Although the development of smoking hemp flower a fairly new trend, there are many other benefits you may not be aware of. In this article, we will be listing just 5 amazing benefits of using hemp flower.
By Khalil Holmes
Hemp is a variety of Cannabis Sativa that is legal in the United States since the passing the Farm Bill in 2018. Hemp is legally defined as cannabis Sativa with less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that is responsible for the “high” found in recreational cannabis. Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% THC and an abundance of CBD which is usually extracted from the flowering tops of the plants. The flowers the hemp plant contain the resinous glands known as trichomes, and this is where the most CBD is found in the plant.
The benefits you derive from the hemp flowers largely depend on the quality of your buds ( flowers ) you purchased. So its important to know the hemp flowers you have purchased are organically-grown that are free from pesticides and herbicides.
As mentioned before, hemp flower only contains small amounts of THC and will therefore not make you high. Further to this, CBD is an inhibitor of the effects of THC and will bring a person back to ground zero if they are too high. CBD is not psychoactive like other cannabinoids found in Cannabis Sativa, and the effects of using CBD are very mild in comparison to recreational THC-rich marijuana. The lack of getting stoned is one of the main reasons millions of people are turning to hemp flower while enjoying the amazing benefits of the hemp flower.
Depending on your delivery method, the effects of CBD can be felt almost immediately if you are vaping of smoking the buds. CBD is most popular for its soothing and relaxing effects after delivery. Whether you have had a stressful day at work or worked your body hard at the gym, CBD will help you relax and unwind while helping you recover.
With the popularity of CBD increasing across the globe, many laws and regulations are being relaxed too. For instance, the World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA ) recently removed CBD listed as a banned substance. For this reason, many athletes have turned to CBD for its many benefits, such as faster recovery times from muscle strain, or bettering their performance and endurance on the field.
Because hemp flowers contain a variety of cannabinoids, all these cannabinoids work in synergy and boost the overall beneficial effects of hemp, rather than when cannabinoids are isolated. The Entourage Effect is still not fully understood by researchers but according to them, the natural cannabinoids in the hemp flower work together and improve both the health benefits and the therapeutic effects of the cannabinoids. (1)
Although there is not enough conclusive evidence about the medical benefits of hemp, the thousands of studies done over the decades have provided very positive results. Whether you decide to smoke or vape hemp flower the beneficial effects will be felt almost instantly. The beneficial effects are dependant on several factors such as the quality of your buds as well as your individual circumstances. This may include your age, sex, weight, health status and even your metabolism.
“ It is widely claimed that there is insufficient evidence to support medicinal use but this is not borne out by the facts, let alone 10,000 years of human history. There is so much evidence available for so many conditions that this paper is restricted to conditions for which cannabis appears to have the most beneficial effects” Source (2)
The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) has approved the first hemp-based medicine, known as Epidiolex. This CBD-rich prescription drug is used to treat patients suffering from rare forms of epilepsy. This is great for people suffering from these diseases and allows them safe and legal access to a natural product that works.
Yes, again hemp is legal in the USA and just like millions of other people, you too should be taking advantage of such a beneficial plant. Because it is legal, you will find hemp flowers are easy to access in your State.
While the benefits of CBD are taking the health and wellness world by storm, it seems like many have forgotten about the lowly hemp flower. It carries all the same benefits of CBD, though it’s more like the stuff that you would smoke — and it won’t get you high! That’s good news for those that want the health and medicinal benefits of CBD without opting for extracts and other products that are a far cry from natural hemp flower.
Most CBD products are highly refined products that have more in common with the lab than anything you’d see out in nature. But the benefits of hemp flower goes much further than the products that are made from it. You’ll still get the same stress, pain, inflammation, migraine, cramps, nausea and seizure relief of the CBD within, but smoking increases bio-availability in the bloodstream, which enhances absorption. All in, it’s simply a more efficient and effective way to ingest CBD.
When it comes pre-packaged and in some kind of tincture or other refined product, you may have little idea of what you’re actually consuming. Sure, there’s CBD inside, but what else is in there? For those that aren’t in the habit of consuming a bunch of extraneous ingredients, the benefits of hemp flower is readily evident — you’re getting the plant itself and nothing else. Not only does that give you the synergistic “entourage” effect of all the cannabinoids and terpenes found within, but it also means not adding things that you may not want. With hemp flower, it’s easy to see what you’re getting.
If you’ve been known to smoke THC from time to time, you know that it can sometimes send you off the deep end with paranoia and other effects that you may wish would just go away. Ironically, this is one of the biggest benefits of hemp flower: it can help reduce the effects of being high, bringing you back down to earth and helping you establish your state of mind if you’ve consumed too much.