An important question for anyone trying cannabis edibles for the first time is, “How long do edibles take to kick in?” The answer isn’t as simple as you might think.
Edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect.
Why the wide range? Let’s break it down.
How long it takes for edibles to kick in depends on a number of factors, including:
Edibles will be metabolized differently depending on your individual metabolism. If you have a fast metabolism, edibles will kick in quicker. If you have a slow metabolism, it will take longer for the effects to be felt.
The amount of food in your stomach.
If you have eaten a big meal, it will take longer for the edibles to kick in because your body is busy digesting food. On an empty stomach, edibles will take effect more quickly.
The size of the dose.
Obviously, a larger dose is going to take longer to kick in than a smaller dose. Start with a small dose (10mg or less) and increase slowly as needed.
The THC content.
Higher THC content means edibles will take longer to kick in, but the effects will also be more intense and last longer. Start with low THC content and increase as needed.
CBD can actually cause edibles to kick in faster because it helps THC enter the bloodstream more quickly.
Conclusion: How Long do Edibles Take to Kick In?
As you can see, there are many factors that can affect how long it takes for edibles to kick in.
The best way to ensure that you have a positive experience is to start with a low dose (10mg or less), wait 2 hours before taking more, and be patient!
The effects will come eventually.
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