If you’re curious about consuming weed in edible form, it’s likely you are asking the question; how long do edibles last?
Both THC and CBD edibles mean different things to different people. For some people, consuming cannabis is a better alternative to smoking, avoiding inhaling unwanted smoke. For others, edibles mean a longer, stronger high.
Edibles are food and snack products made from THC or CBD extracts from marijuana. No, you cannot grind up raw weed and make brownies in this way. You will not get high in doing so. Making an edible is an art, a craft that isn’t easily perfected. But when they are perfected, you can expect a quality product.
Edibles consist of many food and snack products such as cookies, hard candies, gummies, chocolates, various other baked goods like cakes and brownies, and also mints. Expanding the spectrum of edibles, you will find many other foods and snacks being integrated into this list every day. New types of edibles are always being introduced to the market. There are even snacks like popcorn that contain either CBD, THC, or both.
Edibles take longer to get you high, unlike smoking weed. But they keep you intoxicated for much longer when you reach that high. You can dance in the heavens for up to 12 hours in some cases. They are also tasty, with some types masking the cannabis flavor so well you’d think you’re eating a regular snack. They are great choices for both the veteran connoisseur and beginner. Also, that individual that used to smoke in their younger days will highly appreciate the edible as well if they are curious.
Now, beginners, and the cannacurious have you wondered how long it takes for those snacks to get you high and flying on cloud 9? Well, as mentioned before, it’s quite different than the buzz starting time of the regular old joint or bong. Edibles take longer to kick in, depending on several factors. On average, however, it usually takes between 30 – 60 minutes to experience any type of euphoric tickle.
Even though it usually takes 30 – 60 minutes, it’s suggested that you wait up to 2 hours to feel the full effects before partaking of additional ‘bites’ or dosages. This prevents overindulgence of the edible. To stay safe, you must take your time. Try snacking on regular foods as you wait.
One factor that determines the time it takes for edibles to take effect would be the health of the digestive system. If you have an empty stomach, or your digestive system is slow, it could take many hours for that high you desire to manifest. A full stomach would have the opposite effect.
It’s truly fascinating when understanding how long edibles stay in your system. There’s a wide range in the high time. For instance, the blood shows a THC level peak in about an hour, a couple of hours before a high is noticed in your brain. As the plasma in the blood releases cannabinoids into the system, the true euphoria begins.
There’s a misconception that you experience the same level of effect every time you ingest cannabis and this is just not true. How long weed stays in your body depends on many factors, just as these same factors govern the onset time. Effects can be different according to age, environment, health, and strain of weed used in making the edible.
But to simplify an overall average, edibles generally cause individuals to enjoy a good strong high for 2 – 5 hours, and sometimes 7 – 12 hours before the muted come-down time. This also depends on numerous factors and whether you’re a beginner or not.
When it comes to choosing the right edibles, you must understand the differences in them. Some edibles are made with CBD extracts, while others are primarily THC. You can even enjoy edibles that contain both derivatives. Just to touch upon the CBD content of edibles, this is usually a good choice for those who experience pain, improve the appetite, or just want to relax. Otherwise, there are no euphoric effects.
The most plentiful substance in the marijuana plant is THC, and this is what creates the euphoric high. In addition to feeling intoxicated, creativity and relaxation are present as well when ingesting THC edibles. Edibles with only THC content are great for those who wish to stay at home or at a friend’s place for long periods to ensure the safest high, as THC can be super-strong.
One important thing you should know about THC edibles is that they have varied effects on different people. When you are a beginner, or even for the cannacurious, you might want to try an edible with only CBD or a snack that contains a small amount of both THC and CBD, just to get you started.
After you’ve enjoyed edibles for a while, then you can slowly embark upon a THC adventure. Just remember to start off slow, working up to an average dose. It is likely you will want to stay home or in a familiar environment with some great company for your first experience.
Edibles are a delicious, and comforting alternative to smoking or vaping. Keep in mind that no one individual will experience the exact same high, so small bites are best for everyone. A small dosage is known as 10 mg, but even a smaller dosage of 2 – 3 mg is suitable for beginners.
Did you know that your body processes edibles in a totally different way than it does with smoking or other ways of ingestion? When enjoying an edible, multiple organs get involved. I mean, even the liver plays a part. This organ, for example, transforms THC into 11-hydroxy-THC. This change means a more powerful high and a stronger chance of sedation.
The digestive system plays the main part in consuming edibles which means these snacks influence multiple organs in different ways. Just as the liver transforms THC, the organs, stomach, digestive system — they react in various ways. How well your system operates determines onset time, duration time, and how high you get. Your metabolism, how fast or slow food is digested in your system will also play a part. Those with a fast metabolism will probably experience the effects much sooner than those with a slow metabolism.
Your age also comes into play when it comes to edibles. In fact, your age makes a difference no matter how you get high. Younger individuals seem to handle marijuana much easier than the more mature user.
For instance, while young adults may enjoy the high with little paranoia or anxiety, older individuals may find they experience more negative feelings than when they were younger. This is one reason why someone more experienced in life may need to take smaller bites to keep control of their edible high.
Some strains are much stronger that others, so don’t bite off more than you can chew. Of course, this rule of understanding the different kinds of weed is also used to choose your preferred strain for personal tastes. There are great numbers of strains and hybrids, so it’s best to know what’s in your product of choice.
Excluding the digestive system, some chemicals are exclusive to any given person. This includes the differences between the sexes as well. These chemicals decide how an edible will react and how long it will affect the body. So, depending on the various chemicals in your body, your high could be strong or not. You won’t know until you’ve tried. This is yet another reason to take it slow.
While you may be tempted to make edibles at home, it’s best left to the experts. Only one mistake can ruin the experience. Edibles are made with care in a controller environment, so you have a better chance of less risk and more reward.
Beginners and the cannacurious, aren’t you excited to try a delicious and creative edible? Before you take the plunge, ask a trusted friend to spend the day with you, just to ensure your safety. Maybe you can enjoy an edible together. Just start slow. An edible is a great snack and the perfect way to enjoy a good high. Doesn’t it sound euphorically delicious?