Cannabidiol is a new word in pain management and anxiety relief. With weed being present in people’s lives for many centuries, and its dubious legal position throughout the 20th century, people with chronic anxiety, pain, and joint issues have had limited access to CBD. However, recent research advancements have shown that only THC produces a psychoactive effect on the user, while CBD is not psychoactive. At the same time, CBD is responsible for the majority of marijuana’s healing properties.
Thus, as technology has been progressing, it has become possible to isolate CBD from cannabis in lab conditions, and the production of CBD from hemp was finally legalized in 2018. The US Farm Bill ended the discussion of hemp’s legality, with millions of people receiving access to CBD in various over-the-counter consumer products.
At present, you can find tons of CBD-infused items, from mouth-watering gummy bears to tinctures and oils. However, some consumers want to go beyond that and get 100% pure, concentrated CBD products. It’s possible with CBD concentrates, or crumbles, that several brands offer to experienced CBD users seeking maximum efficiency from the CBD consumption routines. Here is an overview of CBD concentrate use and safety precautions you need to keep to for the sake of deriving value from CBD in this form.
What Is a CBD Crumble?
Among a variety of CBD concentrates Сrumble stands out as one of the purest and most potent forms of CBD available in the consumer market today. It got its name from the texture that “crumbles” during use. Due to this texture, users can take advantage of CBD in this form in several ways: via dabbing, vaping, or adding it to dried hemp flowers.
A quick visual inspection should reveal the substance’s tan, orange, or yellowish color. The typical concentration of CBD you’ll find in this product ranges from 90% to 98% pure CBD. You can apply this product to enhance sleep and mood and reduce muscle and joint tension. Many users also report a positive effect of CBD concentrates on their digestion and apply the crumble to their temples when they feel headaches or migraines.
Safe Methods of CBD Concentrate Consumption
Since CBD concentrates are the purest and most potent form available on the market, many users wishing to get the most out of the CBD value prefer this product to meet their health needs. Indeed, concentrate’s consumption promises quick and tangible effects, and the user needs a little CBD to feel relaxed and calm. However, this benefit may turn into a disadvantage for newbies, as its intake may lead to quick overdosing. Here are some safety cautions and recommendations for safe CBD crumble use.
Safe and Efficient Dabbing
Dabbing is the most widespread option for CBD concentrate consumption; it’s a sophisticated process that requires a bit of discipline and precision. However, CBD pros claim that dabbing delivers the highest concentration of CBD to the bloodstream, so it’s an art worth mastering if you want to get maximum value from your CBD intake.
Here’s an overview of the process:
- You should obtain a dabbing ring equipped with a nail (also referred to as a banger). Let the terminology not confuse you; a nail is actually a titanium or quartz part of the device put into the glass bowl with a pipe or bong attached to it. You will be heating the concentrate with a torch, so your nail should be made of material resilient to high temperatures (typically titanium or quartz).
- Next, find a spoon or a specialized dabbing tool resembling a spoon shape to put a small amount of CBD concentrate into it. As a rule, the one-time portion shouldn’t exceed 1/8 of a pea, which is pretty little at first glance. Yet, we don’t recommend exceeding that dose, even if you’re a proficient CBD user, as the effect may be unpredictable or even contrary to the expected relief.
- Now that the proper amount of CBD crumble is ready, you should apply a torch to heat the nail until the state of glowing. Take the torch away and wait 10-30 seconds for the nail to cool down a little bit and then place the crumble into the bowl. It will be quickly heated up and evaporated with the hot nail; all you need to do is inhale.
At this stage, you need to master the art of proper inhaling of CBD vapors. Experts recommend taking as much vapor as you can without feeling discomfort. After a deep breath, you should hold the vapor in the lungs for some time (as you feel comfortable) and exhale the vapor afterward. As a rule, you will need just 1-2 shots to feel CBD’s potent relaxing and painkilling impact.
Vaping is on the rise, and users are increasingly flocking to this market niche to enjoy user-friendly, simple, and enjoyable CBD consumption routines. This form of CBD intake is definitely much simpler than dabbing, as you don’t need any equipment or a private place to get a dose of healing CBD. Everything can be done on the go without inconvenience or bothersome preparation.
However, users who want to enjoy the benefits of CBD concentrate vaping should consider the specific texture of the crumble. Typically, CBD is vaped in liquid form as a CBD e-liquid or juice. Therefore, the CBD crumble in its original form is unsuitable for vaping, and you will need a specialized concentrate vaporizer. Don’t try to vape CBD concentrates with the help of regular vaping pens or add the crumble to your CBD e-liquid; it’s dangerous and counter-productive, as the crumble won’t dissolve in the vaping liquid.
Concentrate vaporizers are easy to use; you only need to load them with a bit of CBD crumble, heat them by turning on the device, and inhale the vapor with bioavailable, concentrated CBD. Therefore, this form of CBD concentrate use is currently regarded as the most user-friendly and easy, with the thick, dense, CBD-enriched smoke available after only one button push.
CBD Concentrate and Dried Hemp Flower
Finally, concentrate fans can use CBD crumble by adding it to the dried hemp flower and smoke that mix with the help of a bong, pipe, or joint. It’s pretty easy to prepare the CBD crumble-enriched smoking material, as you only need to add a couple of crystals to the flower you’re rolling or adding to the bong.
Users who have never smoked hemp flower with a CBD concentrate should be ready for harsher puffs. Yet, they shouldn’t scare you or hint at the spoilt CBD flower; it’s simply the added effect of the CBD crumble.
Derive Maximum Value from Your CBD Products
As you can see, CBD concentrates are a pure and efficient form of CBD that users can try out if they want maximum potency. However, intense CBD concentration suggests some precautions a user, especially a newbie, should observe for the sake of enjoying CBD benefits instead of side effects. Follow the tips discussed above, and you can derive much CBD value from the consumed concentrates.
The author of this material is Tia Moskalenko, an experienced CBD user, researcher, and advocate. Tia is a full-time blogger at AskGrowers and shares her findings and tips on safe, responsible CBD consumption. She introduces newbies to the world of CBD consumer products and provides user education to inform good product choices.