Therapeutic Benefits Without The High: Using Hemp Buds

23 May 2019
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Chances are that you've heard a lot about the benefits of cannabis lately. More and more, people are beginning to notice and embrace the benefits of this plant. However, if you have no desire to feel high, you may have shrugged off the trend as being "not for you." But did you know there is a way to enjoy the medical benefits of cannabis without getting high? That's exactly what hemp buds, otherwise known as hemp flowers, can do for you.

What are hemp flowers?

When people smoke cannabis, what they are actually smoking is the flowers the plant produces. Flowers from the typical marijuana plant contain THC, a compound that makes you feel high. Hemp plants, which are closely related to marijuana plants, do not produce THC in their flowers. However, they do produce various other compounds, some of which are known to have health benefits. CBD is the main one you've probably heard of -- it is found in both marijuana and hemp, but it does not make you feel high.

What are the benefits of hemp flowers?

The CBD in hemp has a huge array of benefits in the body. Most of these benefits are due to the way it relieves inflammation in the body. By relieving inflammation, it also relieves pain. It can give you relief from arthritis pain, headaches, muscle aches, and more. CBD can also help ease anxiety and promote sleep, and getting better sleep can improve nearly every aspect of your health, from the rate at which you heal to your immunity.

Although CBD is the best-known compound in hemp, it is not the only one. THCV is a compound that may help ease panic attacks and calm an overactive appetite. CBDV is a non-psychoactive compound that promotes neurological health and may help prevent seizures. 

How can you use hemp flowers?

You can use hemp flowers in the same way that you would use cannabis flowers. Feel free to smoke them, or use a whole-flower vaporizer to vaporize them. Vaporizing is often thought to be healthier since you are just inhaling vaporized forms of the active compounds, rather than harsh smoke. If you do not find vaporizing appealing, there are edibles made from hemp extracts that you may find more appealing.

Hemp flowers are a good choice for anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without feeling high. Visit your local dispensary to shop for flowers and a smoking or vaping tool that will work for you.