These days, there are so many different ways to use and enjoy the benefits of CBD. However, none are as ethereal and traditional as smoking CBD hemp flower. With the right techniques and know-how, you can maximize your experience when smoking this traditional, medicinal herb.
Use a glass bowl or pipe
While you could roll some CBD hemp flower in rolling papers to make a flower cigarette or even smoke out of a large water device, the best way to smoke your hemp flower is typically in a glass bowl or pipe. You can buy these devices in most smoke shops and health stores. Look for one with colors and patterns that you like; smoking out of a beautiful device is a part of the experience. Smoking out of a pipe allows you to take big, slow draws of the smoke. It also allows you to enjoy the CBD hemp flower in a more pure way than if you were to roll it up in papers.
Grind your CBD hemp flower evenly
The more evenly your hemp flower is ground, the smoother your smoke will be. You can use a hand grinder to get an even grind, but if you do not have one, then you can just use your fingers. You want the hemp to be ground about as fine as Panko breadcrumbs. As you grind the flower, make sure you pull out the stems. They contain very little active CBD, and they produce a harsher smoke that you won't want to inhale.
Inhale some clean air after each pull
After you inhale a pull of smoke from your pipe, continue inhaling to draw in some clean, fresh air. (Do not breathe the smoke out in between.) This will help carry any smoke that is still in your respiratory tract down into your lungs where it can be absorbed into your bloodstream. Hold your breath for five or six seconds before exhaling.
Smoke, and then wait
After you smoke a few draws of CBD hemp flower, take about 10 minutes to just relax and unwind. If you feel the effects strongly enough, then you won't need to smoke any more. If you think you could do with a little more relaxation, then smoke a couple of more draws. This approach helps keep you from smoking too much.
Smoking CBD hemp flower can be very therapeutic and relaxing, especially if you follow the tips above.