Hemp and cannabis have indeed been used interchangeably in cultivation, and the two are still barely legal in France. If hemp is eligible under certain cultivation conditions, its flowers are currently located in a gray area. If one sticks to the strictest possible interpretation, that of MILDECA, their industrial and commercial use would be prohibited. This nevertheless allows their possession as soon as they have -0.2% THC, which the various CBD HEMP FLOWER.
All of this raises a question: Since CBD flowers look like cannabis is smoking them a good way to consume CBD?
Why this hype?
Hemp has long been considered a jack of all trades. Its leaves can be pressed to extract a juice rich in THC-A. The fibrous rod is used to make clothing, paper, building materials, or car dashboards.
And of course, there's also the cannabidiol (CBD) that hemp can massively produce and which, unlike THC, is legal.
There are many types of CBD products on the market today. However, many CBD companies do not sell a “full spectrum” product - that is, a formulation that includes compounds from the whole hemp plant and not just isolated CBD. Hemp blossoms or the use of a “whole plant” CBD product can increase the overall effect and enhance the beneficial aspects of cannabinoids.
The addition of residual THC, terrenes, and other cannabinoids produces an entourage effect that more effectively delivers CBD to endocannabinoid receptors.
The best ways to consume CBD flowers
Because CBD, like THC, is fat soluble, infusing hemp flowers in oil or butter is a great method if you are looking to consume your CBD through ingestion. It will also provide a longer term effect, with the molecule being broken down throughout digestion. However, ingesting CBD also means that it has to pass through the liver before entering the bloodstream, which significantly reduces its effectiveness.
Consuming hemp blossoms in a joint or a bong is a great way to quickly reap the effects of CBD, but it does have its downsides. While the natural and anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis and hemp are not as bad as tobacco, not all combustion is really suitable for the lungs and the body in general.