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Using Hemp Flower
But what are hemp flowers?
They have the same appearance, scent, and feel to some degree; however, they are different in composition and effects despite the many and obvious similarities.
It doesn’t help that the plants are varieties of the same species – Cannabis Sativa.
Now that hemp is legal and has widespread use, you must know the difference between the two similar looking flowers.
What Is Hemp Flower?
Although it may smell and feel the same as a marijuana bud, the CBD flower has low THC, which is not enough to cause psychotropic effects. It may, however, contain a high concentration of Cannabidiol, some premium cultivars contain more than 25% CBD.
CBD is the main cannabinoid extracted from hemp flowers, but the plant also contains other beneficial cannabinoids such as CBD, CBC, CBN, among other compounds such as terpenes that may be useful in your body.
Differences With Marijuana Buds
Hemp flower for one only contains 0.3% delta-9 THC, which is practically zero as it cannot cause any intoxicating effects.
However, although it is a minuscule amount, it may be beneficial in the body as it helps deliver the “entourage effect.”
Marijuana buds, on the other hand, may contain very high delta 9 THC levels. Some premium cultivars have been carefully bred to produce levels above 30%, with some even reaching 35%.
There are different types of hemp products available in the market today. However, many producers do not sell full-spectrum products with all the compounds from the hemp plant intact. Most processors only isolate the CBD.
CBD isolate may not be very useful as users cannot experience the entourage effect on it alone. In addition to that, most extraction processes may spoil the integrity of the plant compounds and, in the process, reduce their benefits.
However, that doesn’t mean that you will get the benefits just because the flower is not processed. Remember, not all hemp flowers are high grade; some may be from inferior quality hemp; therefore, they have no significant benefits.
How Can You Use Hemp Flowers?
The most popular delivery method is smoking, where the bud is broken down and rolled into a joint, lit, and you inhale the smoke and cannabinoids.
Smoking delivers the effects (benefits) of the CBD flower faster than other delivery methods. Effects may kick in within 2 or 3 minutes after the first puff, but typically within 10 minutes.
However, it may not be the best consumption method as the smoke may contain harmful compounds that may irritate the throat and lungs.
To avoid that, you may use vaporizers that do not produce harsh smoke but keep the benefits and fast onset.
You can also use hemp flower to make edibles by mixing with food. This method is discreet and masks the taste and scent. However, it includes an extra step; decarboxylation.
In the original flower, CBD occurs as CBDA, a molecule with a carboxyl group. By heating (such as during smoking), the CBDA loses the carboxyl group and becomes CBD, the compound that we all have grown to love.
To avoid this hassle, most people use CBD products from reputable producers who use high-quality extraction methods that retain the integrity of cannabinoids and terpenes.
At Healthworx CBD, we have superior products that are formulated with you in mind, they include:
Vaping delivers effects faster than any other delivery method. It also has the highest bioavailability. Our CBD vape pens, vape cartridges, and vape oils contain CBD from high-quality hemp flowers mixed with terpenes from some of the most popular strains.
Our vape products are easy to use and do not contain ingredients such as VG, PG, MCT Oil, or THC.
CBD Oils And Tinctures
For extraction, we use the industry gold standard – CO2 extraction process that doesn’t use solvents and preserves the integrity of cannabinoids, terpenes, and all hemp compounds.
Our topical products are made from full-spectrum CBD infused with other skincare ingredients such as organic olive oil, sunflower seed oil, and mango seed butter to ensure your skin stays healthy and relaxed.
Hemp Flower – Take Away
It is, therefore, the best part to use if you are looking to experience all the wellness benefits hemp has to offer.
Our CBD products, vape oils, cartridges, and tinctures offer the same benefits as natural hemp flowers but are more convenient. They are extracted from high-quality non-GMO, organic hemp, and are tested for compliance and safety.