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The 5 Benefits of Smoking CBD Flower

You may have heard about the benefits of CBD, but been hesitant to try it because of its similarity to marijuana. Here’s the deal: smoking CBD flower will not get you “high.”

In fact, to be classified as hemp, CBD flower must contain less than 0.3% delta-9 THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid) by dry weight.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss these 5 benefits of smoking CBD.

  1. Smoking CBD works fast

  2. Smoking CBD increases its bioavailability

  3. CBD flower is always going to be full-spectrum

  4. Smoking CBD is affordable

  5. Smoking CBD is easy and accessible

Smoking CBD works. Fast. 

Of all the ways to take cannabidiol, smoking CBD works the fastest. When combusted and inhaled, cannabinoids come in contact with your lung tissue and enter your bloodstream almost immediately.

Some studies suggest that after smoking CBD it reaches peak concentration in your bloodstream in just three minutes. That’s opposed to two or three hours when eaten.

Smoking CBD increases its bioavailability. 

Bioavailability- “the proportion of a substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect.”

As opposed to eating and sublingual ingestion (tincture drops under the tongue), smoking CBD increases its overall bioavailability— sometimes up to 50% over the aforementioned methods.

Because CBD itself isn’t water-soluble, it doesn’t readily absorb into the bloodstream in your mouth or in your digestive tract as it does when vaporized CBD enters your lungs.

Get the benefits of full-spectrum hemp by smoking CBD

You may notice descriptors like “broad-spectrum and “full-spectrum” when buying CBD products. Each describes a slightly different way of making and consuming cannabinoids.

Read more about the differences between broad and full-spectrum CBD here.

By smoking CBD flower, you’re consuming “full-spectrum” hemp, meaning that all the cannabinoids present in the hemp plant are still present in your product. Many believe that this is the best way to consume CBD as it provides the users with the entourage effect— aptly named for the effect produced when all cannabinoids work together to provide feelings of calm and relief.

Smoking CBD is relatively affordable

Because hemp flower requires relatively little processing or added labor, smoking CBD is one of the most affordable ways to consume the most milligrams of CBD.

See Sunset Lake CBD’s array of hand-trimmed CBD flower

Avoid the mess by smoking CBD

Another favorite method of consuming CBD is through CBD edibles. It can be fun, rewarding, relaxing, or whatever you decide to make it.

See our step-by-step CBD edible infusion method here

But if you want to skip the fuss, or if you just don’t have time to do some baking, you can always pack a bowl of CBD and be on your way.