What does CBD smell like?

by Edward J. Ross

With the legalization of CBD, and some of their derivatives in different parts of the world, like the USA., Australia, UK., and other places in Europe, there is a current boom in the CBD market. Everyone is getting their hands on CBD, and you might feel like CBD has gone from being sort of around to absolutely everywhere all at once.

Coffee shops have CBD lattes on their menu; spas offer CBD facials, beauty companies are rushing to release lotions with CBD oils in their formulas. And everyone from your anxious coworker to your arthritis-suffering dad wants to get their hands on some CBD gummies.

We are often asked various questions concerning CBD but more often than most is the question, "What does CBD smell like?", "Does CBD smell like weed?" and because C.D.B. has been confused with its more infamous cousin T.H.C., which is more prominent in weed, it's no surprise that potential users might want to know if they might get in trouble using the stuff. The question itself appears simple, but we would have to go through a couple of checkpoints searching for the answer.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are organic substances that naturally occur within all plants – and even some insects. They contribute to a plants' characteristic smell or scent. Now out of the 20,000 terpenes in nature, cannabis plants are known to contain over 100 of them. The smell of your C.B.D product and its T.H.C. counterparts depends largely on its marijuana strain, component terpenes, or terpene profile. Some of the common terpenoids found in CBD are listed below.

  • Myrcene

Some of the most common terpenoids linked with CBD strains are myrcene terpenes. They have a wonderfully rich, earthy, herbal smell – as you'd expect from a freshly-cultivated hemp plant. They are abundant in the cannabis buds.

  • Limonene

If it was not already obvious, limonene terpene is commonly found in citrus fruits' rinds, especially lemons, and is contained in lemon products giving them their familiar smell. It's also an important terpene in many hemp extract products and adds a wonderful boost to the flavour and aroma.

  • Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene is a constituent also found in cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper. It is among the most abundant terpenes of all, and It offers a brilliantly spicy, woody scent.

  • Terpinolene

There is not an abundance of products on the market that are terpinolene rich. Future research might change this, and terpinolene heavy products might soon hit the shelves.

  • Pinene

Pinenes are, unsurprisingly, found in pine needles and have a characteristic pine smell. But they're also found in various distinct strains of hemp. Pinene also occurs in several conifers, as well as a few citrus trees. It possesses a wonderfully distinct aroma, and its presence is immediately recognisable in a variety of CBD products.

  • Humulene

Another common compound, the humulene terpene, is best described as 'hoppy.' Perhaps unsurprisingly, this compound is found abundantly in various brews worldwide – responsible for giving the beer its rich, distinctly hoppy taste and scent.

  • Ocimene

Though a regular content in hemp, little is known in regards to ocimene terpenes. These are some of the least-studied compounds in the hemp terpenoid spectrum.

  • Linalool

Another prevalent terpene in hemp is linalool. This is a compound that lots of people are probably already recognized, as it boasts a floral, delicate aroma that's common in many plant species (most notably lavender).

Stabilization

Stable genetics is another important factor in CBD smelling like weed and its T.H.C. heavy cousins. The higher the rate of stabilization, the fewer the difference in genome expression, and hence the more resemblance in the scent.

Other possible factors include the soil where the flower strains are grown, so essentially, it's impossible to create a CBD Purple Haze strain that smells exactly like a comparative T.H.C. heavy marijuana strain. 

Does CBD Smell Like Weed When It Is Burning?

Short answer; yes, kind of. Long answer; T.H.C. is missing from CBD buds found on the hemp flower; therefore, the result from smoking can be quite different. The hemp plants themselves are structurally and visually very similar. Because terpenes exist in all strains of cannabis like Acapulco gold, Blue dream, or Purple haze, regardless of T.H.C., CBD will smell like weed when it burns.

CBD Oils-What Are They?

Marijuana plants are a source by which CBD is extracted as either an oil or powder for cannabinoids. Gels and creams can be mixed from these. CBD use is usually dependent on its use. It still has a way to go ahead of approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) for any medical uses.

There are two main types available:

There is little to no discernable weed smell from CBD Isolate. It's the crystalline CBD substance itself (has no scent...like salt or sugar) added to the base oil.

The base oils commonly used are:

  • Hemp oil
  • Olive oil
  • MCT or coconut oil extract.

The oil can have a weedy smell depending on its T.H.C. levels and what parts of the cannabis plant they use. The clearer the oil, the less it's weed-like or skunk smell, but there will always be a little bit of the scent there. Olive has its distinctive smell, but it can be quite obvious and strong. MCT, which are extracted fats from coconut oil, has the least noticeable smell. It has a slightly sweet smell, and if added to CBD isolate, there is no weed smell at all.

Benefits of CBD Oils

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  • Anxiety Relief

CBD might aid in the management of anxiety by altering the way your brain's receptors react to serotonin, a chemical linked to mental well-being. Early research done with animals has shown that CBD can relieve anxiety by:

  • Reducing physiological effects of anxiety, such as an increased heart rate
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Inducing sleep in cases of insomnia

This can often be accomplished by aromatherapy, which is getting a whiff of the weedy smell.

  • Anti-seizure

The American Epilepsy Society states that cannabidiol studies offer hope for seizure disorders and that research is currently being conducted to understand safe use better.

  • Neuroprotective

Researchers have turned their microscopes to a receptor located in the brain to learn about how CBD could aid people with neurodegenerative disorders, which are diseases that cause deterioration in the brain and nerves. This receptor is known as CB1.

Researchers are studying its use for treating:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (M.S.)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke

CBD oil might also play a role in reducing the inflammation that makes neurodegenerative symptoms worse. More studies are needed to understand its effects on neurodegenerative diseases fully.

  • Pain Relief

The effects of the oil on your brain's receptors may also help you manage pain. Studies have reported that cannabis can provide some benefits when taken after chemotherapy treatments. Pre-clinical studies financed by the National Institutes of Health are also looking at cannabis in possibly playing a role in relieving symptoms caused by:

  1. Arthritis
  2. Chronic pain
  3. M.S. pain
  4. Muscle pain
  5. Spinal cord injuries
  • Anti-acne

CBD is shown to affect the receptors in the immune system to reduce general inflammation in the body. In turn, it may provide solutions for acne treatment. The oil was shown in a study by the Journal of Clinical Investigation to reduce sebaceous glands activity. These glands are concerned with the production of sebum, a natural oily substance that hydrates the skin. Too much sebum, however, can lead to acne.

  • Cancer Treatment

Some studies have investigated CBD's role in preventing cancer cell growth, but this is still in its early stages. The National Cancer Institute(NCI) says that CBD may help alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects. However, the NCI doesn't fully endorse any form of cannabis as a cancer treatment. CBD's action that's promising for cancer treatment is its ability to moderate inflammation and change how cells reproduce.

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