Buying your CBD in it’s natural, original form allows for a whole array of flexibility when it comes to the different ways you can consume it. Today it’s about more than just pre-rolls and bongs. You can consume your hemp in many different ways.
With the passing of the Hemp Farm Bill in 2018, the popularity of smokable hemp flower is on the rise and it’s no surprise considering the benefits and flexibility it offers its users. Not only is smokable flower, the most enjoyable way to consume CBD, but it is also the best way to guarantee purity of product and consistent high quality.
In addition to vape cartridges, topicals, edibles and oils, smokable CBD hemp flower can also be consumed in a variety of different ways. If you’re looking for more ways to use your buds then we’ve put some ideas together for you to try at home.
Different Ways to Enjoy Your Hemp Flower
1 – Joints / Pre-Rolls
The most popular way of consuming smokable flower is to smoke it in the form of a pre-rolled joint. You can learn how to roll the perfect joint, or if you feel that rolling your own is beyond you, then we also have CBD pre-rolls for sale on our site or in store.
If you are located in a state where cannabis is legal, you can mix CBD and THC flower for a unique smoking experience, or if you are in Texas you can infuse CBD Hemp Flower with Delta 8 THC.
2 – Pipe / Bong
Investing in a pipe or bong (or both!) will mean you can smoke your hemp flower without having to roll it into a joint first.
You don’t need to break the flower down as much before packing your pipe, so it saves on papers and time.
Pipes come in all different shapes and sizes. Smoking in a pipe can sometimes feel harsher on your throat due to the amount of smoke they’re able to accumulate in the chamber. However, some of the more advanced water pipes, will filter and cool the smoke through one or more different compartments before it enters your lungs.
3 – Dry Herb Vape
You can also take a look at dry herb vaporizers that allow you to vape your hemp flower.
These electronic vaporizers have a small compartment where you place a small amount of smokable herb, which the device then heats to a precise temperature allowing the CBD and other compounds to turn into vapor ready for inhalation.
4 – Make Your Own CBD Oil
Making your own CBD oil is simpler than most people realize. You just need a little time and the right guide. In order to ensure you experience the full therapeutic benefits, the first thing you need to do is to decarboxylate your hemp flower by heating it to activate the CBD.
Lightly grind your hemp flower and spread it evenly on a baking tray. Then bake at 215 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes to activate the cannabinoid compounds.
Combine an ounce of flower with two cups of your favorite oil (coconut or olive oil will work well for this purpose but avoid using hemp seed oil as it doesn’t handle heat very well and has a low shelf life). Heat on a LOW heat for around six hours or more (you can use a slow cooker is you have one).
If using a saucepan you may need to add up to two or three cups of water to prevent the oil from burning. You can also invest in a herbal oil and butter infusion machine.
Once the time is up then let it cool, strain the plant material out of the oil, and store it in a glass bottle or jar until you need to use it.
You can use your oil in cooking, or for sublingual dosing needs, and enjoy knowing exactly what’s in your extract. NOTE: Making CBD oil at home, will have a very unique, earthy and raw taste.
5 – Make Your Own Edibles
You can also add your CBD flower into any of your favorite recipes! Many people choose to infuse fatty recipes, such as cakes and brownies, as the fat allows for optimal absorption into the body. You can use your CBD oil extraction to replace any recipe that uses butter by using ¾’s of the amount of oil, so if your recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, use ¾’s of a cup of oil.
If you’re making a slow-cooking recipe then you can also just grind up your flower and add it straight to the dish. The long, slow simmering time will activate the cannabinoids within your food.
If the recipe you want to enhance with CBD isn’t slow-cooked then you just need to decarboxylate your hemp flower first (in the oven as above) and add that straight into the dish along with any other herbs you are using.
You can also purchase some delicious RESTART CBD edibles here.
6 – Make your own topicals
You can pick up some of our CBD buds or tinctures and use them to make your own homemade lotion, creams or a salve. It is actually much easier than you may think and the effects are fantastic for both muscle pain and skin dryness.
Two Essential Tips for the Best CBD Recipes
If you’re brand new to cooking or creating with cannabis, there are two important factors to note when using flower in recipes, regardless of whether you’re making food, edibles or topicals.
- Cannabinoids, both CBD and THC, need to be decarboxylated for maximum benefit. Don’t let the term confuse you. It’s a simple process that involves tossing your flower in the oven on low heat.
- Cannabidiol is fat soluble, which means it breaks down and is stored in fat. This is why recipes often call for cannabis-infused oils or butters, instead of flower.
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Personally, we think smoking is the most enjoyable way of experiencing this aromatic and flavorful plant, but it’s not always possible to smoke and sometimes a more discreet method needs to be employed.
There are no shortage of ways you can use CBD and other cannabinoids to enhance your physical health.
So, pick up your favorite cannabis flower, break out your recipe cards and start experimenting today.
At RESTART CBD we search out the cleanest, richest, most aromatic smokable hemp flower available, so that when you buy your CBD from us, you can feel confident in the quality of your product, no matter how you choose to take it.
This information is for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES only, not for diagnosing or treating any medical condition