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CBD Flower

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CBD flower

What Is CBD Flower?

The CBD flower is derived from the hemp plant, which is differentiated from other cannabis plants based on its THC content. We source our CBD flower from hemp due to its minimal THC levels. Our high-quality hemp flower has been carefully cultivated to have high CBD (Cannabidiol) content and negligible THC (Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol) levels.

THC is the compound in cannabis that causes psychoactive effects. The low levels of THC present in hemp ensure that it won't produce a "high." Nevertheless, the THC amount is sufficient to activate the plant's natural properties to take effect. All the natural components of the plant can be found in hemp flowers, making them a genuine full-spectrum product. These products provide the most significant synergistic effects among CBD products.

​Generally, there are two categories of hemp flower available on today's market: biomass and premium CBD flower. Apart from smoking, CBD flowers are frequently utilized to create a variety of CBD-infused products, including but not limited to CBD edibles, CBD oil, CBD-infused topicals, CBD tinctures, vape liquids, and concentrates.

 

Why Are People Smoking CBD Flower?

Quick relief

Smoking or using a vaporizer for CBD flowers can be the fastest approach to consuming this advantageous phytocannabinoid, as it swiftly interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) compared to other ways of consumption. The CBD will promptly cross the blood-brain barrier and begin functioning in a matter of seconds, in contrast to a few minutes (CBD tincture might take longer) or even an hour (CBD edibles). Also, the raw plant material consists of inactive cannabinoid acids that must undergo a heat-induced process, known as decarboxylation, to become active. This transformation converts the inactive cannabinoid acids into active phytocannabinoids.

 

Entourage effect

One of the most intriguing aspects of the cannabis plant is a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. This term was introduced in 1999 by the renowned cannabis researchers Raphael Mechoulam and Shimon Ben-Shabat, describing a synergistic effect that occurs when the entire plant material is ingested. This approach enables the full spectrum of phytocannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids to collaborate and exert their potential benefits together.

 

Social interactions

For certain people, smoking hemp flower is viewed as a social activity rather than just using CBD alone at home. For instance, you might choose to join a fellow cannabis enthusiast outside a social gathering to smoke or go for a water pipe to enjoy CBD in a group setting.

 

A cheaper way to use CBD

The effectiveness of smoking hemp flower is noteworthy, especially considering that some products offer more than 100 milligrams of CBD per cigarette. Moreover, most CBD products need further processing once they are harvested, but the CBD flower is prepared for sale once it's trimmed. A shorter processing time often translates to a lower cost for the consumer.

 

How Do CBD Flowers Grow

 

Cannabis is a plant species that can be male or female, classified as dioecious. After around six weeks, a female plant transitions from its vegetative stage and displays two white hairs, subsequently developing flowers. The maturation of these flowers can take anywhere from 5 to 10 weeks.

IIn the case where the female plant remains unfertilized throughout its lifecycle, its buds will remain seedless, which is often preferred by consumers. But, if the female plant is exposed to pollen from a male plant during its lifecycle, it will start producing seeds. A CBD flower containing seeds is often considered to be of lower quality.

According to estimates, there are more than 400 distinct components present in the cannabis plant, which are classified as cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. The concentration of these components increases significantly in the flowering part of the plant as it reaches maturity, which plays a crucial role in shaping the plant's distinctive characteristics and effects.

How Is The CBD Flower Processed?

Upon reaching full maturity, the cannabis plant is harvested and prepared for retail, which involves processing the buds through curing and trimming. The end product's quality can be heavily influenced by the processing stage. Therefore, high-quality CBD flowers should always undergo meticulous manicuring to ensure their optimal quality. After all, superior buds can enhance the overall smoking experience.

Trimming the flowers into compact buds is done for several reasons:

  1. Aesthetic appeal: Neatly trimmed or pruned buds are often associated with premium cannabis products, contributing to their visual appeal.

  2. Smooth smoking experience: The leaves that sprout from the flowers or buds can be harsh on the lungs and throat. Trimming or pruning this excess plant matter can make the flower smoother to smoke.

  3. Higher concentration of beneficial compounds: The tiny crystals on the bud's surface, known as trichomes, contain phytocannabinoids and terpenoids. The concentration of these trichomes is higher in the plant's flowering regions. By removing excesses from the buds, the overall concentration of trichomes is increased.

  4. Enhanced aroma: The leaves of the plant have fewer terpenes, which can result in a grassy or hay-like flavor. By removing fan and sugar leaves from the flowers, the complete aroma of the bud can be fully experienced.

Smoking CBD Flower

After the hemp buds have been trimmed and dried, the CBD flower is ready for consumption, which can be accomplished through various methods, including pipes, water pipes, rolling papers, and vaporizers.

Each method has its own set of enthusiasts. For instance, rolling the hemp in smoking papers resembling cigarette smoking is a straightforward and efficient approach. CBD flowers can be obtained in loose form for self-rolling or purchased pre-rolled.

It is important to note that these are not joints, which are packed with THC-rich cannabis. Instead, they are referred to as "CBD pre-rolls" or, sometimes, "hempettes." These products will not produce a high, as they do not contain THC. With a CBD flower, users can enjoy all the plant's benefits without experiencing the intoxicating effects associated with THC.

Is CBD Flower Legal?

The regulations governing CBD can appear intricate, but they are relatively simple. CBD flower legality hinges on two factors: how much THC content the flower has and its origin. Was the flower derived from a hemp batch or a marijuana crop?

Flowers originating from marijuana are deemed illegal (in the majority of states), regardless of THC content. The DEA classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, U.S. farmers were authorized to cultivate, process, and sell hemp. Moreover, any flower containing THC levels that surpass 0.3% is deemed illegal, regardless of its source. For CBD flower to be legally recognized across all states, it has to be sourced from hemp and contain no more than 0.3% THC.

Does The CBD Flower Smell?

When it comes to scent, the fragrance of hemp buds can compete with the potent odor of THC flowers. The aroma of the CBD flower can serve as a gauge of its quality. A strong and flavorful scent typically indicates a high-quality product, although there are quality CBD varieties with less pronounced aroma and taste for those seeking a milder experience.

Buyers should steer clear of flowers with grassy or hay-like scents and those lacking any aroma. These characteristics can signal inferior or outdated CBD products. Both CBD and THC flowers emit strong aromas due to the diverse terpenes present in the plant, which are located in the flowering regions.

The scent of buds can also help identify the strain. Each flower strain possesses a unique terpene ratio, contributing to its distinct aroma. Researchers suggest that the hemp plant contains more than 200 different terpenes, each with its fragrance profile.

Is Smoking CBD Flower Safe?

The amount of information regarding the safety of inhaling cannabis smoke is limited, so it is advisable to seek guidance from your healthcare provider before starting. Smoking CBD flowers can be the most suited option for healthy adults interested in consuming cannabis. Additionally, a study in Current Drug Safety in 2011 revealed that an individual in good health can consume as much as 1.5 grams of CBD per day without experiencing severe adverse effects. It also affirmed that a potentially harmful dose of CBD is around 20 grams if taken rapidly.

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