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Edibles vs. Smoking

Understanding how cannabis can affect you based on how you consume it is important for making sure that you have a good experience. Taking edibles or smoking are both great ways to experience the full benefits that cannabis has to offer. Learn more about each to find out which is right for you, with the help of Strains Dispensary.

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Cannabis in jars and in joints

Effects of Edibles 

Edible cannabis comes in many forms such as gummies, baked goods, and more. The process of ingesting cannabis is a lot different than smoking it and the effects typically take longer to kick in and last longer as well. First, edible cannabis travels to your stomach, then to your liver, into your bloodstream, and finally reaches your brain. 

The high is typically more intense because the liver converts THC into a stronger form which combines with the THC from the original product. You will experience the effects in the following time frames:

  • Start to feel high within 30 minutes to 2 hours of ingesting 
  • Full effects can kick in at the 4 hour mark
  • The effects can last up to 12 hours after use 

Effects of Smoking 

Smoking or vaping cannabis requires you to inhale smoke or vapor which delivers THC into your lungs, and passes directly into your bloodstream, and then reaches your brain. Smoking delivers a more instant high and the time frame of how you feel differs from edibles: 

  • Start to feel high within seconds of inhaling
  • Full effects can peak within 30 minutes
  • Can last up to 6 hours after use

Shop All of Your Cannabis Needs at Strains Dispensary

Whether you are looking to try edibles, flower, vapes, topicals or any accessories we’ve got you covered with high quality products and information at Strains Dispensary. 

Our staff of budtenders proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas, and can help you decide whether taking edibles or smoking is right for you.


Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your visit.

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