We’ve all had them and we’ve had good experiences and bad experiences when it comes to eating edibles. Sometimes it’s just a rite of passage. But whether you have homemade edibles (which are certainly more difficult to get right) or buy some from a dispensary or online weed store, there’s still the telltale question: how long does it take for edibles to kick in?
In this article, we go over the science of weed edibles and help you learn how long it takes for edibles to kick in so you can enjoy your high, rather than wig out when too much of the THC hits you and ruins the buzz.
Why Do Edibles Vary in Their Potency?
Not every edible is made the same, therefore the effects range – and by range, we mean it. From a barely-there buzz to afraid you’re gonna die, edibles can be a tricky slope to navigate, especially if you go the homemade route. Even if you measure out the right distillate and incorporate it per directions into whatever treat you choose, the results will not always come out the way you want.
It’s no small feat to create your own edibles.
It takes time, precision, and very careful measurement, temperature, and incorporation of the weed concentrate into the other ingredients. Buying edibles is much more reliable and less risky of having a bad high because of the professional-grade batches made versus trying your own hand with making edibles.
How Long Do Edibles Last?
Let’s get down to the real business of answering your burning question. How long does it take for edibles to kick in? The answer is that it varies with the different edibles and a few other factors. We break it down for you though, don’t worry.
Depending on what the edible is, your body metabolizes it at varying timeframes. Something like a lollipop or peanut brittle or cotton candy is heavy with sugar, which hits the bloodstream faster than a brownie or rice krispie treat. Your own metabolism also comes into play with how fast an edible will kick in, which a lot of people are unaware of. Not to mention, if you’re eating them on an empty stomach or not, or even eating right after consuming one which pushes it farther down into your digestive system making it go into effect faster.
Edibles have a range of milligrams per treat too, so taking in all of these factors will help you better assess when an edible will go into effect. As a side note, you can’t overdose on edibles, but eating too many milligrams of weed can cause a seriously bad time that will dissuade you from edibles in the future. So, always measure and read the recommended amount to ensure a smooth and ideal high!
The Best Edible Gummies
While trying your hand with making homemade edibles is possible using a distillate, the tried and true way to get an even high is from professionally made ones. Our Delta 8 edibles have been known to produce some fantastic effects, with our gummies being so strong that only a quarter of one will get you high af, let alone a full one!
Because we know that edibles aside from gummies are super popular, we’re constantly adding to our category of Delta 8-infused sweets. The latest is our Delta 8 lollipops, which no one would realize is getting you faded with each suck. Browse our whole selection of Delta 8 edibles and see what your new favorite will become!