How Long Do Edibles Take to Kick In?

Learn how long edibles take to kick in.

Overall, edibles take around 2 hours to fully kick in.

You’ll tend to start feeling them between 30 minutes and 2 hours in.

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A graph from a 1980 research paper showing how long you’ll stay high for, and how long edibles take to kick in:

Edible Highness vs Time Graph (Shows how long edibles take to kick in)

In this experiment, the edibles had fully kicked in at around 2 hours after ingesting.1

Don’t redose until you’ve waited 2 hours

If you’re on a full stomach, it may take 1.5 hours before you start feeling pretty high and 2 hours or more for full effects.

It might be more like 1 hour before feeling pretty high and 1.5 hours for full effects on an empty stomach (anecdotal reports).

You might not get high the first 1-3 times

We don’t really know exactly why this is, though it seems to be a commonly reported occurrence.

Try a low dosage a few times first before going above 5mg - you might be taking the perfect dose, but you’re just experiencing the “first time user tolerance” effect of weed.


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