Wondering how long does it will take to get sober from being high? It’s a popular and seemingly simple question. The answer, on the other hand, is a bit more complex because it varies based on several factors.
For instance, the amount of time you stay high for the first time is going to be different than someone who smokes frequently. So, before I give you a range of time I want to quickly go over the factors that will influence the duration of your high.
If you’re looking for something specific you can use the table of contents below to skip around the page:
Factors Affecting Time For High To Wear Off
How Long Do You Stay High From Smoking?
How Long Do The Effects Of Edibles Last?
How To Get Rid Of A High?
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Every situation is different so take into account all the factors below before trying to determine how long your high will last.
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How often do you smoke? If you smoke often then you probably already have a good idea of your tolerance. If you’re just starting out then assume your tolerance is very low and your high will likely fall on the lengthier side of the spectrum.
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This should go without saying, but I want to be thorough. The more you smoke, the longer your high will last. If you’re a beginner then start very slowly. Take one hit at a time and wait a minute or two between. It’s better to take your time and know your limits then to create an uncomfortable situation for yourself.
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Not all cannabis is created equal. High-grade weed will contain higher amounts of THC than low grade. So, potency needs to be in your mind when considering how much you should smoke.
Okay, that’s the super quick rundown. Now I’m gonna give you some ranges. They are broad ranges, but they have to be since situations vary so greatly. I’ve also broken it down between smoking and edibles since they produce different effects.
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Typically, you will stay high for 2-3 hours. If it’s your first time then it could last longer. People who smoke habitually could stay high for as little as 30 minutes. So, I guess the full range would be anywhere from 30 minutes up to 4 hours, but 2-3 hours is typical for a casual smoker.
Let me know if the comment section how long you typically get high for.
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Edible are a totally different story from smoke. Your high from edibles is going last longer. Typically, you will experience a 4-6 hour high from edible. Of course, the high depends on the same factors as smoking (tolerance, amount consumer, and potency). A recommended dose for a first-timer is 10mg. Remember, it can take up to 2 hours for the effects to even start.
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Truth is, time is really the only thing that can truly get rid of a high, but here are some suggestions for things you can do to make yourself more comfortable and lessen some of the effects:
–Drink a glass of water. Some people suggest a glass of milk because it helps absorb the THC. I don’t think it would hurt, but I haven’t found any evidence this works that aren’t anecdotal. The water will help, though. It hydrates you which will lessen cotton mouth if nothing else.
–Get some fresh air. If you’re smoking inside then get out of the cloud of smoke and breath some good old oxygen. Take some calming deep breaths. This will do more than you think.
–Take a shower. BUT, but careful that you’re not going to fall or slip since, after all, you are high. A hot shower feels good, but a cold shower wakes the senses. Try both.
–Eat something. You probably have the munchies anyway.
–Nap it off. Just snuggle up with your favorite blanket and nap the afternoon away. The effects will be gone or at least lessened by the time you wake up.
[ps2id id=’conclusion’ target=”/]Conclusion
If you take it slow and learn your limits then you shouldn’t have any problems. Also, make sure you are leaving yourself enough time to sober up before having to drive or do other hazardous activities.
Now, most importantly – I need you all to let me know how long you stay high for. The more people who respond, the better idea we can get for an average. Try to include info on tolerance, amount consumed, and potency. Just leave me a comment below. As always, I encourage you to use a fake name and email address.
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My tolerance isnt very high, Im usually chill all day after a wake and bake at 6AM, but the high only lasts til mid day 12-1PM
I recently tried edibles for the first time. I took 5mgs and I was high for almost 9 hours.
30-45 mins off of a .2 and im an everyday smoker, when i first started a .2 bowl would leave me high for 3-4 hours, been about a 2 year transition
I have smoked daily for the past 4 or 5 years, with the exception of a few months when I was getting drug tested a couple years ago, and a month last spring when I quit for personal reasons, so my tolerance is fairly high. I only smoke, I’ve never tried any edibles, so I don’t know about that, but for smoking, depending on the quality of weed, I stay high anywhere from 30 or 45 mins to about an hour and a half…never really much longer than that.
If I’m smoking loud, I still feel mellow and chilled out for about an extra 30 or 40 minutes but I wouldn’t say I’m still high, just very relaxed. God, I miss the days when I could take a few hits and be blown away for an hour or two, giggling my ass off, raiding the fridge and eating everything in site, then taking a nice nap. Blahhh, stoner problems lol.
I don’t think water sobers you up at all though lol. Water is the only thing I drink, and yeah it helps with cotton mouth, but it literally doesn’t change my high at all.
But taking a shower def helps. I don’t think I’ve ever been so stoned that I would pose a risk to myself by taking a shower so I think that’s good advice 🙂
And definitely eating, for me, that is about the only sure way to sober up fast. Even if you’re not completely sober after you eat, it will kill your buzz enough for you to be able to hide it.
Happy smoking xx
I’ve been smoking a tenth of a gram daily for about four years now, and I tend to be lit for anywhere from an hour to two. Sometimes it last longer, but I chalk that up to variance in the bud. I stick with the reggie because a) I’m not looking to get baked out of my gourd, b) that other stuff is way too expensive, and c) I worry that the expensive stuff could be doped with something else to make it so potent. I like it natural and cheap, basically 🙂
A tenth of a gram……are you serious………thats not even a joints worth of super high grade.
A 10th of an ounce is what you’re saying?
Right. I was like what is this person saying?? Haha. That’s crazy. I’m an every day smoker and I smoke from when I wake up which is usually about 6 a.m. until about 10 p.m. because there’s no point in smoking after 10 p.m. I’m going to be going to bed soon after that therefore I would just be wasting my weed. And I smoke high grade. I was Googling this probably for a whole different reason than a lot of other people. I’m just trying to conserve my weed I smoked about 9 grams a day. It’s a lot less than I used to smoke so I’m doing better but I’m still smoking too much. I’ve been smoking since I was 13 I’m 24 now. My mom and my dad are concerned that I’ll be on oxygen when I get older because of how much I smoke. Excessive amounts of smoke are good even if it’s marijuana which is good for you. The smoke in your lungs is not. Edibles aren’t my thing. Once in a blue moon I’ll partake. But I like the whole process of getting high breaking my weed up rolling it and smoking it.
I prefer edibles because smoking gives me reflux (I’m older). An edible can kick in for me between 15 minutes and 6 hours. It is highly variable but it depends on the type, really. A “mint” takes less than an hour, but liquid or spray (I guess this doesn’t make it an edible technically) can take up to 6. When it does kick in it can last up to 6 hours. I never thought I’d prefer edibles, but I guess I’m used to them now. The high is different, but it isn’t bad. I like to dance on weed and I find either method works. I’m not much of a chill and watch TV/eat person.
I was first diagnosed with Lupus, that was changed last year to Fibromyalgia. After nothing else worked, I tried edibles with the help of a friend, but now have to smoke. I use a “pinch hitter.” I have smoked infrequently- about a year- hoping that limiting my use will make the effects on my pain last longer. Taking One or two pinch hits, inexpertly loaded I’m sure, pushes back my pain about 2-3 hours. A few times better herbs have lasted longer, one time about 4-5 hours on one rolled toke.
I smoke very very often, for at least 16 years now. (Age 15), l’m 31 now. At least 3g per day, roughly 6-7 joints. My high doesn’t last as long as an hour. The employee’s at a local dispensary says it’s the type of strains. I find Indica’s get me high for approx 2hrs, and Sativa’s/Hybrids at least 30-40min. I have also toned it down to a gram a day, and or some days with not smoking due to work and such. That, has given me improvements of longitivity of being high. Just interesting really, I’ve noticed what strains get me really upside down and some that are just plain blah. I am curious though about Shatter, THC Pills, Cannabis oil etc. The best ways to make use of it, etc I’m not keen on trying new things l usually just stick to my Zig’s and roll away! But will def give it a try if l know what i’m doing lol.
MY FIANCE IS A STR8 WEED HEAD AND HE SMOKES AT LEAST 10-15 BLUNTS A DAY RUBBING SYRUP/HONEY ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BLUNT TO MAKE TO BLUNT BURN SLOWER (HONEY IS BETTER) GETS YOU WAY HIGHER WHETHER ITS FIFTH OR LOUD BECAUSE OF HOW LONG THE L. BURNS. THE BLUNT LAST 20-25MINS WITH HONEY AND KEEPS YOU HIGH FOR A LONG TIME.
MILK SEEMS TO HELP US WHEN IT COMES TO TRYING TO BRING DOWN OUR HIGH..
MY HIGH GO TO FOOD IS CEREAL AND IVE NOTICE THAT IT DOESSSS BRING MY HIGH DOWN… I AGREE EATING, NAPPING,AND COOL SHOWERS DEF BRINGS YOUR HIGH DOWN BUT I DONT DO HOT SHOWERS BECAUSE THEY MAKE ME LIGHTHEADED..
DIFFERENT BLUNTS SEEM TO EFFECT HOW HIGH I GET AS WELL FOR EX:A GAMES BLUNT VS A WHITE OWL OR A DUTCH OR A BACK WOOD . WHITE OWLS BURN FASTER ITS MORE PAPER VS THE ACTUAL LEAF
AS FAR AS GAMES/DOUCHES VS BACKWOODS, NATURALLY A BACKWOODS WOULD BURN SLOWER BCUZ DOUCHES N GAMES R LEAVES BUT THEY ALSO GOT THAT INNER LAYER OF PAPER AS WELL
AND WITH A BACKWOODS YOU WOULD HAVE TO ROLL MORE WEED BCUZ OF THE ROLL OF THE LEAF YOU CANT JUST ROLL A DIME IN A BACKWOODS LIKE U WOULD A GAME OR DUTCH YOU CANT ROLL MID/FIFTY IN A BACKWOODS ITS HORRIBLE !
HOW LONG WE STAY HIGH OFF EDIBLES:
SUCKERS-HIGH 3-4 HOURS
RICE KRISPIES/BROWNIES-6-8HR HIGH
LAFFY TAFFY-6-8 HOURS
BUT HIS TOLERANCE IS EXSTREAMLY HIGH, MINE USED TO BE BUT NOW ITS REALLY KINDA LOW I JUST STARTED SMOKING AGAIN AFTER 3 YRS SO 1 BLUNT IM HIGH HALFWAY THROUGH IT FOR ABOUT 1HR .
HAPPY SMOKING !!!!!!!XOXO
* LADYY MILK & CHAKKA*
No need for all caps man. Now I feel like I’m being shouted at as I try to learn more about bud.
Been smoking everyday for the past 10 years.
Smoking 1-2 joints gives a high that lasts for 2 hours.
Edibles 4-6 hours. The edibles hit hits once food is consumed. So if I eat after 6 hours, I’ll get massively stoned. If I eat immediately after consuming some edibles, the high will last around 4 hours.
I am a female standing at 5”2.
I took a few bong hits that lasted me 3 hours once. Usually though, I just take a vape hit of something potent (18-20% THC) and just relax for 40min to an hour.
This will also depend on how your body metabolizes THC. Individual body chemistry is a big factor with all drug interactions. Once upon a time I split a tray of pot brownies with my then-roommate. The tray contained an entire ounce worth of potent marijuana baked in. My roommate was in his room in the dark babbling to himself and waving cigarettes around so he could see the “pretty light trails” in the air. He was higher than the proverbial kite, and stayed that way for around 6 hours. Meanwhile, I didn’t feel a thing. Literally nothing. I have since discovered through experimentation that I get no high from edibles (drinking bong water is another story!). My body just doesn’t metabolize THC well when it’s delivered in food. I also get a very weak high if I smoke weed on a full stomach, I assume because a lot of my blood is going to the stomach to aid the digestive process and so that’s where a lot of the THC is going too.
As far as how to ditch a high quickly, putting Visine in your eyes can do that. Also, massaging the muscles around your eye sockets will reduce the feeling of intoxication from weed. Marijuana in your blood tends to have a strong effect on the eyes and the surrounding muscles, although I could not speak to the science behind why that happens. Stimulating the eyes and nearby muscles seems to have the effect of rousing your brain out of the high to a certain extent.
By far the most rapid and potent means of losing a high is adrenaline. I could be baked to the gills, and if I have to talk to police I will be instantly sober due to the fear factor. Anything that frightens or exhilarates you will cause your adrenal glands to start gushing, and that will snap your brain right out of the high. Also works for other drug highs such as cocaine and opiates.
I would say about an hour depending on how much I consume.
It’s midnight…. I took 10 mg at 6:30, and have had excedrin throughout the day (Idk maybe 5???). I’m still fucking high. It took about an hour (when I ended up out running an errand I forgot I had to do tonight — I did not drive myself!!!) for it to metabolize and really kick in. Though I didn’t realize it until the gay asians at the laundromat “wouldn’t stop staring at me” and I was loosing time and it felt like a feverish dream. It still feels like a feverish dream. I’ve also been very sick the last few days but guys I’m afraid of I got to sleep I’ll wake up high.
I have very very low tolerance, I only use pot maybe once every 6 to 8 months. I’m an extreme lightweight. Last night I took 10 mg of edibles. Turns out that that was way too much for me LOL I ate the karmel’s at about 5:30 p.m. I was awake and paranoid until about 2:30 am before the paranoia War off enough for me to sit on the couch and watch TV for a little while. It is now been 18 hours, and I am still feeling weird LOL. I don’t think I’m going to do Edibles again. When I smoke it only lasts about 4 hours but these Edibles man… No, I don’t think I’ll eat those again.
I wish I could edit my reply above, I’m still high enough that I’m having to use talk to text. Now that I’m rereading and it looks pretty weird. Anyway you probably get the
I smoke every day, every night. Potency I use is average. High lasts two to three hours on two drags.
Edibles is longer but you must decarboxilate.
Business decisions are generally good when high, but at the end of a high is best.
Don’t use chemicals keep it natural
Do you differentiate between sativa and indica when choosing smoking options?
If I eat 150mg it usually lasts 2-3 hours. 100+mg of omega-3 can help the effects feel longer and more intense. I like to take 159mg omega-3 30 minutes prior to eating my edibles.
I smoke for migraines. I read a study that showed one hit a day worked as a prophylactic. I was in extraordinary pain everyday. I had not smoked or done anything mind altering for 32 years. When I first started I would take 2 hits but I would be high for 4-5 hours and paranoid. Now my pain is at a 5 with one gentle hit of homegrown. I stay high about 3 hours. At night I take HIV drugs that have horrible side effects and use cannabis oil. It puts me out, but if I wake up I’m tripping. I think it lasts about 4-5 hours.
Regular smoker, but tried gummies for the first time. Dosage was 25mg; half that for first-timers.
Wrong. Terrifyingly high for 12 hours, plus another 18 of being out of it, and I’m not out of the woods yet.
I recently ate an eatable and I’m not sure how much I took …. it probably would have been smart to know but mine lasted 8 hours
I have only smoked a few times. Last night a friend and I shared two blunts (?) Stopping around 1am, it’s noon and I still feel high. Is that a sign there was something else besides weed?
First time I smoked weed, my friend and I shared an entire joint and it was realllllly strong and lasted about 5-6 hours
I ate 2 weed cookies on Monday,it is now Thursday, and the high still has not worn off,I am still dizzy and there are times where I don’t know what is real
Usually I stay high for about 4 hours and I tried my first edible at 6:30 last night (I ate 3/4 of it) and I’m still high man I’m a little scared
Right it’s my first time ever eating an edible and I’m still high I’m not myself it feel like I’m not in my body it already been two days now it’s now my third day and it’s still in my system I’m drinking water and eating even took a shower today just feeling dizzy like I know I’m still fucking high
Flower: I get pretty great stuff & a bowl or 2 gets me stoned for about an hour or so.
Edibles: I get very occasional access to fairly strong ones, like on the order of 60mg per cookie or brownie, and if I have a whole day off I’m fond of eating two at a whack. They take about 1.5-2 hours to fully kick in & then I have hours & hours of bliss followed by some kick ass sleep; I’d say about 12-18 hours later I’m up & moving, no hangover, usually very refreshed actually!
Help I don’t know How to feel right now I took an edible Tuesday missed work for the last two days still feeling lost & dizzy someone please tell me if I’m still high I took a shower drank water all day and still feeling this high dizziness feel idk how to explain it can someone tell me how long does this take
I smoke everyday and the high usually lasts about 2 hours.
I don’t have high tolerance. Yesterday, I had 15mg thc edible gummy and smoked some disposable joint. Well, a lot actually. Before I ate my edibles, I had two margaritas. I was so high that all I could do was to pass out wherever I went. For like 8hrs. I was sober enough to drive so I went home, went to bed st 8, woke up at 6, it’s 3:30pm and I’m still somewhat high. It’s crazy.
So.. I tried 4 gummy edibles in one go. And I hadn’t smoked at all before. …. I think I ended up fainting and passing out. And things got very fuzzy from there. It hit me like a train…. Probably the worst experience I’ve ever had. I literally have no idea what happened. I was in a fit of giggles, awake and asleep on and off , and I ate a ton of food afterwards. I took the edibles at 8pm . It’s currently the next day, 1:40pm and I still feel pretty off. I had no idea anything like that could happen. And I had no idea that they were edibles until my friend told me what I had just consumed. I felt very unsafe throughout the whole experience.
Usually lasts 30min to an hour for me, I smoke everyday in the morning and in the afternoon, I use cannabis oil m
Never could understand how they say holding your hit does not get you higher. Hold a toke for over a minute and see how much less smoke you blow out. A good toke held over 30 seconds will get you way higher for longer than the same held for less than 1 second. If you’re not getting high try holding your toke a little longer.
They used to say cough to get off and I think if you ever experienced that extra rush you know it’s true also. Some strains were known for the expansion feeling from the smoke in your lungs.
First time eating brownie. Need to lose my high ASAP. Please help
Oh my gosh same. Can you help me? what do you recommend to do???
Ate half of a 150 mg chocolate bar and a gummy! I was high forever! The next morning I couldn’t shake it even with 3 coffees and food. I smoke but have never eaten it before and totally learned my lesson!! Lol I kept trying to flush the toilet with the light switch. I honestly think my high lasted almost 20 hours! Is that even possible?
I eat 75-150mg edibles. High last for 4-8 hours, and about 1.5-3 hours after waking up.
I smoked daily for about 7 years, just recently developed some really bad anxiety issues so I stopped smoking entirely for a week. My normal high would last maybe 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on quality and potency. Last night I FUCKED up big time because I was feeling better so I started smoking nearly at the rate I was smoking before the anxiety stuff.
Long story short I tried to go to sleep about 30 minutes after taking my last hit, heart was racing and mind was stuck in out of control thought loops (felt like trying to sleep on LSD). I had to go outside for a walk to the supermarket at 2:45am, got back and still didn’t feel better so I took a xanax and a melatonin. This was enough to eventually knock me out, but I awoke at about 7:30 in the morning feeling pretty much as I did when I was falling asleep.
Took another xanax to help with my racing heart and head and was able to fall asleep for another couple hour nap. It is now about 5pm the day after smoking and I’m starting to feel like myself again, but jesus I forgot how seriously fucked up weed can get you without a tolerance. I think I’ll be taking an indefinite break until I have my head back on my shoulders, be careful when your tolerance is low/gone, especially if you’ve been used to having a multi-year tolerance built up.
First time eating a brownie, and i still don’t feel right can anybody just recommend me to what to do? to take it away
I took it around 10 pm yesterday and now its 6pm so now its been about 20 hours it has last
Been vaping flower a couple of times a day for about 5.5 years. Typically 2 vape hits will do the trick and lasts about 1.5-2 hours. Not stupid stoned but can definitely feel the desired effects. I do that about 2-3 times per day to help with neuorpathic pain, migraines, lupus and anxiety so it’s medicinal. Completely stopped using pain pills and xanax thanks to the cannabis!
So I recently tried smoking this last weekend, I smoked two blunts friday night, then Saturday I smoked like 1/3 of a blunt that was full of about 8gs because that blunt was huge and fat. Then sunday I smoked some sour diesel, and its tuesday and i still feel high, so like I had a low tolerance and smoked a good amount, I plan on smoking a shit ton this weekend, then taking a two month break, and doing it again.
i was high for 3 days and i still feel like im high.
There are really a lot of factors affecting the duration of THC and its metabolites in the body. Thank you for sharing the helpful information!
I’m a highly sensitive person so that probably affects my results. I typically stay high for two to eight hours depending on the quality of the weed. I’ve used medicinal quality and that stuff will keep me high all day even with regular use, but lower-middling quality (I use for anxiety and sometimes I take what I can get) is usually good for two hours tops.
The first time I ever smoked, I stayed high for over 24 hours. It was actually kinda scary. I had to go to work high, because I had fully expected to be sober by morning. I was paranoid my entire shift.
I smoked at 7pm last night and slept it is now 10am and in still feeling it. This isn’t the first time I have stayed high this long.
I got high last night for the first time. I’m not sure how much or what kind, but I took a long hit from my roommates pen. That was at around Midnight. It’s now 9am and I still feel high. It was also an extremely unpleasant experience. I learned that I am very susceptible to paranoia when smoking. I don’t think I’ll ever try this again.
I smoke from when I get up to when I sleep, have been for some years now. I use concentrates almost exclusively. I stay high for about 30 minutes to an hour
Heavy smoker here only use flower. Always try to get a high thc highest I can get here is 24% thc and High lasts if I’m lucky a half hr and it’s not a good high either just relaxes my mind a little just to take the edge off but I have to smoke again in a half hr to maintain the high. :/ I have to spend too much money bc it doesn’t last long
I just stumble across your website today and it looks awesome. Keep the good work
Do you know, approximately, how long it would take for someone to stop being high by using the methods that you mentioned?
I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN HIGH.
GOT BLIND,PASSED OUT DRUNK A FEW TIMES (MORE THAN I’LL ADMIT TO)
I AM A SINGLE BATCHELOR LIVING IN A CELL IN A RETIREMENT HOME.
I FIGURE IT IS TIME I FOUND OUT ABOUT RECREATIONAL DRUGS.
I AM 91 YEARS YOUNG…LET’S HEAR FROM YOU!
i took a 100 mg edible and its been well over 15 hours,, and i still feel high, idk what im doing lr saying