If you are reading this, chances are you have just had your first marijuana experience and you are wondering how long the effects last. You may be feeling anxious about the effect it had on you and you cannot wait for it to stop. Do not worry; just remember that your high would eventually end.

The effects of a marijuana high are different for each person and how long a high would actually last depend entirely on a number of factors. This is a frequent question asked both by people who are new to cannabis strains and by long time weed users. Before we start discussing the factors affecting the duration of a high, it would be good to note that a high would generally depend on the amount consumed. Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the chemical found in marijuana that causes most of its psychological effects. Simply put, it’s what gets marijuana users “high” and the more THC that enters your endocannabinoid system (ECS), the longer the effects.


Each of our bodies reacts differently when consuming marijuana and it would be important to know what the best scenario would be for you to have the best experience. One way to do this would be to try it out a few more times in order to see what your body likes and dislikes when consuming cannabis.

Now, let us go ahead and check what factors affect the duration of a marijuana high:


         The way you use cannabis affects how long the high lasts. Smoking, which is one of the most common methods of marijuana consumption, can be done in a number of ways. Some examples of these are using joints, bongs, blunts, electronic cigarettes, etc. The duration of your high by smoking would usually last up to 1-2 hours. Marijuana edibles, on the other hand, take a longer time for the THC to enter the bloodstream. The effects using this method could take as long as 9 hours, depending on the amount consumed.


          It’s no secret that experienced cannabis users are prone to shorter highs because their body eventually gets used to the THC, which means that they need to consume more weed to experience longer effects when compared to cannabis newbies. A few hits by a veteran weed user would most probably do them no good, while someone who doesn’t usually consume weed would be high out of their minds. I guess the upside to this is that the vets get to use a whole lot more of it, right?


This one should be a no brainer. Obviously, the more weed you take into your system, the longer the high is. 


         The quality of marijuana you are consuming may also play a role in how long your high lasts. Top shelf weed would give you a much better experience getting your ganja on than some low to mid-quality weed strains. It would also stretch your high a little longer compared to bad quality buds. If you want to get high, might as well do it with something worth the money.


Where you consume your weed and who you consume it with could have a substantial effect on how long your high lasts. Some people may feel anxious, nervous, panic, and sometimes even have hallucinations. This may be a result of being in an environment that your body rejects, or feels that it would be the wrong place to get high. Situations like this would tend to slow downtime and make your high feel a lot longer than it really is. Like I said above, knowing what your body wants is key to experiencing an ideal weed high.

There really is no definite way of telling just how long a high lasts. With so many factors to consider, the best way of enjoying weed is getting to know yourself and preparing for it. And like so many people say, focus on the experience and not the duration!