In the case of edibles, cannabinoids are absorbed when the product is consumed, after being digested in the stomach and processed by the liver. As the cannabinoids are absorbed, consumers enjoy a period of slow onset, making edibles an attractive choice for general pain management and restful sleep.
Edibles have a delayed onset and more intense effects that most other methods of cannabis consumption. Typically, consumers feel the effects of cannabis-infused edibles within 30-60 minutes following consumption, and they can last anywhere from 3-6 hours (or more) depending on dosage—consume with caution. The effects can vary from person to person depending on the absorption rate in the small intestine and liver, which can be affected by factors such as genetics, exercise and diet.
As a rule of thumb, consumers new to the world of cannabis-infused edibles should begin with smaller doses, in the range of 2.5 to 5mg to discover how their bodies will react.
Edibles can take 30-120 minute to take effect.