PotGuide – How Long Does a Cannabis High Last?

After Colorado legalized cannabis for adult-use, The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd went to the Centennial State to report on the end of cannabis prohibition. Wanting to partake of some legal goodies, Dowd bought a cannabis-infused candy bar at a dispensary, and later, had a few bites. After an hour of feeling nothing, she went for the gold and ate the whole bar. Eight hours of paranoia and anxiety later, she recounted her experience in a column titled, “Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude.”

While Dowd made a rookie mistake that sent her into eight scary – yet totally avoidable – hours, her experience points to something crucial, especially for cannabis newcomers. If you consume at a moderate rate, how long can you expect to be high?

The Average Cannabis High Duration

On average, a cannabis high will last anywhere from two to 10 hours. As you can see, that’s a mighty wide gap, and here are some of the factors that could play a role:

Factors That Affect Your Cannabis High:

  • Potency, or how much THC is in the product you’re consuming
  • Intake methods, e.g. edible, dabbing, combustion, etc.
  • Your personal level of tolerance
  • Body weight and percentage of body fat
  • Metabolism
  • If you ate before your sesh

Read the full article by Erin Hiatt at PotGuide.com.

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