Do you know what the difference between marijuana-derived CBD and industrial hemp-derived CBD? Learn all about CBD hemp flower effects in this article.
Did you know that hemp has been around for over 8,000 years and was used primarily for its fiber in fabrics?
You may be more familiar with hemp’s close cousin: marijuana and its use as an intoxicating substance. Both come from the same cannabis sativa plant and contain the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD.
If you are curious about the effects of CBD then you should know the difference between these two types of cannabis plants.
Read on to discover CBD hemp flower effects and how to benefit from it.
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What is Hemp?
Used on an industrial scale, the hemp plant grows easily to produce large amounts of fiber from its stalk. The plants are tall and skinny and produce very little THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which creates the “high” effect in marijuana.
Hemp is now legal in the United States, so CBD products produced using hemp are legal as well. The main difference between cannabis and marijuana is that the former contains less than .3% THC to be legal.
In addition to having a low amount of THC, hemp also has less rich trichomes that are home to terpenes and resin. This gives hemp a lesser aroma and smaller amounts of cannabinoids like CBD.
What is Marijuana?
Also from the cannabis sativa plant, marijuana is used more for recreational and medicinal purposes rather than industrial products. You may have seen the hemp leaf image used for marijuana but the two plants look quite different.
A marijuana plant is thicker with large trichomes of crystallized buds. This gives them much higher cannabinoid content of both CBD and THC as well as over 100 other compounds.
The high levels of THC make it illegal on a federal level but legal in many states as a recreational substance or a medicinal herb.
Benefits of Hemp-derived CBD?
So why choose a hemp CBD plant over a marijuana one? A lot of CBD companies prefer hemp because of how CBD is made.
They can use the full spectrum of a hemp plant without worrying about going over the .3% THC limit. Also, they won’t have to isolate the CBD from the plant to remove the THC.
This makes hemp CBD more natural as it contains all of the plant’s other cannabinoids as well as its healthy oils and pleasant aromas and flavors.
CBD Hemp Flower Effects
You may see both hemp oil and CBD on the market. So, is hemp extract the same as CBD? The answer is probably no.
Hemp oil is usually extracted from the seed, which might not contain CBD even though it has other health benefits. To get the full benefits of CBD, the oil must use the whole plant or isolate CBD like in Intrinsic Hemp products.
CBD affects the body by interacting with the endocannabinoid system in the brain. The receptors react to create homeostasis throughout the body. This can have several beneficial effects including:
- Relief of anxiety and depression
- Improved sleep
- Suppressed appetite
- Reduce epileptic seizures
- Cancerous tumor reduction
- Reduce inflammation
- Ease chronic pain
- Lower blood pressure
Taken regularly, CBD has been shown to possibly assist with these symptoms.
Trying Hemp-derived CBD Products
To understand CBD hemp flower effects you have to try it for yourself. Everyone is different so you will need to test several products and find the right dosage before experiencing its full potential.
Let us know in the comment section about your personal experience trying your first CBD product.