A therapeutic window is the range of time a medication has therapeutic effects after consumption. The therapeutic window for cannabis can vary depending on what form is taken, how much is taken, and an individual’s body chemistry.
“I prefer edibles to smoking because of the longer therapeutic window.”
What is the therapeutic window for cannabis?
The therapeutic window for cannabis can vary depending on how it is used. For example, edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for effects to be felt, and can last for 4 hours or more depending on how much is taken. Smoking or vaporizing cannabis usually has a therapeutic window that starts within 5-20 minutes of inhalation and can last 2-3 hours or more.