Why we he Hemp Flower
And why we to smoke it
If you are not familiar, hemp flower refers to the fully-dried bud of the hemp plant. The hemp flower is rich in the full-spectrum of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes, the compound having an enticing smell and relaxing effect, which leads people to want to use it for smoking purposes. You can also extract very potent oils from the flower too.
About half way through it's growth cycle, hemp changes from the vegetative to flowering stage when the days start to shorten and nights get longer. It's a kin to an 'adolescence' when it goes in to flower. Flowers grow on the top and around the sides of the plant for about 6 to 8 weeks until fully mature.
Flowers cut from the very top of the hemp plant contain the most trichomes and we love them because trichomes contain an abundance of therapeutic goodies.
Healing or Pleasure?
Whether you want to smoke hemp flower for the HEALTH benefits or for PLEASURE, these buds are packed with goodies and can fulfill your goal.
But most people have questions when it comes to SMOKING anything at all. So why smoke hemp flowers?
Most people choose hemp flowers over other CBD products because smokable hemp flowers can have a really soothing effect which other CBD products fail to provide, and the effects are pretty immediate. So much so that Smokable hemp Flower is one of the FASTEST growing TRENDS in the CBD consumption market today.
Don’t mis-understand; every CBD product has its own benefits. But the question is: Why are more people going for smokable hemp? What is so special about it?
According to Wikipedia trichomes comes from the Greek τρίχωμα (trichōma) meaning "hair". They are fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens, and certain protists. They are of diverse structure and function. Examples are hairs, glandular hairs, scales, and papillae. A covering of any kind of hair on a plant is an indumentum, and the surface bearing them is said to be pubescent.
We love hemp flower because the concentration of TRICHOMES. We love trichomes because they contain the plant's essential oils, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
These are the compounds that make the flower look appealing, taste good, and provide aroma-therapeutic and medical qualities.
The trichomes start off clear and indicate they are at full maturity when they start to turn cloudy. This indicates to the farmer that its optimal time to harvest.
After hand-harvesting, the flowers are dried and cured for 4 to 8 weeks then stored in a humidity controlled environment. This slow curing process allows the terpenes to fully express themselves, which is what so many who smoke cannabis love about this plant.
Hemp has Gnosis we can all learn from
When smoking hemp flower, you get the Full Spectrum of Compounds and researchers believe that these compounds work together synergistically to give us the 'entourage effect' - a result greater than the sum of their separate parts.
synergistic | ˌsinərˈjistik | adjective relating to the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects: the synergistic interaction of mind and body | synergistic effects of drugs.
How poignant, hemp has GNOSIS that we can learn from!
It's also important to know if the hemp flower you are buying has been dried, cured and stored properly to fully express and maintain the benefits and aroma of the terpenes.
You can rest assured that Badass Bandit flower has been properly dried, cured and stored.
Is your Smokable Hemp Properly Prepared?
If you're "Canna-curious" and don't know what to look for in a quality hemp smokable product, here are the top three things to ascertain:
1.) Was the hemp grown using Organic farming principles? You could go even further and ask if they used regenerative farming techniques, fair wages, and were equal opportunity employers.
2.) Were the soil and water tested? It's common to get 3rd party labs test for cannabinoids, but what about Full Panel tests showing no dangerous toxins?
3.) Was the hemp thoughtfully dried and CURED? This means having a humidity controlled environment and storing the flower in jars, and 'burping' the jars to let our gasses which essentially allows the terpenes to fully express themselves.