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  • by Nicola Boulton August 31, 2022 5 min read

    CBD Flower: A Comprehensive Guide

    CBD flower increases bioavailabilty, gives out the entourage effect, and also assists in dealing with addiction. There are different ways in which the CBD flower can be used. Some of these ways include; eating, smoking and applying them topically.

    CBD can be extracted from different plant of the cannabis plant such as, stem, leaves and flowers. CBD flower contains all the cannabinoids such as terpenes, THC, and all other active compounds of the cannabis plant. CBD flowers has been acclaimed to have a lot of benefits to the human body. All the compounds that are found in CBD flower work together to give out the effects and the benefits they have. This article goes into depth on what CBD flowers is all abut and the benefits it has.   

    What is CBD flower?

    CBD flowers are buds found in the mature cannabis hemp plant. They contain many different cannabinoids with a high concentration of CBD. They are consumed by smoking or any other way and they don't cause intoxication (Harrower et al., 2018). CBD flowers contain traces of THC which does not exceed 0.3% and other cannabinoids such as terpenes with varying concentrations depending on the hemp strain. CBD is rich in therapeutic benefits and it does not cause high.

    Does Smoking CBD Flower Get you High?

    The THC concentration available in CBD flower is less to get you high. This means that smoking CBD flowers will not get you high but you will get all the benefits associated with CBD (Harrower et al., 2018). Smoking CBD flowers will give you the experience of mild relaxation.

    How Does CBD Flower Work?

    After inhaling the CBD flower, it enters through the liver and then travels to the lungs where it is absorbed into the bloodstream (Shi et al., 2019). It is then transported through the body where it interacts with the endocannabinoid system resulting in the desired effects.

    Benefits of Smoking CBD Flower

    Some people choose to smoke CBD flowers due to some reasons such as:

    Smoking CBD Flower Increases the Bioavailability

    Smoking CBD is believed to increase the absorption of CBD in a person's body.  The 2017 chemistry & biodiversity study shows that almost half of the smoked CBD makes its way to the bloodstream (Shi et al., 2019). This makes it highly absorbed in the bloodstream compared to the CBD edibles in which only 5% of the consumed CBD makes its way to the bloodstream.

    Smoking CBD Flower Works Faster than the Other Methods

    When you smoke CBD flowers, it gets in contact with your lung tissue immediately. It is believed to be absorbed into the bloodstream in just three minutes after inhaling it (Shi et al., 2019). This makes it very faster than other methods of consuming CBD like those which undergo digestion first taking an hour to show CBD effects. Smoking CBD will leave your system faster because it is metabolized very fast.

    Smoking CBD flower is more affordable than other methods

    CBD flower does not require much processing compared to other CBD products such as oil, edibles, and topicals. CBD flowers are also easy to store and transport. Manufacturing CBD flowers do not require specialized equipment.

    Smoking CBD Flower Gives the Entourage Effect

    CBD flower contains all the cannabinoids available in the cannabis hemp plant including THC and terpenes. This means that by smoking CBD flowers you are consuming full-spectrum CBD (Smart et al., 2017). All present cannabinoids work together resulting in entourage effects. Different cannabinoids have different roles which improve the overall benefits of CBD. When all cannabinoids work together, they result in the feeling of calmness and relief in a person's body.

    CBD Flower Brings the Relaxation Feeling Without the ‘high’ Feeling

    Although CBD flower contains all the cannabinoids available in the cannabis plant including the THC compound responsible for making a person high, smoking CBD flower will not make you high (Smart et al., 2017). This is because the CBD compound is found in plenty and the THC content is low to get you high.

    Smoking CBD Flower may Help in Dealing with Addiction

    Smoking CBD flowers may help people who want to quit tobacco addiction because it helps in easing the anxiety which is common in quitting addictions. It also reduces the cravings toward something making it helpful in quitting addictions.

    Is Smoking CBD Flower Addictive?

    According to available reaches, smoking CBD flowers is not an addiction at all. although the CBD research is still ongoing, as for right now, smoking CBD flowers can't cause addiction.

    How to Use CBD Flower?

    There are several ways in which you can use CBD flowers. The way you use CBD flower is highly personal (Smart et al., 2017). Getting bet out of your CBD flower, you should break it down into a finer composition. You can use CBD flower in the following methods:

    Eat it

    CBD flower can be consumed by blending it into your dishes. This is done by grinding the flower into smaller particles and then you can mix them with heated butter and spread it for cooking.

    Smoke it

    Smoking the CBD flower is the most common method of consuming CBD flower.  It is one of the easiest and fastest methods when it comes to showing effects (Smart et al., 2017). You can smoke CBD flowers using the convenient pipes which allow igniting hemp buds in a small part of the pipe and inhaling them through its mouthpiece.

    Use it in a lotion

    Depending on your unique desires, you can consume CBD flowers by use of lotions. Some people enjoy using CBD flower topically to treat pain, sore muscles, and inflammation. You can mix your favorite body lotion and CBD flower in a container so that you can save it whenever you need it.

    How Much CBD Flower Should you Smoke?

    Measuring your exact dose of CBD flower is highly individualized because it varies depending on some factors such as your weight, metabolism, the quality, and concentration of your CBD flower, and the severity of your symptoms (Kruger et al., 2020). It is advised to start with a low dose like one to two inhalations. This will help you in gauging your body's reactions before adding your dosage.

    What Does Smoking CBD Flower Feel Like?

    The feeling associated with smoking CBD flower is different for everyone depending on factors such as, how long you have been smoking it, how much you've smoked, and the specific reason for smoking it (Kruger et al., 2020). Many people report the feeling of calm, focus, sociability, and sleep benefits after smoking CBD flower.

    If you have CBD flower smoking experience, then you are advised to take a higher dose to maintain the same benefits. Smoking CBD in a higher dose can make you feel tired if you are a beginner.


    CBD flower is buds found in the mature cannabis hemp plant and it contains all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant such as terpenes, flavonoids, and a little amount of THC which does not exceed 0.3%. The presence of different cannabinoids in CBD flowers helps in improving the overall benefits of CBD using a theory called the 'entourage effect'. CBD flowers can be consumed in different ways depending on personal reasons.


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    Shi, Y., Cao, Y., Shang, C., & Pacula, R. L. (2019). The impacts of potency, warning messages, and price on preferences for Cannabis flower products. International Journal of Drug Policy, 74, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.07.037

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