Of all the products made from CBD, the one that seems to surprise our customers the most is CBD hemp flower. Many people have come to find that flower works best for them and favor them over oils and gummies. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about what CBD flower is and how you can use it. Plus, it will take a deeper look at the benefits of CBD flower.
What is CBD Flower?
CBD flower is hemp’s flowering top (bud) that looks, smells, and tastes like marijuana buds. The female plants produce the flower that creates the highly-concentrated and commercially used bud. The male plants produce pollen and growers usually discard them after they have pollinated the female plants.
CBD hemp flower differs from marijuana due to the concentration of THC, the psychoactive chemical that gives you a euphoric feeling. Hemp bud is 0.3% Delta 9 THC or less, so you can purchase CBD flower and experience all the health benefits of cannabis without the mind-altering feeling.
Effects and Benefits of CBD Flower
CBD works in the body by reacting with receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). These receptors exist throughout our bodies, including the brain. The ECS is connected to the nervous system and has different regulatory functions.
Although marijuana has many purposes, CBD hemp flower can give you the same (many say even better) relief without having the psychotropic effects on the mind. Also, hemp is more relaxing and has been shown not to cause the anxiety marijuana causes in many people.
How to Use and Consume CBD Flower
The most common way to use CBD flower is to smoke the bud directly. By smoking it, you absorb CBD through your lungs and into your bloodstream. It can reach all the receptors very quickly, compared to ingesting it, which has to travel through the digestive system and can take much longer to work. You can usually expect to feel the effects of CBD hemp flower within a few minutes, as opposed to eating, which can take over 30 min.
Rolling the hemp into a cigarette (called a pre-roll) is the most common way of using CBD flower for its benefits, but using a pipe is also popular. There are also commercially made hemp boxed cigarettes that look very similar to regular tobacco cigarettes, so they can be more discrete. Some people cook it in fat, like butter, and use it in food, which does take longer than smoking. A newer method for inhaling CBD is the vape pen, which can heat the flower using an element, and you can smoke it in single doses.
Choosing a CBD Hemp Flower to Use
Hemp flower contains a high amount of aromatic terpenes. Terpenes are natural chemicals which produce the smells and tastes in all plants, like lemons and pineapples. Cannabis plants have over 140 terpenes, but only 17 are prevalent. This dense concentration of terpenes allows for some very sour and flavorful flowers. Some of the scents and flavors include earthy, sweet, skunky, piney, citrusy, spicy, or herbal aromas, depending on the concentration of terpenes.
CBD flowers are crossbred to produce specific terpene profiles that make the smell, flavor, and CBD flower benefits unique for that strain. The Lifter strain has always been one of our best sellers for CBD hemp flower. Due to its terpene profile, it can have a very focusing effect aside from relaxing and calming.
We advise our customers to smell several varieties and try the one that appeals to them the most. Once you have tried one, we suggest testing different strains and seeing how the effects compare until you find the one that works best.
We have a wide variety of over 15 strains, both in pre-rolls and bagged by weight. Explore our inventory and see what hemp flower you might like!