Can I Get the Same Benefits of CBD From Smoking It?

CBD is readily absorbed through the lungs and will provide the same benefits as a CBD oil.

However, there are some key differences between inhaling CBD and taking it orally. For example, if using CBD for gastrointestinal complaints or inflammation, oral consumption is much better. This is because taking the compound orally delivers the CBD and other compounds to the digestive tract directly and doesn’t trigger the same inflammatory response as smoking.

Some forms of CBD are meant to be smoked — such as CBD concentrates or hemp flower.

Smoking, no matter what the substance is, triggers inflammation and introduces harmful byproducts throughout the body — namely carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons resulting from the combustion process.