Until now, most cannabis users thought they knew everything about cannabis. It is basically not the weed that you smoke. It's still hemp, bred for fiber only, rather than resin that gets you high. As such, it contains virtually no THC. Thanks to the rapidly growing popularity of CBD around the world and the dozens of practical uses and bio-compatible alternatives that cannabis allows, the cannabis industry is able to continue to grow rapidly. In the near future, this humble plant could play an even more important role for humanity than in our past. Before we get to the core, it's best to clarify what cannabis exactly is and what it is different from cannabis and marijuana.
What is hemp?
Cannabis is related to Sativa and Indica plants, which get you high, but growers have bred them to have extremely low THC content (0.3%). It's so low that you won't feel any psychedelic traces no matter how much you take - that's why it's been legally grown for decades.
Likewise, cannabis contains very low levels of CBD (0.5 to 2.0%) and other cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN. So why grow it? Because it is excellent as a food and as an industrial product. Check out any health food store, large grocery store, or wine bar on the corner, and you will likely find cannabis seeds somewhere.
Cannabis seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6), vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B1 and B2. This makes them a healthy supplement to any balanced diet. We like to sprinkle them on soups, salads, and smoothies for a delicious, nutritious kick. However, the benefits of cannabis don't end with the seeds. Manufacturers use hemp in everything from shampoos to plastics, paints to ropes and clothing. It is a very versatile plant!
How is hemp different from Cannabis?
Before going into more detail, it is important to understand what separates cannabis from hemp plants. As mentioned above, they are basically cousins of the same species. An easy way to figure this out is to watch Puga and St. Bernard. Both are of the same species capable of interbreeding despite wildly different appearances, and both are likely good dogs that deserve treatment along with a few scratches on the abdomen. Likewise, the appearance of cannabis and hemp plants can be easily distinguished. The cannabis plant grows thinner and taller than its marijuana cousin and reaches a height of around 12 feet. Hemp is also a tougher plant, easily grown outdoors with minimal effort. So easy is what gave this plant the name "herb." The cannabis plant is just as easy to grow, but it requires careful cultivation to create strong, quality buds.
How is hemp different from Cannabis?
Cannabis and marijuana are part of the cannabis family. However, unlike marijuana, which is known for its psychoactive effects, cannabis doesn't get you high. Marijuana has high levels of THC, which contain from 5% to 35%, while cannabis has less than 0.3% THC. Cannabis is rich in cannabidiol (CBD), which is not psychoactive. Smoking cannabis is a positive alternative to marijuana: "You get the same taste, the same psychological feeling by smoking a joint, but without alcohol."
Why should you smoke hemp?
The profile of the hemp flower is enriched with cannabinoids and terpenes. Terpenes interact with other compounds in cannabis and have the power to increase the effectiveness of cannabinoids such as CBD. Here, the most dominant terpenes are responsible for their excellent aroma, taste, and healing effect.
- Myrcene - Myrcene is one of the most common terpenes found in the cannabis plant. You will also find it in hops, parsley, and wild thyme. Myrcene has a herbaceous, earthy, and musky scent and is thought to promote relaxation and help fight insomnia.
- Linalool – You will find Linalool in the market as the lavender terpene, but it is also present in many cannabis strains. It gives a floral scent with a hint of spice to the smoke and is reduce stress, promoting sound sleep.
- Pinene: In addition to the hemp flower, Pinene is most often found in needles, rosemary, parsley, and orange peels. This terpene has a strong pine scent and, unlike linalool, promotes alertness and memory retention.
- Humulen - Humulen is common in hops, cloves, and basil. This terpene has a hop aroma and is known for its effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
- Limonene - Limonene is another well-known terpene with a strong citrus scent. This terpene occurs naturally in citrus peel and is known for its anti-stress and mood-enhancing properties.
Smoking hemp: Quality counts
- Bioavailability for edible foods can be as high as 6%, but when you smoke hemp flowers, bioavailability can be as high as 70%.
- Smoking cannabis flowers are known for relieving and relieving stress. Most people would cite this as the number one benefit of smoking cannabis flowers. There are also a number of human studies showing that CBD has strong anti-anxiety effects.
- Cannabis cigarettes provide adult consumers with an alternative to traditional tobacco smoking.
- The hemp flower contains aromatic terpenes, which are naturally occurring compounds found in nature. These give the cannabis flower its delicious taste and the taste that people love.
- Those who smoke THC-rich cannabis may consider smoking cannabis flowers for both taste and mood.
- Thanks to its high bioavailability, you get excellent value for money compared to other methods of ingesting CBD.
How to smoke hemp?
Our lungs are designed to rapidly deliver oxygen to the bloodstream. These organs draw compounds from inhaled air extremely quickly, in milliseconds. Taking a deep breath and holding your breath is then nothing more than depriving your lungs of much-needed oxygen by wasting the product you paid for. So the question is how to get the most potential benefit from smoking a cannabis flower.
To get the most out of your experience, you should:
- Take a breath of fresh air and exhale to start
- Breathe in the CBD smoke slowly and smoothly until your lungs are 2/3 full
- Breathe in fresh air to fill another 1/3 of your lung capacity
- Do not hold your breath after complete inhalation
- Breathe out slowly but completely
- Wait a few minutes for the CBD to appear before continuing to pull again
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