You may have thought that hemp was only good for making ropes and clothes. You’d be wrong.
Thanks to the worldwide surge in popularity of CBD – THC’s non-intoxicating cannabinoid cousin – people are turning to the most natural source of CBD – dried hemp flowers.
As a relatively novel CBD-containing product, some may be put off by its raw and natural state, but this is actually one of its strengths. You see, hemp buds (flowers) offer a full range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, which all work together in the human body to create the entourage effect. This makes them more effective than single-cannabinoid products.
What are CBD hemp flowers?
Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is grown for industrial purposes. By law, hemp must have less than 0.3% THC in the U.S. and less than 0.2% in Europe. Because of its low levels of THC, hemp will not get you ‘high’.
As the demand for CBD products has exploded over the last two years, hemp farmers have been attempting to grow plants that comply with the regulations on THC content, while boosting the unregulated CBD content. This has resulted in 100% legal hemp flowers that look, smell and taste a lot like regular high-THC cannabis. Needless to say, these CBD-rich hemp buds are becoming extremely popular in the U.S. and Europe.
But what is the best way to use CBD hemp flowers?
- Vaporizing CBD hemp flowers
Vaporizing, or vaping, is an effective method for consuming cannabinoids, including CBD from hemp buds. As no combustion is involved – unlike smoking – vaping hemp flowers is generally considered much safer.
As the vaporized CBD – as well as other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids – is absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the lungs, it reaches the brain almost immediately, with effects noticeable after about one minute. This means that vaporizing hemp flowers can offer quick and effective relief from pain or other uncomfortable conditions.
- Smoking CBD hemp flowers
As smoking hemp buds involves combustion, it is considered less healthy than vaping or eating. However, it is still an effective way of administering CBD as, just like with vaping, absorption is quick and efficient.
Many people like to smoke hemp flowers as a way to help quit cigarettes, to offer some counterbalance to high-THC cannabis, and for general relaxation purposes. Hemp flowers can be smoked in a joint (cigarette-like roll-up) or in a bong or water pipe.
- Cooking with CBD hemp flowers/extraction
Dried, raw hemp flowers can make a great cooking ingredient and can be added to a variety of recipes. Many people also like to make their own oil-based CBD extractions using hemp flowers, before using that extraction in their cooking or baking.
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