Five Ways to Medicate with CBD | PotSaver
Five Ways to Medicate with CBD
Given the popularity of high THC cannabis strains, I’m wondering if you’ve considered alternative strains. I’m talking about the strains that are low in THC, but high in a cannabinoid known as Cannabidiol. Also known as CBD, this compound delivers a high-less effect and has more therapeutic effects than THC.
If getting stoned is one of the things keeping you from cannabis, CBD is something you should consider looking into. CBD can treat your emotional and physical ailments stemming from anxiety, insomnia, and menstrual pain. It can lead to a healthy lifestyle, keeping you fully aware throughout the day.
Popular CBD dominant strains, like ACDC, Harlequin, or Sour Tsunami, are used to create a variety of medicinal options based on your therapeutic needs, namely concentrates. These concentrates are the result of an extraction process that strips the plant down to its most potent, non-psychoactive form. Generally speaking, the concentrated result is either wax-like or an oil. Wax-like concentrates consistency ranges from what looks like a grainy crumble to a glasslike shatter. Cannabis oils are typically like honey, or an essential oil, and used in tinctures, edibles, or topicals.
Popular Consumption Methods
With the cannabis industry now being legal in California, you have an opportunity to see how the benefits of CBD can work for you. There are tons of options to get you started because the range of cannabis products to choose from is wide and concentrates vary in how they are made.
Below are several CBD-friendly concentrate options, along with consumption methods you’ll need to consider:
Co2 is considered non-toxic and high-quality due to the extraction process. Carbon dioxide is pressurized into a liquid solvent that evaporates, leaving only the essence of the cannabis plant. Since we exhale carbon dioxide and the molecule is a part of the plant’s photosynthesis, it’s considered a natural ingredient. You can usually find Co2 oil in cartridges for disposable vape pens.
Tinctures are a popular liquid concentrate made through alcohol extraction. Consumable alcohol, such as Everclear or high proof vodkas, are used as the solvents to extract the CBD goodness from the plant. Tinctures are most effective when taken sublingually because the blood vessels in your mouth take in the cannabinoids and terpenes more quickly.
If you want to avoid extra ingredients, CBD capsules may be an option for you. This type of canna caps are taken orally and a great option if you’re particular about dosage. Popular DIY recipes for canna-caps use coconut oil, soy lecithin and a decarboxylation process that activates the CBD cannabinoids.
CBD topicals are most useful for ailments such as muscle cramps or joint pain. Active CBD cannabinoids are infused into balms or lotions that are then absorbed by the skin. Similar to tinctures, topicals are a non-smoking option and a great way to dose throughout the day.
This may be heady information because the world of concentrates has exploded over the past few years. So, this is by no means an exhaustive run-down of CBD concentrates. Ideally, you’d speak with your local budtender to find the best consumption regimen for you. We have tips for a smooth first trip to your local dispensary here. You can use these as a guide for your conversations to get familiar with all your cannabis healing options.
Tell us which ways you’ve tried medicating with CBD below!