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Can you smoke CBD hemp flower?

Daniel King

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Hemp-Derived Products

Yes, there are many ways to enjoy hemp flower and you can absolutely smoke it. Indeed, this is probably the easiest way to consume the CBD hemp flower. Online companies like Cannaflower sell premium grade smokable hemp flower directly to consumers in all 50 states.

Broadly speaking, there are actually two ways of smoking the hemp flower. First, you can place the flower in a piece of rolling paper and smoke it. Second, you can place it in a dry herb vaporizer and vape it. Both of these methods have a variety of pros and cons, but it is worth noting that there are significant health risks with vaping.

It is tough to say what is an ideal dose when it comes to smoking CBD. CBD quality and quantity vary from strain to strain. Furthermore, everyone will have a different reaction to CBD. This reaction will change based on a variety of factors, including body weight, metabolism, prior experience with cannabis products, and more. As such, if you are just starting out at smoking the hemp flower, it is probably better to consume a little bit at a time, then gradually increase the dosage until you feel the desired effect.

Many have said that smoking CBD leaves them with a variety of positive outcomes, including pain relief, mood improvement, and better sleep. However, legally produced CBD will absolutely not result in any sort of “high” or intoxication. This is because CBD has no more than .3% THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana that is responsible for intoxication, and the levels of THC in the CBD hemp flower are far, far too low to result in you getting high. As such, you can safely smoke the hemp flower without worrying about getting high.

Pros of smoking

Ultimately, this comes down to personal preference. Many people enjoy the smell of smoking hemp and appreciate the experience in general. Smoking the CBD hemp flower is also one of the quickest ways to feel the positive impacts of CBD, as the CBD can get into your bloodstream in no more than a few minutes. Indeed, short of injection, smoking CBD is the quickest way to feel its impacts. Given CBD’s potential impacts at pain relief, mood improvement, and anxiety reduction, this can be very useful. Furthermore, there are a variety of types of hemp flowers you can smoke. As such, you are very likely to find a strain and type that works for you.

Cons of smoking

As noted above, e-Cigarettes are known to have many health risks. As such, in many cases, you are safer to select another method of consuming the CBD hemp flower. Furthermore, for many people, smoking simply doesn’t align with their personal tastes. It can cause shortness of breath and coughing, even in the short-term.

Smoking is one of the quickest ways to feel the benefits of CBD. However, for the same reasons, smoking the CBD hemp flower may accelerate the speed in which you feel any of the negative side effects of CBD, which may include an upset stomach, fatigue, or dry mouth.

Many people – such as those with breathing problems, lung issues or asthma – may not be able to smoke CBD, as doing so can pose an immediate health risk. If this is you, you should find another way of ingesting CBD.

Last, though smoking the hemp flower may help spread CBD throughout your body in the quickest way possible, it may not be appropriate for other CBD challenges. For example, if you are looking to use CBD for skincare or to help relieve muscle soreness in a specific area, a balm or cream may be more effective and efficient.

There is no question about it: You can smoke the CBD hemp flower. Whether or not you ultimately choose to depend on your personal preferences, but you should be aware of the various pros and cons of doing so before you try it.

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Is Hemp Flower A Good Way To Get CBD?

Stacey Wellington

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Hemp, Where Hemp is Grown

There is an ever-increasing number of ways available to consume CBD with the most popular being CBD Oil. You can buy topical applications, vaporizers, oils, sweets, and hemp flowers. Hemp flower is becoming a popular choice as many people believe it is a natural, unprocessed way to get CBD. In principle, this is correct, but the reality can vary greatly if the proper vetting is not done. Let’s take a look.

What is CBD Hemp Flower?

CBD Hemp flower is the spiked yellow/green flower procured by the hemp plant. When dried, these flowers often referred to as buds. Like other parts of the hemp plant, the flowers contain CBD, and you can smoke it or use it as a food additive.

The Difference between Marijuana and Hemp Flowers

Just as hemp and marijuana plants are very similar in many respects, so are the flowers. As with other marijuana and organic hemp products, hemp flowers contain CBD and very little THC. It is incredibly difficult to tell the flowers apart by appearance alone. The only way to tell them apart with absolute certainty is to have them tested in a lab.

As Hemp and Marijuana flowers are so similar, it is essential to exercise caution if you want to avoid THC. The two flowers do get mixed up, both accidentally and intentionally. A mix up can leave a recreational user without their THC high and a medicinal user feeling slightly different from usual!

Why CBD Hemp Flower Must Be Vetted

Apart from the accidental consumption of THC, there are a few other reasons to study CBD Hemp Flower prior to purchase and consumption.

  • Unknown Contents: Unlike most other CBD products, hemp flower does not always have verifiable information about its origins and how it was processed. As a result, a substantial number of chemicals could remain on the hemp Flower from the growing and production process.
  • Low CBD Concentration: Without testing, it is impossible to know the amount of CBD in the hemp flower and how much you need to consume. Typically hemp flower will be high in CBDA but not necessarily CBD. CBDA is the inactive form of CBD, and your body doesn’t process it in the same way.
  • Freshness: In the same way, it is hard to determine the origins of CBD hemp flower; it is just as difficult to determine the freshness. Other forms of CBD come with expiry dates or best before dates but not Hemp Flower.

Product Quality Guarantee

So, to sum up, if you have a verifiable CBD hemp flower source and know the flower is fresh, consuming it as a food additive should be safe. You will be uncertain of the flower’s CBD levels, but the risk of chemical ingestion will be less. However, if you are buying CBD Hemp Flower and cannot verify the origin, it would be better to consider an alternative form of CBD. Vaporizers, Tinctures, Isolates, and edibles are all safer alternatives that will deliver a known amount of CBD from a verifiable source.

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Cannabis 101

How to Find the Best Bud for Your Needs

Stacey Wellington

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So, you’ve heard about cannabis. You hear that it gets you high and doesn’t carry some of the worst parts of alcohol, like the hangover and dizziness. Now you’re interested in trying it for yourself, but where do you begin?

Today’s your lucky day. We will be looking at how to find the best bud for your needs at a marijuana dispensary right near you. Still, we have a few notes to go through before we begin. For starters, we’ve laid out the information below as a series of “either-or” questions. These help to direct you to a desired experience rather than a specific brand or type.

Additionally, we will be giving pointers in four different categories. See below for a brief explanation of each.

Sativa, indica or hybrid?

Sativa cannabis strains generally give users more pep and contain greater quantities of THC. Conversely, indica strains are used for relaxation and calmness more often than not and contain higher quantities of CBD.

Low, medium or high THC/ CBD?

As the active ingredient in marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what gets you high. Its counterpart, Cannabidiol (CBD), counteracts some of the effects of THC but gives a more mellow and relaxed feeling. Honestly, the dosing and differences between these two cannabinoids is a larger task than this article can tackle, so check here for more info.

Flavor Profile

The flavour profile of your marijuana can be one area where you have full control over the selection. If you want something fruity, spicey, sour, dank, piney or with hints of evergreen, simply get your nose involved in the selection process at your preferred marijuana dispensary.

Delivery Method

The delivery method you choose can play a big role in how the effects occur. Generally, inhalation will give you the quickest onset of feelings, whereas ingestion can take up to an hour to begin.

Active or Sedentary?

Active

Some people enjoy activity when they’re stoned. Getting high can make exercise more enjoyable, increase your focus and (surprisingly) help the time pass quicker. If this describes your desired outcome, look for the following traits:

  • Sativa-dominant
  • Low-middle THC concentration
  • Fruity flavours
  • Fast-acting delivery method

Sedentary

The cliche experience you hear about marijuana imbibers is that they lay around doing nothing. While this couldn’t be further from the truth, it is hard to ignore how much better watching television or playing video games can be with the proper substance. When it comes to selecting product at a marijuana dispensary for a better sedentary experience, these factors might get you closer to the goal:

  • Indica-dominant
  • Low CBD concentration
  • Evergreen, piney flavours
  • Gradual delivery method

Fun or Powerful?

Fun

Unlike the previous two choices, your options here can lead to the other. What we mean to say is that you can have a fun experience with powerful weed, and vice versa. Still, for beginners, it is essential knowledge that you do not need the highest THC to have a good time. When you are looking for something to bring to a house party or take a walk through the park, consider these objectives:

  • Sativa or indica dominant
  • Any THC concentration
  • Any flavour
  • Edibles, oils, smokeables, etc.

Powerful

If your objective is to get as high as possible, that can be a tall order. Marijuana affects everyone differently, and with experience comes an understanding of how different highs feel. As a result, it can be difficult to offer suggestions for the best experience possible due to how much of it will boil down to personal preference. Still, for those looking to head in a particular direction, prefer these traits in your cannabis:

  • Sativa or hybrid
  • High THC concentration (over 18%, generally)
  • Your favourite strain (kush or diesel yield positive results)
  • Concentrated products (oils, hashish, shatter, etc.)
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Cannabis 101

Back to Basics: “What is CBD?”

Stacey Wellington

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CBD OIL Help Relieve SCIATICA

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the active compounds in hemp and marijuana. It is known for its ability to relieve pain and induce sleep, among many other things we’re going to discuss in this overview. You can consume CBD as an oil, vapor, pill, or edible. CBD oil is a pure extraction of this compound from the marijuana or hemp plant itself.

What are the benefits of CBD?

CBD oil can be ingested in order to manage pain to get surprisingly effective results. Chronic back pain, broken bones, headaches, and menstrual cramps all can be managed with CBD, along with plenty of other physical ailments. This is exactly what Active Relief (save 20% off with the code “FIRST100” ) strives to accomplish with their CBD lineup. In addition to the benefits above, CBD is a notoriously effective sleep aid as well, helping the anxious and insomniacs alike. Many people also report that CBD has significantly helped them with chronic depression and anxiety. In addition, CBD has been used by various rehabs and at home as a way of breaking addictions and coping with withdrawals. This easy to use, fast-acting oil can help with a wide variety of physical and mental ailments.

How is it extracted?

CBD extraction isn’t as simple as pressing rosin or wax, since the CBD must be separated from the THC in order to make CBD Oil. A popular operation in the field is to compress CO2 into a liquid form and combine it with the raw bud in something called a closed-loop extractor. In this process the CO2 strips away Cannabinoids which can be accessed when the CO2 is depressurized, leaving only the extract. This method is popular among dispensaries because it can process a huge amount of biomass with every extraction. Butane or propane can be used in a similar way with a greatly reduced cost, though this process requires more careful heating or cooling in order to separate the extract, and this can lead to chemical impurities if done improperly.

Taking Drops of CBD Oil

Why use CBD Oil?

CBD oil is the most pure, potent form of CBD. This means that it is effective and easy to dose, so you don’t have to worry about the variability that comes with an edible or cream. You only need one or two drops of CBD oil in order to benefit from its effects. CBD is a natural and non-addictive solution to pain, sleep, and recovery, and CBD oil is fast and easy, activating in the bloodstream rapidly after being dropped under the tongue. Lots of consumers prefer the oil as well because it gives them the option to add it to different drinks or foods, thus they are not limited to whatever edibles are available at their dispensary. In addition, CBD has much more relaxed laws surrounding it in most countries than THC does, so oil is a great solution for people who want the medical benefits but don’t have access to legal marijuana.

Patients who need the pain-relieving effects of marijuana throughout the day but want to avoid being high all the time find CBD to be a very convenient, middle-ground solution. It is not always a problem solver, but its ability to help with managing mental and physical problems that are otherwise overwhelming is undeniably impressive, and when you buy CBD oil you have plenty of options for how you use it.

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