We know that CBD doesn’t get you high. But CBD hemp buds contain much more than CBD.
There are more than 500 compounds in raw cannabis according to latest estimates. And many of these are yet to be fully studied and characterized. So just how does it feel to smoke High-CBD hemp buds?
The rise of CBD hemp buds
CBD-hemp flowers are sweeping Europe right now. Due to the fact they are from EU-approved varieties of hemp – traditionally grown for industrial purposes – and consist of less than 0.2% THC, they are completely legal in most European countries.
However, when it comes to aesthetics and aroma, there is little difference between these legal cannabis flowers and regular high-THC cannabis. They contain a full profile of terpenes, flavonoids and numerous other compounds. This means they can provide consumers with the ‘entourage effect’ – the enhanced synergistic effect of all the compounds in the cannabis plant.
So how does it feel to smoke CBD hemp flowers?
While the effects are far from the ‘high’ typically associated with cannabis use, smoking CBD-rich hemp flowers does produce a subtle ‘relaxed’ feeling throughout the body. A body high, if you will.
In an interview with Reuters, Corso Serra di Cassano and Boris Blatnik – founders of Kannaswiss, a Swiss company that grows high-grade hemp flowers and produces CBD-rich hash – compare the high to drinking a couple glasses of wine.
“You feel like you should be high, because you have a body high, but your mind is completely clear,”
said di Cassano.
From personal experience, the best way I can describe the feeling is a sense of relaxation or relief coming over you. Any tension in your body will subside and your mind-chatter will slow. However, your focus will remain and you will be able to continue with your daily tasks unimpeded. This makes it ideal for daytime use, when consuming high amounts of THC may hinder you.
As with trying anything for the first time, it is advisable to start off with a low dose and to take note of how it affects you. Everyone can react differently. Having said that, there is little chance that the effects of high-CBD hemp flowers will cause the anxiety and paranoia commonly associated with high-THC cannabis use.
High-CBD, low-THC cannabis, therefore, looks to be a great option for those who desire the calming and therapeutic effects of cannabis without the intoxicating high that is not always desirable.
[Image Credit: Empire Wellness]