Have you ever heard of CBD flower, or do you know what it is and how do you consume it? If your mind is also curious to learn all bout CBD flower, keep reading.
In this blog we shall cover legality, benefits and possible ways to use CBD flower.
What is CBD flower?
CBD flower is the flower or bud of the Cannabis sativa plant that contains less than 0.2% intoxicating THC. People often confuse Cannabis and hemp as the same species but the only difference between them is Cannabis contains high levels of THC whereas hemp contains high levels of CBD and very low levels of THC. The reason hemp derived CBD has become very famous is that it cannot create a feeling of euphoria in the user compared to the CBD obtained from THC rich Cannabis plants.
How to grow CBD flower?
CBD buds can be grown either outdoor or indoor but the flowers grown indoors offer increased potency and quality. For example some strains of CBD flowers can offer as much as 25% of pure CBD. The majority of CBD rich hemp varieties take about 4 weeks to fully grow and then 8 to 9 weeks for flowers to bloom. When the flowers have fully bloomed and reached their potency, they are harvested and flash frozen or conventionally cured. Now the CBD flower can be used to consume in a variety of ways.
Ways to use CBD flower?
Smoking is the most famous way to consume CBD flower. Smoking CBD flower is just like smoking any other strain but you may experience different quality smoke provided by different CBD buds. Smoking is a good option to consume CBD flower as it delivers CBD instantly to the bloodstream. Within 30 seconds to 3 minutes user starts feeling its effects. Since smoking hinders its entrance in the digestive system it is a potent and quick way to inhale CBD. The effects may last for only 30 to 60 minutes.
Vaping CBD flower
So what if you don’t want to put smoke in your lungs? No need to worry as you can vape CBD flowers by using different vape equipment. CBD vapors get absorbed more quickly into your lungs as compared to smoke that’s why this method is more effective than smoking. Moreover vaping also preserves the flavonoids and terpenes in the CBD flower that can give you enhanced flavor.
Eating CBD flower
You can consume CBD flower but not in its raw dried or cured form. We don’t recommend you eat the flower in this condition because it’s bad tasting and won’t provide you with any benefits. It happens because CBD flowers need exposure to heat so that the cannabinoids get activated or decarboxylated.
The most simple and easy way to use CBD flower for making edibles is by cooking the nugs or buds in butter or oil and then strain plant material. Now use this oil for cooking food. You can use this oil to make CBD brownies, chocolate chip cookies and CBD butter.
Benefits of CBD flower
Why people prefer CBD flower over normal CBD? Let’s take a look at some of its prominent benefits
- Since CBD flower consists of a negligible amount of THC, it is a good alternative for people looking for no THC CBD products.
- Moreover flower contains all the other cannabinoids of the Cannabis plant so using the CBD flower can provide the benefits of the entourage effect. In scientific terms when all the cannabinoids of the hemp plant act together it enhances each other therapeutic benefits.
- However specific research on the benefits provided by CBD flowers are not sufficient but we can say that CBD flowers may also provide all the benefits that is provided by CBD oil.
Is it legal?
In the United Kingdom, the possession and consumption of CBD flower is not considered legal even if it is obtained from hemp plant. But in the United States, it is legal as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC.