CBD on the other hand, is found in the hemp plant, and also provides loads of medicinal benefits…but without the high. If you are looking to get medicinal and therapeutic benefits from cannabis, but fear the intoxicating effects of THC, then definitely consider CBD – there are zero intoxicating effects associated with usage.
Another major difference in smoking CBD flower vs. taking a tincture oil is that you are getting many of the beneficial terpenes in the plant. The terpenes themself also help create a calming and relaxing effect.
How does CBD make you feel?
Smoking CBD does not produce the same psychoactive effect as you get when smoking cannabis high in THC. You will feel very relaxed though, but you will also still feel very in control. When you smoke CBD it enters directly into your blood stream, thus the effects are felt almost immediately.
Full spectrum CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC, just enough to enhance medicinal and therapeutic benefits, but not enough to get you high.
The initial effects one feels when taking CBD do gradually diminish. But only in the sense it becomes the new normal. If you are anxious all the time for example, you will likely notice the effects much more when you first start taking it. Over time though, this becomes your new normal and you will only notice that it’s working if you run out and don’t take it for a couple days.
But what else can you expect when taking CBD, and are there any negative side effects? Bustle talked to Capano, who has a doctoral degree in cannabinoid science, and Dr. J. H. Atkinson, MD, the co-director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, San Diego, about CBD’s effects and potential benefits.
CBD won’t fix all of your health problems, but there is evidence that you’ll at least feel something, as Capano puts it. Ultimately, more research needs to be done before scientific conclusions about CBD’s effectiveness can be drawn.
Remind Me — What Exactly Is CBD?
Atkinson says it usually takes about an hour for your body to absorb CBD, though it may vary depending on the form in which you take it. He points out that CBD vape products have the highest bioavailability, and any effects when it’s consumed that way are usually felt within 10 minutes.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it’s a compound that comes from cannabis plants. CBD is often derived from hemp, which doesn’t have much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so CBD won’t get you high, according to Phys.org.
The list of CBD’s purported health benefits is pretty long, but people most commonly use CBD to treat chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety, according to Project CBD, a nonprofit cannabis news source.