The CBD market is an ever-growing interest, with new and exciting methods and uses for this beneficial cannabinoid arriving daily. So many appealing options now exist, such as oils, tinctures, creams, pills, candies, and much more. There is truly something for everyone’s comfort level and preference.

One of the most intriguing and enjoyable uses is to smoke CBD as a flower. More and more people are finding this method to be the most effective, relaxing, and beneficial manner in which to enjoy this cannabinoid, and the demand for the flower is increasing daily.

But is smoking CBD truly beneficial as compared to other options? Let’s take a closer look at some of the potential positives of smoking the CBD flower.



Smoking is direct and quick. It’s that simple. Studies show that smoking CBD delivers its optimal effect within three minutes of inhalation. Other methods of ingestion can take in and around an hour. A big difference there.

The reason for this is simply due to the delivery system. Eating a gummy, taking a pill, or using a tincture is great but also involves the digestive system doing its job. From the stomach to the digestive tract to the liver, several minutes can pass before achieving the desired CBD result. Meanwhile, smoking CBD involves a direct trip from the joint, pipe, or vape directly to the lungs and bloodstream. It’s a quick process with quick results.


With the speed and direct delivery also comes potency. Smoking CBD typically provides a stronger, more effective result to the body. Naturally, this potency can fall under one’s preference of strength. Many people enjoy a more powerful CBD experience, but some prefer a lighter, simpler approach.

Lasting Effects

The effects of CBD can vary based on the quality and type of product. However, on average CBD can work for about six hours with traces of it still remaining in the body during that time frame. However, when CBD is smoked, studies have found that the CBD can remain in the body for up to 72 hours!


We can see that smoking is not only faster and more powerful, but also lasts much longer. All in all, this seems to be the more efficient and effective manner of intake. Scientifically, this is due to something called bioavailability, which deals with the body’s ability to receive and process a new substance in its entirety. Smoking CBD provides a very high bioavailability, taking in most of the CBD that is being inhaled. Meanwhile, other methods such as consuming or rubbing CBD on the skin as a topical cream have a lower bioavailability and incomplete absorption. In these situations, the first pass metabolism is lower, and requires more time for the CBD to be received and processed throughout the body. Yes, it still works well, but does not operate on the same timetable as smoking does.

Does Smoking CBD Get You High?

No, smoking CBD does not get you high, but there are additional ideas to consider on this subject. CBD is one of many compounds found within the cannabis plant, along with THC which is the compound that is responsible for getting people high. Depending on its method of extraction, CBD is separated from THC and other cannabinoids, and therefore does not retain any of the properties that THC would normally provide.

However, despite a relatively clean extraction, CBD can still retain trace amounts of THC within it. This is not enough to get a person high or cause any noticeable effects, but it can show up on drug tests. Therefore, we certainly recommend for people to bare this in mind when smoking CBD or using it in any form.

Compliment Your Smoking

Many people do enjoy the combination effect of CBD along with their marijuana usage. Often referred to as the entourage effect, CBD and other cannabinoids seemingly work together to compliment one another and create a more soothing and enjoyable experience. Naturally, we only endorse this wherever legal and permissible!

So Is Smoking Better?

Smoking is an excellent method to enjoy CBD. It’s popularity is increasing each and every day. The effects of smoking are quicker, more potent, and longer lasting. Frankly, we love it, and find that most people do as well. However, some people may prefer a lighter CBD experience, particularly if they are new to trying any CBD-related product. Additionally, we encourage caution for anyone that has issues regarding their lungs or respiratory system just as they would any smoking-related product on the market.

Try Our CBD & CBG Flower Lineup

We at Formula 787 are proud to offer our latest and greatest products, the CBD Hemp Flower Sour Space Candy and CBG Flower ‘Live Tranquilo’. Rest assured that all Formula 787 products are created with the utmost care and concern for quality, natural effects, and love for the environment and people.