What is hemp flower?
Hemp flower is in a nut shell a diet version of thc marijuana. What we mean by that is it’s of the same family genetics of marijuana but is a different strain. It firstly produces higher CBD (cannabidiol) content and lower thc (tetrahydrocannabinol) content.
CBD is a non psychoactive compound that is naturally occurring. It gives you a sense of relaxation unlike it’s counter part thc which is know to give it’s users a euphoric effect.
Is hemp flower legal?
Yes, due to the 2018 farm bill, the legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity. The 2018 farm bill provides a new age era by allowing hemp to be legalized for the first time in decades. Industrial hemp is defined as Cannabis sativa L. and required to be below a THC threshold of 0.3%. Now hemp production is legal in 46 states, but every state has their own cultivation laws and regulations.
Where is hemp flower grown?
Hemp can thrive in most environments, except for extreme desert climates and high mountain regions. The best growing conditions for hemp, however, are warm-weather areas with well-drained soil rich in organic material. Avoid areas with excessively wet climate or soil, and those that are prone to heavy rain and easily saturated soil. Seek ground with high fertility and low weed pressure.
This makes states such as Oregon, Colorado, New York, New Mexico and a few others the main exporters of hemp flower.
What are the strains of hemp flower?
There a quite a few strains of hemp flower but here is a list to name a few:
- Abacus Strain
- AC Diesel
- Berry Blossom
- Charlotte’s Web
- Frosted Lime
- Hawaiian Haze
- Jupiter CBD
- Lifter Strain
- Sour Space Candy
- Special Sauce
- Suver Haze
- T1 Trump CBD
Is hemp flower natural?
Yes, hemp flower is naturally occurring, it is the product of a fully vegetated female hemp plant.The hemp plant once vegetated blossoms as any other plant would, with roses you would have rose pedals and sunflowers you would also have pedals or seeds. With hemp it would be the hemp flower.
What states have legalized hemp flower?
An expert from fb.org states
“Hemp production is legal in 46 states and the farm bill allows Idaho, Mississippi, New Hampshire and South Dakota to continue to ban production of the crop within their borders.”
Can you ship hemp flower?
The answer is…YES! Although a few shipping providers will not accept hemp flower it still is legal to ship under federal law.
Here is a bulletin from USPS on the topic of hemp flower:
“Effective June 6, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail, to add new section 453.37, “Hemp-based Products,” which provides new mailing standards for products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp. Over the past several months, the Postal Service has received numerous inquiries from commercial entities and individuals wishing to use the mail to transport cannabidiol (CBD) oil and various other products derived from the cannabis plant.
The Agricultural Act of 2014:
Pub. L. 113-79 (“2018 Farm Bill”), introduced a new “industrial hemp” category of cannabis, and authorized states to implement programs for the cultivation of industrial hemp. As a result of the 2014 Farm Bill, some products derived from industrial hemp are mailable under specific conditions, which include:
- A license from a state’s Department of Agriculture authorizing the licensee to produce industrial hemp, and
- The requirement that the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of such hemp (or its derivatives) may not exceed a 0.3 percent limit.”
What to look for when buying hemp flower.
The first thing you should do before buying a CBD hemp flower is check the quality. Check if it was trimmed properly, if it was grown organically, if the seeds were removed and if it has been cured and stored in the right way. You should always ensure that you are getting your money’s worth.
Secondly when buying CBD hemp flowers know that every strain and growing technique is different. As a result the hemp flower will differ in their CBD levels. Regular CBD flowers have 3-6% CBD, while High CBD flowers have 6-10%+ CBD in them. The higher the concentration in CBD, the more beneficial it will be in treating various health disorders and ailments. You can find information on our CBD levels at Dr. Strains here or see our lab test results.
What’s in hemp flower?
Scientists believe there could be over 100 cannabinoids to be found in the species of cannabaceae ‒ of which both hemp and marijuana are derived from. These chemicals are unique to the species and have the unique ability to interact with the human body’s natural cannabinoid receptors.
How to properly store hemp flower.
In order to keep the optimum dryness and crispness of the hemp, it is best to maintain storage conditions of temperatures between 77℉ and 86℉ to prevent changes in the level of moisture.
Ideal storage containers would be Mason jars or any container with an airtight seal to protect against moisture and contaminants. This is because oxygen is a contributor to the breakdown or degradation of the natural cannabinoids found in the plant and could possibly reduce potency and effectiveness.
Exposing hemp flower under the glare of harsh light can cause chemical changes and reactions that degrade the quality of the product.To avoid this its imperative to store hemp products in a light restricted place.
A lesser-known and less studied cannabinoid than THC and CBD, CBC shows great potential in helping with numerous conditions such as chronic pain. Studies on the chemical’s effect on the human body focus on its ability to block the perception of pain.
Although produced from heated or oxidized THC, CBN hasn’t been shown to be psychoactive in lab studies. Producing CBN-rich plants means exposing them to oxygen for long periods of time which made CBN undesirable among farmers, retailers, and consumers.
CBG’s potential medical benefits include the possibility of treating glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease (in animal experiments using mice), protecting neurons against Huntington’s disease (in mice), fighting cancer, inhibiting the growth of colorectal cancer cells, according to evidence from research, an effective antibacterial agent, possible appetite stimulant for persons suffering from cachexia and prevention of bladder dysfunction disorders.
THCV compound makeup is quite similar to THC’s, but it affects the body differently. It is capable of behaving much like THC if taken in high doses giving the user a “high”.
What can hemp flower be used besides for smoking?