What is the difference between smoked and edible cannabis?

Smoked and edible cannabis are two different methods of consuming cannabis, and they have distinct differences in their effects, onset time, and duration.

The main difference between smoked and edible cannabis is the onset time and duration of effects. When smoked or vaporized, the effects of cannabis are felt almost immediately and usually peak within 30 minutes to 2 hours. The effects then decline gradually over the next several hours.

In contrast, when consumed as edibles, the onset of effects is delayed and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to be felt, and the effects last longer, usually between 4-6 hours. Edibles also have a more consistent and prolonged onset and some people find the effects more intense and longer lasting than smoked or vaporized cannabis.

Finally, it is also worth mentioning that smoking cannabis can have negative effects on the lungs, while eating cannabis does not have that type of risk.

While Small Axe looks forward to the day when we can legally sell type-1 cannabis flower, the risks to the lungs are significant and edible cannabis products have additional benefits to the consumer like shelf life and portability (our products regularly test over 2 years in shelf life).

If you’re interested to try our products, we have both psychoactive and non-psychoactive options available on this website.