CBD and Marijuana are for all intents and purposes the same thing. The smell of marijuana is most commonly attributed to another chemical component of cannabis. This component is known as terpenes. Even strains bred for their high CBD content retain these same terpenes. This results in the stereotypical odor of cannabis consumption also being present in CBD.
in short yes CBD does smell like Marijuana because they are one and the same.
The characteristic and infamous smell of Cannabis when in combustion is actually caused by terpenes. Not by its most popular cannabinoids, THC or CBD.
Terpenes or terpenoids are aromatic molecules that are present in an immense number of plants. There are quite a lot of them that can mimic the odor of burning “marijuana”.
Never forget CBD is Marijuana! It is just not the same plant as THC and does not have the same benefits. It smell different than when you smoke some THC strains! CBD has it own scents, but it is likely to smell like THC for people who are not familiar with all this! So know that yes it will smell like weed!
In short, yes. It can smell (or taste) a little bit differently from “regular” marijuana because hemp plants have slightly different terpene profile and they are the most responsible for producing cannabis scent. CBD on it’s own doesn’t have aroma.
No, purified CBD powder tastes like smoking a crushed aspirin or chalk. High CBD marijuana will taste & smell like good old fashioned pot.