What Does CBD Feel Like? - How to Use CBD Hemp Flower and Products

There are several types of cannabis and hemp flower products, including those with CBD and THC cannabinoids. While there are over 500 chemical compounds in these plants, cannabinoids are what help determine how smoking will make you feel, as your body has about 100 cannabinoid receptors that interact with the plant. If you’re wondering “What does CBD feel like?” or how CBD hemp flower may affect you, our team has the answers.

Here, we’ll discuss some of the effects of CBD, how it interacts with your body, and the different ways you can use it. Read our article below for more information.

Will CBD Get You High?

When people talk about getting high, they’re typically referring to the psychoactive effects of THC. Cannabidiol (CBD) does not interact with those specific receptors and you won’t feel those types of effects. The CBD hemp flower at Rogue Origin has an especially low amount of THC and you shouldn’t have any immediate or traceable effects.

When using our products, we encourage you to create your own ritual for smoking hemp flower to help you relax. CBD may help sedate you, but it won’t be in any way similar to THC or cannabis products. You won’t feel couch-locked or get the munchies, and you definitely shouldn’t experience any euphoria, paranoia, or physical changes, like increased heart rate.

What Does CBD Feel Like

When you smoke CBD hemp flower, you can feel the effects very quickly but you won’t feel ‘high’. The result of smoking our products is a lot more subtle. Some of the side effects you might feel include a change in alertness, drowsiness, or slower brain activity. These effects can be very mild compared to the ‘high’ felt from THC.

Even with this ability to mitigate certain stressors, there are other factors that may affect how CBD affects you and what CBD feels like when you smoke it. Whether you’re using CBD for anxiety or pain, you can expect it to take a few days or weeks of consistent dosing before you notice any long-term effects. Your tolerance, weight, stress levels, workout regimen, and even hydration can also affect your response to our products. While we provide the highest possible quality of hemp flower, your individual biology has a role to play.

How Does CBD Work?

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CBD is an adaptogenic, which means it’s an agent that supports your body’s ability to accommodate both emotional and physical stressors. It can influence what your body is doing in order to promote better wellness and health. Because it’s targeting many systems in tandem so that your body is the one doing the work to improve, consistency is key. Furthermore, what CBD feels like is influenced by the variety of systems it affects.

One of the ways CBD works is by attaching to receptors in the endocannabinoid system, an essential part of the central nervous system (CNS). Two of the main receptors with which CBD interacts include CB1 and CB2. CB1 is primarily found in the brain and spinal cord, while CB2 is present in immune cells and the peripheral nervous system

The endocannabinoid system of your body plays a critical role in many bodily functions, including:

  • Memory
  • Movement
  • Pain
  • Appetite
  • Metabolism
  • Salivation
  • Heart and lung function
  • Immune system

Because the endocannabinoid system has such broad access to your body’s systems, it can have various effects on the body and can be taken to help with chronic pain, sleep disorders, and anxiety or depression. The FDA has even approved some CBD products for use in treating severe types of epilepsy.

Differences Between Hemp Flower & Cannabis

CBD hemp flower is grown almost identically to cannabis. CBD can be grown outdoors in natural sunlight where it can yield higher levels of terpenes and cannabinoids. Hemp flower can also be grown and harvested indoors, where it is protected from the natural elements. 

Hemp flower looks and tastes similar to cannabis, but hemp flower is extremely low in THC. This means that you won’t experience the psychoactive effects you experience with cannabis flower that is high in THC. Those who smoke hemp flower do so for the social benefits, the ritual, and the flavor. 

So, what does CBD feel like? When you smoke or take CBD you won’t feel the “high” that is associated with THC-heavy cannabis. You may benefit from the subtle effects of CBD if you choose to smoke CBD hemp flower, but you will not feel any immediate effects of CBD hemp flower 

How to Use CBD

There are a few ways in which you can take CBD, including oral capsules, gummies, pre-rolls, and loose flower. Some other common forms include:

  • Drops under the tongue
  • Vaporizers
  • Topical creams
  • Other edibles, like soda or baked goods

At Rogue Origin, we offer high-quality farm-grown loose flower and pre-roll options for people who prefer smoking CBD. You’ll find our labeling is accurate and we always provide proof and details of third-party testing to ensure quality cannabinoid content. We also offer several cultivars that may appeal to your flavor and effect preferences. What CBD feels like is also affected by the cultivar and may change depending on which one you choose.

If you’re new to smoking CBD, you may want to explore our beginner’s guide to learn more about what it can do for you, and why it may be preferable to cannabis products. 

Why Choose CBD Hemp Flower?

relaxing routine with tea and a book


So if CBD hemp flower isn’t psychoactive like cannabis, why should you choose this product to help you relax? At Rogue Origin, we can give you two main reasons: First, hemp flower is more available because it’s federally legal. Second, part of the point behind hemp flower is the ritual you create when you include it in your routine.

What CBD feels like isn’t always about the literal, physical effects cannabinoids and terpenes have once they enter your body. If you’re trying to find better ways to relax and improve your mood, having a routine that makes you happy is part of the equation.

When you take some time each day to choose your CBD cultivar, load your pipe or roll a blunt, sit with your friends as you smoke, and take a moment for yourself, you’re helping your brain and body establish a routine. The benefits of a routine — any routine — may include better stress management, having an easier time falling asleep, and improving your overall mental health. Our hemp flower in tandem with a routine is here to help you build a healthier long-term lifestyle — not provide immediate psychoactive effects.

Some other benefits of choosing hemp flower over cannabis include:

  • Affordability
  • Non-intoxicating
  • Fast-acting
  • High bioavailability 

Why Rogue Origin

Rogue Origin was founded with several tenets in mind. We want to provide you with high-quality hemp flower, deliver transparency and honesty at every stage, and bring our passion for hemp flower to life through farming. If you’re wondering “What does CBD feel like?” then give our CBD flower a try. We work hard to bring you quality CBD flower at an affordable price because you’re buying directly from our farm.

Learn about CBD hemp flower when you visit our blog and get access to essential information when you check out our FAQ.

If you have any questions about our products or you want to get more information on what CBD feels like, we’re always here to help. Feel free to reach out to our team online, by phone, or by email for more personalized support and guidance.

*The information provided above is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose anyone and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have questions or concerns, contact a medical professional or healthcare provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.

Koa Simon

Koa Simon is a 25-year-old from the Big Island of Hawaii. He grew up on a small organic farm where he learned to love and appreciate nature. He moved to Oregon to pursue his passion for working with plants. Koa is the one who starts all of our seeds and cares for our plants in the greenhouse. You could call him our Nursery Manager. He's been with Rogue Origin for 8 years and in that time he's become a jack-of-all-trades on our farm, capable of jumping from each job in the field and also helping to manage the office. Koa spends most of his free time outdoors exploring trails around Oregon's beautiful landscape.