What should you expect when smoking a CBD-dominant strain?
CBD strains are not as popular as THC strains, which is why it may be more difficult to find them.
The effects of CBD strains are similar to the effects produced by consuming CBD oils and products. / Photo: Love portrait and love the world / iStock / Getty Images Plus
CBD is the second most common identified cannabinoid, and it’s everywhere, from tinctures and oils to clothes and pillows. Still, when it comes to smoking and vaping, the majority of people are looking for THC strains, even when they’re after therapeutic effects such as relief from pain or anxiety.
Even if CBD isn’t known for its psychoactive effects, its presence in cannabis strains has been associated with pleasant and mellow highs, some of which are perfect for beginners or for people who don’t want to worry about experiencing a cannabis-inspired panic attack. Thanks to it’s less intoxicating properties, CBD-dominant strains are great for people who are looking for medicinal benefits of the plant or are planning on consuming it during the middle of the day, before doing an activity that requires some concentration.
CBD strains are not as popular as THC strains, which is why it may be more difficult to find them in the U.S. in a favourite dispensary. But as more and more people continue to get involved with CBD, the more common these strains are expected to become.
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The effects of CBD strains are similar to the effects produced by consuming CBD oils and products, only acting faster due to the way in which the compound is ingested. These strains tend to provide relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety and, it is reported, even seizures.
When vaped or smoked, these strains generally produce positive highs, leaving consumers with a clear head. Unlike THC-dominant strains, CBD strains have not been reported to be associated with side effects, such as anxiety, dizziness, increased heart rate and nervousness.
Even if you’re someone who’s not looking for the medicinal effects of CBD, these types of strains might be a good fit if you’ve had negative experiences with THC or are simply looking to try something new.
Like THC, there are many factors that influence the outcome of a CBD high. It remains important to speak to your budtender about the strain you’re considering buying and the effects sought. It’s also key to smoke or vape carefully, giving your body the chance to respond to the strain before inadvertently consuming too much of it and experiencing a bad high.
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