- CBD and Hemp
There has been a lot of buzz around CBD in the last few years and it’s easy to see why. People around the world are reporting a variety of positive side effects including help with depression and anxiety, pain, inflammation, difficulty sleeping, and many others. It has even been used to create an FDA-approved treatment for certain forms of epilepsy!
While research into the benefits of CBD and hemp has been heavily restricted by drug-war era policies in the US and around the world, recent changes in the regulatory framework mean we will be seeing more studies soon. These changes, combined with a surge in media coverage on the topic, has millions of people around the world trying CBD to see what the fuss is about.
Now I can hear you asking, “But why would you smoke it if it doesn’t get you high?”
As more and more people become aware of the potential benefits of CBD, many decide to ditch the oils and gummies in favor of a more classic approach; Smoking hemp. No, we aren’t talking about that stuff you used to make necklaces out of in the ’90s. Hemp is a legal definition of cannabis with a high CBD content and 0.3% THC or less by dry weight. This means it doesn’t get you high like marijuana does, and it is legal in all 50 states.
Now I can hear you asking, “But why would you smoke if it doesn’t get you high?” The answer is that people are beginning to realize that THC isn’t the only important compound in cannabis. While hemp flower doesn’t contain enough THC to get you high, it does contain high levels of CBD as and terpenes that interact with one another to create what is referred to as the entourage effect. Unlike most CBD oils or extract, consuming full-spectrum CBD hemp flower allows users to experience the full benefits of CBD as it interacts with these other compounds. In addition to this, the legality of the plant coupled with its relatively mild effects is a big motivating factor for many switching from full-strength marijuana to hemp flower.
People all over the US and around the world are beginning to see that hemp flower can provide a wide range of benefits, and many are even coming to prefer it over CBD extract and full-strength marijuana. If you want more information like this, be sure to check out our blog and follow us on your favorite social media sites for the latest industry news and information about hemp products.