Should CBD be consumed with or without tobacco?

For most cannabis enthusiasts, smoking a joint seems to be the most common means of consumption. Although Americans and Canadians consider the cannabis-tobacco mix to be blasphemous, Europeans are still very fond of this old tradition. Whether you're one of those who prefers to consume pure cannabis, or one who likes to mix it with tobacco, know that other options exist to consume your CBD (cannabidiol) in a healthy way. In any case, smoking CBD in the form of a joint is not a good idea and even less so with tobacco.

Indeed, it is strongly advised against mixing nicotine and CBD. These two substances have completely opposite effects and do not mix well together. Would you have the idea to mix an exciting product with a relaxing one? It's kind of the same thing with CBD and tobacco.

You already know that smoking is dangerous for your health. But it is especially tobacco, and therefore nicotine that has many adverse effects on your health. And if you consume CBD to relax, you have no interest in adding tobacco. Today, the rise and democratization of CBD offers you new possibilities in terms of consumption. So why do you persist in using tobacco? In this article, find out why you should consume CBD without tobacco and what are the right ways to consume CBD.

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Why should CBD not be consumed with tobacco?

Tobacco is harmful to your health

The first obvious reason why you should not consume tobacco with CBD is simply because tobacco is extremely harmful to your health. Smoking tobacco causes lung cancer, tongue cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer and many more. If you smoke tobacco on a daily basis and intensively, it can lead to respiratory problems. And it would be a real shame to get to that point for a mixture that is absolutely not necessary.

CBD and nicotine are two opposite substances

The second reason is that nicotine and CBD cause opposite effects. One relaxes you, while the other excites you. On the one hand, nicotine is a psychoactive and addictive molecule that stimulates your nervous system, increases your heart rate and causes an adrenaline rush. On the other hand, CBD is a molecule that does not provide any psychoactive or addictive effects, simply a feeling of physical and mental relaxation. So why consume two totally opposite substances at the same time? It's a bit contradictory, isn't it? And yet, it is still the most popular way to consume cannabis. In the past, cannabis users didn't really have a choice. But nowadays, CBD has become widely democratized and there are many alternatives to consume it healthily. You can't say you didn't know!

How to consume CBD?

Infuse CBD in the form of herbal tea

One of the healthiest ways to consume CBD without smoking is through herbal tea. To make an infusion based on CBD flower or resin, nothing could be easier. Simply boil water and add a fatty substance, crumble a little resin or CBD flower, and let it infuse for at least 15 minutes. Fast, simple and economical, this technique allows you to consume therapeutic cannabis throughout the day, without any adverse effect on your health. On the contrary, you will be able to combine the benefits of a warm and comforting herbal tea with the medicinal properties of hemp.

Incorporate CBD in food

For those who love to eat, you can also incorporate CBD into your cooking. To do this, there are several solutions available to you. You can simply add a few drops of CBD oils to your cooking if you don't have time to cook. But if you like to concoct original recipes, you can reduce a little resin or CBD flower into powder to incorporate them into a cake, a dish or a drink. All your recipes can be enhanced with a little CBD!

Taking CBD oil

The easiest and quickest way to consume CBD is still the sublingual oil. No preparation is needed, you just have to pour a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue, and you're already done. The effects are fast, you do not need any ingredients or utensils. Leave the drops in your mouth for a few moments so that the product can be absorbed by the mucous membranes and act quickly. If you don't like the taste of sublingual, you can add CBD oil directly to your food or herbal tea.

Use CBD cosmetics

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If you don't like the taste of hemp at all and don't want to ingest it, you always have the option of CBD-based cosmetics. Face cream, body cream, shampoo, massage oil... All of these products can be applied directly to your skin. This method is very popular with athletes who need a soothing cream to relieve their muscles after physical exertion. It is also a new flagship ingredient in beauty products that are increasingly appearing in large cosmetics stores. For those who have tested it, the effects of hemp on the skin are revolutionary.

Inhaling CBD with a vaporizer

And finally, for those who really have trouble detaching themselves from the smoke, the best solution remains the vaporization. No joint, no tobacco. Just a state-of-the-art accessory that allows you to inhale a smooth, healthy and controlled cannabis vapor. This method is certainly the most popular among former smokers, but it is also the most expensive. Sure, buying a quality vaporizer is a big budget, but it's a necessary investment for your health. If you do the math at the end of the year, you'll find that using a vaporizer is far more cost-effective than buying tobacco and leaves every week.

CBD, an effective solution to stop smoking

If you used to smoke joints with tobacco, it's time to think about your health and reconsider your relationship with cannabis. Today, you have the chance to benefit from a healthy product with multiple virtues, without the harmful effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and you already know at least 5 good ways to consume it without damaging your health. So ask yourself the right questions: Why do you smoke joints with tobacco? What do you get out of it? Is it really the nicotine that attracts you or the relaxing effects of marijuana? For many people, CBD has been a life-saving alternative that has allowed them to quit smoking for good. In the end, if you use CBD without tobacco, not only will you save a lot of money but more importantly, your health will thank you.

Is smoking pure CBD without tobacco really bad?

According to scientific studies, smoking pure cannabis is not associated with serious diseases such as lung cancer. However, regular use of pure cannabis can harm the bronchi and lungs. While smoking pure cannabis is not nearly as bad as smoking tobacco, the risks are there when you smoke.

Can CBD be addictive?

No, unlike nicotine, CBD is not addictive. You can very well stop CBD overnight without feeling withdrawal. That's why it's important not to mix it with tobacco, because you might feel like you're getting addicted when in reality you're just addicted to nicotine.

Pelin YILDIZ, autrice psycho et voyage
Publié par : Pelin, autrice psychologie, santé et voyage
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