7 Best Ways to Consume CBD

By November 17, 2018CBD News
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Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis flower, which means that it does not get you high. Instead, research suggests that CBD flower and concentrates can be very effective in treating both chronic and acute health conditions. It works the same way smoking THC from a bong does. The cannabinoids attach themselves to the cb1 receptors in the brain, which is how you feel the effects of cannabidiol.

This cannabinoid has become somewhat of a public health sensation and is now appearing in health food stores, coffee shops, juice bars, and fine dining establishments all over the US and Canada. People are loading cannabidiol heavy weed into their bongs. People who once smoked cigarettes have now turned to e-cigarettes filled with cannabidiol e-juices. Those who suffer from chronic pain are finding their relief in topicals filled with the cannabinoid.

Even those who are not medical cannabis users are finding themselves enjoying the effects that cannabidiol has on their health and overall physical and mental wellbeing. Cannabidiol might have seemed like a fad at first, but there is no denying the effect that it has had on the public’s consciousness. As such, there are now so many ways that you can consume cannabidiol.

You can take THC’s non-psychoactive cousin cannabidiol in any number of ways, such as through a tincture, in a vape, etc., but which are the most effective ways to consume it? Well, as it turns out, it really matters what you are taking CBD for. If you’re doing it medicinally, carefully measured micro doses are the way to go. If you’re consuming CBD as part of the newest health trend, you might be more relaxed consuming it via food or drink. Here are the best ways to consume CBD based on the reasons you might be using it.

Smoking CBD Strains

Smoking strains with a higher CBD: THC ratio might not be the most popular method of consuming CBD, but there is no denying that it is effective. Do you remember how you felt the last time you smoked a CBD joint? You felt pretty incredible right? I can recall a time when I was having a bad anxiety attack. I felt like I was drowning, but then I smoked a joint of high CBD strain ACDC and felt absolutely marvelous. If you’re consuming CBD for recreational or non-serious medical conditions, as the exact dosages are more difficult to get an accurate reading on.

CBD edibles

CBD edibles are an excellent way to consume cannabidiol, whether for medical or recreational purposes, but they happen to be a favorite consumption method of medical cannabis users. One of the reasons is because they are measured in far more accurate doses than smoking a joint of Ringo’s Gift, or even taking in a tincture by the dropperful (some people seem to have different ideas on what constitutes a dropperful). Edibles are also considerably healthier than smoking is, hence one of the reasons why people with persistent lung problems prefer to take their CBD through edible means. Edibles do take longer to kick in, but on the other hand, the effects last a lot longer than smoking and vaping do.


Doing dabs with CBD wax is a surprisingly effective way to take in your cannabidiol. As with THC, CBD concentrates are far more potent than smoking a CBD dominant strain. If you need to feel the effects of your CBD immediately, then you can’t go wrong doing some cannabidiol dabs (cannadabiol)? Cannadabiol is really catching fire with young people, though older cannabis consumers


Topicals are a great way to consume cannabidiol CBD incognito, so it’s no wonder why this consumption method is so popular with people who you would not think would be the archetypal cannabis user. Topical medications include things such as lotions, salves, and other such creams. There is no lighter or bong involved, just you and your medicine. Topicals are preferred by medical cannabis users who might be experiencing chronic pain You can easily carry it around in a purse or backpack and apply it anywhere on your body to feel the effects. I like to keep my homemade topicals in a mason jar on a shelf in my bathroom. Women I know who use CBD topicals swear by applying them after they get out of the shower. I tried it myself, and I have to tell you that it feels so exquisite!

Vaping it

Consuming cannabidiol via electronic cigarettes, aka vape pens is a very effective consumption method, and it is much healthier than smoking, and a little more stylish than slathering lotion on yourself. Puffing on a vape pen is a great way to intake your CBD discreetly at little intervals throughout the day! This is why vapes are great for taking CBD There are of course some risks that are inherent with vaping, especially if you use a cheap vape! These risks make some people prefer things like…

Cannabis Tinctures

Tinctures are among the most popular ways of consuming CBD products medicinally, as they can easily be taken orally at any time of the day. So many people consume vitamin supplements and other medicines via dropper, so no one really looks twice at anyone who does this. Tinctures are great for patients who need extra high concentrations of CBD, which might not be as attainable in edibles.

As an Infused Drink

One of my favorite ways to consume CBD oil is definitely via infused drink, such as coffee, tea, or one of my newest favorites: in an energy drink. I gave up drinking soda and regular energy drinks my freshman year of college, so having a healthy carbonated alternative is always going to be a draw for me. Apparently, women across the United States agree, because CBD is being infused into things like wine, your morning latte, your afternoon smoothie, and your evening meal.

There are so many different ways to consume cannabidiol, and they’re all pretty effective. Some are more well suited for different people than others. For instance, I don’t often come across people smoking joints of high CBD strains like Charlotte’s Web. On the other hand, almost everyone I know are using CBD tinctures and edibles. My advice is to try each consumption method to see which one is right for you. If you are using CBD upon the recommendation of a doctor, use whichever method they recommend.

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What are your favorite ways to consume your CBD? Tell us in the comments below!!




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