Marijuana use has many effects on the body. Some of these effects can be quite serious, while others are more benign. The issue of marijuana as a cause of cloudy urine is somewhat open to controversy.
Some people believe that marijuana use can cause cloudy urine, others are not so convinced.Normally, human urine is not cloudy at all. There are many different causes of cloudy urine, most of which are not particularly dangerous to the average person.
Urine can come out in a wide range of shades – typically varying between completely clear and dark yellow. Under normal circumstances, no matter what shade of yellow your urine is, it will be crystal clear.
Most cases of cloudy urine are caused foods that you have eaten. This cause is followed closely by bladder infections – which are more common in women. Once the offending food is no longer being eaten, or the infection is cleared, the cloudiness of the urine will go away on its own after a couple of days.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the issue of cloudy urine and marijuana use. Many people believe that you can tell if someone has smoked marijuana based on the look of their urine. This is NOT the case. There are too many other causes of cloudy urine to make that determination.
Simply looking at a sample of urine that is cloudy is not enough evidence to prove that you have smoked marijuana.
However, urine can be tested to determine if a person has smoked marijuana. The active chemical in marijuana, THC, is excreted in the urine. The chemical can be tested for by a doctor. THC is not generally visible in the urine.
It will not make a person’s urine change color or become cloudy. THC can remain detectable in the urine for quite some time – so you can test positive even if you haven’t smoked marijuana in a while.
As a doctor, it is always my recommendation to avoid smoking marijuana. There are simply too many negative effects of the drug to justify it’s use, especially over a long period of time. Although marijuana use does not cause your urine to become cloudy, it does have many other effects on the body, many of while are not always good.
If you have questions about marijuana use and how it can effect your urine, it’s best to have a talk with your doctor. Your doctor can give you more details on the effects of marijuana use and what it can do your urine.