Disclaimer: we don’t claim to be medical experts nor do we claim that any of our CBD products will cure illnesses and/or diseases. We simply wish to educate people on the health, wellness and therapeutic benefits that our customers and other CBD users have seen as a result of cannabidiol usage.
Cannabis has grown wild since, literally, time immemorial, and it has only been in relatively recent times, historically-speaking, that humans have been taking a serious interest in breeding it to serve specific, medical needs. Initially, much of the interest focused on creating strains which were rich in THC, but now the benefits of CBD are finally getting more recognition.
THC versus CBD
THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol and it’s the controversial part of the cannabis plant because it’s the chemical with the psychoactive effect. While this can be used for recreational purposes, it also has numerous medical benefits for both mental and physical conditions; however, it is often illegal.
CBD stands for Cannabidiol and it is the part of cannabis which soothes and relaxes both mentally and physically, thus making it a great treatment for a wide range of conditions, although public attention has largely focused on its effectiveness at treating spasms, especially in the context of epileptic fits.
Although CBD is illegal in many places, it is more likely to be legal and is already legal in the UK, where CBD products are now widely available in mainstream retailers. These high-street products are likely to be derived from hemp (a derivative of Cannabis sativa), however the highest-strength CBD products are more likely to be derived from Cannabis Satvia strains and are only likely to be available from niche retailers who specialize in medical-grade CBD products.
Want to discover more? our CBD vs THC blog goes into more depth to help you understand the main differences.
Choosing the right CBD flowers and buds
When thinking of which CBD flowers and buds would be the right match for your condition, the most obvious consideration is strength.
Basically, you want to ensure that the dosage is a reasonable match for the severity of your condition. If, however, you are planning to consumer your CBD hemp flowers and buds by smoking or vaping, then it’s recommended to think about the taste.
The good news here is that the resurgence of interest in CBD has encouraged the development of CBD flowers and buds in all kinds of flavours, which means that there’s a really good chance you’ll find one you like (or at the very least one you can accept) and if not then you may want to look at other methods of consuming your CBD flowers and buds.
Using CBD flowers and buds
Vaping flowers and buds is a modern way of receiving the medicinal benefits of CBD flowers and you could also argue it’s a better way of using CBD buds and flowers. There appears to be several benefits of vaping CBD flowers and buds as appose to ‘smoking’ them such as being cost effective and saving you money but vaping CBD flowers can help to keep the product at its best due to change in temperatures.
Dry vaping, can also offer similar levels of speed and convenience as regular smoking, but removes the harmful smoke. Admittedly it requires the purchase of a vaporizer, however, these are now very affordable and they are one-off purchases, whereas smoking requires the ongoing purchase of papers.
If neither of these options appeals to you, you might want to try consuming your CBD flowers and buds in the form of cannabis edibles and/or cannabis topicals.
Want to know more? Head over to our CBD Blog for more advice, tips and in-depth guides into the world of CBD. You can even pop into our local Mansfield branch to discuss your CBD requirements. We’re always happy to offer our expertise!