What are the benefits of CBD hemp flower?
Explaining CBD flower’s benefits
Have you heard about CBD hemp flower? It looks just like “regular” cannabis, or what some refer to as marijuana. However, there’s one huge difference: the amount of THC in the plant. You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the two just by looking, which is why there have been cases like these where law enforcement seized 106 pounds of what they believed to be marijuana, but was actually hemp.
Industrial hemp was removed from the Schedule I Substances list in 2018 under the United States’ historic Farm Bill. This move made industrial hemp legal at the federal level, and subsequently, the hemp-derived CBD market grew exponentially in the U.S. America’s hemp quickly became a key player in the global CBD market. Oregon, for example, is one of the largest producers of hemp in the country.
Benefits of CBD hemp flower
You’ll receive the same life-changing benefits, no matter how you consume CBD. CBD works by triggering our body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a system every single human being has. It’s well-documented, and thought to play a major role in regulating our body. CBD flower is no exception, and will help bring homeostasis to the body.
CBD + anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people turn to CBD. A lot of times, high-THC cannabis (or marijuana) causes people to feel paranoid, especially those who already have anxiety. Hemp-derived CBD can be a viable option because there is less than 0.3% THC, which means CBD doesn’t create intoxicating effects. The 2018 Farm Bill required that all hemp tests at less than 0.3% THC. This study is just one of many that support the potential of CBD for anxiety, and reads: “Preclinical evidence conclusively demonstrates CBD’s efficacy in reducing anxiety behaviors relevant to multiple disorders, including PTSD, GAD, PD, OCD, and SAD, with a notable lack of anxiogenic effects.”
CBD for seizures
CBD has been studied as a seizure treatment, especially non-smokeable products for children with seizure disorders. Traditional seizure medication can make children loopy, and might make them disassociated. CBD is a wildly successful alternative for many seizure patients, but we always encourage you to talk to your doctor before implementing it into your routine; especially if you have a complex medical history.
CBD hemp flower also contains all of the plant’s natural cannabinoids, and triggers the entourage effect. It’s always best to utilize the entire hemp plant whenever possible, and flower gives you an untouched product.
CBD hemp flower won’t intoxicate you
CBD flower is not the most popular method of consuming CBD, unlike high-THC cannabis. CBD oil tinctures remain the number one pick, but we think hemp flower deserves a little more credit. One of CBD flower’s main advantages is the time it takes to work. You’ll feel the effect of CBD flower almost immediately if it’s smoked, and the effects last for about three hours. Keep in mind, smoking CBD hemp flower will not get you high. That’s a benefit beloved by many!
Be aware: Some people might feel a little sleepy after smoking hemp flower, especially for the first time. That’s one of the amazing things you can get out of consuming hemp flower: a better night’s rest. But, if you don’t know your dose, you can consume too much and get tired at noon!
Consider pre-rolls for accurate dosing
We recommend you start low and go slow, always - but especially when you smoke. To get an idea of how much you consume, opt for hemp flower pre-rolls. One of the benefits to hemp flower pre-rolls is knowing exactly how much is inside. It’s hard to measure how much flower you smoke when you roll joints yourself, unless you weigh it each time - which isn’t convenient.
Fletcher Farms CBD hemp pre-rolls come with a half gram per joint. This is quite a bit of flower, and it might be too much if it’s your first time smoking. Pay close attention to how you feel as you consume, and if you think you’re smoking too much: just put it out. Take note of how much you consumed and come back later.
Next time you smoke, pay attention when you reach the point that made you stop last. How are you feeling? You may find yourself feeling fine, and able to keep smoking. Or, you might put it out again. Try to remain in-tune with your body throughout this process, and avoid the hassle of figuring out how much you need.