by Christy Coy 4 min read
Whether you have somewhere to be or you’re just not enjoying your high, knowing how long your high will last is good info to have. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is far from cut-and-dry—a long list of variables come into play.
We’ll do our best to help you understand how to estimate how long a weed high will last and throw in some tips to shorten or prolong your high to boot.
On the off chance that you're in a hurry, we'll start with the quick—albeit not very precise—answer. A weed high can last anywhere from1 to 24 hours.That's based on how the body processes THC, the cannabinoid that makes you feel high, alone.
Why such a massive range? Because not everyone metabolizes THC at the same rate, and not every THC product contains the same amount of THC. We realize a 23-hour time block is likely not quite accurate enough to answer your question, so let’s explore some variables.
As already noted, the amount of THC ingested plays a significant role—but there’s more to it than that. You’ll need to consider:
While none of these factors are going to give you a firm answer, they can help you narrow down which end of that 23-hour range your high is more likely to fall.
Another factor to consider when calculating how long a high lasts is when it will start. The ranges above are for the actual high, not the lead-up. How quickly you'll feel a high is influenced by the same factors as how long the high will last. However, more weight falls on the consumption method.
Here's how quickly the most popular consumption methods kick in:
Edibles are the trickiest option to calculate as there are more factors to consider, such as what you’ve had to eat and what kind of edible it was. Liquids and other edibles that require less digestion may hit a bit faster than something with some substance.
Alright, what happens if you’re high and you don’t want to be? You might be wondering if there’s a way to stop a high. There’s not. However, there are ways you can shorten the duration of a high or lessen its effects.
Admittedly, most people trying to find out how long a weed high lasts are hoping the answer is soon—but most is not all. If you’re hoping your high will hang around as long as possible, there are a few things you can do.
The easy solution is to roll another joint or take a few extra bites of an edible. As we explained above, the latter is going to be the best option as the high from edibles lasts longer than any other cannabis product.
However, if you’re all tapped out, anecdotal evidence suggests you should eat mangoes, nuts, sweet potatoes—or all the above, though that doesn’t sound like a very tasty combination.
The drawback is that none of these foods have been scientifically proven to do the job. However, there are some logical reasons they might.
Even if none of the above works, it won’t do any damage. Worst-case scenario, you enjoy a nice snack.
In the end, the information above is the closest we can get you to an answer as far as how long your weed high will last. However, we can offer you the best cannabis smoking equipment, accessories, and more. Check out Hemper today or sign up for a smoking subscription box and prepare to be surprised!
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