Vaping CBD flower
Not sure what to do with the CBD flower you just acquired for your collection? You've come to the right place. Taking CBD flower can be complicated for beginners, and even experienced CBD flower users can learn something by taking a closer look at the most popular way to ingest cannabis.
In this guide, we'll give you a brief overview of what CBD flower is and what users describe as the benefits of vaping it.
What is CBD flower?
CBD flower is the same as THC-rich cannabis, but contains less than 1% THC. There is a misconception that hemp and marijuana are different types of plants, but the only difference between high-THC and low-THC cannabis is the dominant cannabinoid.
Cannabis can in fact be bred to be dominated by several different cannabinoids. The only reason why CBD-dominant cannabis flower is more common than CBG-dominant flower is because CBD became popular first.
Cannabis can be grown outdoors in fields (outdoor), in greenhouses (greenhouse) and also indoors.
Most CBD-rich cannabis strains take about four weeks to grow to full size and another 8-9 weeks to flower. Once they have reached peak potency, CBD-rich cannabis flowers are harvested and dried conventionally or flash frozen.
At this point, the CBD flower is ready for vaping. But what are the best ways to use CBD flower and what are the benefits?
Does CBD flower offer any effect?
According to scientific research, the various cannabinoids present in hemp flower may be more effective when held together. Through a phenomenon called the entourage effect, the cannabinoids seem to engage each other in a form of synergy that gives them benefits beyond their individual properties.
Many types of cannabis products remove or isolate certain cannabinoids, thereby eliminating the possibility of this effect. CBD-rich hemp flower, however, preserves the entire mix of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
Are there CBD indica and sativa flowers?
Yes, as with THC-rich cannabis, there are indica, sativa and hybrid variants of CBD flowers. The unique combinations of terpenes in the CBD flower seem to be responsible for these different effects, as reported by CBD flower users:
Indica strains provide relaxing effects
Sativa strains have stimulant effects
Hybrid strains provide balanced effects
How do you use CBD flower?
People primarily smoke or vape CBD flower. These uses are perhaps the most popular, but you can let your creativity run wild when using CBD flower, as it is the source from which much of the CBD products are derived. CBD flower can be infused into coconut oil, for example, and then you can use it to make virtually any edible treat or hemp-based topical under the sun.
Why vape CBD?
One of the most impressive benefits of CBD flower is the speed of its activation - inhaling hemp flower allows the CBD in it to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. From there, the blood vessels in the lungs carry the CBD directly to the brain, and the effects of inhaled CBD are usually felt within 30 seconds. Vaping bypasses the filtering mechanisms of the digestive system and is therefore suitable for immediate relief.
Vaping hemp flower is one of the most beneficial ways of taking CBD. Users claim that the effects of CBD flower usually last for about 60 minutes,
The big advantage is that the vapour is absorbed into the lungs better than smoke and vaping can be more effective than smoking. Vaping also preserves the terpenes that give CBD flower its unique flavour.
Furthermore, recent research suggests that vaporizing CBD could provide the best bioavailability, meaning that your body is able to use the highest percentage of CBD that you ingest just from vaporizing.
How do you feel after vaping CBD flower?
Vaping CBD flower usually offers stronger effects than CBD products that you ingest orally or apply topically. However, like other types of CBD products, CBD flower usually provides a relaxing, soothing sensation. However, the effects of CBD flower vary depending on the strain, with indica varieties delivering the most relaxing effects and sativa being more stimulating.