CBD hemp flower. Now, if you’re a smoker, whenever you hear the word ‘flower’ your mind may harken back to the dizzying days of marijuana,
where lighting up a joint filled with flower sent you on a trip to la-la land, at times accompanied by slight to extreme paranoia and anxiety.
instances only occurred in those rare times when you indulged a little too
much, but the memory of that unpleasantness may have stuck with you for some
The flower we’re talking about here, however, is no such
beast. Although CBD hemp and marijuana look virtually the same and depending
upon the strains, can smell the same too, the two actually differ quite a bit.
First, the cannabinoid make-up of marijuana and CBD hemp is
distinct. Your average indica or sativa marijuana strain may run anywhere from 12-25% THC with as little as 0-1% CBD. Almost all popular marijuana strains
that are smoked/vaped/consumed recreationally, have CBD concentrations of less
than 1%, although we now know that most of the medical benefits of marijuana
lie within the realm of CBD.
CBD hemp flower by contrast, is industrial-grade hemp that
has been bred specifically for high amounts of CBD and very low amounts of THC;
by law, hemp must have values lower than 0.3% THC. Most CBD flower contains CBD
in the range of 8-20%. Due to these opposing values in marijuana and CBD hemp;
i.e., high THC/low CBD in marijuana, and high CBD/low THC in CBD hemp, the
effects are totally different. CBD hemp flower, whether smoked or vaped or
cooked or extracted by some process, will not get you high. Furthermore, it
will not make you paranoid or anxious. What it will do, is curb these ailments:
CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation, be effective in treating pain,
epilepsy, anxiety, kill nausea, and more (for all of the scientifically
verified effects, see our other article on Dr.Ganja’s blog on the science of
In fact, aside from most of the health benefits in cannabis
coming from CBD and therefore high CBD-product, CBD additionally negates the
harmful effects of THC. This is one of the reasons that many recreational
smokers add CBD hemp flower to their regular marijuana when rolling joints: it
counteracts the anxiety and paranoia-causing effects of THC. That isn’t to say
that you can’t smoke or vaporize it alone as many hemp flower users do so as is;
reporting a feeling of calm and peacefulness after smoking.
The benefits of CBD hemp don’t stop at its medical advantage
either; some partakers of CBD prefer CBD flower over oil or other extracts for
its price. At 10 dollars a gram or 95.00 for an ounce such as in the ever
popular Elektra CBD Flower,
CBD hemp flower is seriously attractive. Some, myself included, also rather
enjoy the act of smoking, and while certainly not the healthiest form of
ingestion, it is the method with some of the best bioavailability (basically,
how much of the CBD can be put to use by your body) and onset of action (how
quickly it takes effect) aside from injection. Then again, I don’t see anyone
whipping out needles and looking for that median vein in an attempt to get
their CBD rush, so perhaps I’ll stick to smoking.
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