The Benefits of CBD Hemp Flowers: High CBD, Low THC & THCA
The words hemp nugs, cannabis, and pot have commonly been used interchangeably, and this has resulted in some confusion about what the plant actually is. The short story is this: the kind of cannabis that gets people high is not the same as hemp, even though both plant varieties come from the species cannabis Sativa.
Cannabis strains that contain significant levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid responsible for weed’s psychoactive effect, are bred from sativa, indica, and hybrid strains of the cannabis plant. Hemp, on the other hand, is typically distinguished from psychoactive weed if it has a THC content of 0.3% or less.
With a high CBD, low THC content, that’s just not enough to get you high. You can experience the benefits of CBD without having to worry about it altering your mental state. In fact, if you smoked a pound of hemp, you’re more likely to take a nap, than get high. Just because our hemp nugs are high in THCA, does not mean they will get you high. Just some hemp flower facts for you to feast on. Stay blessed!
Most medical and recreational strains of marijuana have a THC content of at least 5% and at most 30%. This is a much higher amount of THC than what hemp contains.
It is certainly possible to breed weed strains to have low THC to CBD to ratios (meaning strains that have a higher quantity of CBD than THC). But few growers have tried, to be honest. There is already an easy way to get THC-free CBD, and that’s to use hemp.
Although hemp contains .3% or less of THC, it has significant amounts of CBD (anywhere from 10% to 20% CBD). It also has other non-psychoactive cannabinoids and terpenes. Terpenes are volatile compounds responsible for a plant’s smell as well as a unique profile of therapeutic benefits.
Producers like Dreamland Organics ship their product to all 50 states under the protection of the Farm Bill. Because the CBD flower they produce and distribute comes from industrial hemp, it is technically legal. If you do choose to purchase hemp flower and you live in a state that has not legalized any kind of cannabis, be prepared for potential pushback or legal intervention since hemp CBD flowers look and smell just like high-THC cannabis buds.
The Dangers of Synthetic CBD
Whether the CBD-rich product you’re interested in comes from a high-THC strain of cannabis or hemp, odds are it will be far more beneficial to consume than synthetic CBD. Synthetic CBD is a cannabinoid-like compound created in a science lab. It isn't grown, the way hemp is - just manufactured as an imitation.
Because CBD Flower has gained a massive amount of attention in the recent years due to its medical properties, some companies are trying to profit off of that hype. They do this by marketing their products as CBD. When in reality, they are made with substances that are not derived from the cannabis plant.
This puts both patients and the industry at risk. We have heard stories of people consuming Delta 8 THC being hospitalized. This may be due to the fact the delta 8 THC is extracted with carcinogenic acids. Why someone would want a hemp flower extract of this nature is beyond us. We will continue to offer 100% organic hemp flower to our customers that has been properly tested.
THC isn’t the only cannabinoid housed in the cannabis plant. There are about one hundred cannabinoids, but the second most well-known of these fascinating compounds is cannabidiol, or CBD.
CBD is a non-psychoactive molecule loaded with a range of therapeutic attributes. CBD has been identified as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, neuro-protective, analgesic, anxiolytic, anti-proliferative substance. Don't forget to factor in the enormous perks of being naturally produced and causing almost no side effects.
Although THC is therapeutic in its own right, it does induce a mind-altering effect that some people are uncomfortable experiencing. Medical patients, for example, may be more interested in consuming a low-THC cannabis product. This may be a treatment that they need to maintain daily. For them, it can be important that their 'medication' does not interfere with their day-to-day responsibilities.
Others may be taking in CBD to help with conditions such as anxiety, dementia, or PTSD. For these people, the "high" of weed may cause more anxiety, and they may not like feeling that their mind isn't as sharp when they smoke.
This is also something to keep in mind for pediatric patients. Some studies support that they may be able to benefit from CBD as well. But the science on cannabis use among children suggests that THC could have some negative effects on cognitive development.
A preference to avoid psychoactive effects isn’t the only reason that consumers and companies are increasingly interested in CBD products. Many states have strict CBD-only requirements that exclusively provide patients access to medicine with extremely small amounts of THC.
That’s problematic in its own right—the synergy between CBD and THC leads to the most potent medicinal effects. Even so, CBD is a powerful therapeutic compound in its own right. An increased availability of CBD products will benefit people who live in states with these kinds of restrictions.
Whether a state allows the cultivation of hemp flower, it’s common to find hemp products at most grocery stores. This creates the possibility for people who live in states with no legal-cannabis options to potentially purchase hemp-derived CBD products without breaking the law. Another advantage to hemp products is that the trace amounts of THC they contain are not easily detected by drug tests. This means that medical cannabis users who could lose their jobs if a drug screen for THC came back positive (a problem for patients even in states with legalized cannabis) can continue to medicate without the fear of termination.
Benefits Of CBD Flower
- Helps With Depression
- Helps Relieve Inflammation
- Helps With Anxiety
- Helps To Quit Tobacco
- Does Not Induce Psycho-activity
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