Hemp flour, as the term indicates is the actual flowering or pod of the hemp plant cut into many pieces to form a flower. It contains all the beneficial, healing Cannabinoids, but only the psychoactive substance, tetrahydrocannablic. Thus, the federal law mandates that only cannabis plants with a low enough concentration are deemed legal and therefore are allowed to be smoked. Except in rare cases, such as medical marijuana, the amount is just 0.3 percent. However, this is still high enough to be of benefit.
Cannabinoids are a natural component of all plants. However, unlike most plants, they can actually be administered through ingestion. This means there are a lot of health benefits when it comes to the regular intake of hemp flower. Among the benefits is the fact that CBD, or cannabidiol, is a very powerful natural medicine that has been proven to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-toxic properties. However, it is still not understood by scientists exactly how it works, or why it works.
So far, research has shown that CBD does not get absorbed through the blood stream unlike other pharmaceutical drugs and does not build up in the brain or body like heroin or cocaine. This is why many experts believe it is a superior alternative to marijuana. However, not all hemp flower is created equal. While the quality of the cannabis plant matters, so does the way the CBD is processed for use in supplements.
There are currently four types of CBD available in the market today. These strains are differentiated by their physical appearance, namely by their cannula (the blunt end of the marijuana plant), cannula length, as well as their proportions of CBD. The Cannulus, which is found in the top of the flower is the highest grade and contains the most CBD. The other three grades are intermediate, standard, and low. While each strain has its own qualities, they all share a similar trait – the higher the CBD content in the bud, the more potent it becomes.
Some people believe that hemp flower is safer than marijuana since it does not contain THC, which is a psychoactive substance found in marijuana that can lead to a variety of serious medical conditions. However, the truth is that THC also acts as an analgesic, depressant, and stimulant, thereby making it potentially addicting. Thus, in taking hemp flower, its cannula doesn’t become blunt. Also, the amount of CBD contained in the buds is too minimal to elicit any euphoric or sedative effect. Lastly, the high level of cannula in hemp flower ensures that it does not become blunt or even lose its cannula, which means users don’t have to worry about losing a blunt end.
Although it may seem hard to believe, hemp flower has been proven to be quite safe, especially when administered by a practitioner who is well trained. Its bioavailability is much better than that of ibuprofen, aspirin, and other commonly prescribed painkillers. Its blood lipid profile is also significantly lower than that of the aforementioned drugs. Furthermore, tinctures of the flowers are known to boost energy levels, improve circulation, and increase endorphins, which have a balancing effect on the body and brain.