Marijuana isn’t just a drug that gets one high. It is, in fact, a powerhouse of pain and disease-fighting cannabinoids (and terpenes) that have long remained (or deliberately kept as) a secret for years from humanity. However, the truth can’t long be hidden; sooner or later, it reveals itself.
Although the cannabis plant boasts many cannabinoids, the two most researched compounds are CBD and THC. While the former finds its place in all medical marijuana products, the latter gives you the ‘high’ that you experience each time after smoking that joint. THC too has medicinal benefits and is often prescribed to some patients, but because of the potential risks associated with it, many people tend to stay away from the psychoactive cannabinoid.
In this post, we’ll take a look at a few healthier ways of consuming CBD, because, you know, the smoke comes with THC and isn’t good for the lungs. So let’s begin:
Sticking to basics is the easiest and perhaps one of the most effective ways to experience the benefits of CBD, without worrying about the psychoactive effects of the drug. You can choose CBD Isolate which contains 99% CBD extract and witness the wonders the cannabinoid brings to you.
Many medical marijuana patients use tinctures to ’embrace’ CBD, because of the precise dosage this delivery method offers with minimal effort. Tinctures are typically consumed by placing a few drops under the tongue — a process technically known as the sublingual administration.
The tissues beneath the tongue start absorbing CBD as soon as the drops are placed. This way tinctures bring quick relief to its recipients.
A lot of people with a conservative mind tend to run away from marijuana and its ‘innocent’ derivatives like CBD, even if given the option to use tinctures and capsules. For them, topicals are perhaps the best method to experience the benefits of the non-psychoactive compound for skin ailments.
You can choose from a wide variety of topicals ranging from creams and lotions to sprays and balms. Most of them are a combination of CBD oil and other natural products, like lavender and echinacea.
Edibles hold the last spot on our list because of a number of reasons: Firstly, no matter how much child-resistant or unattractive shapes, sizes and colors you give to edibles, there is always a high risk of them being consumed by your kids or pets. As long as the THC content is next-to-none, nothing may happen, but some edibles like pot brownies and cakes may have a little higher THC than expected, which could cause problems.
For adults looking to experience CBD (and marijuana) for the first time, edibles are perhaps the ideal choice. They take a little longer to give you the high so make sure that you do not end up overdosing.