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Ediblocked? Why Don’t Edibles Get Me High!

Why Don't Edibles Get Me High

Edibles are one of the most popular ways to get high because they’re convenient and a discreet way to consume cannabis. Are you that one friend complaining: “Why don’t edibles get me high?” While most people report that cannabis edibles produce a potent and long-lasting high, some people get little or no effect from edibles. Ediblocked is a real thing, but we have gummies that solve this problem, read on to learn more!

If edibles aren’t working for you, don’t give up. In this article, we will discuss a few reasons why you might not be getting the desired effects from edibles and offer some pointers on how you can improve your edible experience.


Cannabis edibles are food products that contain cannabinoids extracted from hemp or cannabis plants. Some popular forms of cannabis edibles include:

  • brownies, cookies, and baked goods
  • chocolates
  • mints and other hard candies
  • gummies and chews
  • baking and cooking oils
  • drinks

Not only do edibles come in many different forms, they are also made with different cannabinoid combinations and strengths.

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CBD and THC are just two of over 100 compounds that have been identified in the cannabis plant. CBD and THC are the two cannabinoids most commonly used in making edibles. Chemically, CBD and THC are very similar but their effects are quite different.

The biggest difference between the two is that THC produces a euphoric high, while CBD can make you feel more relaxed. CBD does not have the same strong psychoactive effects as THC.


Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants. Among the CBD edibles on the market are CBD gummies, CBD drinks, and other CBD baked goods.

Many find CBD edibles useful in promoting relaxation. But as mentioned above, CBD is not psychoactive. If your edibles are not working, check to see if they are made with CBD.


Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produces the cannabis high. THC comes in several isomers, and you can find both delta 8 and Delta 9 THC edibles in the marketplace. Delta 8 THC is legal in many jurisdictions and has effects similar to the more famous delta 9, though slightly less potent. Check out this article to learn more about delta 8 vs delta 9.


The edibles you consume must be digested before they start working. During digestion, THC is transformed into 11-Hydroxy THC, which is longer-lasting and more potent than regular THC. How long that will take and how efficiently your edible will be digested depends on how your body processes THC. Several factors can be involved in digesting THC edibles, and each can make the difference between a potent high and a disappointing experience.

How Does The Body Process Edibles?

The body processes edible cannabis by beginning its journey through your belly, then makes its way to your liver before entering your bloodstream and brain. When THC reaches your liver, it is processed into 11-Hydroxy THC which then enters your bloodstream to bind with cannabinoid receptors that are located in your brain and throughout your body. When it activates these receptors, the 11-Hydroxy THC produces a potent edible high.

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If you have a history of edibles not working, you may or may not be ediblocked. There are several other factors that may be causing your disappointing edible experience. We have listed some below, and provided some solutions that may help you get more enjoyment out of your edibles.

1. Quality

When you are dealing with edibles not working, sometimes the problem lies not with you but with the products you are consuming. Not every company offers good products. If you are shopping for cannabis edibles, you should always look for companies that provide proof of third-party testing. Examining the testing results for a given product will let you know what’s actually contained in the product itself and not just what’s advertised on the product packaging.

MOOD offers third-party DEA testing for each product. Our edibles come with Certificates of Analysis that let you know exactly what is in each product.


Not all cannabis companies are created equal, so make sure you choose the right one. Don’t be fooled by pretty websites or packaging. Look for complete ingredient lists. Trusted companies like MOOD are transparent with product ingredients so you know exactly what you are getting. You can see reports from many of our satisfied customers via MOOD reviews.

2. Serving Size

Are your edibles not working after 3 hours? Maybe the serving size you’re taking is just too small. Different body weights and body chemistries need different amounts. An amount that may be sufficient for your partner or your friends might not be enough to give you the desired effect.


If your edibles don’t work, find the amount that works for you, start small and work your way up after 2 hours. Go slow to ensure you don’t end up with an overwhelming bad high.

For more information, consult our THC mg dosage chart.*
*Statements in the dosage chart have not been made or evaluated by a licensed physician. Statements offered on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and the products offered on the site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any disease and/or affect any structure or function of the human body.

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3. Not Enough Time

When smoking, you can feel the effects of cannabis almost immediately. Edibles take time to kick in. While that time is different for everyone, on average most users report that it takes 1-2 hours to feel the effects of cannabis edibles.

This article will provide some answers to your questions about: How Long Do Edibles Last?


When taking edibles, not feeling anything immediately is normal. Wait at least 1-2 hours before taking more. Once you know your serving size, you can consume that amount next time. Typically, if you ingest higher amounts of edibles and they do not work after 3 hours, then the serving size is not the problem.

4. You Have a Fast Metabolism

If you find that edibles don’t work for you, then you may have a fast metabolism that breaks down THC quicker than someone with a slow metabolism. Your body may break down edible THC so quickly that it never reaches your bloodstream. Understanding how your body reacts to THC can help you find ways to overcome this issue.


If your edibles don’t work, you can take a higher serving size, but be careful. Use caution when increasing the amount you consume – consider first trying to take your edibles on an empty stomach. This can allow them to kick in sooner and produce a more intense high.

5. Ediblocked: Edibles Don’t Get Me High – Ever

Recent studies have found that some people are “ediblocked” — they can eat large amounts of cannabis edibles and not feel a thing. Scientists think the reason for edibles not working involves the liver. Dr Staci Gruber, Director of Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery at Mclean Hospital thinks it may just have to do with “how you’re wired”.


If you’ve been ediblocked, we’ve come up with an ediblocked cure! Our Rapid Onset Delta 9 THC Gummies actually skip the 11-hydroxy transformation and go directly into your bloodstream as opposed to needing to be digested. That means these gummies are more similar to smoking and vaping THC and provide a much different high than regular gummies.
You’re welcome :).

So instead of moving towards Delta 8 Flower, Delta 8 Vapes, or Delta 8 Concentrates, you can enjoy the discretion of gummies and enjoy a classic high at the same time!

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Reasons Why Other Forms of Cannabis Work

Even people who complain about edibles not working can get high from other forms of cannabis that don’t need to be digested. Smoked or vaped cannabis goes straight into the bloodstream, so it bypasses any digestion issues. This is how our Rapid Onset Delta 9 THC Gummies work as well – problem solved!

6. Body Weight

If your edibles are not working after 3 hours, the problem may lie with the serving size for your body weight. Different body weights need different amounts to get the same cannabis effects from edibles. If you have a lower body weight, you should start with a lower amount, while higher body weights can start higher.


Check out our THC mg dosage chart by weight* to get an idea of the ‘ideal’ serving size for your weight. Because body chemistry and cannabis experience also play a role, always start low and gradually work your way up if your edibles are not working.
*Statements in the dosage chart have not been made or evaluated by a licensed physician. Statements offered on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and the products offered on the site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any disease and/or affect any structure or function of the human body.

7. Digestive Issues

If you experience edibles not working, it could be that your digestive system is not properly processing fats. THC binds with fats and oils, which is what makes edible cookies and other baked treats so effective. These issues are uncommon, but if you have trouble digesting fats, it’s possible that the THC may be passing through your system undigested.


Provided that your digestion is otherwise fine, this is probably not your issue, but ask your healthcare provider. If edibles don’t work for you because of fat digestion issues, try non-fat-infused cannabis products like flower, vapes, or concentrates or our Rapid Onset Delta 9 THC Gummies mentioned above.


8. Tolerance is High

If you find yourself wondering “Why don’t edibles get me high?”, it could be that you’ve developed a high THC tolerance. If you frequently use cannabis in edibles or other forms, your body will naturally develop a resistance to THC and require larger doses to produce the desired effects.


In the case that edibles are not working because of your high tolerance, you can take a ‘T break’ to reset your body’s responsiveness to cannabis. This typically takes around 4 weeks, but may cause interrupted sleep patterns and eating habits.

9. Full Stomach

Edibles need to be digested to work, and our body digests food more slowly if our stomach is already full. When you eat edibles on an empty stomach, you will feel the effects harder and faster than if you consume them on a full stomach. Edibles on a full stomach will produce a milder and more delayed experience.


If you find that edibles are not working for you, try taking them on an empty stomach. They will digest faster and the effects may last longer.


MOOD offers a range of high-quality third party-tested cannabis edibles. Our edibles are made with organic hemp and are 100% legal under the 2018 Farm Bill and in many states. Whether you are looking for an edible that will help you rest or one that is good for socializing and focusing, MOOD has you covered. Choose from a long list of edibles that come in a variety of flavors, cannabinoid mixes, and strengths.

15mg Delta 9 THC Gummies

Each of our 15mg Delta-9 THC gummies also contains 15mg of CBD for a nice, balanced, fun buzz. These gummies are potent, so start out with half or even a quarter gummy.

These gummies are made exclusively from organic hemp grown on American soil and are 100% federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, and also legal in 44 states.

25mg Delta 8 THC Gummies

These gummies combine 25mg of Delta-8 THC and 25mg of CBD for a sweet, long-lasting and clear-headed Delta 8 high. In lower strengths, these gummies will help you stay sharp and focused, yet remain relaxed and down to Earth. In higher doses these gummies become more trippy and introspective, like Delta-9 THC. Proceed with caution, as these gummies are potent!

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Sleepytime Delta-9 THC Gummies

MOOD’s Sleepytime Delta-9 THC gummies contain 15mg of Delta-9 THC along with 15mg each of CBD and CBN and 0.5mg of Melatonin. Take a Sleepytime gummy 60-90 minutes before bedtime and feel the mellow, blissful feeling flow over you as you crawl into your cozy blankets and sink into a blissful slumber.

Delta-9 THC Fruity Crisp Treat

MOOD’s Fruity Crisp treats are made from gooey melted marshmallows, tasty breakfast cereal, pure Delta-9 THC and CBD! Each bar contains 80mg each of CBD and THC for a long-lasting high that is great for socializing or getting a good night’s rest. If you’re new to delta-9 start with a 10mg portion, as these can get overwhelming for newbies.


There may be many different answers to the question “Why don’t edibles get me high?” Some people find that edibles have little or no effect no matter how much they take. But many others discover that the problem lies not with their body chemistry but with the poor quality of the edibles they have been consuming.

You will have to test different types of edibles to see which ones work best for you. MOOD packages are clearly labeled as to the types and amounts of cannabinoids they contain. If you want high-quality edibles with clear test results and lots of good reviews, check out Hello Mood edibles.

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How do you create the different moods?

We hand-select cannabis strains for their degrees of varying cannabinoids and terpene profiles. We then enhance these naturally occurring profiles by adding additional cannabinoids and terpenes to further promote a given mood.

Do you third-party test your products?

All of our products undergo 3rd party testing in DEA-registered labs.

Will this show up on a drug test?

Our products will cause you to test positive for THC. We recommend not using them if you are required to pass a drug test for marijuana.

Does this feel like marijuana?

Many people think so! Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid naturally expressed in the cannabis plant. It has many of the same effects of its more well-known (and more potent) cousin cannabinoid, Delta-9 THC. However, many users of Delta-8 report it to be a milder version of Delta-9 THC, and with less psychoactive effects. The result is a cannabinoid that still provides mood altering properties without giving its user a feeling of being overwhelmed.

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