Known as the second most prominent component of marijuana, cannabis lovers have devised various ways of smoking CBD. Today we’ll cover everything from lighting up CBD in a joint to consuming it through smoothly vape pens, such as one of our favourites from FeelCBD.
Ways to Smoke CBD
There are several ways to consume and smoke CBD. In this section today, let’s discuss four approaches to get the most out of your CBD.
Smoking CBD in Bud & Flower Form
Users have various options in smoking CBD flowers in bud form. The following are similar renditions of the classic ways to smoke weed, but with highly concentrated CBD.
The most important thing is to try and use a high CBD flower strain such as our CBD Sour Widow.
- Try a classic CBD blunt
- Wrap your lips around a CBD cigarette
- Save time with a CBD pre-roll as well
CBD dabs are cannabis extracts containing high concentrations of the CBD. It is, thus, little wonder why dabbing CBD is one of the most unknown ways of consuming the substance.
There are two ways to dab your CBD – traditionally, or with an e-device.
- Traditional dabbing – requires the use of a dabbing rig (made of glass), butane torch, dab nail, and dab tool. Note that this is best suited to expert cannabis consumers. If you are just getting started, you might want to hang around an expert to get the full idea of using a dabbing rig. For a normal dabbing nail, turn on the torch to heat the nail till it’s hot. Some users prefer that the nail be red hot. For electronic nails, your user manual will guide you on the usage. Turn off the torch once the nail is hot. Depending on the nail material (titanium, quartz, etc.), allow it to cool for between 10 – 45 seconds before use. Apply the dab to the nail inside the glass dome. The dab starts melting off, giving off smoke that you can inhale.
- E-device – these remain the ideal pick for inexperienced users, as well as veteran consumers.
- Choose a good device.
- Charge the device fully before first use.
- Follow the user manual to get the best out of the equipment.
- Have fun and dab!
No matter which vape you try, the following steps will come in handy:
- It’s worth checking that your vaping pen is fully charged before you get started.
- Preheat the oven – this is essential for new pens, helping to burn off the residue from the manufacturing process.
- Take gentle puffs at first. You can build up your experience – there’s no rush.
Unlike the THC compound found in Cannabis, you will not be getting high from smoking CBD. This already rules out the misconception that cannabis is only good for the high.
Many Cannabis products will explicitly state the balance of THC and CBD on the labels so be sure to pay attention to this in your next purchase.
In any case, below are a few of the top benefits of smoking CBD:
Benefits of Smoking CBD
A Calming Effect
CBD provides a calming and soothing effect on its users, helping patients dealing with stress to relax better. The calming effects of CBD do not take too long to kick into action, especially when smoked. However, this effect is not as strong as that of THC to knock you out – if that is what you would have preferred instead.
There is a reason why many medical dispensaries are carrying CBD products today. There are enough evidence and fan-fare to bring CBD to the forefront of many active Cannabis seekers.
One of the positive medicinal properties is its anti-inflammatory applications which makes CBD a solid alternative to conventional medicine in the treatment and management of pain. CBD is also proven to reduce swellings and acne.
Mental and Psychological Applications
For a substance that helps calm the body and mind, it is no surprise that it is also a worthy candidate in the treatment of certain mental and psychological issues, which include treating anxiety and depression.
Users of CBD for related conditions have reported helpful results and improvements. Perhaps the winning factor for CBD is how mild it is on side effects when compared with other antidepressants on the market.
CBD is relatively cheaper to produce, market, and distribute than other concentrates. Thus, you can get more of this substance in dry weight, and at a bulk discount price too.
With that said, most CBD strains come with some trace amounts of THC too. Those amounts are not enough to give you the high that you will get from a predominantly THC-based strain, but it does contribute to the overall effect and enjoyment of your smoking session.
Smoking vs Vaping
Speaking of vape pens, they also help with another side effect from smoking CBD.
Since vape pens heat the cannabinoids to the point of evaporation, users do not have to worry about the bulk of carcinogens that come with traditional smoking.
Vaping is getting more recognized these days for all the right reasons, as you’ll discover below.
A Cleaner Way to Consume
Smoking produces a lot of tar and chemicals that hang around in the air, gets trapped in your clothes and your body. This is a concern for anyone who wants to enjoy their CBD without giving that off. Vaping, fortunately, fixes that problem for us.
It only provides vapor in the place of the thick smoke that comes from, well, smoking. Only those around the user can smell the Cannabis for a brief moment when vapes are used, as opposed to the lingering effects of smoking. Nowadays those smells are muffled with sweet smells based on the flavour of the vape.
Possibly Better Value Too!
In the long run, using a vape is more cost-effective than smoking your CBD outright.
For one, you do not have to worry about air fresheners for your space anymore. Even if you would, it’s not at the same level as when you were smoking from a blunt.
Any standard vape pen kit usually comes with a battery and charger too. All you have to do is charge the vape and you can use it anywhere.
That, and we have not talked about how most vaping machines never destroy the herb in the way that combustion does. So, the substance lasts for longer than before.
Pure Spectrum vs Full Spectrum CBD
Pure Spectrum CBD, also referred to as CBD isolate, is the single purest form of the substance as it was pulled from the plant, lacking any other ingredient at all. Everything you get in it is CBD – no more and no less.
A full-spectrum CBD, on the other hand, is the cannabis product that contains a wide range of cannabinoids in it. From the point of extraction from the plant, it is not re-extracted for only CBD. Thus, it packs a taste and feel of other cannabinoids that you would expect to find in cannabis.
With full-spectrum CBD usage, you’ll get the entourage effect which provides the usual effects of smoking Cannabis, alongside the THC compounds.
It’s really up to you which one you’re aiming for but pure CBD might be too extreme to provide the feeling most are looking for.
As promised, we have curated this guide to make you a better authority in your CBD usage.
We have not only suggested the best ways to smoke your CBD, but also specific products that will help you.
The primary lesson is that you can decide between smoking and vaping your CBD. Plus the side effects to be on the lookout for.
As the popularity of CBD grows, so will the diversity in our CBD inventory.
Head over to our CBD page to check out the vape pens, creams, gummies, and more.