Steph Sherer is the Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, and in the video below she explains the basic differences between eating and smoking marijuana.

The effects of cannabis can be felt sooner with smoking and vaping, while those who eat may have to wait 45 minutes or even longer to feel the effects of consuming an edible. The flip side is that the feeling also passes much sooner for those who smoke instead of ingest cannabis.

There is also another form discussed in the video, tinctures, whose effects are very similar to eating cannabis.