5 Tips to Know Before Buying A CBD Hemp Flower
Since the Farm Bill’s passing in 2018, which legalized hemp, the CBD industry has multiplied. Today there are many CBD products available on the market. One of the products gaining popularity is CBD hemp flowers. You need to consider some aspects when buying a CBD hemp flower to get a premium one.
The best thing about hemp flowers is that they are not processed and contain all the terpenes, cannabinoids, and nutrients, unlike processed hemp products. They also have a higher CBD bioavailability compared to other CBD products. Quality CBD hemp flowers promote your health and wellbeing.
Here is a guide on buying the best CBD hemp flower.
1. The CBD Strain
CBD hemp buds are available in three strain types; Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid. Indica CBD flowers are sedative and relaxing, and you can use them at the end of a long day. The high levels of myrcene give Indica strains soothing and sedative effects. You will know Indica CBD flowers by their dense buds and dark green or purple color.
Sativa CBD flower has uplifting effects with a cerebral feeling and is ideal for use in the day. Buy them when you want to feel more productive and focused. Their buds are fluffy and primarily light green with orange trichomes.
Hybrid strains have a mixture of both strain’s characteristics. They can either be Indica-dominant or Sativa-dominant. The effects of Indica are felt in the body, and those of Sativa are felt in the head.
2. CBD and THC content
Regular CBD hemp flowers have 3 to 6 percent of CBD, while high CBD flowers have around 6 to 10 percent of CBD. Hemp buds with higher CBD content are the best for treating ailments. Higher CBD content provides faster relief and more excellent value.
CBD hemp flower buds with more than 0.3 percent THC is illegal in the United States. You should therefore ensure the THC levels are within legal limits. THC also has psychoactive effects, and you should avoid it if you don’t want to get high. High THC levels can also make you paranoid and anxious.
The best hemp bud contains both CBD and THC, although the THC levels should be lower. The presence of both cannabinoids encourages the entourage effect. They will work synergistically to enhance the benefits of the hemp bud.
3. The Terpene Profile
The terpene profile determines the taste and smell of the CBD hemp flower. Plants use terpenes for protective purposes. Buds that are more concentrated with terpenes have more intense aromas than those with subdued aromas.
Terpenes give hemp flower distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, and pine. Buds with a grassy smell have no terpenes, and you should avoid them. You should not buy a product whose smell you cannot stand. The aroma of the bud affects your experience when smoking the CBD flower.
They also contain antioxidants that will enhance your health. They also interact with CBD to boost their natural healing properties. Examples of terpenes are linalool myrcene, humulene, and limonene. Ask your seller about the terpene profile of the strains on sale before making the critical decision.
4. The Quality of the CBD Hemp Flower
You should always check the quality of the CBD hemp flower when buying. Quality buds should not have any seeds and should be hand-trimmed. Hand-trimmed buds are the best since it removes all the leafy material from the buds. Those trimmed by machine sometimes have a harsh taste because of the leafy material left behind.
The buds should not have an ammonia smell or be wet. Adequately cured buds have more terpenes and are flavorful. Quality buds are also consistently sized.
Check the lab tests and ensure the buds are verified by a third party other than the selling party.
Image source: Unsplash.com
5. The Seller’s Reputation
Buy from a seller that is responsive and acts professionally. They should advise you about the effects of a specific strain and any other information you might need. The seller should have a comprehensive transparency policy and should not sell buds with any form of contamination.
Ensure to check the reviews and ratings of the seller. You can check the vendor’s reviews at sites like TrustPilot. The reviews from customers prove the credibility of the merchant. A good seller should give you a hassle-free and safe shopping experience.
To get quality CBD flowers, you need to buy from licensed CBD sellers. Licensed sellers sell quality buds that are produced as per federal and state laws. Buying from backstreet sellers can have you purchasing substandard buds that can harm you.
It is your duty to find a genuine seller that will give you the best quality CBD hemp flower. How the bud was grown, trimmed, and cured determines its quality. Identify the health benefits of the CBD flower and compare them with your needs.
Latest posts by Martin B. (see all)
- Priming the coil and why it is important - April 10, 2021
- How to get the most out of your vaping experience by choosing the right temperature for your e-juice - April 10, 2021
- Creating something on your own, a.k.a. how to make your own e-juice? - April 10, 2021