The Best Methods of Taking CBD for Pain? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

The Best Methods of Taking CBD for Pain?

You can take CBD orally, apply it to your skin, inhale it as a vape e-liquid, and even eat edible CBD treats. Different delivery methods suit different people.

By Petal Mashraki
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published June 8, 2021.

The main methods of taking CBD are via oil, vaping, topical applications, and edibles. Your choice of delivery method depends on your level of pain, how quickly you need results, and how convenient each method is for you.


CBD oil taken sublingually is often the best CBD delivery method for pain relief because it is longer lasting.

However, finding the right dosage can be challenging, and there are various strengths, types, and flavors of CBD oil. It can take 15-45 minutes before you feel the effect.

Topical Applications

If you're experiencing back or muscle pain, try using topical CBD cream. CBD topicals target specific areas and take effect within 10-20 minutes, but the CBD does not enter the bloodstream.


Vaping CBD e-liquid will give you fast results. Vaping doesn't appeal to everyone, but it is very convenient. This is great for when you experience pain unexpectedly and want relief within a few minutes.


Edibles are fun and convenient, but you'll only feel the effect after about an hour, and the feeling is usually mild. These are only recommended for light pain relief.

Final Thought: Which Method is Right for You?

Talk to your doctor about finding the right product for you. Consider the type of CBD (Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, isolate), the concentration, and delivery method. All these factors will influence how CBD works to ease your pain.