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We are proud to offer premium hemp flowers and hemp flower products. We provide consistent quality in every package, with no shake, stems, or seeds. If you’re looking for top shelf hemp at affordable prices, you’re in the right place. And if you have questions about hemp flowers, keep reading!
What is Hemp Flower?
Hemp flowers are reproductive structures produced by mature female hemp plants. These flowers may or may not contain seeds, depending on the strain, but they do contain high concentrations of terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids like cannabidiol. If you’re familiar with cannabis flowers, hemp flowers look and smell just like them. The difference, though, is that hemp flowers contain little to no THC.
Hemp and marijuana are closely related, but they’re not the same plant, and they’re used for very different purposes. While marijuana is used as a psychoactive drug, hemp has been used for industrial purposes for thousands of years. Hemp actually has over 25,000 known uses. But the flower is primarily used recreationally and medicinally.
Does hemp flower have buds?
Hemp flowers and hemp buds are actually the same thing. Although cannabis flowers tend to be called “cannabis buds,” hemp flowers are also sometimes known as “CBD buds”.
What is industrial hemp flower?
Industrial hemp flowers and hemp flowers are the same thing, just with different names. However, hemp flowers are more likely to have been bred for use recreationally or medicinally.
Is Hemp Flower Legal?
Hemp flower produced by the industrial hemp plant is legal in all 50 states in the US. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is defined as “cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC,” and it’s classified as a standard agricultural commodity. This makes it legal for cultivation, transport, sale or purchase, possession and use.
Marijuana is still illegal on the federal level and is only legal for medical and/or recreational use in certain states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and the District of Columbia.
What is Hemp Flower Used For?
Because hemp flower contains little to no THC, it is literally impossible to get high from it. Instead, hemp flower is used for the other terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids that it contains — especially cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD is the main reason why most people use hemp flower and hemp flower products. It is currently involved in many scientific research studies that are investigating its potential for medical and therapeutic use. Many anecdotal accounts report that CBD has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.
The most popular use for hemp flowers as a whole is for their relaxing properties. While it’s not a high, users report relief from anxiety, with heightened focus and a clear sense of relaxation. Some people prefer using hemp flowers to wine as a method of unwinding at the end of a day.
Hemp Flower Benefits
Most hemp flower benefits come from the CBD that it contains. Unlike THC, cannabidiol doesn’t attach to cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system. Instead, it directs the human body to use more of its own cannabinoids, with related benefits.
CBD is still a fairly recent discovery, so there’s not a lot of published evidence on its benefits yet. However, anecdotal evidence and initial results from scientific research are promising. It seems to have potential for use in alleviating anxiety, inflammation, degenerative mental disorders, seizures, depression, and chronic pain. It’s even being investigated for its potential in fighting cancer.
How to Use Hemp Flower
Whatever benefits you wish to gain from using hemp flower, there’s a variety of ways to potentially use it:
- CBD oil
Generally speaking, hemp flowers can be used in the same way as cannabis buds.
Some people smoke hemp flowers rolled up in joints, similar to cigarettes. These are sometimes used as an aid for quitting tobacco. Bongs and water pipes may also be used. However, since it still involved inhaling smoke from a burning material, there are still some risks for the user’s lungs.
Dry herb vaporizing is particularly popular at the moment, and it’s considered the “cool” way to consume hemp flowers. Vaping is safer than smoking hemp flower, since there’s no combustion and no smoke that is being inhaled. In a vaporous form, CBD reaches the bloodstream via the lungs, faster than through the digestive tract, which means that benefits can be felt almost immediately.
Hemp flowers can also be used for making edibles by chopping them up into small pieces and adding to recipes. Baked goods are particularly popular as edibles.
When using hemp products, keep in mind this common dispensary saying goes “You can always take more, you can never take less.” Start with a small quantity, then take more as needed until you get a feel for your ideal dose.
Hemp Flower Strains
Different strains, or varieties, of hemp flower contain different amounts of CBD. Hemp flowers particularly high in CBD are usually the result of selective breeding for that trait, and tend to produce bigger buds and less THC. Here are some of the most popular hemp flower strains:
- Frosted Lime
- Harley B Bubba Kush
- Hawaiian Haze
- OG Bubba Kush
- Siskiyou Gold
- Sour Space Candy
- Suver Haze
- Trophy Wife
- White Whale CBG
How to Store Hemp Flower
When storing your hemp flowers, avoid particularly high or low temperatures, humidity, and UV light. Avoid keeping your jars of hemp on display on a windowsill, for example. Exposure to these elements can cause a loss in trichomes, terpenes, and cannabinoid content, which leads to overall reduced flower quality. Instead, keep your hemp flowers in an airtight Mason jar in a dark place such as a cupboard or cabinet. It also helps to use a dark green or brown tinted container.
If you suspect that your hemp flowers may have gone bad, it’s best to err on the side of caution and dispose of them.
Effects of Premium Hemp Flower
The flower is the most cannabinoid-rich part of Cannabis plants. Because premium hemp flowers are sold to consumers whole rather than post-extraction, they retain a much higher amount of cannabinoids compared to other CBD products. For this reason, it is speculated that hemp flowers may offer more health benefits.
Hemp flowers are often bred for a specific cannabinoid, such as CBD, CBG, or THC. Each of these different cannabinoids have different effects. CBD and CBG hemp flowers tend to have mood-boosting and anti-inflammatory effects, with no psychoactive properties. THC-rich flowers are better known as marijuana buds and are typically used for their psychoactive properties. Hemp flowers with a THC content lower than 0.3% are legal in all parts of the U.S. as of 2018.
Is Premium Hemp Flower Organic?
Premium hemp flowers have to be organically grown. This ensures that the product is free from pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides that could ruin your experience and potentially harm you.
Our mission at Sweet Leaf Hemp Farms is to provide only the best hemp flowers online. Aside from flowers that look, smell, and taste amazing, we strive for the utmost in quality to surprise and delight our customers with each order.
Is Premium Hemp Flower Lab Tested?
A good way to test whether a hemp flower distributor is reputable is to look for lab analysis certificates on their website. If they don’t have them available for customers to view, that’s a red flag. You can view certificates of analysis for our premium hemp flowers here.
We are proud to offer federally legal industrial hemp that is ODA Licensed and complies with Section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, which was recently amended by the 2018 US Farm Bill passed by Congress. We do not sell any products that contain more than .3% THC.
How Do You Tell the Difference Between Indica and Sativa?
There are two species in the Cannabis plant genus: C. indica and C. sativa. Most premium hemp flowers are hybrids between the two, as this cross produces the most CBD while reducing THC content. So it’s common to see strains described as Indica- or Sativa-dominant. Occasionally you will see strains simply labeled as a “hybrid”, which indicates that the strain has strong traits from both species.
You can typically determine a hemp flower’s dominant genetics simply by looking at them: Indica-dominant flowers are typically dense, round, and dark green or purple in color. They smell piney or sweet, and taste spicy or creamy. Sativa-dominant flowers are fluffier, less round, and lighter green with lots of orange hairs and sometimes hints of yellow. They smell fruity, hazy, or sometimes like gasoline, but taste primarily fruity or like candy.
There are over one thousand different strains of Cannabis, so we can’t list them all here, but here are a few to get you started:
Indica-dominant premium hemp flower strains:
- OG Bubba Kush
- T1 Premium Buds
- Oregon OG
- Stephen Hawking Kush
- Berry White
Sativa-dominant premium hemp flower strains:
- Frosted Lime
- Hawaiian Haze
- Papaya Nights
- CBG Flower
- Cobbler #5
- Sour Tsunami
Hybrid premium hemp flower strains:
- Harley B Bubba Kush
Does Premium Hemp Flower Have Buds?
Hemp flowers and hemp buds are actually the same thing! Although cannabis flowers tend to be called “cannabis buds,” hemp flowers are also sometimes known as “CBD buds”. And when you think about it, a bud is just a flower that hasn’t reached full bloom.
History of Hemp Flower
Hemp (ie Cannabis) is one of the most significant crops in human history. Before it became a plant primarily used to induce a high, it had an incredibly diverse array of uses.
Anthropologist speculate that hemp was probably the first plant cultivated for textile fiber, and it remained a major textile until the onset of cotton. Hemp harvesting is extremely labor-intensive, while the invention of the mechanical cotton gin made cotton harvesting and processing far less difficult, and thus more profitable.
The Chinese were the first to use hemp fiber to make paper. The world’s first hemp paper was created in about 150 B.C. There are ancient documents that have survived to modern day, such as Buddhist texts, which were written on hemp paper. Hemp paper remained popular until it was overshadowed by wood pulp-based paper.
Cannabis flowers’ psychoactive properties date quite far back as well. Ancient Assyrians burned it in religious ceremonies. Ancient Scythian, Thracian, and Dacian shamans burned cannabis flowers to induce a state of trance.
Cannabis has also been used as a medicine. The seeds and flowers were integral parts of folk remedies for insomnia, convulsions, arthritis, rheumatism, dysentery, and difficult childbirth. Incidentally, hemp flowers are still used today for many of these same complaints and more.