When it comes to being in pain, having a panic attack, or feeling like you are about to throw up, you want to know how much longer you have to endure the discomfort while your medicine starts to get into your bloodstream. So the first question many people ask is how long does it take for CBD to kick in?
The short answer, it depends on how you take it. One of the coolest things about using medical cannabis is that there are so many different ways to take it. You can eat it in a brownie, you can vape it, you can even use it as a suppository. Some methods work quickly but don’t last for long periods of time, while others take a while to kick in but can grant you relief for most of your day.
There are products that you can use that are fast acting. These types of CBD hemp oil products work so quickly because they avoid the first-pass metabolism. These methods get the CBD straight into your bloodstream, so they work fast and you can take lower doses because they don’t lose potency through the delivery method. These products can start to work in less than an hour, usually less than thirty minutes.
- Oral Spray
- Concentrates (Also known as Dabs)
- Honey Sticks
Sometimes people can wait just, so they have something that works for longer. Considering panic attacks generally don’t last eight hours, this wouldn’t be the preferred method for most. But for people who have things like pain or depression that interferes with them all day, they need something that lasts longer. These methods do lose potency, except the suppositories, because they go through the first-pass metabolism. This just means they are being digested and not all of the CBD will get into your system. The upside of these methods is that they can last for up to eight hours and take anywhere from between thirty minutes to an hour and a half to kick in.
What is your favorite way to take CBD oil and why? We would love to hear about it in the comment section below!