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Why Don’t I Feel My Edible Kicking In?

Cannabis 101

Why Don’t I Feel My Edible Kicking In?

By Fluent Cannabis

Edibles are the perfect solution for those who can’t or choose not to smoke marijuana. However, this method of delivery takes time. This article will discuss how long it takes edibles to kick in after they are consumed and what factors can affect how long it takes for you to begin feeling the effects. 

At FLUENT Cannabis, we have an excellent understanding of the production process, and we are committed to only selling products that meet the highest standards. We are also very knowledgeable about the laws regarding medical marijuana in Florida. Let’s take a look at edibles and how they work.

How Do Edibles Work?

If you have never experienced edibles before but have smoked cannabis flower, you may think that the effects should be immediate, as it is while smoking it. However, consuming marijuana is very different from smoking it.

The natural elements of cannabis that affect how the body functions are known as cannabinoids, including THC and CBD. CBD is typically linked to a general sense of wellness. Because cannabinoids can bind with many different receptors in the body, how they are consumed will determine how you are affected.

For example, when you smoke flower, the cannabinoids are absorbed through the lungs, resulting in almost immediate effects since it goes directly into the bloodstream. When cannabis is taken as an edible, the absorption is slower because the cannabinoids have to pass through the digestive system, which is a longer process.

How Long Do Edibles Take To Kick In?

On average, it should take about an hour, but many factors can affect that timing. Things such as your body chemistry and how recently you have eaten can affect how long it takes for edibles to kick in. If you eat it after you have had a large meal, it will take longer to feel the effects. However, if you take it on an empty stomach, it will digest faster.

Your body chemistry can dictate how long it will take as well. Some people simply digest quicker than others and feel the effects sooner. A good rule of thumb is to start with a low mg amount per edible (also known as micro-dosing) and increase slowly over time.

5 Reasons Edibles May Not Be Working For You

If you find that edibles are not working for you, there are a few things that may be affecting you. Sometimes the fix is simply patience. For others, it may be that you are simply using the wrong kind of edibles for the desired effects. 

Here are five things to look at if your edibles aren’t working for you.

  • Not Enough Time Has Passed

As discussed earlier, digestion can be slower for some than others. If you have eaten a full meal, your body will have to digest the food you have just eaten before it gets to the edibles, and this could take a few hours for some. 

  • You Didn’t Decarb Your Cannabis First

You can’t simply put marijuana into your brownies and bake them without one crucial step, decarboxylation, which is the process of applying low heat to your ground flower at a low temperature for a short period of time. 

FLUENT Cannabis takes the guesswork out of this process and provides you with high-quality edibles that are perfectly prepared for your needs. Our edible gels are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and contain no high fructose corn syrup.

  • Were They the Right Kind of Edible For the Desired Effect?

CBD edibles have THC at no more than 0.3%, less labeled 100% CBD, in accordance with federal law. You likely have non-intoxicating edibles if you bought them from a drugstore or a store that is not a dispensary. The packaging at dispensaries will specify how many milligrams are in each edible if they contain THC. You won’t get high from an edible if it’s under the 0.3% THC level. 

  • Do You Need to Adjust Your Dose?

The effects from smoking cannabis flower is easier to gauge than edibles since it is absorbed quickly. You will know in a very short time if you need to smoke more to get the effect you are looking for. However, it doesn’t stay in your system as long. 

One of the good things about edibles is that even though it takes longer, it stays in your system longer, too. The key thing to remember is to opt for a conservative serving and take more after a few hours have passed if you feel the need. Remember, start with a low mg amount and wait.

  • You May Have Digestive or Absorption Issues

Though it happens rarely, some people are simply not able to absorb cannabis due to malabsorption issues. If you believe this is the case, you should seek the advice of a medical professional.

Shop the Best Cannabis Products at FLUENT Cannabis!

Edibles have many benefits and are a suitable alternative if you don’t want to smoke marijuana. Understanding the science behind edibles versus smoking marijuana can help you make an informed decision about the products that would work best for you. 

At FLUENT Cannabis, we strive to maintain superior quality standards with our edibles and marijuana products. We have marijuana dispensaries throughout Florida that offer edibles as well as vape cartridges, drops, and extracts.

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