Edibles are a great way to consume cannabis without smoking. However, edible THC effects can be unpredictable and vary from person to person. You may be wondering how long does it take to feel the high from edibles? How long will it last? Continue reading for the answers to these questions and others you may have regarding the effects of edibles.
For those who are familiar with smoking, edibles will offer a new way to consume and provide a different kind of high. In comparison, edibles provide a longer lasting high than smoking does, without the risk of damage to your lungs (Benjamin). This is why many medical patients prefer edible THC effects over smoking effects as it gives their body pain relief for an extended amount of time.
Why the Difference?
Edible THC effects take longer and provide a different type of high because of the way they are absorbed in the body. Rather than being absorbed through the lungs, “edibles are absorbed through the stomach and intestines, passed through the liver, absorbed into the bloodstream, and sent to the brain” (Benjamin). This is the reason for the longer release time and a longer-lasting high due to the gradual breakdown and conversion of THC in the body. This is also why some people believe that the edible high is even stronger than the high from smoking.
Just like strains of flower, edibles can come in a hybrid, indica, or sativa dominances (it is also common for them to not have any dominance at all). If your edible is a particular dominance, you can expect your sativa to be more of an invigorating, uplifting high and the indica to be more sedating, perfect for relaxing or before bed (Rahn). The hybrid will be somewhere in between. It is always best to test out your edibles in small doses first to see if the dominance lines up with the high you desire. If you are searching for an edible that comes in a certain dominance, we recommend checking out District Edibles. District Edibles are THC gummies that come in various flavors. Find your favorite one!
Decide for Yourself
Edibles can be a great way to experience cannabis but may not be for everyone. For many cannabis users, eating edibles allows them to enjoy cannabis without having to smoke. Since THC affects everyone differently, some people find that edibles hit them harder than smoking does, while others do not. The way the body reacts to edibles is different for each person. This is why we recommend starting with a small dose and do some personal testing to see how edibles may affect you. If you are a first-time user, learn more about edible dosages (link to our edible dosing blog) before consumption.If you are interested in edibles or have any questions about edibles, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.