Obviously, deciding if you want to try CBD is a personal decision, and the reasons why you might be interested in the product can vary greatly from person to person. Some people want to use CBD to relieve pain, but others use it to relieve stress or to feel more relaxed.
Whatever your reasons for being interested in CBD, you are likely to be curious about how it feels to take it and whether you should try smoking CBD or taking it as an oil. Like all legal drugs, your decision to take CBD is ultimately up to you, but this guide may be helpful as you weigh your decision.
What does CBD smoking feel like?
Smoking CBD can affect each user in different ways depending on how much they take, how often they use it, and a number of other factors related to each individual. Unlike cannabis, smoking CBD does not make you addicted to drugs, which means that it does not harm your judgment or your motor skills as cannabis can.
This is not to say that CBD has no effect on people who smoke it, and this is especially true for first-time users. It may give you a slight buzz, but only the first few times you smoke it. This buzz isn’t loud, though. Instead, it is more like a feeling of general health and well-being, similar to what you may feel after exercise.
Most people use CBD in part as a stress reliever, and in doing so, they often feel a kind of “body height” that allows them to feel connected to their body. Some varieties can also make you feel more energized or motivated, and even larger amounts can make you feel deeply relaxed or even sleepy.
How does CBD oil feel?
The effects of CBD oil are usually similar to the effects you might feel when you smoke it. Those who take CBD oil often do so to deal with pain or other problems, which CBD can often relieve effectively. Others find that, like smoking CBD, using CBD oil can make them feel more relaxed or connected to their body.
Some find that CBD oil slows their mind, but not in a way that makes them drowsy or makes them unable to function. In contrast, CBD may allow some people to concentrate on a single task when they are unable to concentrate. CBD is often reported to offer many of the same benefits as cannabis, but in a less extreme way. Many professional athletes even use it before games or practices to allow them to feel more in sync with their body and focus solely on their next performance.
Do all CBD products work the same?
CBD products may work differently, but these differences often come from the type of CBD you buy rather than how you ingest it. Everything from the CBD strain to the brand you buy can have an effect on how reliable it is and how you feel when you take it.
There are three main types of CBD:
- Isolated: Contains only CBD and no other substances found in cannabis
- Full spectrum: contains all the substances found naturally in cannabis, including THC
- Broad spectrum: contains a large number of substances found in cannabis, but does not contain THC
Full-spectrum products that include THC are often more effective because they combine the effects of CBD and THC. Most THC-containing CBD products only contain a very small amount, but can significantly change the way you react after taking it. CBD isolation is likely to be a milder experience, while variations containing THC or other substances may have a greater impact.
For the most part, it makes sense to start with CBD isolate and then move on to other products if you find that isolate doesn’t offer you the level of relief you’re looking for.
Ultimately, choosing the right CBD product for you involves examining a wide range of factors, including one factor we haven’t covered yet, which is the price of the product. Some CBD products cost much more than others, and if you want to use CBD regularly, you may have to go with a cheaper option.
Along with the cost, you should consider your reasons for being interested in CBD and the differences between the different brands and strains available. While this guide may not be comprehensive, we hope it helps you find the family of products you’re most interested in trying.