Smoking works oil doesnt

I’ve been asking this same question for around 18 months OP, here’s what I’ve figured out.

The oil does in fact work but the effects are far more mellow and you have to look for them. My brother works for a CBD company and the way they test if the oil is working is this, before taking the oil think of something that stresses you out and write down or make a note of how you feel when thinking about this thing, take the oil, 35-50min later think about that thing that stresses you out. Are you still feeling stressed or anxious when thinking of this specific thing? If not, if it’s just another thing, then the oil is working. If not, then it’s not working. The oil is more of a full body effect and its different for everyone. I was taking 50mg and it was making me drowsy, so I do 25mg and it’s a perfect sweet spot for me.

It also matters HOW you take the oil. Do not simply swallow it, you’ll lose 50% or more potency. Make sure the oil is under your tongue and all around your lower gums and let it sit and soak there for 45-60 seconds. Then swallow. You want the oil to go through your capillaries and directly into your bloodstream.

Now the thing is, when you smoke or vape CBD there is often THCa in the flower that gets converted into THC. It’s legal to sell any amount of THCa but not legal to sell more than THC in amounts of 0.3% or higher. Hilarious but true. So this may also be a factor. When formulating oil the THCa is irrelevant since there is no heating element to convert it into THC and thus it remains dormant in the body.

Lastly, inhalation is the second most effective/efficient way to take cannabinoids, the first being intravenous. While none of us (I hope at least) are shooting up cannabis, inhalation is the second best way. It’s a quick shot to the body and has instant results, because of this we may be tricked into thinking it’s working “better” than oil. After 25-30 min that buzz fades and I am left with a relaxing tranquil mood that stays for around 2 hours or so. This is a similar effect to when the oil starts to peak.

These are all guesses but this is what I have been able to piece together over the last 18 months. Some people, growers even, still claim smoking CBD does nothing, just a “waste of time.” Mind boggling but this is what it is, a lot of pseudo-scientists. Until some real research is truly done, meaning cannabis is totally legalized, we won’t really know, we’ll just be guessing and doing what we’re doing now, arm-chair trial and error. Which isn’t the worst thing, but we won’t be able to truly get to the bottom of these mysteries until then.

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