The Many Ways to Dose CBD


Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has quickly taken over the conversation as far as marijuana products are concerned. In just the past year, we’ve seen nearly every website and dispensary dive headfirst into the world of CBD products.

This is due to the relative ease of production and dosing that comes along with CBD. Of course, the fact that CBD can be used to treat an ever-growing list of conditions without intoxicating the user is also a significant selling point. Everything from epilepsy, to aches and pains, to anxiety, can be effectively managed with the proper dose of CBD. However, the trick is getting the said dose the right way.

There are a few different ways to dose CBD, and there are reasons to choose one over another.


Vaping CBD is the quickest way to ingest CBD products and feel an effect. CBD is dissolved into an e-liquid, which is then vaporized and inhaled. CBD vaporizers have proliferated in popularity. Some gas stations even carry these little vape pens. The people who derive the most benefit from CBD vaporizers are people who need speedy relief from whole body conditions like anxiety. Within five minutes, the user will feel relief from their symptoms, making it excellent for situations that come up sporadically and need to be dealt with quickly and safely.

Topical Creams

This is one way to take CBD where very little of it actually enters the bloodstream, making it the preferred choice for people who want to minimize the effects of CBD on their endocannabinoid system. The CBD containing cream is rubbed on the skin and has a localized effect only on the area it was applied to. This is perfect for conditions like arthritis or a shoulder injury where you need medicine only for one specific spot.

Edible CBD

The sheer amount of options when it comes to eating CBD is absolutely mind-numbing. There are gummies, brownies, even spaghetti noodles, all infused with CBD. Some choose to keep it simple and stick to CBD oil capsules, but they all work just as well as the next. CBD edibles well serve people who want to maximize the length of time their CBD is effective, so they don’t have to constantly re-dose. When CBD is consumed, the effects can last from waking up to bedtime, which appeals to many people who need consistent relief from issues like chronic back pain. The only drawback of edible CBD is that it takes about an hour to kick in, so those with anxiety tend not to favor edible CBD.


The ways to take CBD are just as varied as the reasons why people want to take it in the first place. Depending on what you’re trying to get from your cannabidiol experience, you should consider which method will work best for you. If you just want localized relief, topical creams are the way to go. Every other option offers full body relief. It’s just a matter of how quickly you need effects and how long you’d like them to last.

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