CBD flower is growing wildly in popularity because it provides a wide variety of benefits. While hemp has been around for centuries, using it can seem complicated – especially for beginners. The good news is that using hemp flower is much easier than you might think.
What is Hemp Flower
Hemp flowers are like their cannabis counterparts, in that they are both the same species and both produce cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The major difference between the two is that hemp flower contains a higher concentration of CBD and less THC. Specifically, hemp flower contain less than 0.3% THC and as much as 25% CBD.
How to Use Hemp Flower
There are many different ways to use hemp flower. Here’s a quick breakdown
1. Pick a consumption method
- Smoking – pre-rolls, pipes, bongs, etc.
- Vaping – flower vaporizers, hash etc.
- Ingesting – use flower to create edibles, tinctures/oils, etc.
2. Common uses of hemp flower
- Smoke for great taste and smell
- Used to create edibles
- Mix with cannabis for a higher CBD:THC ratio
- Used for spliffs or as a substitute for those trying to quit cigarettes
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3. Choose potency and duration
- Concentrates – most potent form of CBD
- Edibles – easily dosable, longest-lasting effect, endless options
- Smokeable Flower – fast-acting, choose between a variety of different strains
4. Pick a strain
Benefits of Smoking Hemp Flower
Smoking CBD provides quicker, more potent relief than ingesting it. When you ingest CBD it has to go through your stomach and into the first part of your small intestine before your body can absorb it. This process can take 20 minutes or longer. Smoking hemp flower delivers CBD to your lungs, where it is picked up immediately by your bloodstream and distributed to your brain; you will feel the effects of inhaled CBD in about 30 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions about How to Smoke Hemp Flower
What is smokable hemp?
Unlike hemp grown for its strong fibers, smokeable hemp is a natural product cultivated specifically for smoking. Growers breed smokable hemp that contains large amounts of CBD – and that tastes great when you smoke it.
What is the best way to smoke hemp flower?
The best way to smoke hemp flower is highly personal. Our pick? Grind up the flower and roll it into a joint, or stuff it loosely into a bowl or bong.
Can you smoke hemp leaves?
Yes, you can smoke hemp leaves, but leaves may not provide the same CBD levels as do the flowers. We wouldn’t recommend it, though.
Can you eat hemp flower?
Yes, you can eat hemp flower, but only after “activating” the CBD compounds. In a process known as decarboxylation, you’ll have to heat up the flower at a very low temperature or cook them in oil or butter before adding them to any dish.
For more information on how to use hemp flower, consult with Mansfield Provisions. We grow top-quality hemp plants, free of pesticides, sprays, and toxic fertilizers to ensure the healthiest plants possible. We also hand-trim our hemp flowers at their peak CBD concentrations for a potent and effective hemp flower experience.