Not all cannabis plants are the same. Important distinctions exist between various strains, including the cannabinoid content, their taste, and, ultimately, the user’s experience. CBD flowers are hemp buds that contain minimal amounts of THC. Therefore, they don’t produce the same kind of psychoactive effect that many recreational users seek.
Here is a breakdown of the CBD flowers that we offer and their respective differences.
Sativa vs. Indica
The two types of cannabis are Sativa and Indica. Their respective scientific names are Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. The terms originated in the 19th century as a way to distinguish the two species.
Sativa grows taller with thinner leaves and is generally suited for warmer climates compared to Indica. Buds from Sativa plants generally contain higher amounts of THC, although not in the case of CBD flowers, as we’ll explain below. The Indica plant is better suited for colder climates, it grows shorter, and the leaves are broader when compared to Sativa.
THC Content in CBD Flowers
One of the primary reasons that recreational cannabis users often prefer Sativa strains is because those typically contain higher amounts of THC, resulting in a greater effect and a more intense “high.” However, in CBD flowers, the THC content is reduced to below the legal limit.
Hemp vs. Marijuana
Many consumers are understandably confused by the dizzying array of terms used in the industry. Hemp and marijuana have very distinct legal definitions that have huge potential implications for users.
Hemp refers to plant material from cannabis that contains less than 0.3% Delta THC, thereby producing no psychoactive effect in users. These products are legal across the USA thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill.
Marijuana, on the other hand, remains federally illegal. Several states beginning in 1996 with California, have slowly begun to decriminalize or legalize marijuana, but its legal status remains in dispute.
All CBD flowers are legally classified as hemp because their THC content falls below the 0.3% threshold.
Artisan CBD flowers have unique tastes that experienced users can pick up on to distinguish one from another. Usually, Sativa and Indica fall into two categories that split into different tastes depending on the strain. Sativa strains have been described as fruity, sweet, or spicy. Indica strains usually have an earthy” or skunky smell.
For many, the only way to determine which one they prefer is to try each. Make sure that the CBD products are 3rd-party tested to conform to industry standards. They should also be free from pesticides and adhere to the 0.3% legal limit set for THC content.