SHOULD CBD SMELL LIKE WEED?
One of the questions we are asked most frequently is does CBD taste like weed?
However much you know about CBD, you are probably aware that it has something to do with weed. For many, that is the limit of their knowledge, partly due to the conflicting information that is available.
In this article, we shall discuss how CBD and THC (the main cannabinoid found in the weed you may or may not have tried before, we’re not here to ask) are similar, and, perhaps more importantly, what the differences are, before getting to the crux of the question, whether CBD and THC taste the same.
CBD and THC
While CBD and THC are derived from the same plant, the two cannabinoids are not the same, and there are some differences it is important to know.
THC is normally extracted from marijuana plants, while CBD, as long as it is purchased from a legal and trusted source, is taken from industrial hemp plants, which contain no more than 0.2% THC, as stated by EU aw (laws in other countries may differ, but wherever CBD is legal, the maximum THC content doesn’t tend to rise above 0.3%).
The reason it is important to know that these two cannabinoids are different is that while THC is psychoactive, CBD is not, which means that CBD will not get you high.
Similarly to THC, there are numerous ways to consume CBD, although many of them differ from conventional THC methods.
For example, CBD can be used as a cream, which is something that is rare (but not unheard of) with THC.
What Does CBD Taste Like?
There is no specific taste to CBD, it can have a variety of different flavours depending on how it is processed, and the form you use it in.
While CBD is still not as common worldwide as THC, meaning there are not as any different strains and flavours of the former, but there is still a lot of choices available.
Many consider the natural taste of CBD to be a little strange, although this opinion is normally tied to natural tasting CBD oil.
However, if you use CBD isolate, which is CBD with everything else removed, there is no scent and no flavour. Meaning technically the most natural form of CBD doesn’t taste of anything at all.
Full-spectrum, or whole-plant CBD, which includes other cannabinoids (including trace amounts of THC, as mentioned above) as well as terpenes and other elements, can have an earthy flavour, but there are so many flavoured products, that this is easy to avoid.
Gummies, for example, taste like any other sweet, while flavoured oils taste, unsurprisingly, like whatever the flavour states they do.
Can CBD Taste Like Weed?
So, CBD doesn’t have to taste like weed, we’ve established that, but what if you want it to?
Here, you are best to look at CBD dry flower products, where strains have been developed which taste like some of the most popular weed strains.
The smell and taste of these CBD dry flower products are very similar, although not identical, to the matching weed strains, so if you are looking for a non-psychoactive alternative to these THC heavy strains, then this is a good place to look.
There may be less choice when it comes to CBD flavours than there are with THC, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a plethora of available options, and these will only increase.
As the focus on CBD continues to increase, as it has been doing for some time now, so too does the attention on creating new and exciting flavours and products.
We try our hardest to keep on top of all evolutions in the market, so be sure to pay attention to our product pages, as we are adding fresh CBD goodies all the time, so if the perfect CBD flavour for you hasn’t been created yet, be patient, it’s likely to be soon!