*The contents of this post are not intended to be medical advice.
While weed contains over 113 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, delta-9 THC is responsible for the high you feel after smoking marijuana. This post will look at how long a marijuana high lasts and the things you can do to lengthen or shorten it. If you live in the Ontario Oregon area and want to learn more about the effects of cannabis, stop by Cannabis and Glass and speak to one of our knowledgeable budtenders.
How Long Does a Marijuana High Last?
A marijuana high can last anywhere between two to ten hours, depending on various factors such as:
- The amount of weed you consume
- The amount of THC it contains
- Your body fat percentage and body weight
- Your tolerance and metabolism
- Whether or not you have eaten
While all these factors play a role in how long your marijuana high will last, the two main factors are potency and dose. The more weed you use and the higher its THC content, the longer its effects will stick around.
Another factor determining how long the high will last is the method you use to consume your weed:
Vaping or Smoking: With this consumption method, the effects usually last anywhere between one to three hours. However, the effects can linger for up to eight hours.
Dabbing: This is similar to smoking, with the effects also lasting between one to three hours. However, if you use hybrid strains with high THC concentrates, you could feel high for a whole day.
Eating: You can expect the effects you experience from consuming edibles or eating raw marijuana to last for up to twenty-four hours.
Extending a Marijuana High
Consuming edibles is one of the best ways to extend a marijuana high. Though they will take longer for their effects to kick in, those effects will stick around for longer as well.
You could also try a higher THC strain. However, while the effects will stick around for longer, they will also be more intense. This intensity might not be an issue for seasoned users, but those new to cannabis can find these effects overwhelming.
There are also a few anecdotal methods you could try to extend your high, but there is no scientific evidence to back their effectiveness. One well-known way is eating a mango.
While others suggest consuming alcohol with your weed will also do the trick, this combination can cause some users to experience several short term effects, such as:
Also, the repeated combination of alcohol and cannabis could increase the risk of dependence on one or both of those substances, which is not ideal.
Cutting the High Short
There are a few things you could try if you would like to end the high faster. However, you should note that these methods are only meant to reduce the effects. That means that you will still experience some of them, just not as intensely.
Here are a few things you can do when you want the marijuana high to end quickly.
Sleeping can give your body the time it needs to process and eliminate the weed. Also, it can help you relax, especially if the effects have left you feeling paranoid or anxious.
Strange as this might sound, consuming CBD can counteract the effects of THC. Since CBD interacts with different receptors in your brain, it could produce a calming effect that could help dull your high.
Eating Pine Nuts
Research shows that pine nuts have a compound called pinene that improves clarity and gives you a calming effect. However, those with a tree nut allergy should not try this method.
Having Some Lemon Peel
Lemon peels contain compounds that could help counteract some of THC’s psychoactive effects and help your high come down. Try steeping some peels in hot water for a bit, removing the peel, and taking a few sips of the water.
Sniffing or Chewing Black Pepper
Peppercorn has a compound called caryophyllene, which can calm you down by increasing the sedative effects of THC.
Quality Products at Cannabis and Glass
Since marijuana affects people differently, it is challenging to predict how long the effects will last. At Cannabis and Glass, we always recommend starting with a low dose and a less potent strain when shopping our wide range of flower, concentrate, edible, and tincture products.
Stop by our marijuana dispensary in Ontario, OR, and let our budtenders guide you through the process.