Many patients and recreational consumers are aware that they can either inhale their cannabis — via smoke or vapor — or eat it in baked goods and even regular meals. Both consumption methods provide users with medicinal benefits and a certain degree of psychoactivity. However, this is where the similarities between cannabis edibles and flowers end. In fact, these two products are much different in terms of onset time, potency, peak, and duration of effects. Inhalation produces the fastest onset of all available methods. The effects of inhaled cannabis take hold in up to 2.5 minutes. Ingestion, on the other hand, has a longer onset, requiring a minimum of 45 minutes up to 2 hours to be noticed. But then again, the high from cannabis edibles can last for up to 6 hours, whereas the effects of inhaled weed wear off after around 2-3 hours. In this guide, we’ll highlight the most important differences between cannabis edibles and flowers. But before we do that, let’s have a brief overview of these two consumption methods.