Have you ever found yourself wondering, can I smoke CBD? And the answer is yes if you have the right product! Learn more about how to smoke CBD flower safely, the potential benefits and drawbacks, and what products to avoid.

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Why You Will Love This Guide

Smoking cannabis remains the most popular method of cannabis consumption.

Members of my Well With Cannabis Community know that they can smoke or vape CBD hemp flower just like any other cannabis flower. 

It is one of the fastest ways to reap the health benefits of CBD in as little as 1-2 minutes.

Smoking or vaping is a great way to experience the effects of CBD, but there are also some important health and safety considerations to keep in mind first.

In this guide, you will learn if you can smoke CBD, how to do it safely, what products to look for, and what to avoid so you can have the best experience possible.

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TL;DR Short Answer

You can smoke CBD flower buds, hemp buds, or smokable hemp flowers. The most important thing is to start with a high-quality flower product first. Do not smoke CBD oil or other CBD products that are not explicitly meant for inhalation.

Start With The Right Product

The cannabis plant produces two compounds in abundance; THC and CBD.

The main difference between the two is that THC can cause intoxicating effects that can make you feel “high.”

Different strains of the plant will produce different levels of these cannabinoids.

If a strain produces more THC than CBD, it is considered THC-dominant, and if a plant produces more CBD than THC, it is considered CBD-dominant.

Regardless of CBD content, if a strain contains less than 0.3% THC, it is considered to be hemp, according to the legal limit set forth by the 2018 Farm Bill.

This means full-spectrum CBD-rich hemp flowers contain high amounts of CBD and trace amounts of THC.

Therefore, you want to smoke CBD, you must start with a high-quality CBD-dominant cannabis flower, with lab tests to verify the CBD content.

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Of course, not all CBD products are safe to smoke. These are things you DO NOT want to smoke:

  • CBD oil or CBD oil tinctures
  • CBD lube
  • Pure CBD powder
  • Anything with carrier oils

Benefits of Inhalation

While smoking has its health drawbacks for sure, it is still the most common way to consume cannabis.

Smoking remains a desirable way to consume cannabis for many people due to its high bioavailability and quick onset time.

Inhaled cannabis has the highest bioavailability of any consumption method.

This means smoking or vaping is one of the fastest and most effective ways CBD can be absorbed into the body.

Inhaled cannabis can have an average onset time of 1-3 minutes, providing relief quicker than any other consumption method.

With a high bioavailability and quick onset time, smoking CBD directly impacts our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS)

The ECS is directly responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the human body.

It affects our other systems in various ways, including our immune and nervous systems.

When inhaled, beneficial cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors (CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors) to produce various therapeutic benefits.

Smoking also provides the opportunity to reap the main benefits of CBD from a full-spectrum product and the entourage effect.

How to Smoke CBD

Smokable CBD flower can be consumed in so many different ways, including:

  • from a glass pipe
  • bong or water pipe
  • CBD blunt, CBD joints, CBD preroll, or CBD cigarettes

The act of using a lighter to heat the material facilitates the decarboxylation process and causes the CBDA to convert into CBD.

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How to Vape CBD

When it comes to vaping there are two options: vaping oil and dry herb vaping high-CBD flower.

For vaping oil, there are various products to choose from on the market.

Just be sure you are using the right oil product, like a , and not vaping traditional CBD oil, the kind made with MCT oil.

Other options include:

  • CBD vape juice
  • CBD vape pens
  • CBD concentrate from a dab rig or oil rig
  • Vape CBD oil (be sure to use the right kind!)

When vaping oil products, you want to be sure to avoid anything that contains propylene glycol.

If you are dry herb vaping, save that leftover plant material to make AVB CBD edibles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the side effects?

Smoking always carries its own health risk, including potential respiratory issues and even the potential to develop lung cancer.

Can you smoke CBD oil?

No, it is not recommended to smoke CBD oil. You can vape a CBD concentrate.

Does smoking CBD make you high?

If enough THC is present, you may feel high or experience psychoactive effects.

Can I fail a drug test?

Yes, even hemp flower with trace amounts of THC has enough THC to cause a failed drug test. Be sure to learn more about how long THC stays in your system to be safe.

What else can I do with CBD flowers?

CBD flowers can be used to make a wide range of cannabis products, from CBD gummies to salves for topical application. You can find all of my CBD guides and recipes here.

How do I know if the flower is high-quality?

Check the lab tests! Not only do you want lab tests to confirm the presence of how much CBD and how much THC is present, but you want to know about the terpene profile and whether or not it has tested positive for pesticides, heavy metals, and more.

Is it legal?

While CBD use is legal in most states, you must check your local and state laws and Federal law to ensure compliance, especially if you are dealing with high-THC cannabis options.

Can I make CBD extract at home?

Yes, you can make a variety of products at home. Many people want to make homemade CBD oil with low THC levels for chronic pain relief or as an alternative to prescription medications. The good news is that in this case, it is easier to control the THC content to ensure you find the right dose for you.


Be sure to remain patient as you experiment and find the best way to medicate.

With so many great options to choose from, the use of CBD can be a great alternative to prescription drugs or tobacco cigarettes.

Of course, if you have questions about whether or not this method is right for you, please contact your medical marijuana doctor.

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  1. I love reading your material, it educates me a lot. I have been trying to decarb and infuse my own. I do not live in a cannabis friendly state. (NC) I have yet to make anything that comes close to inhaling the flower. My asthma Dr wants me to stop smoking it altogether. It helps my pain so much. I suffer from AS, which is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the spine. I use for pain relief. I also have pain medicine. I filled a 30 day supply May 28th and still have most of them. I would rather get my pain relief from the flower. I haven’t smoked cigarettes for 5 years. I would love to shop at you store. Keep the great information coming and thank you.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words, Lonnie! I am so glad you enjoy the articles. Have you considered dry herb vaporizing? Many people find it to be much more mild compared to smoking 🙂