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benefits of smoking cbd hemp oil

Because smoking CBD involves — no shocker here — smoke inhalation, there is the risk of developing respiratory issues. Whenever you combust plant material, toxins called polyaromatic hydrocarbons form. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons exist in both tobacco and cannabis smoke and exposing yourself to those toxins is one of the risks of smoking weed.

CBD can be infused into a variety of products, including vape juice, edibles, capsules, and CBD oil tinctures. CBD tinctures are strictly for ingestion, while CBD oils are made for inhalation.

The side effects of smoking CBD

While more research into the effectiveness of CBD consumption methods is needed, most evidence suggests that smoking CBD flower will not cause intoxication. The primary concern for users is getting unadulterated CBD and, for those who prefer smoking, the potential long-term consequences for the lungs. CBD does interact with some prescription drugs so check with your doctor before trying it.

The good news is there is a lot of clinical evidence that CBD is safe to consume, even in large quantities. A clinical trial published in CNS Drugs in 2019 showed that healthy individuals who received 1500 mg of CBD twice per day experienced very few adverse reactions and all were mild. For context, most CBD products on the market today contain 10 mg per serving.

The FDA has not stepped in to regulate CBD products, but in 2018 the FDA approved the prescription use of Epidiolex, a purified form of CBD oil, for treating epilepsy.

Here is just some of what the current evidence says.

In all but a few studies, lower doses of CBD (10 milligrams per kilogram, mg/kg, or less) improved some symptoms of anxiety. Higher doses (100 mg/kg or more) exhibited virtually no effect.

Anxiety

CBD shows promise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, suggests a 2015 review of studies in the journal Neurotherapeutics.   According to the investigators, CBD demonstrated potent anxiolytic (anxiety-relieving) effects in animal research, albeit with counterintuitive results.

CBD oil may benefit those with drug addiction, suggests a 2015 review of studies published in Substance Abuse.

Medical marijuana is frequently prescribed to people with intractable (treatment-resistant) pain, including those with terminal cancer. There is some evidence that CBD contributes to this benefit.

Out of the over 130 compounds present in the cannabis plant, none has received the attention and spotlight comparable to that of cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabidiol has been widely popularized due to its immense medicinal properties. Indeed, CBD is the most therapeutic extract of the cannabis plant.

Another notable benefit of smoking CBD hemp flower is that it’s a faster way to enjoy the therapeutic effects of CBD. As we mentioned earlier, the length of time it takes to notice the effects of CBD is one of the crucial factors to consider when choosing a method of consumption.

1. Relatively Affordable

Smoking CBD hemp flower ranks even higher in terms of effectiveness, compared to other slower-acting methods of CBD consumption, such as edibles, ointments, or capsules.

Admittedly, the popularity of cannabis has increased over the past few years. However, the price of various CBD products, such as CBD oil tinctures and CBD vape juice, remains inhibitive for most people. Indeed, it’s difficult to find cheap weed and in most cases, buyers have to make a tradeoff between affordability and quality.

One of the main concerns among CBD users is how to consume the substance. In this post, we shall discuss smoking CBD hemp flower and its many benefits.