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That Much Needed High: What You Need to Know about Edibles

As more and more provinces legalize marijuana, people are finding new ways to consume it beyond smoking. A study from New Frontier Data, a company that tracks the marijuana industry, shows that people are increasingly choosing to eat their weed.

If you eat edibles cannabis, it can be tricky to know how much you are consuming. It can lead to people accidentally consuming too much and experiencing severe side effects. You can do a few things to ensure you do not accidentally consume too much cannabis. 

First, start with a low dose and observe how you feel. You can take a little more if you do not feel anything after an hour. Second, ensure you know how potent the edibles you are consuming are. Some edibles are much stronger than others, so it is necessary to be aware of this before you eat them.

The Science

When you smoke cannabis, THC enters your lungs and quickly diffuses into your bloodstream. That means it reaches your brain within minutes, and you will likely feel the effects within seconds or minutes. The high from smoking typically does not last as long as the high from eating.

Eating edibles cannabis takes longer for the body to process because, when you consume cannabis, THC travels through your digestive system before it gets into your bloodstream and finally to your brain. The process might take 30 minutes to two hours. And because your body processes THC differently when you eat it, the high you get from eating cannabis can last much longer than the high from smoking. Edibles will affect people differently depending on their weight, metabolism, and prior experience with cannabis.

Longer High

As anyone who has smoked weed knows, the high usually does not last that long – maybe a couple of hours. However, when you eat cannabis as edibles, the high can last up to 10 hours. That is why many people who use cannabis to help them sleep prefer to eat it so that the mind-altering effects can last through the night.

Of course, it is necessary to clear your schedule and find a comfortable place before trying cannabis-infused foods or drinks, as the high can be very strong. But if you want a longer-lasting high, edibles cannabis are the way to go.

Start Slow, Go Slow

It is recommended that first-time users of edibles start with a small dose of no more than 10 mg of THC. Most experts advise taking a dose of 2.5 to 5 mg. The process might take up to two hours for the effects of edibles to be felt, so it is necessary to be patient and not consume too much too quickly.

Generally, it is recommended that people wait at least two hours after consuming cannabis before consuming more to avoid any adverse effects. Some experts suggest waiting even longer, preferably a full day, before consuming more cannabis. It allows people to start with a slightly higher dose next time, slowly increasing it until they find a level that gives them the desired effect.


If you are going to consume edibles, be smart about it. Start with a low dose, and give yourself plenty of time to see how the edibles affect you. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming edibles, and make sure you're in a safe, comfortable place. Most importantly, relax and enjoy the experience.

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