Over the centuries, it has been shown that flowers can trigger happiness in human beings. They stimulate important chemicals or neurotransmitters such as oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine. This explains the common gesture of humans giving each other flowers. Instead of a regular grocery store bundle of flowers, what if the flower you got as a gift was the product of hemp cultivated to have cannabidiol (CBD)?
Note that whenever we use the term flower, we’re referring to the bud of the cannabis. Hemp/CBD flower, can come straight from the farm without processing or chemicals involved. After it’s fully bloomed, simply cut the plant, and hang it upside down in the drying barn with a fan nearby to keep the air circulating. Any buds with less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is non-psychoactive and won’t cause the ‘’high’’ experienced by consuming THC.
Smoking a CBD flower comes with an array of benefits. First and foremost, the hemp flower has more of the beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids, the natural compounds responsible for enhanced taste and the many health benefits. The larger array of cannabinoids and other compounds work in tandem to produce more noticeable and lasting effects.
That said, here are 3 great benefits of smoking CBD hemp flower:
1. Fast CBD Delivery
Most people use hemp for pain and inflammation management. Smoking hemp flower is the quickest way to get cannabidiol into the system. According to one study, 62% of the participants claimed that when using cannabidiol to treat medical conditions like pain, depression and anxiety, you need something that kicks in fast through the blood-brain barrier, and not something that has to be metabolized through the digestive system.
2. Experience the Benefits of Cannabis without Getting High
By smoking the CBD flower, you will be getting a product that looks and smells like marijuana but without the psychoactive effects. People who want to smoke cannabis but do not enjoy the paranoia or anxiety that comes with high doses of THC can enjoy the benefits that CBD hemp flower has to offer.
CBD-rich hemp flower has increased in demand, particularly in states where it’s still illegal to consume cannabis that is rich in THC.
3. Quit Smoking Cigarettes Using CBD
People looking to quit smoking cigarettes have been looking for alternatives that can help them curb their habit. Some studies, although not conclusive, show that smoking hemp flower as a pre-roll joint, in the looks of a cigarette, hard box, white paper, pipe, etc., gives the oral satisfaction of smoking a cigarette. Consuming CBD can reduce a wide array of obsessive behaviors and addictive products. Some habitual smokers have used CBD to quit smoking and some of those who quit smoking have completely replaced tobacco with hemp.
Is CBD Flower Legal in the US?
After reading these great health benefits, you must be wondering, is it legal to consume CBD in the United States? Well, hemp-derived CBD is legal in most, if not all states, as long as it contains no more than 0.3% THC. Hemp was federally legalized and classified as an agricultural crop following the 2018 Farm Bill.
Hemp flower bears quite a resemblance to marijuana, and this makes it hard to sell and distribute in the United States. However, with its promising health benefits, wide adoption is certainly inevitable.