What Is Hemp Flower?
What Are CBD Nugs?
Hemp nugs are the dried flowers of the hemp plant. Smokable hemp flower is the fastest growing sector on the CBD market, so we thought we should break down exactly what CBD nugs are and how to use them. Hopefully you will gain a better insight into what CBD nugs (flowers) are and be better able to make a decision when purchasing them for use.
After a hemp plant is dried, the fan leaves are removed and the CBD nugs are snipped off the main stem. At this point the hemp buds still need to be trimmed and any sugar leaves need to be removed. After this process is done, the CBD flowers are placed in a glass jar for curing. Industrial hemp farms do not cure their CBD nugs, so this process is only for craft hemp flower farms. Industrial hemp flower farms quickly dry their CBD nugs, which evaporates most of the terpenes. A slow dry and slow cure will produce the most flavorful smoke and create the most enjoyable user experience.
Dried CBD flowers, or hemp nugs can be consumed in many ways. You may choose to make tea with them by steeping the flower material in hot water. You may also want to bake them in your favorite recipes. Just be sure to add some type of oil in either case, as the CBD molecules attach to oil and this is necessary to extract the active ingredient, CBD.
Many people prefer to smoke CBD nugs and this can also be done in many ways. You can grind the flower material and create a CBD flower cigarette. Many people wonder, “Are CBD cigarettes safe”? Well the answer is yes! In fact, many tobacco cigarette smokers transition to CBD cigarettes, as they do not have any caustic chemicals, are non addictive and even have many health benefits! People who smoke CBD nugs claim to have less stress, less anxiety and less pain and inflammation in their muscles and joints.
Aside from CBD cigarettes, there are other ways to smoke CBD flowers. These include smoking the hemp buds in a pipe, a bong, or even a vaporizer. For those experienced smokers who want to consume a greater amount of CBD, they may choose to roll a CBD cigar. CBD cigars are often made by rolling the ground CBD nugs in either palm or hemp leaves and then dried until they are ready to smoke. A CBD cigar may last for over 30 minutes, so if you are new to CBD, it is not recommended. For this amount of CBD it is only recommended for an experienced CBD nug smoker!
One of the byproducts of CBD nugs are CBD kief. CBD kief is the dried pollen of the hemp plant. The pollen, or kief, contains the highest concentration of the active component, referred to as a cannabinoid, CBD. CBD kief can be extracted using a method referred to as “dry sifting”. In this case the trim of the CBD nugs is tossed over a screen which catches the plant material, but allows the CBD kief to fall through to the bottom. It is important to note that this extracted hemp pollen, known as kief is very concentrated due to the fact that there is little to no plant material contained.
CBD kief can be added to a normal CBD cigarette to increase the potency and increase the effects. Again, this should be done with caution, as CBD kief is not intended for use by first time CBD users. A regular CBD cigarette should be more than enough for the first time user to feel the effects. However, if you have been using CBD nugs for quite some time, or you have a great deal of inflammation or anxiety, you may want to increase your dosage and CBD kief would be ideal in this instance.
An even more potent form of CBD nugs would be what is called “CBD moon rocks”. CBD moon rocks are CBD nugs which are rolled in the sticky extract of hemp buds, then rolled in CBD kief. These hemp buds would be considered a novelty item and for use on only special occasions. This is due to the fact that in addition to CBD nugs and CBD kief, CBD moon rocks also contain an additional hit of concentrated hemp extract, which further increases the potency. CBD moon rocks are reserved strictly for advanced CBD users and not novices.
It is advised that you start with CBD nugs prior to trying the previously mentioned CBD kief and CBD moon rocks. You want to start with something less potent and slowly work your way up to more potent CBD nugs, so you do not have an adverse reaction.
A well known hemp flower strain, like Bubba Kush CBD, or our Kimbo Kush, would be a good selection for the first time user. That way you can experience the taste of CBD nugs and decide if you like the flavor, or perhaps would prefer a different strain with different terpenes. Terpenes are the plant oils which give the plant its distinct flavor.
When considering trying CBD nugs you should look for a reputable online CBD dispensary and choose a hemp strain that sounds conducive to your particular condition. Some attributes to look out for are organic hemp flower production, slow dried CBD nugs and great customer reviews. Once you have determined a well vetted CBD flower company, select a few small samples, before you place a large order. This would be the smartest way to ensure your overall satisfaction and make your first CBD experience a positive one. It’s easy to just do a quick online search and choose the first CBD company you see, but this will not always produce the desired result. You should take your time and make sure you choose wisely, as your health is no small matter. After performing a thorough search, you can choose your CBD nugs and decide whether you want to roll a CBD cigarette, make a CBD tea, or smoke your CBD nugs out of a vaporizer. In the end you will be happy that you took the time to read this article and make an informed decision. After all, smoking or otherwise ingesting CBD nugs should be a practice that alleviates stress and anxiety, not adds to it!