Onset of Effects: 45 mins - 2 hours

Peak Effects: 3 hours

Duration of Effects: 4 - 10 hours

Cannabis infused foods or liquids take extra time to be broken down because they pass through the gastrointestinal tract and liver before entering the bloodstream. Depending on how full a patient�s stomach is, it can take between 45 minutes and two hours to feel the effects, which last 6 to 8 hours.

When cannabis is ingested, a potent THC metabolite (11-hydroxy THC) forms in the liver, which is roughly 5 times more potent than the THC originally ingested. 11-hydroxy THC has a much more sedative effect as well, making edibles a popular choice for patients who have trouble sleeping.


  • Simplest consumption method for inexperienced cannabis users.

  • Sedentary effects help patients sleep at night.

  • Long-lasting relief

  • Non-carcinogenic


  • Effects can take more than an hour to start working.

  • Can induce �couch-lock� for patients who need to be active.

  • Can be accidentally ingested by someone not knowing it�s medicine.

  • Unpredictable dosages

  • Cannabinoid content not always reliable

  • Not ideal for patients who are suffering from nausea.

  • Onset of effects can vary depending on whether patients are medicating on a full stomach or not.

Onset of Effects

45 minutes - 2 hours

Peak Effects

3 hours

Duration of Effects

4-10 hours