Popular Forms of CBD

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Popular Forms of CBD

CBD is available for purchase online as well as in many health food and dispensaries across Canada and the U.S. You may purchase CBD in a variety of forms that suit your consumption style. The following is a list of types of CBD products currently available within the CBD market: 


CBD oil can be found online as well as in most cannabis dispensaries. CBD oil is made from creating a concentrated essential oil from the plant resin.  The plant resin is specifically made from high CBD hemp or high CBD cannabis.  Many online retailers and marijuana dispensaries offer pure CBD as well as low THC high CBD products. 

Most people choose to place the CBD oil underneath their tongue or mixed in with their food. Since CBD oil is in a concentrated form, it is potent.  Activation time is rapid as well, with some people feeling the effects of CBD within 15 to 30 minutes after ingesting the CBD oil. Though it is important to be mindful that some people metabolize food faster than others so for some taking CBD oil with food may slow activation time. 

CBD Edibles

Searching for stress relieving foods? It is possible to infuse CBD into your favorite food and drinks just like cannabis. The only exception is that these edibles won't cause any of the psychoactive effects like THC edibles do. That's right, CBD edibles allow for you to enjoy the relaxing effects of cannabis-based edibles while staying clear-headed enough to not experience the head and body highs.

Unfortunately ingesting CBD edibles takes the longest to feel the benefits because the human body has to digest the CBD compounds before the CBD can be absorbed into the bloodstream or lymphatic system. This process can take as little as 30 minutes or up to two hours. Some may suggest taking higher doses when ingesting CBD. 

CBD Flower

CBD comes in bud form that looks and smells just like cannabis. CBD can be found in many cannabis strains. These different strains have different CBD vs THC ratios, some containing less than 0.3% THC content. High CBD cannabis flower can be found at most medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries. Some online shops may ship hemp CBD flower to your doorstep. 

CBD Topicals

CBD can be applied directly to the skin in the form of topical creams, balms, cosmetics, and salves. As a topical, the antioxidants in CBD can reduce the damage from radiation, stress, and toxins. CBD can also ease pain and inflammation when applied to a localized area. 

CBD Tincture

CBD tincture is like the CBD oil in that it is typically placed underneath the tongue or mixed into foods. The big difference here is that CBD oil remains an oil while the CBD tincture dissolves the hemp oil into an alcohol or glycerine base.  CBD tinctures can be quite potent with a fast activation time of around 30 minutes. If the CBD tincture is ingested with food the activation time may take slightly longer. 

CBD Suppositories

CBD suppositories are the newest trend in the CBD market. Companies are now offering vaginal or rectal suppositories that are infused with CBD or THC.  These are used to ease pain, inflammation, and discomfort.  From the little research surrounding CBD and THC suppositories, it has been shown that rectal suppositories containing THC did not enter the bloodstream without the help of additional chemicals. It is still unclear if CBD would render the same results. However, rectal and vaginal suppositories have shown to possibly be useful in easing symptoms that are affecting the tissues in the localized region. 

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