Should You Be Eating Edibles on a Full Stomach

Should You Be Eating Edibles on a Full Stomach

Oh glorious edibles.


These marijuana-infused food or drink products, though not for everyone, are great for marijuana consumers from all walks of life and from all backgrounds of cannabis use. Whether you’re someone who’s entirely new to cannabis – having never taken a toke or bitten an edible – or whether you’re someone who consumes and smokes marijuana throughout every day, edible doses can easily be increased or decreased to match everyone’s preference.


This is especially true when purchasing from a legal marijuana store which lists the exact THC and CBD content (typically in milligrams) of each dose.



If you find yourself in the category of being new to edibles, you probably have quite a few questions. One of those questions that may be on the top of the list – or at least somewhere on it – is whether or not eating edibles on a full stomach is advised, or has any impact at all.


With that in mind, let’s answer those questions the best we can!


Eating Edibles on a Full Stomach


Whether or not you eat edibles on a full stomach is entirely up to the preference of the individual eating the edibles.


Here are the impacts of eating edibles on a full stomach:

  • The edibles will kick in a little slower. Rather than having the initial impact coming around 30 to 45 minutes and the peak coming at 60 to 90 minutes, the initial impact may come around 46 to 60 minutes and the peak around 60 to 120 minutes.
  • The high that comes from the edible may be slightly lower .



Eating Edibles on an Empty Stomach


What about eating edibles on an empty stomach?


Here are the impacts:

  • The initial effects of the edibles are likely to kick in considerably faster than normal – you may feel it after around 20 minutes, with the peak coming around an hour.
  • The effects are likely to be stronger than if you eat the edibles on a full stomach.


The Best Approach to Eating Edibles


The best approach to edibles is to find the middle ground.


In other words, rather than going in on an entirely empty stomach or an entirely full stomach, try having a small snack before and after eating the edible. Maybe a couple pieces of toast, a small peanut butter and jelly sandwich, etc. It is also recommended to test dosage over time to get a really good handle on how your body reacts to what products. Whether you eat on a full or empty stomach is one aspect of how you’ll react to your edibles. Your size, weight, age, gender, experience with cannabis consumption, and many other factors will impact your dosage needs


So start slow and test to find the right balance for youself.

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