How Long Can A High Last?

The University of Sydney conducted research that identified a persons high can last anywhere from three to ten hours. There are different factors involved that determine exactly how long it will last such as dosage, method of ingestion, and your overall tolerance to cannabis.

A high from smoking cannabis can generally last for three to four hours where a dabbing session or edible could last anywhere from six to ten hours. Edible highs will last longer and effect you much later than smoking cannabis. Smoking or vaping cannabis can give you the effect you’re looking for in minutes where edibles can take an hour or more to take effect.

Cannabis Highs – How Long Do They Last?

The length of your high depends on a variety of factors, such as:

  • How much cannabis you’ve consumed
  • How much THC the cannabis contains
  • Your body weight and body fat percentage
  • Your metabolism
  • Whether you consumed cannabis on an empty stomach
  • Your overall cannabis tolerance

When smoking or vaping cannabis, it quickly enters your bloodstream through your lungs. Within a matter of minutes, you’ll begin to feel the effects of cannabis kick in. These effects peak around 10 minutes after consumption and can last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, or up to 8 hours depending on the potency of the strain.

Eating cannabis products can take a while as your digestive system metabolizes it when you eat it. Edibles take anywhere from 30-60 minutes to show their effect but can take up to 2 hours. The high will usually peak around 2 hours after consumption but can last as long as 24 hours.

Dabbing is a method of smoking highly concentrated cannabis through a special pipe or dab rig. Dabs have a higher THC content than other forms of cannabis, making the high almost instantaneous. The effect can last similar to smoking cannabis between 1-3 hours. If using a high THC level concentrate, you could feel the effects for up to 24 hours.

Can I End My Cannabis High?

While you can’t remove all the effects of Cannabis on your body, only time can do that, there are a few things you can try to reduce the effects.

First, try taking a nap! If you haven’t smoked so much that you already passed out, sleeping can help you relax and gives your body time to process and eliminate the cannabis from your body. You can also try using CBD, which may sound counterintuitive, however CBD has been known to counteract the effects of THC. CBD has a calming effect that may help dull your high.

You can also try eating a lemon peel. Lemons contain compounds that have a calming effect that can help you through your cannabis high. Ingesting the lemon peel can counteract some of the psychoactive effects of THC which will help calm you down. Alternatively, you can steep the lemon peels in hot water for a few minutes and drink the water.

First Time?

If it’s your first time trying cannabis, there are things to keep in mind to aim for the best experience possible:

  • Start with a low-THC strain. You don’t want to start with something to high that will knock you out instantly. Start with something low so you can enjoy the effects of cannabis.
  • Keep your dosage low.Keep your dosage low and wait at least two hours before dosing more. Keep a close eye on how your body reacts during that time to know what’s best for your body.
  • Keep water on hand.Dry mouth and a cannabis hangover are far to common when you don’t drink water when consuming cannabis. Stay hydrated!
  • Eat Something.Before you consume cannabis, consume actual food to avoid potential side effects from consuming cannabis. Keep snacks on hand too because munchies are real.
  • Don't mix and match.Avoid mixing cannabis with alcohol or other substances. Get a handle on cannabis first before you try mixing it with others.
  • Use the Buddy System.Have someone with you for your first time. In case you have a bad experience or reaction, it’s best to have someone with you to ensure you’re safe.

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