After an edible is consumed, our bodies digest, process, metabolize and absorb cannabinoids (cannabis chemical compounds). Consumers enjoy a slow and steady onset, which makes edibles an attractive choice for pain management and restful sleep.
Edibles often provide more intense effects than other consumption methods, and onset can take anywhere from 5-minutes to 3 hours, depending on the product. And, based on dosage, the effects of a cannabis edible can last between 3 and 6 hours.
The effects also vary from person to person and can change based on what you’ve had to eat or your mood. It’s tricky, so we suggest you start low and go slow.
As a general rule of thumb, new consumers should start with micro-doses in the range of 2.5 to 5mg.