How Long Does CBD Oil Take to Work?

How long does CBD oil take to work

With the legality of CBD increasing, more and more people are using CBD oil in various forms. But if you are interested in trying CBD oil, you may find yourself wondering: How long does CBD oil take to work? That depends largely on the method of consumption, but four other factors – how empty your stomach is, weight, metabolism, and frequency of use – play a part as well.

So, How Long Does CBD Oil Take to Work?

When can you expect CBD oil to workAs the world of CBD expands, so will the ways to consume it. As of this writing, there are four main ways to consume it: vaping/smoking it, holding it sublingually, eating an edible with CBD, or applying it topically.


Holding CBD oil sublingually (under your tongue) for 30 to 60 seconds is also a quick method of absorption as the veins under the tongue can absorb the CBD directly.


Ingesting CBD oil, whether in an edible, added to a smoothie, drinking a CBD-infused coffee, or taken with a meal will result in a slower onset but the effect will last much longer.


When applying CBD oil topically, the CBD does not directly enter the body but just comes in contact with the skin where applied. A good quality CBD oil, balm, salve or lotion can relieve muscle pain and soreness with a few minutes of application.

Vaping or Smoking

Vaping or smoking is the quickest method as it passes through the lungs and is absorbed into the bloodstream.

As always, if you have additional questions about how much time CBD oil might take to work for you specifically, you may always call our customer service department at 720-372-4842 from Monday to Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM MST. Or if you like using email more, write to us at [email protected].