A hot new item hitting the store shelves has quickly become a confusing topic for everyone. New benefits from hemp flower aka hemp bud are being discovered daily, but it’s look has heads turning twice.
This fascinating new product is showing great signs of helping consumers take care of pains and anxiety without the side effect of THC. High CBD cannabinoid count flower along with combined terpenes is giving people the chance to experience natural relief from pain and the over-the-counter prescriptions.
Here in this article, we will take a look at some of the common questions surrounding CBD Flower. Shall we…
What is CBD Flower?
CBD flowers come from industrial hemp plants and contain many of the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes (if not more) found within CBD oil. People who prefer CBD buds claim they work better for them due to the abundance of cannabis compounds, which work together to produce more lasting and noticeable effects.
CBD flower is cannabis bud that helps people relax without feeling out-of-their-mind high. In fact, if you do feel out-of-your-mind high from a high THC product, you can even use CBD to bring you back down to equilibrium. CBD flower does contain low levels of psychoactive THC, the high levels of CBD regulate the effects of THC.
Is CBD Flower Legal?
So this is a gray area once you leave the store. Yes, CBD Flower tested and containing the legal amount of THC less than .3% is legal to buy in all states, however, take caution. Local and State law enforcement are still learning about the difference between CBD Bud and Cannabis Bud. Just by looking at them side by side you can’t tell them apart unless tested.
Tip A: When purchasing from a store always leave your flower in a sealed bag provided by the store. The store or dispensary you are visiting should always provide a third party lab showing the results of the flower of your choice. Keep everything together in the store sales bag.
You also want to make sure you get your hands on the third-party labs for quality purposes. You will want to see that the flower meets or is below legal state limits on metals, pesticides, herbicides, fungi, mold, and THC level. Any flower not tested should be disregarded as it could contain harmful bacteria or chemicals.
Tip B: Be Smart about your flower. When traveling with the flower from shop to home DO NOT open the sealed bag. Remember, this flower still comes from the cannabis family and carries the smell of cannabis. Opening up the bag can make your car smell like opening day of Cannabis Cup. Once home and opened, keep all flower at home. Do not travel with loose flower. You could be charged if stopped. Law enforcement will treat it as so.
Tip C: We Ship! If you are uncomfortable in purchasing from a store and driving, we can ship you a bag of CBD flower direct to your door.
Medicinal Value of High CBD and Low THC Flower
High CBD and low THC flower can alleviate chronic pain, inflammation, seizures, and anxiety. Specifically, CBD flower can help reduce symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis pain, Dravet’s Syndrome, and some anxiety disorders. When smoked or vaped, CBD flower can deliver immediate effects for acute symptoms.
How do you use CBD flower?
Smoking hemp is the preferred method of use for CBD flowers, especially for the converted user looking to gain relaxation without the high. In some instances, many people opt for pre-rolled joints that contain CBD hemp flower, but others prefer to buy the buds and smoke them on their own terms. While this isn’t necessarily the healthiest habit, it may be a better option for individuals who are looking for an alternative to cigarettes or psychoactive marijuana.
How to prepare the hemp tea?
Preparation of hemp tea is very similar to any other tea. Take 1 teaspoon of dry hemp leaves per cup and pour hot water over it. Let it steep (soak in water) between 2 and 5 minutes, depending on how strong you want the tea.
Hemp tea has a very pleasant taste, like a herbal tea but as with any other tea, you can modify it to taste by sweetening it, adding milk, CBD honey or a squeeze of lemon.
What’s the correct strain for me?
- Every strain sample is different
While most strains we carry have tested positive for certain terpenes, not every strain sample will have the same results.
Although genetics play a role in which terpenes a plant can express, environmental and growth conditions also have a major impact on each individual sample.
As such, a plant grown in Toronto may produce different testing results than the same strain grown in Santa Monica.
Opting for strains that have been laboratory tested and learning how to read testing results can help you make more informed selections about which plants may be best for you.
Based on the early evidence thus far, strains that test high in the terpenes limonene, beta-caryophyllene, linalool, and bisabolol are likely good places to start when trying to find the right cannabis strain for depression.
- Experimentation is necessary
While preclinical research allows for more educated guesses regarding which cannabis strains may be useful for depression, depression is different in everyone.
Further, each individual responds to different cannabinoids and terpenes differently.
So, in order to find the right strains and medical cannabis products for depression, some experimentation is necessary.
- CBD may be more effective than THC
As mentioned above, THC has biphasic effects.
This means that while low to moderate doses of the euphoric herb may be effective in managing depression, high doses may have the opposite effect.
Those who are sensitive to THC or prefer a non-intoxicating experience may have better luck with CBD-rich medications, which are currently being studied for antipsychotic and mood-boosting effects.
- Dosage is important
Going one step further, finding the right dose is of the utmost importance for continued relief with cannabis.
Working with a canna-savvy healthcare provider can help you better find which doses are the safest and most effective in your individual case.
For some, the right dose may be a small quantity of either high-THC or high-CBD cannabis. Others may require significantly more to maintain a positive effect.
No two people are alike and it can take some time to strike the right balance between various active cannabinoids, terpenes, dosage, and timing.
- Track your strains
Want to fine-tune your cannabis experience?
Keeping a strain diary and recording your reaction to what you’re consuming may help you figure out what works best and what does not.
Plus, it’s a good way to keep track of how much you’re consuming and how it impacts your overall mood.
Wrapping it up…
The decision to partake in the CBD flower lifestyle is totally yours. It will take time to learn how your body will react with the cannabinoid and terpene combo. Should you have any questions we have great news.
All Prescott’s Hemp employees are trained and certified to help you find the correct strain to suit your needs. Also try using a journal to keep track of strains and how they made you feel. This will help you narrow down certain cannabinoids and terpenes that align more to your chemistry.
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