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How Long Will Edibles Really Last?

Posted by Adrian V on

How Long Will Edibles Really Last?

There is nothing better than combining food and cannabis in an edible. While edibles can be a dream come true, they do have a problem which many people do not realize.

This is the fact that they are very potent and you will often end up taking more than you are meant to.

Unlike when you smoke dry herbs, the effects of edibles can take some time to start which results in you consuming more.

The amount of time it takes for edibles to take effect will vary depending on your tolerance, gender, and metabolism.

This makes it hard to answer the question of how long an edible high will last because everyone is different and every edible is different. However, a good ballpark figure will be 4 to 12 hours.

How It Works In The Body

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To understand why it takes time to feel the high from edibles, you need to understand how your body will break the foods down.

When the edible is consumed, it will enter the stomach before passing through the intestines and then the liver. At this point, it will finally head into the bloodstream.

The digestion of the edible is a lengthy process and this is why it will take some time to feel the effects of the edible.

The whole digestion process could take anywhere from 40 minutes to 2 hours. This will depend on your weight, metabolism, and height.

Read The Labels

Labeling is one of the best inventions and you need to take the time to read more labels.

They can be used for putting names of items, provide information about nutritional values, ingredients and the weight of items.

Legally, companies will have to state what is in their products in some manner and with cannabis products, the amount of THC and CBD will also need to be stated.

These products will also come with a warning label that tells you about the potency level.

It is important to note that the exact amount might be a tiny bit inaccurate due to the distribution throughout the treat.

However, this information will help you determine how long the edible is going to last.

Keep Going

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You should look at eating an edible like you would tying your shoelace. The experience is enriched by the trial and error.

If you want to find out exactly how long an edible is going to last, you need to do some testing.

There is no 100% effective way of answering this question other than testing it out.

This means that you might hit the point of no return with an edible or what feels like this point.

It is also important to note that the high from an edible can feel overwhelming, but if done correctly will be the best you ever have.

You need to avoid panicking because you will come down from the high with time.

Patience Is a Virtue

When it comes to edibles, the experience that one person has will be different from the experience that another person has.

This is why it is recommended that you start off slow as you want your first time to be relaxed, fun and enjoyable.

You should look at 5mg to start with as this is a good baseline. After this, you can increase the doses a hit at a time until you find the right high.

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