Everywhere you look these days, people are talking about hemp flower, but what is it, and why is it so popular?
Before we jump straight into hemp flower, we better explain what hemp is. Hemp is part of the cannabis sativa plant family, along with marijuana. However, while both plants look and smell remarkably similar, they each have unique properties that set them apart from one another.
At a federal level, hemp in the United States must contain less than 0.3% THC. Hemp is high in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychotropic substance responsible for the ‘euphoric high’ people experience when they use marijuana products. Marijuana plants are the opposite, high in THC and low in CBD.
The hemp plant is made up of the main plant, leaves, stems, and of course the flowers or buds. While there is CBD throughout the plant, most of the CBD can be found in the dense flower or bud of the plant. It’s where you’ll find the trichomes, flavonoids, and the most abundant number of cannabinoids such as CBD.
One of the greatest things about CBD flower is how versatile it is. We’ve come a long way over the last few years regarding how we consume fresh flower and the delivery methods available to us. This versatile natural compound really is suitable for just about anyone or their personal preferences.
The traditional way to consume any fresh CBD flower was always via smoking it in a joint, pipe, or bong. As people become more health conscious, another delivery method surfaced, vaping. Vaping can appear to be quite intimidating, but at the end of the day, it’s simple, effective, and involves no carcinogens as smoking would. The fresh flower is heated to the point where the active cannabinoids are released from the flower, but well below the combustion point. Smoke-free.
If you enjoy using CBD but struggle with smoking or oils, then vaping CBD flower would be the perfect choice for you!