CBD is currently having its moment in the spotlight. Often touted in the press for its remarkable healing properties, CBD is even making its way onto the shelves of health food shops around the world, usually in the form of CBD oil.
But there’s a new product which is fast becoming a favourite among CBD users – CBD hemp flowers. Due to being in a raw, natural state, CBD-rich hemp flowers contain a full profile of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, meaning it provides the much sought after ‘entourage effect.’
While CBD hemp flowers are an effective way to get the benefits of CBD, there are many myths and misconceptions associated with them. Let’s take a look at a few.
Hemp can’t be smoked
If you ask most people whether you can smoke hemp or not, they would most likely advise you against it. However, as hemp is merely cannabis with low levels of THC, and, provided all seeds and stalks have been removed, can be smoked just like any number of other dried plants. Make sure your hemp has been grown organically, without the use of pesticides, and in uncontaminated soil, and you have nothing to worry about.
CBD from ‘marijuana’ is better than CBD from hemp
This is a common myth that gets perpetuated often online. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound known as a cannabinoid. It is the same chemical composition whether it is taken from hemp or regular high-THC cannabis.
Hemp is illegal
Hemp is, in fact, 100% legal to grow in most places throughout the world. There are some caveats, however, such as the fact that growers must obtain an expensive license and crops must not contain more than a small amount of THC (0.3% in the U.S. and 0.2% in most of Europe).
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