This depends on your body & what you are consuming.
- Smoking or vaping. You can begin to feel the effects of cannabis within 2 to 10 minutes. It kicks in quickly because it enters your bloodstream via your lungs within minutes of inhaling it.
- Eating. Your digestive system metabolizes pot when you eat it, which can take a while. Edibles usually kick in within 30 to 60 minutes, but can sometimes take as long as 2 hours.
Dabbing. With this method, a highly concentrated form of marijuana is smoked through a special pipe. Dabs have a higher THC content than other forms of cannabis, so the high kicks in almost instantly.
Cannabidiol is an active ingredient of cannabis. It is known to provide relief for anxiety, depression and pain. It is non-psychoactive; not producing an effect (such as changes in perception or behavior) on the mind or mental processes.
Tetrahydrocannabinol is an active ingredient of cannabis. It is psychoactive; producing an effect (such as changes in perception or behavior) on the mind or mental processes.
Cannabinoids which are the active chemicals in marijuana are similar to chemicals in the body that are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain.
Limited research suggests cannabinoids might: Reduce anxiety, reduce inflammation and relieve pain, control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth, relax tight muscles in people with MS, stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS.
Everyone reacts to cannabis differently. A typical dosage is 10mg. If you are just starting into cannabis we suggest microdosing of 1.0mg - 2.5mg and wait 30 - 45 minutes.
Cannabis can be detected in your system for 30 days or more depending on volume consumed and frequency.
Yes, about 1 in 10 marijuana users will become addicted. For more information visit CDC’s section on addiction.
A fatal overdose is unlikely. The signs of using too much marijuana are similar to the typical effects of using marijuana but more severe. These signs may include extreme confusion, anxiety, paranoia, panic, fast heart rate, delusions or hallucinations, increased blood pressure, and severe nausea or vomiting.
Using alcohol and marijuana at the same time is likely to result in greater impairment than when using either one alone. Using marijuana and tobacco at the same time may also lead to increased exposure to harmful chemicals, causing greater risks to the lungs, and the cardiovascular system. Also, be aware that marijuana may change how prescription drugs work. Always talk with your doctor about any medications you are taking or thinking about taking and possible side effects when mixed with other things like marijuana.
The CDC does not yet know. Chemicals from marijuana can be passed to your baby through breast milk. THC is stored in fat and is slowly released over time, meaning that your baby could still be exposed even after you stop using marijuana. To limit potential risk to the infant, breastfeeding mothers should reduce or avoid marijuana use.