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Once the THC hits the brain, it binds to receptors in the endocannabinoid system, most notably the CB1 receptors, which produces the euphoria typically associated with getting high.

While the intensity and length of your high depends on a variety of factors (including quality, dosage, and potency), a high from smoking weed typically lasts one-to-two hours whereas an edibles experience can last four-to-six hours or more.

How edibles work

How you consume cannabis plays a large role in your ultimate experience. For example, smoking weed and eating a cannabis edible deliver two entirely different experiences.

Now that you understand how both smoking weed and edibles work, let’s cover how each consumption method affects your high.

Another way consumption method affects your high is how much you consume. Because smoking weed creates almost immediate effects, users can gauge how high they’re getting in real time. As a result, they are typically less likely to overconsume.

The most common way to consume cannabis is by smoking it. Vaping, which is very similar to smoking but less harsh on the lungs, is also very popular. However, one for of cannabis consumption that often gets pushed aside is edibles. While smoking or vaping cannabis allows for the high to take place more quickly than edibles, edibles have their own advantages such as longer-lasting effects and fewer negative health implications.

Smoking weed is the fastest way to feel the effects. Ingesting edibles takes longer because the process of cannabis getting into the bloodstream is much slower compared to smoking or vaping. Edible Cannabis has to travel down through the stomach, and then into the liver before it gets into one’s bloodstream and brain.

Written by Rachel Karan Eating Edibles vs. Smoking Weed

When smoking and/or vaping, you feel it within a few seconds to a few minutes. The smoking/vaping high may last for up to six hours, however it is very important to note that the time varies per consumer based on factors like weight and tolerance levels. Edibles take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours to take effect.

Vaping and smoking cannabis passes the THC from the product directly into the lungs where it immediately passes into the bloodstream, therefore allowing a much quicker high.

This is why you definitely need to be patient when using edibles, as many people will consume more before the initial amount takes effect, and then they get too high. Here’s what to do if you or a friend gets too high on edibles.