CBD has at least seven proven health benefits for its users. Despite all the recent hype, CBD is a miraculous substance that may be the perfect addition to your wellness routine. If you are ready to begin using CBD there are many ways to consume it.
One of the oldest and most common ways is by smoking CBD flower. This guide describes in detail how to smoke CBD. That way you can begin incorporating it into your life.
Obtain Your CBD Flower
This may seem obvious, but the first step in smoking CBD flower is to obtain CBD flower in the first place. CBD is sold at many locations nationwide from grocery stores to dispensaries. There are also CBD specific shops that you can visit.
Another great option is to buy CBD flower online. Shop around to find the best CBD flower online. There are many different varieties available each with its own sets of aesthetic and functional differences. Find one that best suits your needs.
Get Your Grinder
No matter what smoking apparatus you decide to use when smoking your CBD flower, a grinder will make your whole smoking experience run smoother. There are a few different kinds of grinders so do your research and see which one best fits your needs.
Plastic, metal, wood, and other materials are all used to make grinders. Some have multiple compartments, while others are more basic. Grinders also come in all different shapes sizes and designs.
For beginners, the simplest and cheapest grinder is your best bet. You don’t want to get too deep into the weeds selecting a state-of-the-art piece of equipment until you have developed your habit more.
Place your CBD flower into the grinder and twist it around to convert the raw flower into a powdered form. At this point, to stop the powder from spilling and getting everywhere you may want to pour it onto a dish or tray.
Grinding your weed allows it to burn in a more even manner and be thoroughly consumed. Without a grinder, bits of flower may remain un-burned and your hit may not be as smooth.
Take the powdered flower from your dish and use it to fill the smoking apparatus of your choice. You are now almost ready to begin smoking.
Choose Your Smoking Apparatus
Consuming CBD flower can be done in a variety of different ways. For this guide, we will be focusing on how to smoke CBD, so we will not be discussing using a vaporizer or ingesting it in edible form. The following are some common smoking apparatuses.
Pipes are one of the most basic forms of smoking apparatus. From the old-style carved wooden tobacco pipes your grandpa used to corn-cobs and glass pipes, each style provides a different smoking experience.
There are also metal pipes, clay pipes, stone pipes, and pipes made of other materials to take into account. Glass pipes are generally the best suited for smoking CBD flower and provide the cleanest experience free of harmful chemicals.
Glass pipes can be crafted into many ornate and complicated styles. Sherlock pipes have a long skinny stem and a big bowl. Steam-rollers are thick glass tubes with a bowl either located on the top or the end of the pipe.
Pipes also come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and have different features like a “carb” on the side which enhances air-flow by use of the smoker’s thumb. Picking out a pipe can be a fun experience so take your time and choose wisely.
Bongs and Bubblers
Bongs are tubes with the bowl located at the end of the down-stem towards the bottom. The user places their mouth around the top of the tube, lights the bowl, and pulls the bowl off the down-stem to take a hit.
Bongs are filled with water which helps purify and cool the smoke en-route to the user’s mouth. Also, some have other features such as an “ice-catcher” which uses ice to further cool down the smoke.
Bongs can be made from a variety of materials including glass or acrylic and come in many different shapes and sizes. Bongs provide large hits and therefore large doses of CBD. They are not for the faint of heart.
Bubblers are like a combination of a pipe and a bong. They often have a chamber filled with water below the bowl but lack a down-stem. They provide the middle-ground smoking experience between the two others.
Joints and Blunts
Joints are marijuana cigarettes that the user rolls themselves, or buys in a pre-rolled form. There are different forms of joint papers ranging from traditional cigarette papers to hemp papers. Learning how to roll a joint is an acquired skill and art.
Blunts are cigars that are filled with marijuana instead of tobacco. They can also be rolled by the user or bought in a pre-rolled form. Be aware, that many blunts use tobacco leaves which means you will be smoking tobacco if you choose this form.
How to Smoke CBD
Roll your joint/blunt, or pack your pipe/bong/bubbler full of ground CBD. You are now ready to begin the smoking process. Find an ignition source such as a lighter, match, or hemp wick.
Place the correct end of the smoking apparatus to your mouth and use the ignition source to ignite the other end. Begin inhaling before engaging the ignition source to ensure that the flower is burned evenly.
Hold your hit in for at least a few seconds and exhale. Repeat until you have had your fill and reached your target dosage. Be sure to make sure the CBD flower in your apparatus is no longer burning after use to decrease the chance of starting a fire.
Your Pain Goes up in Smoke
No matter which way you choose to smoke your CBD flower, partaking can be a fun and social experience that enhances your overall quality of life. Learning how to smoke CBD is the first step on the long road to becoming a CBD connoisseur.
Do some research to see if CBD is right for you and if it is give it a try today! For all of your other news and lifestyle tips make sure to check out the rest of our site.