How Long Does A Marijuana High Last
It’s a frequently asked question. Seasoned weed smokers and novices have thought to ask it at least once, “How long does a marijuana high last?” or twice — “How long will this keep me high?”
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Well, that depends. How long a marijuana high lasts depends on the method of consumption. But also consider the amount of weed consumed and the level of tolerance that often varies from person to person. It also matters what type of cannabis product — bong rips, joints, blunts, pre-rolls, beverages or edibles. Other factors include the cannabis strains or concentrate. Was it an indica strain? Or maybe it was a sativa spliff.
The thing about smoking weed, the different types of cannabis strains also matter because the effects feel different. Something you smoke can affect your friend differently than you.
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Factors that can affect how much your weed high last —

  • 1.- The amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) a product contains.
  • 2.- The more weed you consume, the longer it lasts.
  • 3.- Metabolism of the consumer also matters —
  • 4.-If you have a high metabolism you may feel it faster, but it won’t last for very long.
  • 5.-If you have eaten or not.
  • 6.-Food rich in fat can reduce the effect of marijuana.
  • 7.-Mixing alcohol with weed can strengthen its effects.
  • 8.-The tolerance of the consumer.

The 2021 Weed Study

A 2021 study published by Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews has answered the question. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Dr. Danielle McCartney, reported a weed high could last up to three to 10 hours.
According to the data, most consumers are no longer high after taking 20 mg of THC. It also found that consumers’ marijuana high lasts up to three hours if taken lighter inhaled doses.
The people who took the same amount of THC through edibles consumption took longer to recover.
“Overall, our results confirm that Delta-9-THC impairs aspects of driving performance and demonstrate that the duration of this impairment depends on the dose provided, route of administration and frequency with which cannabis is used,” Dr. Danielle McCartney explained.

An Edible High Is A Higher High

While at first, edibles don’t peak fast, the effects are strong. As it turns out, an edible high generally lasts much longer than smoking or vaping — six to eight hours. The onset time for edibles depends on some factors. For example, people who eat an edible on an empty stomach tend to feel the effects quicker.

Edibles come in many different forms, including gummies, gumballs, beverages or brownies are usually dosed at 10mg per serving.
Furthermore, Dr. McCartney and colleagues have also found that those who took edibles with 20mg of THC had their reaction time lowered to about eight hours. The results are twice as long as those who smoked or vaped the same amount.
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Someone’s reaction time can also depend on the product’s active ingredient. Products with a higher dose or concentration of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) can trigger feeling high quicker.

The Effects Of Smoking And Vaping

While edibles take a bit longer to feel the effects, smoking and vaping take two to 10 minutes. The peak weed high for smoking and vaping is usually around 10 minutes. Marijuana high can last up to one to three hours.
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The Effects Of Dabbing

When dabbing, expect to instantly get high. As it turns out, dabs have a higher concentration of THC. The effects of dabbing can last up to one to three hours. It depends on the amount of THC concentrate someone is using. If the THC concentrate is high enough, it can last for the whole day.

So How Long Will I Be High?

Marijuana high lasts about three to 10 hours. It depends on the products you consume and your tolerance. When taking edibles, you’ll feel that they’ll last longer. If someone is a regular dabber, then the high lasts not for very long. Smoking, vaping and dabbing are quicker ways to experience the effects of weed.