Edibles are foods or beverages that contain cannabis extract. They are available in a variety of forms, including baked goods, gummies, and hard candies, and some people prepare them at home. You’re in for a treat, but first, it’s important to understand that consuming edibles is not the same as smoking cannabis. One major question remains unanswered: how long does it take for edibles to kick in?
How Long Does It Take For Edibles To Become Famous?
The length of time depends on the type of product, your body composition, and your THC tolerance. Edibles can take anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours to take effect. Let’s take a look at a more in-depth explanation of what you can expect.
Edibles Have a longer THC journey from ingestion to systemic absorption.
If you’ve ever smoked or vaped cannabis, you know how quickly the effects kick in—like, within minutes. This is because cannabinoids enter your lungs and bloodstream when you inhale them. Unlike smoking, THC travels a long distance to your cannabinoid receptors when you consume edibles. The food is broken down in the stomach, and then the THC travels through the digestive tract before reaching the bloodstream. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why you might eat something and have to wait an hour and a half before you notice anything.
Factors Influencing When Edibles Begin
So you have a general guideline for when edibles should be used, but there are numerous factors that can further define these parameters. Here are a few other factors that can influence how long it takes to feel the effects of an edible.
Metabolism governs how quickly the human body digests whatever it is given. Gender, body weight, and even your daily activity levels can all have an impact on your metabolism.
Stomach Empty Vs. Full
Naturally, consuming an edible on an empty stomach reduces the amount of work your digestive system has to do. As a result, consuming an edible without eating may cause you to feel the effects much faster, which is not recommended. It is far better to eat something before your edible because eating after can actually intensify the high for some people.
If you consume a large amount of THC, you may notice that the effects take effect faster than if you consume less. However, it is critical to note that you should never consume more simply because you want the effects to be felt faster. This is a sure way to end up with an overwhelming sense of being overly intoxicated. Here’s a good edible dosing guide to help you figure out how much THC to consume.
Consumption Of A Type Of Edible
For a variety of reasons, the type of edible you consume can have a significant impact on the time to effects. One, different THC-containing ingredients can degrade at different rates or even promote faster absorption. Two, some edibles, such as hard candies and lollipops, cause sublingual absorption, which results in faster effects.
Depending on your THC tolerance, you may experience the effects sooner and more intensely.
Finally, Cannabis Edibles
Cannabis-infused edibles can provide a unique experience when consumed responsibly and within limits. The effects can be more intense, but they can also be more long-lasting, which is ideal when using cannabis for therapeutic purposes. Check out our menu at Silver Therapeutics to see what’s available for pickup.