Chances are you’ve seen ads for CBD oils, tinctures, and edibles—but what about CBD flower products? No, we’re not talking about decorative flowers; we’re talking about premium-grade hemp flower. Although it might sound weird, smoking hemp buds is one of the fastest-growing trends in the global CBD community.
Why would anyone smoke hemp flower, you ask? Well, here are a few of the top reasons people love our premier smokable CBD strains.
CBD Hemp Flower Tastes Delicious
Smoking hemp flower wouldn’t make any sense if it didn’t taste halfway decent. So, it’s no surprise most customers say the main reason they enjoy smoking hemp is the taste.
Each hemp strain has been carefully cured to bring out its unique assortment of terpenes. Connoisseurs will love experimenting with the non-psychoactive flower strains to find the perfect profile for their palate.
CBD Hemp Flower Has An Immediate Effect
Another positive for CBD hemp flower is that it’s fast-acting. Within a few moments of your first hit, you should notice the calming effects commonly associated with CBD. Since there’s never more than 0.3 percent THC in our hemp flowers, there’s no need to worry about psychoactive effects. #notpot
Remember, products like CBD edibles and oils have to be processed by your liver. Not only does this process take a longer time, but it also tends to degrade the potency of whatever CBD enters your bloodstream. By smoking hemp flower, however, the CBD will go directly into your system.
Hemp Smokers Enjoy The “Entourage Effect”
The “entourage effect” is one of the most significant findings to come out of contemporary cannabis research. In a nutshell, this theory posits that hemp has its highest therapeutic potential when it is taken in its original form. Although certain compounds might have benefits on their own, it seems hemp exerts its most substantial effects when taken with complementary compounds.
Obviously, one of the easiest ways to take advantage of the entourage effect is to smoke hemp flower. On top of the benefits of CBD, hemp smokers get to enjoy the effects of terpenes, flavonoids, and lesser-known cannabinoids like CBN and CBG.
CBD Hemp Flower Might Help Nicotine Addicts
One fascinating reason some people smoke CBD hemp flower is as an alternative to tobacco smoking. Anecdotally, some nicotine addicts claim the soothing effect of CBD helps curb withdrawal symptoms as they try to ditch their cigarette habit.
Please keep in mind CBD is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
When’s The Best Time To Smoke CBD Hemp Flower?
People new to hemp flower often wonder if it’s better to smoke early in the morning or later in the day. Honestly, there’s no “bad” time to smoke CBD hemp flower – but there are “better” times depending on what strain you have.
When deciding when to smoke your hemp flower, keep in mind CBD might affect you differently from your friends.
Choosing when to smoke your hemp flower depends on many factors, including your CBD tolerance, what strain you have, and your weight. With a bit of patience and experimentation, you should figure out your ideal hemp smoking schedule.
Can I Vape CBD Hemp Flower?
Yes, you can vape hemp flowers in a dry-herb vaporizer. In fact, many of our customers claim vaping is the best way to appreciate each strain’s nuanced terpene profile.
Luckily for vapers, there are dozens of high-quality conduction and convection units now hitting store shelves. Whether you place the highest priority on price, discretion, or horsepower, you should find a model that suits your needs in today’s vaporizer market.
Compared with joint smoking, vaping is generally considered a smoother and safer way to experience hemp flower. People with pre-existing lung conditions or who are prone to coughing fits usually do better vaping hemp versus smoking a joint.
Another reason many people enjoy vaping hemp flower has to do with discretion. Not only are many vaporizers pocket-friendly, but they also don’t give off a harsh odor when you exhale. In general, it’s easier to conceal your CBD session in public with a vaporizer compared with joints.
This all doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t redeeming qualities for joint smoking. Obviously, you don’t have to worry about costly technical repairs if you use hemp joints. Plus, some people say they prefer the harsher flavor associated with joint smoking.
Since vaping and joint smoking are two very different experiences, we suggest trying CBD hemp flower both ways, if possible. Many customers discover they like both of these methods for different occasions.
What If You Don’t Like The Flavor Of Smokable Hemp?
We’ll admit: smokable hemp is an acquired taste. Although some people immediately love the terpenes in our hemp strains, it often takes a bit of time and experience to appreciate hemp’s unique flavor.
If it’s your first time purchasing CBD hemp flower, then we encourage you to speak with us about each specific hemp flower strain. Remember, no two hemp strains are identical. Take your time searching for the best buds for your taste buds.
Still don’t like the taste of hemp flower? No worries! There are many ways you could enjoy the benefits of CBD. For instance, CBD inhalers or CBD oil tinctures can be good options to explore.
Can You Use Hemp Flower In Edibles?
Although it might sound weird, you can successfully mix hemp flower into baked goods and food products. Indeed, many at-home chefs have already created successful hemp-infused butter, brownies, and cooking oils.
However, adding hemp into edibles isn’t as simple as measuring a dose and mixing it in. You must adequately heat your hemp buds in an oven before adding them to your preferred edible.
Interestingly, all of the cannabinoids naturally present in the cannabis plant exist in an acidic state that our bodies have a difficult time absorbing. It’s only after heating hemp buds (a process called decarboxylation) that CBD-A gets converted into the CBD we’re all familiar with.
So, before you mix your buds into your butter, pre-heat your oven to 260° F. Next, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly spread your hemp buds. When your oven is ready, put your flowers in the middle rack and keep them inside for between one to two hours.
When you pull out your toasted hemp buds, they should be slightly brown, but not burnt. This is a good sign your hemp is ready to be mixed into your edible products.
For those who want to make CBD edibles but don’t like hemp flower’s taste, we sell an odorless CBD isolate powder.
Could Smokable Hemp Appear On A Drug Test?
Even though our hemp has less than 0.3 percent THC content, that doesn’t mean it can’t appear on a routine drug test. Everyone’s metabolism is slightly different, so it’s impossible to gauge how your body will absorb smokable hemp flower.
If your company has surprise drug screenings, then you might want to reserve smokable hemp for vacations or look into THC-free CBD products.
Industrial Hemp vs. Premium Hemp Flower: Is There A Difference?
Long before the recent CBD boom, cultures around the world primarily viewed hemp as an industrial crop. Indeed, we have records as far back as ancient China suggesting farmers used hemp to make clothes, ropes, and sails for ships. Today, there’s great interest in using hemp for everything from biofuel and beauty products to paper and plastic.
The reason we point this out is because many consumers mistakenly believe industrial-grade hemp is the same as premium hemp flower. While both of these crops are the same hemp plant, they are processed using very different methods.
How To Choose The Best Smokable Hemp Flower: A Few Suggestions
For those who are new to the world of smokable hemp, choosing a strain might seem challenging. To help you decide what product is right for your needs, we strongly recommend looking into each strain’s terpene profile.
For those who aren’t aware, terpenes are aromatic compounds often associated with each hemp strain’s distinctive taste. Figuring out what terpenes are in each strain will give you a good idea of the flower’s aroma, flavor, and effects.
To help you on your shopping quest, here’s a useful list of the most common hemp terpenes. In addition to listing each terpene’s flavor, you’ll see the standard effects associated with each compound.
Myrcene: This mango-like terpene is commonly associated with sedation.
Limonene: Bright & citrusy, limonene usually has an energizing effect on the user.
Linalool: Found in lavender, linalool tends to have a relaxing effect on users.
Beta-caryophyllene: Spicy & peppery, this terpene might have anti-inflammatory effects.
Humulene: Also found in hops, humulene typically enhances the anti-inflammatory effects of beta-caryophyllene.
Alpha-pinene: This distinctly woodsy terpene might improve cognition and help with respiratory issues.
Eucalyptol: The defining aroma in eucalyptus trees, eucalyptol might have anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties.
By the way, we also offer CBD hemp pre-rolls. These super-convenient joints are pre-filled with our premier hand-trimmed hemp flower, so all you have to do is light the end and enjoy. Our pre-rolls are a fantastic option for new customers or for hemp enthusiasts who are always on the move.