Can Your CBD Edibles Ever Expire?

CBD edibles are very popular these days because they do not have the same stigma that other forms of cannabis do. This type of edible is typically made with cannabidiol (CBD), which is a non-psychoactive form of marijuana.

When it comes to CBD edibles, do they ever expire?  If so, how do you know if they’re expired? What do you do with an expired edible? How long does a shelf-life usually last for a THC or CBD edible product?

Should I buy my cannabis products from a dispensary or am I better off making them at home myself? It’s important to understand what CBD edibles are and how you can store them so you do not waste your money!

What Do THC And CBD Do for Your Body?

CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory that also helps fight anxiety, depression, and pain. CBD products do not have any psychoactive effects, so they do not make you feel high or stoned. A popular use of CBD products is to reduce the symptoms of cancer treatment. THC products may produce a euphoric “high” because it affects areas of the brain which control memory, thinking, time perception, and pain. It can cause dizziness, confusion, and paranoia.

Types of CBD Edibles

Types of CBD edibles may include a brownie, a muffin, a candy bar, chocolate, or even an oat cookie. These types of edibles do not have any hallucinogenic properties and do not produce any high at all.

Can Your CBD Edibles Expire?

CBD edibles do not expire. There is no such thing as a CBD expiration date. CBD edibles do not go bad, but they do lose potency over time. CBD products do usually last about a year before it is recommended that you replace them.

Can I Eat an Expired Edible?

If the expiration date has passed and your cannabis product still looks fine without any signs of mold or rot, then you can probably consume this item. However, do so at your own risk because you do not know how potent it is anymore. It may be best, to begin with, a smaller serving size of this product instead of eating the entire edible in one sitting.

What Is the Shelf Life of CBD Edibles?

What Is the Shelf Life of CBD Edibles

The shelf-life for a THC or CBD edible product depends on whether it was made at home or purchased from a dispensary, and also how long ago your specific batch was produced. If you are purchasing CBD edibles online, do not purchase anything that has expired or any edibles more than two years past their expiration date.

The shelf life for THC edibles is much shorter, typically about six to twelve months.  If you’re curious what a particular edible product’s use-by date is, it should be listed on the packaging of your product.

How Do You Store CBD Edibles?

The best way to store your cannabis-infused edible products (CBD) is in a cool dry place that is away from direct sunlight or heat.

It’s recommended that you do not store your edibles in the refrigerator because moisture could make them moldy and ruin the taste of the product. CBD edible products do not have any sort of “use-by” date, but they do expire after two years if they are still sealed.

Edible marijuana products do not have any sort of “use-by” date, but they do expire after two years if they are still sealed.

How To Tell If Your Edible Has Expired?

The best way to tell if your edibles have gone bad is to do the “sniff test.” If it doesn’t smell like fresh cannabis or anything close to it, do not eat it! Another sign that your weed is going bad is if it’s dried out and/or turning a greyish color. Edibles should be stored in a cool environment away from direct sunlight.

What Do You Do with An Expired Edible?

If your CBD edibles have gone bad, do not despair! There are plenty of other ways to use the cannabis plant for medicinal purposes. If it’s already too late and you’ve eaten some edibles that might be past their expiration date, don’t worry because there are not enough cannabinoids in the edible to do any major damage.

Why It’s Important to Know About This Issue?

It’s important to know about this issue because it’s not just drug addicts who do drugs or who do them and do not stop and do them and do not do anything about it. There are a lot of teenagers and children out there who do drugs also and do not do anything about it. Don’t think they’re safe because they’re doing edibles instead.

Edibles can be very addictive as well as other drugs such as cocaine, meth, bath salts, MDMA (ecstasy), etc. There is no set expiration date for edibles like there is with medicine that you take orally but they do expire after two years if they’re still sealed.

Other Ways to Consume CBD Products Other Than Edibles

You do not need to eat CBD products; you can also vape them on a vaporizer or make your own CBD oil. You can do this by simply filling an empty syringe with the desired amount of CBD oil and injecting the oil into either your mouth or under your tongue.

How Long Do the Effects Last For?

, Unlike most drugs, THC is fat-soluble, which means it stays in your system for much longer. THC will typically only show up on a urine test for 2-3 days, but the effects of that high can linger for up to two weeks or more. This is why it’s important to do things like drink lots of water, don’t do it every day and do everything in moderation.

Can You Eat Too Much and Get Sick?

Can You Eat Too Much and Get Sick

As stated before, it is unlikely that you will do any major damage to your body if the edibles are expired. However, these edibles do not have an expiration date.

Another thing to keep in mind is that THC is fat-soluble which means it lasts much longer in the body than most drugs which only last for a few days. This means that even after you feel the effects of your high wear off, they may be lingering for longer than normal.

If you do eat too many cannabis-infused edibles or do get sick from them, there are ways to reduce the stomach aches and nausea without having to take prescription medication. Some people do this by taking activated charcoal tablets or ginger capsules while others might do this by drinking ginger tea or eating ginger.

What Happens If You Drink Alcohol with Your CBD Edibles?

Alcohol will not do anything to your high. Alcohol is a depressant (or downer) and, therefore, slows the central nervous system that produces emotions like sensual or psychedelic effects of cannabis.

If you do drink alcohol with your edibles it will cause one of two effects: either make the THC more intense (because it takes longer for alcohol to metabolize out of your body than THC), or make both substances take longer for you to feel their effect after taking them orally.


The good news is that CBD does not expire. You can keep your edible as long as you need to, but it will lose its potency over time.

When the product reaches a certain point of expiration, throw it out and get new edibles! It’s important to always have enough on hand so that if one expires, you’re not left without protection for yourself or your family.

If you find yourself with an expired CBD edible, dispose of it responsibly by throwing it away or returning it to its manufacturer for disposal.

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