5 Benefits of Smoking High CBD Weed
When it comes to selecting what kind of weed to smoke, the options are seemingly endless. Dispensary shelves are lined with all kinds of flower – from the stickiest, most potent top-shelf buds to the discounted, middle-of-the-road options that pack less punch. When deciding what strains are best for you, don’t overlook the high CBD options, as these have a unique set of benefits that many smokers prefer.
July 28, 2023
If you’re not familiar with CBD, you can read over some CBD facts we’ve previously compiled. In short, CBD is the most common non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis. In many ways, it is similar to THC, but it does not interact with cannabinoid receptors in the same manner. CBD provides therapeutic benefits without getting users high, making it a great option for people who aren’t looking for that feeling.
While it’s true that CBD does not get users high, it’s important to note that this is not always the case for high-CBD strains you can pick up at the dispensary. Many CBD-dominant flower options contain a small amount of THC, which can get users high, depending on their tolerance. Fortunately, our Bellingham weed store, Spokane dispensary, and other locations offer a wide variety of options and THC/CBD ratios, making it easy to find the right product for your needs.
Here are some unique benefits of smoking high-CBD weed:
More control over your experience
You can purchase CBD flower or pre-rolls from a dispensary, and there’s usually a handful of options to choose between. Some people like strains with equal parts THC and CBD so they can get a mild high made more relaxing by the CBD content. Others opt for strains with a much higher CBD-to-THC ratio so they experience little to no high, only a sense of calm and relaxation.
If you’re new to the world of smoking cannabis or just want to be careful exploring different experiences, high-CBD strains are a great approach. You can experiment with different ratios of CBD to THC, starting with the lowest THC contents to ease your way toward a stronger high. CBD has been shown to relieve some of the negative psychological effects some people experience with THC (such as anxiety and paranoia), making it a very approachable way to ease into the world of smoking weed.
The effects of cannabis can be felt within just a few minutes of smoking it. This can make inhaling CBD-dominant cannabis strains a quick option for relief from aches and pains. Keep in mind that clinical research on CBD’s potential to manage pain is limited and we don’t have enough information to definitively say if it can help relieve pain. We do have a lot of promising evidence so far, and much more anecdotal evidence from users who find that CBD helps them get relief from aches and pains.
A calmer mood
Speaking of quick relief – are you stressed or on edge? CBD can likely help with that too. Researchers have found that CBD may have the potential to alleviate mood and anxiety disorders. While not definitive, this preliminary research paired with anecdotal evidence makes for a promising option to help boost your mood.
Since smoking CBD can bring effects quickly, it’s a great option for boosting your mood in times of stress or anxiety. If you’re someone who finds that THC makes you anxious or stressed, be sure to opt for a CBD strain that contains little THC so you can experience only the positive effects.
Have trouble getting to sleep? You’re not alone. Nearly three in ten Americans suffer from insomnia. Fortunately, many people find that CBD helps improve their sleep. Some studies have found CBD to be more effective at improving sleep than THC. Like everything else on this list, CBD has not been clinically proven to improve sleep, but it certainly looks promising.
While CBD may have a sedative effect to help you fall asleep, it may also help you sleep better due to reductions in anxiety and pain. Many people are stuck awake at night because they are dealing with chronic pain or anxiety, and for some, CBD can help provide relief and let users get a good night’s rest.
If you’re looking to quit tobacco, you may be surprised to learn that CBD may help you on the journey. Research has shown that CBD may help treat nicotine addiction. The research is not definitive, but indicates that CBD could help alleviate symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
Smoking cigarettes is also a difficult habit to break because of the habit itself. Swapping cigarettes for CBD pre-rolls can potentially help you replace the habit while alleviating withdrawal symptoms. You still get the experience of smoking, but without the harmful effects of the cigarettes. It’s a win-win.
Remember that all of the suggestions are just that – suggestions. Much of the research into CBD’s therapeutic potential is still in its infancy, meaning we can’t say definitively whether the compound can help with specific conditions. That’s why it’s important to always discuss adding CBD or other supplements to your routine. Your healthcare provider will have a better idea of what might work for you, and can also identify if you shouldn’t use CBD due to health conditions or certain medications.
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Piece of Mind Cannabis is a medical marijuana and recreational Cannabis dispensary with locations in North Spokane, South Spokane, Bellingham, and Pullman, Washington.
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