Edibles are popular in the world of cannabis consumption for a reason. Not only do they offer you a straightforward way to get high, but also a broad array of tasty snacks to explore when doing so. But how long do edibles last, and how can you make sure that your first experience with them is enjoyable? We’ll answer both those questions and many more in this article.
HOW LONG DO EDIBLES LAST FOR? ORAL VS SUBLINGUAL
How long edibles last for depends on what type of edible you are taking. Oral and sublingual absorption of THC results in different peaks, strengths, and duration of effects.
Oral Absorption: Baked Goods, Chocolate, Gummies
When you consume a cannabis edible, the THC goes through your digestive system and passes through your liver. As THC is metabolized, it is converted into 11-OH-THC, which is 4-5 times more potent. This is why edibles duration is longer and the high more powerful. But because you must first digest the edible, it takes longer to feel the effects and peaks. Some THC edibles available on the market include baked goods, gummies, and chocolates.
Sublingual Absorption: Hard Candies, Mints, Lollipops
THC sublingual absorption happens under your tongue. The THC soaks through the blood vessels in your mouth and from there travels to your brain and throughout your body. You will feel the high faster from sublingual THC than you will feel a THC edible peak. But this high will be much shorter than the edibles duration. THC sublingual products available on the market include THC tinctures, sprays, candies, lollipops, and dissolving tablets.
HOW LONG DO EDIBLES LAST IN YOUR SYSTEM?
How long edibles last in your system depends on the amount consumed and how frequently you use edibles. Generally, edibles remain in your system for 3-12 days, considerably longer than smoking. If you are subject to drug tests, be advised that traces of THC from edibles can be detected in your hair for up to 90 days. Our blog has an article that answers the question in more detail: How Long Does Delta 8 Stay in Your System?
How Long Do Edibles Last in Bloodstream?
As already mentioned, edibles have a delayed effect due to the time it takes for the body to absorb their compounds. You’ll usually need to wait at least one hour before feeling anything, and up to two hours for it to reach your bloodstream. After that, the edible will remain in your system for about 24 hours and detectable on a drug test for three to 12 days.
How Long Do Edibles Stay In Your Saliva?
While saliva tests are less effective for edibles than smoked THC, you should assume that you may test positive on a saliva THC test for 24-72 hours after use.
How Long Do Edibles Last in Urine?
Urine or sweat tests can detect THC from edibles within 3-30 days after usage, depending on how much THC you ate and how regularly you consume THC edibles.
How Long Do Edibles Stay In Your Hair?
Hair tests can detect traces of THC in your hair follicles for up to 90 days and possibly longer if you regularly eat THC edibles.
DO EDIBLES SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
Yes, edibles do show up on drug tests. Being infused with the same high-inducing compound as delta-9, THC edibles are detectable in the same way as smoking and vaping cannabis. If you’re expecting to take a drug test in the near future, the best way to prevent a positive result is to simply abstain from edibles until the test has been taken.
KICKING IN & EFFECTS
How Long Do Edibles Take To Kick In?
Edibles can take up to several hours to kick in. When you consume edibles, the THC must first be absorbed in your digestive system and processed by your liver before you begin feeling effects.
How Long Do the Effects of Edibles Last?
Generally, they’ll last anywhere between six and eight hours – sometimes more. The length of time the effects of edibles will last can depend on the specific type you’ve ingested. It all has to do with the body’s digestion process – the sooner something breaks down and is absorbed into your system, the quicker the effects will wear off. Below are the major factors influencing an edibles duration of effects as well as how quickly they kick in:
Form of Edibles
The first deciding factor to how long edibles last is the type of edible you’ve consumed. Absorption happens at different speeds throughout the body, with THC being more quickly processed through areas like mucus membranes in the mouth. That’s why cannabis-infused hard candies and gums take effect more quickly than other edibles, such as cookies or cereal bars, which rely on digestion in the stomach to release THC compounds. Most edibles are composed of cannabis-infused oil or butter, as well as other ingredients like sugar and flour. These ingredients all have different effects on the body’s digestion process, which is why it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly how long a particular edible will last.
How Potent the Product is
Like other forms of cannabis, potency plays a role in THC gummy duration. Edibles made with more concentrated cannabis will have a longer-lasting effect than those with less. It’s important to know the strength of your edibles before taking them, so that you can accurately gauge how much to take and how hard it’s going to hit you.
This goes back to the process through which edibles are absorbed. Your metabolism is what’s responsible for breaking down the food and water that enters your system. How long edibles last depends on how fast your metabolism can process and balance what enters your system. Everyone’s metabolism is different, and it can have an effect on how quickly THC compounds are released. People with faster metabolism will process edibles faster, meaning the effects of edibles won’t last as long compared to someone with a slower metabolism.
How Much Food You Have in Your Stomach
When you eat something, it doesn’t just go straight through your bowels. Your stomach needs to break it down into smaller particles (and absorb nutrients) before sending it on its way. This means that you’re less likely to feel the effects of an edible if you’ve recently eaten a large meal.
On the other hand, if you have an empty stomach, THC can kick in quicker. You’ll experience an earlier, longer edible peak as there’s nothing to slow down the absorption process.
Your Body Composition
Body weight is another influencing factor in how long edibles last. THC is lipophilic, meaning it has an affinity for fat cells. If you have more fat cells in your body, then it’s likely the compound will take longer to be absorbed and you’ll feel its effects more slowly. Conversely, if you have a lower body fat percentage then the compound is likely to be absorbed faster, and the effects will kick in quicker. Further, those with a higher body mass are likely to store more THC in their fat cells, resulting in a longer-lasting high.
The duration of the high will also depend on your body’s tolerance to the compound. If you have no prior experience with THC, then its effects may kick in quicker and be more intense. However, if you’re used to using THC products regularly then you may need to take more of it each time in order to feel its effects.
NEWBIES: HOW LONG DOES AN EDIBLE LAST FOR THE FIRST TIME?
Edibles duration depends on many factors, but one of the most important is how experienced you are with THC. A person who rarely or never consumes THC is likely to have a longer experience with a given dosage than somebody who consumes THC edibles regularly.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF EDIBLES
Gummies are worth shining a spotlight on when it comes to edibles. These candies are incredibly tasty and easy to take, not to mention fast-acting.
How Long for Gummies to Kick in
It will usually take between 60 and 120 minutes for your body to begin to digest and absorb the compounds of an edible, and for any gummy effects to start taking place. However, you will likely peak within 2-3 hours, depending on your body type and metabolism. Again, activation time depends on many factors and can vary from person to person.
How Long Do Gummy Edibles Last?
Generally, the effects of gummies will last anywhere from 4-8 hours. That includes the onset of effects, peak, and duration at which they fade. However, the effects can be felt for up to 12 hours in some cases. It’s best to start with a small dose and gradually increase it until you find the right amount for your own tolerance.
Do Delta 8 Gummies Work?
Delta 8 gummies are one of the most popular forms of delta 8 edibles. Our Delta 8 gummies review provides more information on mood-related effects at different doses.
Low Dose(15 mg)
Delta 8 gummy effects at 15 mg are mild and unlikely to become overwhelming. If you consume a 15 mg delta 8 gummy, you can expect a nice, balanced, fun buzz. People with a THC tolerance may find this dose underwhelming, but give them time to take effect before redosing.
Medium Dose (25 mg)
At 25 mg, the delta 8 gummies effect is a balanced and clear-headed high that is relaxing but still allows you to stay sharp and focused. This dosage can feel uncomfortably potent to some people, so it is best for edible newbies to start with a smaller dosage, like our 25mg Delta 8 gummies.
High Dose (50 mg)
A 50 mg dose of delta 8 gummies is recommended only for experienced stoners and regular users of edibles. The delta 8 gummies effect at this potency is a strong, sweet, long-lasting Delta-8 high that may be too much for those who are not accustomed to THC’s psychoactive effects.
How Long for Delta 8 Gummies to Kick In
Because they must first be digested, it typically takes 60 – 120 minutes before delta 8 gummies kick in. Depending on the dosage, your tolerance, and other variables, the delta 8 gummy duration of effects will generally range between 6 to 12 hours.
Edible Gummies to Try
If this is your first time, look for Delta 8 gummies with a milder, more euphoric effect without the anxious paranoia associated with Delta 9 THC. Among the cannabinoids, you’ll generally notice the distinctive delta 8 gummy effects of relaxation, mood elevation, and soothing feelings after ingesting this edible.
Delta 8 Gummies
Our Micro-Dose Delta-8 THC Gummies are great for beginners – they’re also vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and low in sugar. And if you’re interested in something stronger, we also offer 50mg Delta 8 Gummies, infused with both 50mg of Delta-8 THC and 50mg of CBD.
Delta 9 Gummies
If you’re looking for more potent edibles, try our Sleepytime Delta-9 THC Gummies for relaxation or our 15mg Delta 9 Gummies for a wide range of mood-related effects.
Gummies Side Effects
These are usually consistent with other forms of cannabis and can include dry mouth. Other, more rare effects include:
- Trouble concentrating
- Coordination issues
- Slowed reaction time
- Memory problems
Gummies will get you high and it’s easy to take more than you need. Moreover, keep in mind that THC gummies look and taste just like regular candy, so make sure to store them in a safe place, away from children and pets.
How Long Do Edibles Last in Cookie form?
Gummies aren’t the only treat worth noting when it comes to edibles. Cookies are also very popular, as they’re great for a range of occasions and available in practically every variety. Let’s explore what you can expect about cookie edibles duration and Effects.
How Long Does It Take Cookies to Work?
Cookies usually take a minimum of two hours before having any effect. Just like with gummies, the exact amount of time to get high after taking a cookie depends on your individual body chemistry.
How to Make Cookies Kick in Faster
Again, your body chemistry plays a big role in how quickly cookies kick in, so it’s hard to give exact advice. However, if you are keen to get the effects quickly and you’re a seasoned THC user, eat your cookies on an empty stomach. That way, your body won’t be working through food before it absorbs the THC.
How Long Does THC from Cookies Stay In Your System?
THC in cookies can be expected to stay in your system for one to three days after consumption.
Similar to other edibles, cookies bring a mild but long-lasting sense of relaxation and euphoria, as well as heightened focus. Also, cookies generally have the same side effects as gummies and other forms of edibles. If you take too much, more severe side effects may include:
- Memory loss
It’s important to be very well aware of edible cookies’ effects, especially if you’re new to edibles. Keep track of your experience and note down which side effects you felt after a session to increase your awareness around how your body responds.
About Our THC Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you’re interested in exploring THC cookies for yourself, there’s no better brand to start with than Mood. Our Delta 9 THC chocolate chip cookies are the best on the market and our customer service is unparalleled. Made exclusively from hemp-derived THC, these cookies come with an optimal 1:1 CBD/THC ratio for maximum mood stimulation. We recommend starting with a 10mg portion and waiting one to two hours before taking more, so that you can find the right amount for your own tolerance.
Cereal Bars Edibles
Aside from gummies and cookies, THC-infused edible cereal bars are starting to gain more and more popularity among users. Not only are they delicious, but you can also enjoy the effects of THC in moderation.
How to Make It Kick in Faster
Cereal edibles usually take 60 minutes to 2 hours to kick in. However, there are ways to make the effects of THC come on faster.
One way is by consuming the cereal bar on an empty stomach, as food in the digestive system can slow down the absorption of THC. Another way is to take a supplement like CBD oil or capsules before consuming the cereal bar. This will help increase absorption of THC and enhance its effects.
How Long Does the High Last
Cereal edibles offer a high of about six to eight hours, depending on the dosage and individual tolerance.
How Do You Store Cereal Bars Edibles?
Cereal edibles can last between three and six months if properly stored. The best way to make them last is by wrapping them in an airtight bag and placing them in your refrigerator or freezer.
New MOOD Crispy Treats
If you’re just getting started out with edibles, why not check out Mood’s offerings? We have a diverse selection of delicious delta 9 THC-infused crispy treats to choose from, each of which is DEA Certified Lab Tested for utmost quality. Like all edibles, we recommend starting with a 10mg portion and waiting one to two hours before taking more.
Delta-9 THC Fruit Crisp Treat
Made from melted marshmallows and rainbow breakfast cereal, our pure Delta-9 THC and CBD edible cereal bars are a fun take on an old classic. They have a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio, offering a long-lasting, mellow high that kicks in one to two hours after consumption.
Delta-9 THC Marsh-Mellow Crisp Treat
You can’t beat the classics! Our Delta-9 THC marshmallow crisp treats offer a balanced, euphoric, relaxing, creative, and heightened sensory perception. Enjoy a longer-lasting, high with this delicious crispy treat!
Delta-9 THC Chocolate Crunch Treat
These delicious edible cereal bars combine melted marshmallows with chocolate morsels for a tasty treat that will leave you feeling euphoric and relaxed for up to eight hours.
Delta-9 THC Peanut Chocolate Crunch Treat
Feeling nutty? We’ve got you covered with our Delta-9 THC Peanut Chocolate Crunch Treats. Combining gooey melted marshmallows, chunky cereal and a blend of THC and CBD, these are a great way to kick off the day – or night.
Delta-9 THC Cinnamon Crunch Treat
For a truly unique snack, try our Delta-9 THC Cinnamon Crunch Treats. These spice-infused edible cereal bars offer an uplifting high that leaves you feeling energized and creative. Enjoy pure delta-9 THC and CBD in a tasty snack that’s perfect for sharing!
Delta-9 THC Apple Struedel Treat
Mood’s THC Apple Struedel Treats are a fan favorite! They’re uniquely colored and flavored, not to mention made exclusively from hemp derived THC. Indulge in pure delta-9 THC and CBD for a long-lasting, mellow high that will last up to eight hours.
Delta-9 THC Lucky Puff Treat
Forget a pot of gold – these edible cereal bars are what you’ve been searching for at the end of the rainbow! Our Delta-9 THC Lucky Puff Treats offer a combination of sweet, crunchy ,and mellow in one. With a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio, these treats deliver a balanced high that can be felt within one to two hours.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR BEFORE BUYING EDIBLES
When it comes to buying edibles, it’s important to take your time and do your research to ensure you get the most for your time and money. Online retailers are a great place to look, as we tend to have more options and flavors than conventional dispensaries. Our customers love our transparency – we cover everything you need to know about a product’s potency, origin and testing – right here on our website.
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of things to look for before making a purchase:
Third Party Testing
Third party testing is a must when it comes to edibles. This ensures the product is safe to consume and the THC content matches what’s written on the label. Companies that don’t do third party testing can’t guarantee their products are safe and accurate, which is why we upload Certificates of Analysis for each product listed on our website.
We’ve covered how long edibles last after consumption and the factors that dictate the experience. Our insights into product strength give you a starting point with typical expectations so you can make an informed decision. A good rule of thumb is always to start with 10mg and work your way up from there.
No one wants to consume an edible that’s low quality and we understand this very well. Check out our reviews and enjoy a 90-Day guarantee on your purchase from Hello Mood. Most online dispensaries offer a maximum 60 day guarantee – we go the extra mile – that’s how confident we are when it comes to offering high quality THC products.
This is what makes reviews so important – always read about other customer experiences before purchasing a product – check out Hello Mood reviews to see how other people’s experiences have panned out.
MAIN TAKEAWAYS: HOW LONG DO EDIBLES LAST?
So, how long do edibles last? Now you know! Armed with this knowledge – and all the other information we’ve covered in this article – you should have everything you need to find the perfect edible for you. Just be sure to check the label carefully, remember that edible effects last longer and can be more intense than smoking, store your edibles properly, never mix with other types of substances, and remember that more frequent use may increase your tolerance. Check out our THC mg Dosage Chart for more information and enjoy the high!