CBD Flower Information
What is CBD Flower?
CBD flower refers to the buds of hemp plants. Hemp can generally contain varying levels of CBD with some hemp strains reaching 25% cannabidiol, in addition to a full spectrum of other cannabinoids.
Is CBD Flower Legal?
In 2018 the Farm Bill authorized commercial hemp cultivation. This legislation also legalized the use of hemp flowers so long as it contained less than 0.3% THC.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Flower?
CBD flower is as useful and versatile as CBD oil. CBD flowers can also help to deal with anxiety disorder, sleeplessness, chronic pain, epileptic seizure, and many other health issues. CBD flowers can:
- Help reduce sedative or anesthetic after effects
- Help ease stress and tension
- Reduce anxiety, depression, and addiction
- Give possible neuroprotective attributes
- Prevent the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases
When comparing delivery methods presented by CBD hemp flowers vs other cannabidiol products, smoking the flower allows people to access the broader range of cannabinoids and in doing so; take advantage of a phenomenon known as the entourage effect.
How are the hemp flowers from Organa Hemp Company grown and produced?
Our industrial hemp plants are bred in indoor environments, special greenhouses located in Oregon, and Colorado. We are expanding to California soon!
Certain strains are grown outdoors, though environmentally controlled, through to their peculiar requirements. Our expert hemp farmers ensure that the plants get generous amounts of sunlight, and we also complement this with high-powered lighting systems. This method is tested, trusted, and deemed effective for high yields of hemp plants that are rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant resin.
Once the plants mature and are harvested, the buds are hand-trimmed and go through a comprehensive 60-day curing process, followed by third-party lab testing. Once the buds are certified safe for consumption and of the highest quality, they are packed in tins which are sealed hermetically to preserve their freshness and aroma. Our processes are professional, advanced, and meticulous. This makes us unrivalled!
What’s The Best Way To Use Hemp Flowers?
Smoking is the most popular way to use hemp flowers. Also popular is using ground up flower in home baking.
What’s the Best Equipment for Hemp Flower Consumption?
This depends on the method of administration. For vaping, you would need a vape pen and do not require any additional equipment. However, for smoking, you would need gear of utensils. Here are our recommendations:
This is for grounding your hemp buds into smaller forms which are more manageable.
It is advisable to always grind your buds before rolling them into a joint or packing them into a bowl. Apart from being easy to work with, smaller bud chunks ensure more even burning and eating. The burning surface is greater, and in this way, you get more smoke and longer drags. Some grinders may have a detachable kief catcher at the bottom to trap the powdery substances that are shaken off the bud when grounded. These substances are usually terpenes and trichomes and are important parts of the hemp bud. After grinding to desired consistency, you may sprinkle the bud chunks with the collected kief to amplify the effects.
Glass Pipe or Bong
There are different types of bongs, each of varying quality.
At Organa Hemp USA, we recommend glass pipes. Though these may be more expensive, they are better than their cheaper alternatives, acrylic bongs, and metal pipes. It is easy to clean glass pipes and bongs as you only need to apply some salt and isopropyl alcohol. Also, there is a reduced risk of possible toxicity. Note that hits from spoon pipes may be harsher on your lungs than bongs because of their direct intake methods. However, this is manageable in pipes fitted with a chamber and a carburettor, which cool down the smoke before you inhale. On the other hand, bongs are milder since they filter smoke with water.
Joint Papers, Tips, And Rollers
If you choose to hand-roll your joint, use only organic and untreated hemp papers. Pre-rolled tips and a joint roller would make the process easier. At Organa Hemp USA, we save you trouble by offering you hemp pre-rolls. These are incredibly useful whether you are a beginner or a pro since rolling joints by hand always seems a tricky sport.
While cannabinoids need heat to decarboxylate and activate, fire coming directly from a lighter is too hot for the buds. Hemp fibers usually burn at a lower temperature, and for this reason, many pipe smokers and bong users would rather use an already lit hemp wick to light their bowls. Transferring the fire using this method increases the bioavailability of the cannabinoids.
Thermometer for Cooking Edibles
You can make homemade edibles in your kitchen with hemp buds. To do so, we recommend that you have at hand a cooking thermometer and other necessary equipment to ensure that the process is smooth. There are plenty of recipes you may consider for this.
How To Tell High Quality CBD Flower?
As you probably already know, not all CBD flowers are created equal. And in a world where ‘top-shelf’ and ‘premium quality’ are constantly tossed around, it gets increasingly difficult to identify which CBD flower is really the best in the market. It is absolutely frustrating to have bought a product you thought was top-shelf only to discover that it has been over-priced.
There is a reason that high-quality products are called ‘top-shelf’. It stems from a tradition of placing the most expensive products in a category at the top of the shelf. In short, top-shelf CBD flowers should be literally at the top of the shelf. Be wary of ‘top-shelf’ flowers sold at ridiculously low prices.
- Lab Tested
No hemp flower of any quality would not have been third-party-tested.
- Potency and Content
No high-quality CBD flower should have you doubting its effects. They should be strong, immediate, and long-lasting. How can you tell the potency of a hemp bud without consuming it? By checking its content! The higher the CBD content, the more effective it is. Aim for hemp flowers with CBD content above 15%. Also, the entourage effect is real, and to know if a hemp bud would serve you well, check for the presence of other compounds such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. A potent CBD flower should have a generous distribution of many of these compounds. You would know this by checking the chemical profile on a third-party lab report; if you can’t find one, try emailing the company to ask for the lab report.
- Appearance and Feel
Experienced CBD users can often instinctively tell high-quality flowers from low-quality ones by just observing the appearance and feel of the flower. It requires experience because this factor varies by flower strain, and while you may think a bud is bad, its appearance may simply be a genetic feature. Also, you would want to avoid hemp buds with too many seeds and stems. An abundance of seeds and stems affects the flavor of the flowers, leaving them with a bitter taste, impacting enjoyment.
This is another feature that varies by strain. The terpene profile of a hemp flower determines its flavor type and strength. The aroma of top-shelf flowers is usually pungent. Avoid flavorless CBD flowers and those with an outright unpleasant smell. Top-shelf flowers do not have pungent aromas because of genetics alone; they also do because of careful curing. In curing hemp flowers, some terpenes may be lost, leading to loss of flavor. But properly cured flowers always retain the strong aroma.
- Reviews and Testimonials
This is important if you are purchasing your CBD flowers online. What are people saying about the product? What are people saying about the retailers? These are indications of quality. A product labeled ‘top-shelf’ but that gets negative reviews is a red flag. It definitely cannot be as good as its sellers claim. There are CBD fiower directories that list different CBD companies and reviews of their products. Don’t simply take the seller’s words at face value.
How Do I Find the Right Hemp Strain For My Needs?
This inevitably includes a bit of trial and error. Different body systems react to cannabinoids in various ways. It is best to try out different strains, starting with small doses. Then you slowly and progressively increase the dosage, noting how each strain and each amount affects your body. This would help you determine the strain and level suitable for you.
Also, you could read reviews from customers and growers who have experienced different strains to anticipate a strain’s effects. Our website profiles each available strain so that you can make the best decision suitable for your needs. We provide information about the strain’s flavor, aroma, and effects.
How To Store Hemp Flower
Proper storage is important because terpenes fall off easily when the plant is not well stored. Terpenes are one of the delicate parts of the flower (others include trichomes, etc.). Terpenes give hemp flower its distinctive aroma. If a flower smells funny or has no smell at all, it likely means it has gone bad because it’s not been stored properly. There are multiple factors to consider when storing hemp flower. Such factors include:
- Temperature and Humidity
When storing hemp flowers, keep them away from extreme temperatures and humidity levels. Heat causes the buds to deteriorate faster while excess cold and moisture cause bacterial mould growth. Apart from downgrading the quality of the plant, the consumption of such a flower is dangerous for your health.
Most people recommend a temperature range of 77°F to 86°F. Room temperature works just fine as well. Likewise, keep the relative humidity of the environment between 59% and 60%. A simple hygrometer would help you ensure this. The major point is to make sure that the plants are not kept somewhere excessively moist or dry.
- Exposure to light
According to some old but relevant research, the biggest factor in the storage of cannabis is exposure to light. Exposure of hemp plants to light results in the degradation of the cannabinoids and other compounds in the buds which ultimately impacts their effectiveness and your enjoyment of them!
- Handling and Container Storage
Once kept in a safe container, avoid handling the flowers unless they would be consumed or processed right away. When you keep touching them, the buds lose trichomes and other tiny bud parts, which leads to loss of nutrients.
Hemp flowers should not be stored in plastic bags nor should they be refrigerated. Plastic bags are rough and the trichomes and terpenes on the buds can easily stick to the back rather than remaining on the flower. There is less loss if stored in glass jars.
Refrigeration introduces moisture to the flower, this can cause mould and bacterial growth. If it doesn’t ruin the flower, it could be dangerous for your health if you were to consume the flower.
In every other way, CBD flower looks, smells, and feels just like the THC-rich cannabis strains that are available in recreational marijuana states. But the amazing part is that CBD won’t mess with your head, and CBD flower is one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to enjoy this trending cannabinoid. Cannabis flowers and buds loaded with CBD can help alleviate arthritic pain, tone down hangovers, reduce anxiety levels amongst other benefits.
For people that have been craving for the flavor, advantage, and the process of smoking cannabis without the intoxication most times associated with consuming marijuana, CBD hemp flower may be the solution to what you have been looking for.