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How Long do Edibles Last?

By LucidaClub

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. 

What are edibles?

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.

Kick­start­ing edibles

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.

Edi­ble dura­tion in the system

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.

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What are THC edibles?

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.

Addi­tion­al edi­ble factors 

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. 

Diges­tion of edibles

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.

Age and edibles

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.

Strains of weed

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.

Indi­vid­ual tolerance

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. 

Yum! Edi­bles

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?