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How Long Do THC Gummies Take to Kick In?

eating thc gummyTHC gummies are chewy candies infused with tetrahydrocannabinol, the active psychoactive chemical responsible for the “high” people feel when they use cannabis. Many people have turned to edibles such as gummies as a way to enjoy THC’s benefits without subjecting their lungs to the dangers of smoking or vaping. Furthermore, gummies offer a more convenient and discrete means of delivering cannabinoids to the body, often with superior potency. 

If you are new to using THC or are more accustomed to smoking or vaping, you might be wondering how soon the effects start to show up if you use gummies. The answer will depend on the dose you take as well as factors that are unique to you. Understanding how it works can help you feel prepared for your first experience with THC gummies.

Eating Versus Smoking and Vaping

homemade thc gummiesIf you are used to smoking or vaping cannabis products, you will know that the effects of these methods start to appear within just a few moments. When you inhale a substance, your respiratory system transfers the molecules into your bloodstream almost instantaneously. As such, the THC begins binding to your endocannabinoid receptors within seconds, causing you to feel high.

When you eat something, the process happens much more slowly. The edible will move into your stomach, which will begin to break down the THC and deliver it to your system through your unique metabolic process. As a result, you will not feel the effects of THC gummies until your digestive system has had an opportunity to metabolize them.

When Do Gummies Kick In?

thc gummies hittingThe effects of a THC gummy will generally begin to be felt within 30 to 90 minutes. If you suck on the gummy for a while, the THC will start absorbing through your mouth, which may speed up the process. If you quickly chew and swallow the gummy, the effects may take a bit longer to make themselves known.

The time it takes for the high to kick in also depends on factors such as age, gender, metabolism, and food intake. If you have a faster metabolism, you might feel the effects more quickly. Furthermore, an empty stomach might make you feel high sooner than if your system has other foods to digest and metabolize at the same time.

Beware of Delayed Effects

Some individuals experience delayed effects of THC edibles. You might not feel anything at all for an hour or two, then suddenly feel a potent high. If you have eaten a THC gummy and you do not feel any effects, you should wait for at least two to three hours before deciding to have another edible or to smoke cannabis. Waiting will help protect you against experiencing the uncomfortable and overwhelming feeling of taking too much THC.

Speak with a Cannabutter Digest Representative Today

You can control the amount of THC in your edibles by making gummies at home. To learn more about how LĒVO II, LĒVO C, or LĒVO Lux infusion machines can streamline your cannabis cooking process, contact a member of our team today.

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