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CBD hemp flower – what is it?

The cannabis flower is the untreated bud of the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant naturally contains many cannabinoids (a fancy word for compounds) including the well-known cannabinoids CBD and terpenes. The cannabis plant is similar to marijuana in that it contains all the same compounds, but the amount of each of these cannabinoids varies greatly.

The biggest difference between the two plants is that hemp contains much higher percentages of CBD than marijuana. Plus, THC cannabinoid, that compound that makes you “high,” occurs naturally with only 0.3% or less. You can get the full equivalent benefit of the cannabis plant through the pulmonary system (lungs), without any of the head fog concerns associated with marijuana.

Unlike marijuana, you can legally buy CBD hemp flower in all 50 states. Cannabis flower strains come in many varieties with some fun names including Bubba Kush, Blueberry Diesel, Skywalker, Sour Space Candy, White CBG, Cherry Wine, many more distinct strains and many people enjoy the different varieties! CBD hemp flower can provide relaxing effects within minutes when smoked or vaped. CBD flowers do not make you high and may be able to provide some help with a variety of physical complaints including sleep, anxiety, stress, and pain relief.

It is important to note that while the cannabis flower is suitable for some people, it is not suitable for everyone. Smoking anything is a bad idea if you have asthma or any type of lung problem. It goes without saying that anyone under the age of 21 should not consider smoking as a way to get their daily CBD intake. My respiratory therapist friend says the only thing that should enter your lungs is air. She is not wrong! But there are some situations where the cannabis flower can be really beneficial. Let’s talk them through.

Healthy smoking: Is smoking CBD hemp flower really better?

There is an ongoing debate we hear regularly about the benefits of smoking cannabis verses of eating cannabis daily. We at GWL are proponents of the daily use of CBD. The difference between taking cannabis and smoking cannabis can depend on the effects you are looking to achieve. Taking a CBD/cannabinoid capsule, tincture, or edible daily can take hours to see the benefits, and if you’ve never taken cannabis, it can take up to 5-7 days to start seeing the full benefits. Where smoking cannabis flower is more rapid-acting. When taking cannabis from cannabis through the lungs (smoking), the benefits can be felt and seen within minutes, not hours. This can be useful for people who are looking for immediate help. The downside to smoking instead of taking cannabis is that it can wear off more quickly than taking cannabis. This is a great option if you are just looking to quickly experience some of the benefits of cannabis.

We regularly get asked, “Can CBD help me quit smoking?” This is the downloaded question. Millions of people suffer from nicotine addiction throughout the year, and traditional treatments often leave many people behind or need more help! Perhaps the short answer to can CBD help me quit smoking. Cannabidiol and hemp will not counteract tobacco addiction. Hemp flower does not eliminate the physiological effects of addiction that nicotine brings. With that, we talk to people every day who use hemp flower/CBD flower as part of a more complete plan to try to quit smoking. It can provide a benefit in the physical feeling of smoking and the habit. In addition, CBD is a well-known equivalent and one of the primary benefits that exists is reduced anxiety. The process of quitting smoking can increase this anxiety completely, and smoking the cannabis flower may help reduce this anxiety.

There is another way that smoking cannabis flower can aid the smoking cessation process, including oral fixation associated with smoking. Smokers are often accustomed to having something in their hands to inhale, and smoking cannabis flower can relieve the craving for nicotine, as it gives the smoker something to smoke in the process of quitting nicotine. And the other that accompanies the habit of smoking. So in this regard, the cannabis flower can help to overcome the craving for something without going back to nicotine.

Why do I want to smoke hemp flower?

There are several reasons why someone would choose to smoke CBD cannabis flower over marijuana. The first and primary reason for choosing to smoke marijuana cannabis verses is the benefits to the body. Smoking the cannabis flower enables you to feel the same sedative or calming effects as smoking marijuana without the “high” or psychoactive effect. Smoking hemp flower instead of marijuana can also help avoid some of the other negative side effects of marijuana including:

    • munchies
    • red eyes
    • dry mouth
    • slow reaction times

Another reason people choose to smoke cannabis includes an alternative to an after-dinner drink or smoking marijuana. It can be fun and can help relax you at the end of the day. Because nicotine, marijuana, and alcohol can form a habit, some people choose cannabis flower, as a non-addictive alternative.

Understanding Cannabis Flower Measurements:

Knowing how much CBD hemp flower to buy can be confusing. Here is a quick guide to help when trying the cannabis flower.

  • One roll (the size of a cigarette) usually equals 1 gram.
  • 1/8 ounce = 3.5 grams
  • 1/4 ounce = 7 grams
  • 1/2 ounce = 14 grams
  • 1 ounce = 28 grams

Terpine, do they matter?

If you do not know what terpenes are and would like to learn more, I definitely recommend checking out our blog at terpene; The simpler explanation for what terpenes are is that they are aromatic compounds in the cannabis flower. So, do these compounds matter? Absolutely! The terpenes contribute to the “entourage effect,” which basically means that the cannabinoids in the product will be more effective in the body than if those terpenes were removed to process the cannabis.

There are a few notable terpenes found in the cannabis plant that may offer various benefits when smoked. The most prevalent terpene found in cannabis plants is known as Myrcene, and a few other terpenes are D-Limonene, Alpha Pinene, and Linalool. Many terpenes have been shown to be antimicrobial, which means they have properties that can help fight potential microbes, such as bacteria and mould. Furthermore, some terpenes have been shown to help with inflammation, relaxation, increase focus/attention, and even promote healthy digestion. Understanding the practical uses of these terpenes allows different cannabis flowers to have different effects on the body.

CannaFlower has perfected this understanding of turbines, which is how some pre-rolls work cheerful and others for calm down. Put me to the test by trying some of the wonderful cannabis flowers we carry and see how you feel after a few minutes. We love to hear your thoughts!

If you’re ready to jump into the world of cannabis flower, we’re here to help guide you. Call us at 1-888-772-7875 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm EST), or fill in data Online contact form. You can also click the “Live Chat” button at any time!

Resources:

https://jcannabisresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42238-020-00051-z

About Kara Orbeck

Kara OrbeckKara is among the staff and assists in the day-to-day management of GWL. She is excited to share her passion and knowledge of hemp and CBD. Kara has been writing and public speaking for the past 20 years. When Cara is not working at GWL, she is having fun with her family and 7 rescue animals.

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