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How Long Does Delta 11 Stay In Your System? A Guide

Delta 11 is a newer cannabinoid, but it already has a positive reputation. Thought to be especially potent, Delta 11 is a popular choice for many enjoyers of cannabinoids.

Because Delta 11 is increasingly available and popular, many questions have sprung up around it. For example, how long does Delta 11 stay in your system?

We want to be clear. There’s no definitive scientific evidence of exactly how long Delta 11 might stay in your system. As a very new cannabinoid, research into it is limited. However, we can look at what’s known about similar cannabinoids and make some informed guesses.

Let’s take a closer look at what Delta 11 is. Then, we’ll look at how long Delta 11 may stay in your system.

What is Delta 11?

Delta 11 is a specific type of chemical, called a cannabinoid, found in cannabis and hemp plants. Cannabinoids are unique because they interact with the body’s own endocannabinoid system.

As is the case with many (but not all) other cannabinoids, Delta 11 has psychoactive effects. For many users, these effects include an elevated mood and an altered sense of perception. Delta 11 is generally used to relax and unwind — it’s a recreational option.

Delta 11 is found in cannabis and hemp plants only in trace amounts. Commercial products use chemical conversion processes to convert more plentiful cannabinoids, like CBD, into Delta 11.

So, why do brands and manufacturers invest in that process and offer Delta 11 products?

What Sets Delta 11 Apart From Other Cannabinoids?

User reports and similar anecdotal information indicate that Delta 11 is especially potent. While this isn’t a statement of scientific fact, it accurately reflects the experiences of many users.

When researching our ranking of hemp-derived cannabinoids by potency, we found Delta 11 is among the strongest. Delta 11’s chemical structure seems to create a more intense experience, although it’s still in line with the big-picture effects caused by other cannabinoids like Delta 9 (the dominant cannabinoid in cannabis plants).

That makes Delta 11 a popular option for users who want a more intense experience without simply using more of other cannabinoids.

How Long Does a Delta 11 High Last?

How long Delta 11 lasts depends on how you consume it. While it’s more potent than other cannabinoids, its length of effect appears to be roughly the same.

The effects of Delta 11 can last for a few hours when smoked or vaped, with a relatively rapid onset. Eating Delta 11 edibles or drinking an infused drink with Delta 11 means longer effects, potentially lasting as long as 6 or 8 hours. The onset of effects is significantly slower with edibles and drinks, taking somewhere between 30 minutes to two hours.

Is Delta 11 Legal?

When Delta 11 is sourced from hemp plants, it is federally legal. In the United States, The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of commercial hemp. The only relevant restriction is that these plants cannot contain more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.

However, some states, cities, and towns have placed restrictions on Delta 11 and similar hemp-derived cannabinoids. Always make sure you can purchase, possess, and use Delta 11 where you live before buying it.

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How Long Can Delta 11 Stay in Your System?

If you use Delta 11 or want to try it but have an upcoming drug test, you may wonder how long Delta 11 stays in urine. There is no concrete answer backed by rigorous scientific research to that question. Delta 11 is a very new cannabinoid, and research is ongoing.

However, the same principle applies to drug tests and Delta 11 as it does to similar cannabinoids, like Delta 8. We can look to Delta 9 THC, a much more thoroughly researched and understood cannabinoid, for general guidance. Because their chemical structures are very similar, it’s reasonable to assume that Delta 11 follows a similar timeline in terms of staying in your system.

Here’s a general rule of thumb for how long Delta 11 can stay in your system. This assumes you take a urine test, which is by far the most common type of drug test.

If you’ve only used Delta 11 once or twice in the last several weeks, it can leave your system in just a few days. If you use it regularly, it can take 2-4 weeks (or even more than a month) to test clean.

One key fact to keep in mind is that many drug tests don’t single out specific cannabinoids. Instead, they look for the byproduct of the body processing these psychoactive compounds. If you consume Delta 11, Delta 8, or a range of other cannabinoids, that byproduct will likely show up on a drug test.

What Factors Can Influence How Long Delta 11 Stays in Your System?

The length of time Delta 11 and its metabolites can remain in your system is affected by:

  • Method of consumption. Delta 11 can persist in the body longer when you eat or drink it as compared to smoking or vaping it.
  • Metabolism. Everyone’s metabolism moves at a different speed. How fast your body processes and eliminates Delta 11 depends on your unique metabolism.
  • Age. Age can significantly impact metabolism, with the process becoming slower as people age. Older people can take longer to eliminate Delta 11 than younger people, all other factors being equal.
  • Frequency of use. As mentioned previously, using Delta 11 infrequently means a shorter timeline (often a few days) for it to leave your body. If you’re a regular user, that window can extend to somewhere between a few weeks and a month or more.
  • Size of dose. Larger doses of Delta 11 can take longer to eliminate from your body.
  • Type of drug test. Hair tests can provide positive results from use much further in the past than urine and saliva tests.

Now that you know more about Delta 11 and how long it can stay in your system, you can make more informed decisions. Know that you don’t have to worry about an upcoming drug test? Now could be a great time to try out Delta 11.

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