Hemp plants, contain over 100 different cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG). The highest quantities of these complex chemicals can be found in the flower or “bud” of female hemp plants
Hemp flower gives people the ability to take CBD and CBG, together with the flower’s full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, without any unwanted psychotropic effects. As set out in the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp plants must contain less than 0.3% THC. That’s not enough to make users feel “high.” For those who want the full benefits of CBD and CBG while still feeling focused and sharp, hemp flowers are a great option.
One of the most popular benefits of smoking hemp flower (as opposed to consuming CBD or CBG oil) is that hemp buds offer a strong and unique fragrance, known as its terpene profile. The terpene profiles of hemp flower vary dramatically. Some are floral or fruity, while others may include heavy notes of cheese or diesel. These terpenes also carry different medical benefits, such as, mood enhancement, anti anxiety, sleep aide, or even appetite stimulation for example. In addition to the terpenes, the consumer can enjoy the full spectrum of cannabinoids within the flower. Remember, besides CBD and CBG, a hemp flower contains many different cannabinoids as well as terpenes. When smoking flower, the positive effects of CBD and/or CBG can be enhanced from all the other cannabinoids in the flower, known as the entourage effect. Smoking hemp flower is also a good alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes and may even help users quit cigarettes. An early study found that smokers who wanted to quit smoked cigarettes 40% less compared to a control group when they were allowed to smoke CBD hemp flower instead.
Consuming CBD or CBG through a tincture or food slows down the activation rate of the CBD or CBG. On the other hand, smoking hemp flower buds allows the CBD or CBG to pass immediately through the lungs and directly into the bloodstream. Not only does this mean smokers can feel the calming effects of CBD or CBG almost immediately, but it also means they enjoy a higher effect (known in scientific terms as a higher bioactivation rate) because the CBD or CBG isn’t processed in the digestive system or liver first. you can rest assured that CBD is federally legal and has absolutely no psychoactive nor addictive components. As a matter of fact, smoking CBG has been known to sober you up!