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How Long Does It Take for Edibles to Kick In?

Edibles are cannabis-infused products that come in various forms, including gummies, chocolates, and brownies. Unlike other consumption methods, such as smoking or vaping, edibles offer a discreet and flavorful way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis.

But with this delectable convenience comes a question that many cannabis consumers have found themselves asking – “How long does it take for edibles to kick in?” This article will explore the factors influencing their onset time and how long it takes before they kick in.

Quality of The Product

When it comes to cannabis products, the quality is paramount. The quality can significantly impact the product’s overall experience, safety, and effectiveness. The main factor influencing the onset time of edibles is the rate at which cannabinoids, mainly THC, are absorbed into the bloodstream.

The quality of the cannabis used in the edible can impact this absorption rate, thus affecting how quickly the effects are felt. The cannabinoid content, especially the concentration of THC and CBD, in the cannabis used to make the edible can influence the onset time.

Higher THC levels in the product can lead to more rapid and intense effects. In comparison, higher CBD levels may mitigate some of the psychoactive effects of THC. High-quality products with accurately labeled potency levels are more likely to produce consistent effects.

Serving Size

The serving size of an edible refers to the amount of cannabinoids, such as THC or CBD, contained in a single unit of the product. It is typically measured in milligrams (mg) and represents the potency or strength of the product. Different edibles come in various serving sizes, ranging from 5 to 100 mg or more.

Smaller serving sizes, like 5 or 10 mg, are generally considered low potency and may produce milder effects. Larger serving sizes, such as 50 or 100 mg, are more potent and may lead to more profound and long-lasting effects. For instance, a single gummy usually contains about 10 mg of THC.

A packet of ten gummies may contain 100 mg of THC. Consuming a single gummy may take longer to kick in and produce milder effects, while consuming an entire packet of gummies may result in faster onset time and intense and longer-lasting effects.

How Long Will Edibles Last?

The duration of the effects of edibles can vary depending on several factors. Edibles effects have a window of effect between 4 and 12 hours on average. The onset phase generally takes about 30 minutes to two hours for the effects to kick in due to the digestion and absorption process. The consumer then enters the peak phase, which usually occurs around two to six hours after consumption. The effects are more pronounced during this phase.

The plateau phase follows, and the effects remain relatively stable for a few hours. This phase can last for several hours, and the intensity of the effects starts to subside gradually. As the edible’s effects begin to wane, consumers may enter the tapering phase, where the intensity diminishes, and the effects become milder and more manageable.

Other Factors Affecting Duration

Other factors that may affect the duration of your edible high include:

  • Metabolism: Individuals with faster metabolisms may experience a shorter duration of effects, while those with slower metabolisms may feel the effects for a more extended period.
  • Tolerance: Higher tolerance levels can lead to a more rapid tolerance buildup, resulting in shorter durations of effects.
  • Food intake: Consuming edibles on an empty stomach may lead to a faster onset of effects but could result in a shorter duration of effects and vice versa.
  • Weight: Weight can influence the distribution of cannabinoids in the body. Individuals with higher body fat may store cannabinoids for longer, potentially leading to a more extended duration of effects.

Find the Right Products for You at Carolina Hemp Cabinet

Consuming edibles offers several advantages, including convenience, discretion, and an offers an alternative to smoke inhalation. If you’re looking for high-quality edibles, visit Carolina Hemp Cabinet, and our budtenders will help you find the right product for your preference. Explore our wide selection of premium cannabis products today and order online or give us a call to place your order.


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