Lots of people know that there are medicinal benefits of cannabis, but many people don’t realize that most ailments are treated with one specific aspect of cannabis: CBD.

CBD is the main non-psychoactive component in cannabis. It’s widely known to help alleviate symptoms and help people with chronic illness. It can help with arthritis, anxiety, and insomnia.

Since legalization, more Canadians than ever before are comfortable using CBD to help alleviate their aches and pains. Still, not everyone is comfortable with the idea of smoking a joint. If you’re someone who wants to try CBD without smoking it, look no further! Here are some of the best ways for you to enjoy the benefits of CBD without lighting up.

Vapourizers

Vaping will give you a similar sensation to smoking, but without inhaling any actual smoke, which makes this a great option for people who can’t smoke cannabis for a medical reason (if you have asthma, for example). Vaping tends to be quite relaxing and offers you a range of flavours.

Another benefit of vaping is that the CBD enters your blood stream through your lungs, so you feel the results very quickly. The catch, however, is that you’ll need to buy a vapourizer which can be a bit of an investment, depending on the model.

Oils

CBD oils are created by extracting CBD from cannabis and bonding it to an oil to be taken orally. Because of the extraction process, it’s a very concentrated way of taking CBD and is also fairly fast acting. Using a CBD oil gives you the advantage of greater control over your dosage, letting you get the most out of your product; however, it can take some experimenting to get the dosage correct. The safest thing to do is to start low and gradually increase your dosage until you’re getting the right effects.

Topicals

Topicals can come in a variety of forms, but the most common is cannabis-infused lotions. Topicals are applied to specific areas of the body to help with localized pain relief. Because topicals don’t enter your blood stream, the effects tend to be a little less potent, but they’re still effective at targeting pain in one area of your body. So that makes topicals perfect for sore muscles or joints.

Edibles

If you’re new to edibles, what comes to your mind is probably the classic pot brownie. In fact, edibles are so much more than that. CBD oil or butters can be added to most foods. Remember to be careful when you start adding CBD to your foods. It takes a lot longer to feel the effects when you ingest CBD, so many people will accidentally take a little too much at first. Similar to CBD oils, when you’re starting out with edibles, start with a low dose and work your way up.

While these are some of the more common methods of using CBD, there are of plenty of others you can use to get the calming, pain-relieving results. You can find CBD-infused bath salts, bath bombs, face creams, makeup, shampoos, honey, tea, and more. Remember, the way you use CBD will probably depend on your ailment. If you suffer from sore muscles or joints, you’ll benefit most from topicals or bath salts, whereas someone who is using CBD to treat insomnia will probably want to start with edibles or oils.

Whatever you’re trying to treat, make sure to speak with a doctor first. You need to make sure that CBD is a safe and reliable option for you. Whether you’re looking for help relaxing or some pain relief, there’s a smoke-free CBD product out there for you. If you want to learn more about the conditions CBD helps with, check out our post on 9 Remarkable Uses for CBD Oil.