Hemp belongs to the same botanical family (Cannabaceae) as the cannabis we know as marijuana. It is a form of cannabis sativa with extremely low traces of the THC that produces the high users seek in marijuana. Absent THC, it is chock full of CBD with all its medical benefits and has taken the CBD market by storm.
Like other forms of cannabis, hemp is an annual herbaceous plant flowering as it matures. Farmed and processed in many ways for thousands of years, hemp has supplied food, fiber, and oil. It has infused potions and applied as a poultice for scores of medical ailments.
All forms of sativa have a lengthy vegetative stage — from 10 to 16 weeks to mature. And, that longer vegetation produces a higher yield of beneficial product — up to one pound of usable flower.
What is hemp flower?
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “The hemp plant is a stout, aromatic, erect annual herb.” Hemp’s male plants produce clusters on staminate while female plants form spike-like clusters on their pistillate. These tall thin plants are hardy enough to survive their origin and survival in hostile environments in the mountains of Afghanistan throughout most temperate and tropical zones.
CBD from hemp has been marketed as hundreds of products including oils, lotions, soaps, cosmetics, edibles, and much more. But many of these products break down the full spectrum of CBD benefits as they are blended with and reduced by combination with other ingredients. So, there has been an increasing call to use the hemp flower to secure the full effects of hemp’s cannabinoids.
Hemp flowers may not be the prettiest bloom in the garden. They look and smell just like marijuana buds. But they can hold high concentrations of cannabidiol, flavonoids, and terpenes helping with many medical problems, flowers like those available from Industrial Hemp Farms.
Is hemp flower legal?
It sure is! After being misunderstood and listed among the FDA’s Category 1 drugs by the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, hemp was “set free.” The U.S. Agricultural Improvement Act of 2017 removed hemp from the FDA list and federally legalized cultivation, sale, possession, and use of hemp and its derived products. The only restriction holds that the hemp may not contain more than 0.3% of the psychoactive THC.
This is a great boon to farmers raising hemp for fiber, food, seeds, and oils. Hemp fiber remains a major source of roping and fine and coarse fabrics. The shells and debris are used for chicken feed and provide a source of ancient grain for human consumers. Buyers used the seeds in cereals and other recipes, and they can be milked for an alternative to dairy. And, the oils can be consumed as processed or when integrated with other foods or product lines.
What are the popular hemp flower strains?
Hemp flowers come in different strains. But with their high CBD content, they produce calming, anti-anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-spasmatic properties.
- Indoor Lifter CBD Hemp Flower has 16.9% total cannabinoids. It is grown indoor and machine trimmed to save cost to you. Lime green with orange hairs, it is third-party tested at 0.02% THC.
- Birthday Cake CBD Hemp Flower packs 23.6% cannabinoids (including 19.95% CBD) in its bright orange bud. This one is grown outdoor and priced as low as $3.99 per gram.
- Indoor Fruity Pebbles CBD Hemp Flower is a richly green flower with a strong dank smell. The 16.41% total cannabinoids show lab results with 0.05% THC.
- Purple Panties CBD Hemp Flower has a royal purple color with a piney fruity aroma. It boasts 0.08% THC among its 21.48% total cannabinoids.
- Super Lemon Haze CBD Hemp Flower won two Cannabis Cups at the prestigious Green House Seeds competition. The outstanding citrus flavor and smell cover 14-20% CBD and less than 0.3% THC.
You can smoke these strains or use them in bongs, pipes, or vapers. You can grind them and add to other smoking media or edible recipes.
Where can you buy Hemp CBD flowers?
Hemp CBD flowers are available at CBD retail stores and online. Because hemp is legal, you will find them in all 50 states and online with shipping costs. Industrial Hemp Farms (IHF) offers these strains and more, each with its singular look, taste, and taste. You can buy here or explore scores of products and services, including Fire Flower Strains and House Bud Strains.