How Long Should CBD Take To Kick In? We Asked An Expert

CBD News Blog – CBD has found its place in medicine cabinets worldwide, with people taking it for everything from chronic pain to anxiousness. The cannabinoid can help create a steady sense of calm in the body and mind—without psychoactive side effects.* But since its effects can be relatively subtle, it can be difficult to discern when it’s kicking in. So, we asked an expert to find out how long it should take before you start to feel its effects.

How long does CBD take to kick in?

As you might imagine, there are a lot of variables that can influence how long it takes to start feeling the effects of CBD. According to Bonni Goldstein, M.D., medical director of Canna-Centers and author of Cannabis Is Medicine,some of those variables include the dose you’re takingthe form you’re taking, and your metabolism.

“There is a very wide therapeutic range of dosing,” she explains, “from low doses (~20 mg) up to high doses (300 mg or more per day for certain conditions).”

Generally, she says that “Ingestion delivers about 4 to 20% of the total dose taken, with the onset of action from one to three hours and duration of effects up to eight to 12 hours,” she adds, noting, “again depending on the dose and a person’s metabolism.”

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