With cannabis becoming more popular by the day, it’s only natural to expect more newcomers to try cannabis edibles for the first time. Thus, it’s important to answer the question, “how long for edibles to kick in” since many newbies could find themselves eating too many edibles.
We’ll talk about why it I always better to under-consume as opposed to over-consuming edibles, what you should do if you ate too much and why an edible high is more potent than smoking cannabis.
How Long for Edibles to Kick in – Eat less, wait more!
Before we answer the question, let’s first talk about why it’s always best to eat less than to eat too much. In the case that you don’t eat enough edibles to get you high, you won’t really have a negative experience.
You might have a slight annoyance with the fact that you aren’t high, but at least you’re not on the floor thinking that ghosts are trying to catch you.
That’s right when you eat too many edibles you could go into a hallucinogenic state. It’s not often that people tap into the pure psychedelia of cannabis, but with edibles, it’s definitely possible.
How Long for Edibles to Kick in – Why are Edibles more potent
The reason you get higher with edibles than with smoking it is due to the THC breaking down differently. If you smoke weed, you’re ingesting Delta-9-THC. This is absorbed through the bloodstream and then carried all over your body.
When you’re eating cannabis, the THCa (non-psychoactive) is taken to the stomach and then processed by the liver. The liver starts breaking it down and instead of turning to Delta-9-THC it turns into 11-Hydroxy-THC which is 10 times more potent.
Also, considering that eating cannabis has a slow release, people often find themselves eating too much because “it’s not kicking in!” Whenever you find yourself saying this, wait for another 15 to 20 minutes before eating again. If you are going to eat again…then take a half a dose to be safe.
How long for edibles to kick in?
When eating marijuana, you’ll have to wait between 45 mins to an hour before it starts kicking in. It will first come very slowly, but then gear up fast. You’d also have to wait about four to six hours before the effects will go away.
What happens when you eat another edible before the first one kicks in, you’ll double-stack the high. This means that the first edible will kick in first, and the second one will kick in about a half an hour later.
When stacking the edibles, you could find yourself in a deep state of intoxication. Don’t worry, it’s not lethal…but it’s definitely not a pleasant experience for most. You’ll be floored. You’ll be incredibly high.
The best you can do is to find a quiet place and to sleep it off. Don’t try to fight the high, just go with it and ride it out. There is no magic fix all for this state of euphoria, just sleep and some peace and quiet.