a Cannabis addiction the process is simple:

Detoxing involves ridding the body of toxic and addictive substances under medical supervision.

Many people seek detox when they are at risk of withdrawal symptoms from drugs or alcohol.

During detox, the body has to recalibrate itself because the drug it’s dependent on is no longer present.


You may need a detox when cannabis use has got out of control. For example, when cannabis use becomes addiction and starts to take over the individuals life. When day-to-day tasks get pushed aside and Cannabis is the only thing taking priority in someone’s life.

When Cannabis starts to deteriorate a person’s life in terms of personal relationships, school or work this is when a detox is needed. If someone is unable to stop using Cannabis on their own this is another reason why a detox may be necessary.

If someone isn’t addicted to Cannabis but just using it and has the ability to stop using when they want too – in this case detoxing may not be necessary.

If the individual is addicted to Cannabis and cannot stop on their own then it is likely that a detox is not enough on its own.

Addiction often stems from past trauma or events in someone’s life. By taking part in a detox but not continuing treatment plans after the likelihood to relapse would be higher. Ongoing involvement within a treatment plan will create a mental defence and build a a strong relapse prevention strategy.

The success of staying in recovery is increased if the triggers and past events have been addressed in further treatment such as online therapy or group therapy.

More often than not detox alone is never enough.


THC detox methods will vary depending on the amount of intake, duration over time, dependency level built up, and pre-existing conditions or medications.

Unless their consumption is exceptionally high or there are complicating elements, most individuals can complete initial detox from cannabis in 7-14 days, with the right supervision.

Although, cannabis is often used to hide an underlying mental health issue (dual diagnosis or a co-occuring disorder), addiction treatment is usually only the start of a more significant recovery journey.