After the passing of the Farm Law 2018, which legalized hemp and products made using this, demand for edibles increased manifold. People have the notion that CBD is beneficial for mental and physical health if consumed in a guided manner. The market saw the opportunity and provided CBD products in the form of gummies, tinkles, chocolates, and baked goods. But these products arise the question: how long do edibles last? Do they have an expiry date? Can we store them for a long time? If yes, then how? This article will answer all of these questions to help you in making an informed decision.

What Are Edibles?

Eatables that are infused with cannabis extracts, such as THC or CBD, are known as edibles. They are available in different forms, such as candies, chocolates, baked goods, beverages, and more. When you eat cannabis, your body absorbs its active compounds through digestion. Then, your liver processes them, resulting in a longer-lasting and potentially more intense effect. This differs from smoking or vaping cannabis, which has a quicker but short-term effect.

How Long Do Edibles Last?

The duration and longevity of edibles may vary depending on the food item. For example, products with high fat (chocolates, baked goods) have a shorter shelf life than products with low fat. Often, the manufacturing company mentions the expiry date on the packaging of the product, but the product may get stale even before that if stored poorly. 

How Much Amount A Person Can Consumer Per Day?

Most gummies, chocolates, and other edibles you buy usually have around 5-10 milligrams (mg) of THC per piece, with each package containing 10-20 servings. So, in total, a package can have 50-200 mg of THC.

If you prefer to consume a single dose each day, then edibles will usually last between 10-20 days. If you’re someone who is used to it, you might consume more than 5 mg in one go. But if you only have edibles a few times per week, they might last for a month or even longer. Your body can get used to THC over time, so you might find yourself needing more edibles than before.

How To Preserve Edibles For Long Duration?

With hygienic practices, we can preserve the edibles for a long time. Following are the steps that can keep your edibles fresh:

  • The best way is to keep the edibles cool or frozen. This way, bacteria or fungus will grow in the food, and it will last longer.
  • Prefer to consume homemade foods as they are prepared with fresh ingredients. We are not sure about the ingredients of packaged food.
  • You should store the edibles in air-tight containers to preserve them for a long duration.

How Long The Edibles Can Be Detected In Human Body?

The presence of CBD-made edibles can vary depending on the cannabinoid used to prepare the item and the quantity you have consumed.

Duration Of THC In The Human Body:

There are various factors that decide the duration of THC in the human body. If the person is vaping, then it may enter in bloodstream rapidly and can last for an hour or so. It can be detected for 36 hours in blood and for 3 days in urine. However, it may vary depending upon the person if he uses it occasionally or a addicted to it.

Duration Of HHC In The Human Body:

The duration of HHC has not been studied extensively so we are not aware of the exact duration however, there is general knowledge based on the study of other cannabinoids. According to this, HHC may last for 2 days in blood stream and 3 days in urine. If the hair follicle test is done, then it may even be detected for 4-6 months.


CBD-used edibles are being sold rapidly in the market. As extensive research is ongoing and results are coming, people adapting to the fact that CBD can be used for therapeutic purposes. With these packaged edibles comes the question of how long edibles last. Manufacturing companies mention the duration of consumption but the storage of the food and the material it was made matters the most in deciding the duration of consumption. People need to be aware of safe and hygienic storage practices to maintain their well-being.


How long does THC last in blood and urine?

As per the research, it may last for 1.5 days in blood and 3 days in urine. This may vary if a person consumes THC daily or occasionally.

How can we preserve the edibles?

We can make the edibles last longer by storing them in air-tight containers and a cool space. Freezing the edibles would keep them away from bacteria and fungi.