With the crazy world we live in nowadays, there are so many things that are changing. From technology to the cars we’re driving, everything is getting better and faster. Cannabis is also changing but for the better. Medical marijuana is undoubtedly one of the biggest game changers to come to light in the past 20 years.
Many patients with ailments or disease have been running towards using cannabis to alleviate pains. As we advance and get through legalization, we are discovering more about what cannabis can do and the new cannabinoids that can help us. One of the most widely researched cannabinoids in the past 5 years is CBD. It is being hailed as the miracle drug that some people are saying is helping more than THC is. It is also very versatile and can be used in many different ways from smoking, vaping, tinctures, topicals, edibles and much more.
What is CBD?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the 100+ cannabinoids that are found in marijuana. Each one has something different to offer. THC is going to be responsible for giving you the psychoactive ingredients that gives you the euphoria or “high” feeling. CBD is responsible for making you feel good without actually getting you high. This is very ideal for many patients who can’t smoke weed because of drug tests or just don’t like the feeling.
CBD uses the endocannabinoid system that mammals are born with. There is the CB1 and CB2 receptors which the body uses to appropriate the right cannabinoids to them. They are found all over the body from the body from the nervous system, brain and peripheral. All this can alter your mood, memory, appetite and pain.
One of the least popular versions of Cannabidiol is the hemp flower. Not many people like it because it smells like weed flower and a lot of people try to be discreet. However, there are many benefits of it that you can’t get through other means. First and foremost, it is the fastest acting way of consuming it. Inhaling it is going to be the fastest way that the active ingredients actually go into the bloodstream.
Hemp dry herb flower CBD can be vaped or smoked. It is usually used to be extracted and made into other methods of consumption. They not only come in raw form and you buy it off the tree in grams or ounces. It can be mailed to you or you can buy it from your local smoke shop or CBD store that carries it. Smoking will definitely leave you smelling like smoked marijuana where as vaping will give you more control over your herbs and dosage.
CBD in the oil form is a very concentrated version of the hemp flower. It is extracted from the dry flower for higher potency in a smaller dose. You can do many things with this oil from take it orally or even vape it. However, the same oil is not used as either one. You would need to get the right vape oil or the right tincture to be used orally.
Oil from Cannabinoids are the most discreet way to use them. They don’t smell and most of them have different flavors to them. Instructions on taking the oil orally is super easy. The top of the oil bottle comes with a dropper which you can use directly under your tongue. Taking it sublingually is the key to a quicker absorption.
Which One Is Better?
When you have different options, you generally ask yourself, which one is better? With these two, it all depends on preference. There are many advantages to both. For hemp flowers, it’s best used when you need relief quickly. Since smoking enters your bloodstream and takes effect almost instantly, that would be the best choice. Taking CBD oil is good because it’s very efficient and the alleviation lasts longer. It is also more clean because it doesn’t get your hand dirty or clothes smell like smoke.