Smoking cannabidiol [CBD] is how most people deal with stress these days. However, smoking is not the only way to ingest CBD. Cannabidiol now comes in a variety of forms such as gummies, brownies, vapes, oils, tinctures, topicals, etc.
In this guide, we’ll cover how to smoke your favorite cannabidiol flowers and the benefits that they offer.
The Benefits Of Smoking CBD
According to new research into CBD’s potential medical advantages, there is solid scientific evidence supporting CBD’s usefulness in the treatment of epilepsy by lowering the frequency of seizures.
Even the FDA [Food & Drug Administration] approved a CBD-based medication drug to treat severe epilepsy. However, that is the only medicinal drug that exists containing cannabidiol.
Cannabis users have used CBD to treat various mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and body pain. However, until newer studies validate the health benefits of CBD and the benefits of smoking CBD in particular, they remain anecdotal.
The best part is that there is a lot of clinical proof that CBD is safe to consume, especially in large doses. Hence proving it can’t overdose. A 2019 drugs journal published those healthy individuals who consumed 1500mg of CBD per day for 30 days had very few side effects, all of which were minor.
To put things in perspective, most CBD products on the market today have a serving size of 10 milligrams. So you don’t need to worry about overdosing, cause you’d need to smoke more than a hundred cigarettes to get to an excessive dose.
Feel free to experiment with different doses to find the right one that suits your body.
Different Types Of CBD Flowers
You’ve probably heard the terms “full-spectrum,” “broad-spectrum,” and “isolate” concerning CBD flowers. Since the industry is so new, these distinctions are still developing.
However, these are the three main varieties of concentrated CBD that you may encounter on the market. And the one you choose makes a significant difference.
In chemistry, the term “isolate” refers to a substance’s purest form. CBD isolate is CBD that has been concentrated to its purest form. The product should not contain any other cannabinoids, terpenes, or THC from the plant. Although some isolated products are purposefully diluted by the manufacturers, you should always double-check the CBD concentration mentioned on the product label. As well as on the lab reports.
Full-spectrum is the CBD form in which other cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and THC are all included in the final product. A full-spectrum CBD extract will have a very different smell and taste as compared to isolate CBD.
These additional plant compounds are said to aid in the absorption of CBD by the body. However, the medicinal effects of full-spectrum products have been demonstrated to be less potent than the medicinal effects of pure CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD combines the benefits of both isolate and full-spectrum CBD. It carries pure concentrations of CBD, flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids from the hemp plant. However, all the traces of THC is removed from these varieties.
How To Smoke CBD Flowers The Right Way
Before you try smoking CBD flowers, you should know that there is a common way and the right way to smoking these. This isn’t to imply that doing it incorrectly will cause any harm, but it could result in a lot of waste of product and money.
Our lungs are designed to pass the oxygen quickly to the bloodstream, which then extracts the chemicals from the inhaled air at a breakneck speed of just a few milliseconds.
Breathing deeply and holding your breath when smoking any kind of cigarette will deprive the lungs of oxygen and chemicals, rendering the product ineffective. Then the question remains, what is the right way to smoke CBD?
Follow these simple steps to make the most from your CBD smoking session:
- To begin, first, take a deep breath and exhale through the mouth.
- Now slowly inhale the CBD smoke through the mouth and fill up until your lungs are around ⅔ full.
- Breath in the remaining ⅓ lung capacity of the normal air.
- After filling up the lungs, don’t hold your breath in.
- Immediately exhale through the mouth, entirely.
- After that wait a few seconds before taking another puff to allow time for cannabidiols to enter the bloodstream.
What Are The Different Forms Of CBD Products?
Oil and tinctures- Glycerin, oil, or alcoholic drinks are commonly used as bases for the consumption of CBD oil and tinctures. People are taking these extracts usually with a dropper and placing them under the tongue, which is commonly known as sublingual consumption. You can add them to meals and salads as well. CBD oils and tinctures come in a variety of concentrations and flavors.
Edibles- CBD edibles are made out of the same extracts as above but in the form of food. CBD edibles are available in a variety of drinks and foods, including teas, brownies, gummies, candies, cookies, etc. Gummies are the most popular form of CBD edibles, they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, flavors, and concentrations.
Vapes- Vaping delivers fast and quick results. However, vaping carries a much higher risk of lung damage. Instead, you can use sublingual consumption, since they offer almost the same effects as vaping, without the possible lung damage.
Topicals- CBD topicals such as creams, lotions, balms, etc, are also available. But know that the effects of these will be less potent than that of consumption of CBD. However, these methods are highly effective for skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, as well as muscle pain, and athletic recovery.
Toxins are known as polyaromatic hydrocarbons released when plant material is burned. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons are found in both tobacco and marijuana smoke, and being exposed to them is one of the dangers of smoking marijuana.
However, cannabis does not carry the same hazards as tobacco. While smoking CBD flowers in excess might cause respiratory problems (such as bronchitis or, in severe cases, COPD), there is no evidence that smoking CBD causes cancer, which is one of the most serious hazards linked with smoking tobacco cigarettes.
Any substance, that carries psychoactive compounds, has the potential to cause harm to the body. Moderate amounts of CBD counter all these issues, but it is best if you consult with a doctor when using it for medicinal purposes.