How Long Do Cannabis Edibles Take to Start Working and How Long Do They Last?

How Long Do Cannabis Edibles Take to Start Working and How Long Do They Last?

You are probably reading this because you ate your CBD or THC gummy a while ago, but aren’t feeling the effects. If you just ate, it's going to take quite a while before your gummy starts working. CBD has a subtle effect, and if you have never taken it before, there will be some trial and error before you find the correct dosage for the desired effect. Wait at least two hours after taking a CBD or THC gummy before ingesting another one. 

Edible cannabis comes in many different forms. However, the most popular CBD and THC edibles are gummies. They are compact, easy to carry, easy to measure, provide consistent results, and easy to eat. Plus, who doesn’t like gummy bears? If you have used tinctures before, but are eating gummies for the first time, you will notice that cannabis gummies take longer to take effect. This is because you have to digest the dense candy before the oils can be absorbed, and allow the cannabinoids to get into your bloodstream. While it's true that marijuana edibles take longer before you feel the effects, they also last longer because of the slower absorption.

What Affects the Amount of Time For Marijuana Edibles to Start Working?

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There are many other factors that affect the speed of absorption when you are consuming marijuana edibles. If you have eaten a meal recently, this will slow the absorption of CBD and THC dramatically. The other factors depend on your own, individual body. Such as how quickly your digestive system works, your body mass, and your metabolism. More body mass means that you will have to take more to achieve the desired effect. More cannabis edibles means more digestion, and a longer amount of time before you feel the effect. Someone who absorbs cannabinoids slowly will also feel the effects for a much longer time.

CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids take time to get into your system because they are fat soluble, and your body has to do a lot of work to break down fat and absorb it. Once it is absorbed, it is metabolized by your liver, and enters the bloodstream where it travels to the cannabinoid receptors throughout your body, attaches to them, and produces the calming effects that you are looking for. 

How Long Do Edibles Last? 

Many people prefer marijuana edibles over smoking or vaping because the effects last longer. In addition, when your liver metabolizes THC through an edible, it is converted to 11-OH-THC. This is a different molecule than the THC you absorb through smoking or vaping, therefore produces different effects. It is felt much stronger in the body and reportedly provides more of a relaxing effect than smoked THC. Because of the slow absorption, and time metabolizing the cannabis, the effects last 6 hours or more, and the strongest effects are usually felt around 3 hours after ingesting a CBD or THC edible. This slow process is why someone inexperienced must be very careful about how much edible marijuana they ingest. Consuming too much may result in an unpleasant experience. Less is more.

Edible THC Vs. Inhaled THC

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Edible THC effects are delayed anywhere from 60 - 90 minutes after ingesting. This is because your liver breaks down the edible and the THC is metabolized which can be a relatively slow process. When THC is inhaled via oil or flower the effects come on much quicker as the THC is absorbed by your lungs and quickly transported to your bloodstream which can result in the user feeling the effects of the THC nearly instantly. 

How Long Does Edible THC Stay In Your System?

The metabolites of THC are stored in fat cells for up to around 30 days after ingestion, but after a small recommended dose of a marijuana edible, the psychoactive effects fade after about 6 hours. Once again, please be patient when waiting for the effects of a CBD or THC edible. If you accidentally take too much, it may be unpleasant, and the effects may last much longer. If you are inexperienced, please start with 5mg and wait at least two hours to judge the effects you are experiencing. 

How Long Does it Take For CBD or THC Edibles to Relax You?

If you are wondering how long it takes for cannabis edibles to relax you, it is usually around an hour. This is if you have not eaten anything in at least 4 hours. Eating a big meal before taking CBD or THC gummies will make it take between 90 minutes to 2 hours to take effect. Especially if that meal contained a lot of fat and protein. They take much longer to break down in your digestive system. Another factor to consider is that some digestive systems work much slower than others, especially when digesting fats. Everyone is different, and it is not unusual for someone who does not absorb fats quickly to have to wait 2 hours for CBD gummies to take effect, even when taken on an empty stomach. 

How Can I Feel Marijuana Edibles Faster?

Eating a meal directly after taking one of our THC gummies will speed absorption, but the effects will not last as long. CBD and THC take effect quicker with a vaporizer. Our OG Kush CBD Pen Cartridge, and our 5 Star Rated L’orange CBD Pen Cartridges are popular items for customers who need to feel the effects faster. It is important to note that inhaling CBD is a great way for fast effects, but the effects do not last as long as taking it orally. Many people take a cannabis gummy as well as a puff from their vape pen cartridge so that they get immediate, as well as lasting effects.

When Should I Take My CBD or THC Gummy for Sleep?

The timing of taking edible cannabis depends on what you are taking it for. Many people take one of our CBD sleep gummies just before dinner, because eating a meal after eating a gummy speeds absorption. This lets them relax for the rest of the evening, and the effects also help them sleep when the time comes. If you are only looking to use edible CBD or THC to help you sleep, take it at least one hour before bed. 2 -3 hours before you intend to go to sleep is ideal. We also offer a trial size pack of CBD Sleep Gummies so that you can experience them for yourself before committing to a larger amount. 

Nuleev’s CBD and THC Gummies

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To sum it up, it takes a while for our THC gummies and CBD gummies to start working, but the benefit is that the wonderfully relaxing effects last longer. Whether you are eating our new THC gummies for pain, or CBD gummies to help with anxiety or sleep, we have specially designed all of our gummies to solve all three of these problems. Our gummies are always made from US organically grown hemp and third-party tested for purity. If there is one take away from this article, it is that you have to be patient with cannabis gummies and enjoy them responsibly.

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