How Long Does It Take To Get High Off Edibles? A blog about dosing edibles, tolerance and strain selection.

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How long does it take to get high off edibles? That’s a question we’ve been asked plenty of times, so we decided to do some research.

The answer is: it depends on a lot of factors. But one of the most important things is how much THC you’re consuming, and how you consume it.

Type of Edible

The answer depends on how you consume your edibles. The first thing to remember is that the intoxicating effects of THC will hit you faster if you inhale it through smoking or vaping than if you consume it orally as an edible, like THC Gummies. This is because when cannabinoids are consumed orally, they go through the digestive system before being absorbed into the bloodstream, meaning there’s a 30-minute window in which THC can be metabolized by the liver and turned into 11-OH-THC—a compound that has stronger psychoactive effects than regular THC. This process is called first pass metabolism and accounts for why edibles have a slower onset time than other methods of consumption.

That said, while it may take longer for edibles to kick in than other methods, once they do—bam! You’ll feel them immediately! And because edibles remain active in your body for hours after consumption (and sometimes even days), this means that even if you don’t feel anything for a little while after taking them initially, once they kick you will certainly know it.

Edibles can come in many different forms: brownies, cookies, and even candies are just some examples. The most popular form by far is baked goods like brownies or cookies, but there are also options like gummies or candy bars. Depending on what type of edible you choose to consume, it may take longer than others to kick in—but most people find that they start feeling the effects within 30 minutes of eating edibles.


If you’ve never tried edibles before, your tolerance will be low. It might take an hour or two to feel the effects of the edible, or even longer if your tolerance is particularly low. But if you’ve been dosing edibles for a while and have built up a higher tolerance, then you’ll likely feel the effects much faster. You can also speed up the process by taking more than one dose at once or eating more than one edible at once. The first thing to know is that every person’s metabolism and tolerance is different, so there’s no way of knowing exactly how long it will take for any given person to feel the effects of an edible. But we can give you some general guidelines that will help you get a sense of how long it takes for edibles to kick in.

When you eat an edible, your body processes the food before it enters your bloodstream—and that means that if you don’t feel anything after 30 minutes (or even an hour), it doesn’t mean that nothing happened—it just means that your body hasn’t absorbed enough THC yet! Take another bite or two and wait a little longer until you feel something. If after another hour passes and there’s still no noticeable effect, then chances are your body isn’t going to absorb any more THC from that source either! If you’ve been regularly eating edibles (or smoking/vaping), your tolerance level will have increased over time. That means that smaller doses will take longer to kick in than they used to.


Another factor that affects how long it takes to get high off edibles is how strong they are. If your edible contains more THC than your body is used to handling, then it will take longer for your body to feel its effects—and even longer if you don’t have much tolerance built up yet! But if your edible has less THC than usual (which happens sometimes with lower-quality brands), then you may feel the effects sooner than expected!

It is important to keep in mind is that dosage matters: the amount of THC in your edible will determine how long it takes for you to feel high. For example, if you’ve never tried edibles before and eat a large piece of chocolate (which contains 100 mg of THC), it may take 30 minutes or more for you to feel anything at all. On the other hand, if you’ve eaten an edible before and know what dose works best for you, then a piece from that same 100 mg chocolate bar might have you feeling high within 10 minutes or less!

Strain Selection

Finally, strain selection plays a key role in how long it takes to get high off of an edible. Some strains are known for producing fast-acting effects while others are known for producing slow-acting effects. You’ll want to consider this when choosing which type of edible you consume,  so you can be sure that you’re getting the best experience from your cannabis treats.

Not all strains are created equal—some will hit faster than others! Have you ever heard someone tell their story about eating an entire brownie and getting nothing? Yeah, that was probably because it had low THC content.


In conclusion, we hope this blog has helped you to better understand how long it takes to get high off edibles, as well as how to choose the right strain for your needs. Remember: always start with a small dose and wait at least an hour before eating more, and never drive or operate heavy machinery after using edibles.

We believe that the best way to approach dosing edibles is with a combination of tolerance and strain selection. Tolerance is important because it allows you to consume higher doses of THC without feeling the effects. Strain selection is also important because different strains have different effects on your body, which means they can affect your tolerance differently.

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