CBD flowers and treatments
First present in the form of CBD oils, capsules and creams, CBD had its heyday at the end of 2018 with the buzz of CBD e-liquids, then this year with the appearance of CBD “flowers”. Many of you ask us for our opinion on these famous flowers. Small update on the subject in this fall 2019. CBD FLOWER in France: legislation, rates and treatments
Since then, many stores have opened to distribute these famoushttps://comebackdaily.co/product-category/flowers/, containing no more than 0.2% THC. In this article, we will discuss this rate and the means used to achieve it. Let us not forget to remember that using a burning flower (joint, bong, etc.) creates almost 80% of toxic fumes and destroys nearly 70% of the flower’s inputs (cannabinoids, terrenes and flavonoids), its use must therefore be restricted to vaporization (the famous herbal tea in a fatty substance being far from being a powerful means of extraction).
Unfortunately, many of them find themselves faced with a legal imbroglio, where the law on the cultivation of hemp and the law on the legality of THC are mixed up. The question being more than complicated, we have compiled a small summary of articles from our partners on the subject, in order to get an idea.
CBD flowers: the famous 0.2% THC rate
We thus arrive at this famous rate of CBD. In France, and via the internet, many of you order CBD flowers, on sites mainly Swiss and French. From our point of view, the possession or purchase of CBD flowers is now conducive to discussion, because on the one hand the flower is prohibited to us at present from a strictly French point of view, but also the THC levels displayed are synonymous with modifications. The law prohibits the marketing of the flower, but a simple user can own it if it respects the defined conditions.
In Switzerland, the law allows 1% THC. The breeders (cannabis cultivators and creators of seeds, strains) use crosses made to achieve high levels of CBD: they are no longer simple strains of industrial hemp, but strains of cannabis modified to increase the rate. Of CBD and lower THC levels. We therefore find flowers with CBD levels of 20%, with 1% THC.
We can therefore already distinguish two types of CBD flowers: those from European industrial hemp crops, which display rates of 1 to 5% of CBD and maximum 0.2% of THC (up to 0.6% depending on of the country), and those from Swiss cultures.
All this is quite simply genetic: the level of THC present will be dependent on the level of CBD. This basic information is known to all specialists in the subject, but few studies prove it. The Swiss wholesalers are honest and frank on the subject; we can lower the level of THC chemically. Explanation by a simple and very demonstrative graph on the relationship between CBD and THC in strains with high CBD content (thanks to Rome):
CBD flowers: chemical treatments for France
Our legislation being specific, hemp flower growers have found very simple ways to offer high levels of CBD to the market while respecting the 0.2% THC limit: treatments with solvent baths, or the addition of CBD crystal. They are also very honest on the subject and highlight this technique to be able to reach other markets:
CBD and THC levels: baths
Very simply, the flowers are soaked in butane or CO2 baths, in order to be able, via molecular separation, to destroy the flowers of part of its THC. However, this operation also causes damage to the various components of the flower: cannabinoids, terrenes and flavonoids. This can lead to finding flowers that are rather bland and devoid of taste.
CBD and THC level: CBD crystal
Second solution: use hemp flowers that comply with the legislation (made from industrial hemp), and integrate them with CBD crystals, thus making it possible to offer a higher rate of CBD, which will be confirmed in analysis.
Benefits of consuming CBD
The most recent medical studies have confirmed that Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabinoid that can be consumed by all types of users without fear of feeling some kind of “high” effect. On the other hand, what a CBD user can experience is a reduction in muscle inflammation or a relief of the sensation of pain , making it a recommended product for high-performance athletes and people who suffer from chronic pain or stressful situations .
Why smoke or vaporize CBD flowers?
As the legal CBD market begins to expand all over the planet, we begin to see products made from this incredible cannabinoid in the most different presentations: from edible oils and crystals, to cosmetic products and topical ointments.
In the case of CBD flowers or hemp buds , their use has been expanding exponentially in recent months and we can already find a great diversity of varieties on the market with different aromas, appearance and percentage of CBD. Genetics such as Cannatonic, Gorilla Glue CBD, Amnesia CBD, Strawberry CBD, and many others, can already be purchased in specialized stores like ours.
The main reason for smoking or inhaling industrial hemp flowers is that when inhaled, CBD is absorbed in greater quantity and in less time by our body. This allows us to take advantage of its benefits immediately, without the need for our body to digest the products as in the case of edibles.
CBD is a safe cannabinoid to be consumed by users of all ages: it does not produce psychoactive effects , it does not create dependency, its interruption does not generate withdrawal symptoms, nor does it have severe or adverse side effects. However, all world health organizations warn about the risks of prolonged exposure to smoke in the lungs, a situation that is not different when smoking CBD flowers. Combustion at high temperatures produces dangerous substances for our body .
Another, much healthier option is to inhale the hemp flowers through a vaporizer . The effect will be the same as in the case of smoking, but without the drawbacks or contraindications of inhaling the smoke. In this sense, it should be noted that the current convection vaporization technology almost completely eliminates any toxic product derived from the combustion of the product.
Can you buy hemp flowers legally?
Hemp flowers are exactly the same as marijuana flowers in appearance. However, its composition in cannabinoids is different, which makes the cultivation, possession and distribution of these products completely legal in most countries around the world. Their main characteristic is that they contain very low levels of THC and, on the contrary, very high levels of CBD. Depending on the country you are in, the allowed percentage of THC will vary considerably. In the case of Spain, the maximum allowed is 0.2% , an almost negligible amount that does not produce any type of psychoactive effect.
In addition, it is important to take into consideration that the industrial hemp industry is seriously regulated by different international organizations that guarantee that the products made there comply with the strictest quality and public health standards.
Therefore, if you explore the market well, you will surely have the opportunity to find a supplier of hemp flowers with a very high CBD content, which you can purchase without any legal impediment. Of course, remember that current Spanish legislation does not allow its sale for human consumption, so you will find your favorite CBD flowers with the warning for exclusive use for collecting, technical, ornamental or aromatic.
Other alternatives to ingest CBD safely
If you are interested in trying the benefits that CBD could provide in your body, but you do not feel encouraged to smoke dried hemp flowers, you have to know that, in the current market, there are several alternatives that could facilitate its consumption during your activities every day. In this sense, CBD oil is the favorite product of most users, since it can be included in the most exquisite culinary recipes or ingested directly through sublingual administration.
Likewise, we cannot forget the different anti-inflammatory creams made from CBD, which allow users to apply them topically, allowing users to see the decrease in swelling or the sensation of muscle pain in record time.
Another increasingly widespread form of consumption, especially among the youngest, is by inhaling vapor produced from vamping liquids to which pure CBD is added. This new way of taking advantage of the benefits of Cannabidiol, has the advantage of its rapid effect and the ease of consuming it anywhere, anytime.
Do I need a prescription to consume Flores CBD?
There are hundreds of commercial products made from CBD that do not need any type of prescription or medical permission to be consumed. However, it is best to inform yourself well about the benefits of this cannabinoid before consuming it so that you can take full advantage of the true benefits of the product.
Similarly, if you would like to explore CBD as an alternative treatment for certain pathologies, it will never hurt to have the endorsement of your trusted doctor before starting the experience.