This is a question asked by many. When you are looking for pain relief, help with anxiety or another condition you don’t want to be waiting for it to take effect. You will want to know how long CBD takes to work. This will also be a deciding factor for how you take your CBD.

In this blog we are going to talk you through the various ways to take CBD and how long it takes to work.


You can take CBD in the form of a gummy, or you can get creative in the kitchen. For example, you can add ABV (already been vaped) CBD to a chocolate topping on finished brownies, or mix it into butter or a chocolate sauce to top pancakes. However, remember that eating CBD takes a little longer to have an effect as it has to mix with digestive juices and make its way into your bloodstream. Click here to watch our CBD brownies video.

Eating CBD this way takes around 30 minutes to 2 hours to have an effect. However, the effects can last around 4-6 hours when you take CBD this way.

Tincture drops

These CBD oil drops go on the inside of your cheek or under the tongue, where the skin is thin. It is one of the faster ways to find relief and used by many. The effects come into play after around 30 minutes and last for anything between 3-6 hours, depending on different factors.

Vaping CBD

Vaping is the most bioavailable way to take CBD. It enters your bloodstream via the lungs and quickly takes effect. You can vape CBD using e-liquid or CBD flowers in a dry herb vaporizer. As with all CBD products you are able to get different strengths depending on your sensitivity. We always recommend you start with a lower dose and work your way up when you see how it affects you personally.

How long does CBD take to work?

As you can see this is a loaded question. It depends on how much you take, how you are taking it and then personal factors too. Some people are more sensitive to CBD and will need a low dose for a fast effect. Others need a higher dose which takes longer to kick in. The best thing to do is to choose the method you feel most comfortable with and then give it a try. See how long it takes you to find relief from the method. If it is too long, then try something faster such as vaping.

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