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CBD Hemp Flower Guide: What is Hemp CBD Flower?

CBD flower is produced by the female hemp plant (cannabis sativa L) when it reaches maturation. It is also commonly known as CBD buds, CBD flower, hemp buds or hemp CBD flower. 

As you can see in the picture below, it looks just like marijuana, but these are actually considered CBD buds.


CBD buds are the flowers of female hemp plants which have been specially bred to contain very high levels of CBD (cannabidiol) and low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).  They also contain very high concentrations of terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids, and look and smell just like cannabis marijuana!

CBD Hemp Flower is Not Marijuana

CBD hemp flower should not be confused with cannabis marijuana which can produce psychoactive effects and are illegal in many states and countries.

Hemp and marijuana are closely associated with each other because of their origins. both are genus cannabis. This makes it look like they are the same but they DO NOT produce the same effect.

The difference lies in the THC content. If CBD flower come from a hemp plant they’ll have under 0.3% THC. If a CBD flower is from a cannabis plant, it could have a high percentage of THC and CBD.

Mostly when we talk about CBD flower, we mean that very low level of THC (under 0.3%). which makes it perfectly legal. In that sense, CBD flower is just like any other CBD product.

True hemp is grown specifically for industrial purposes and dates back to ten thousand years ago when it was used as a fiber and a food source.  Hemp has over 29,000 known uses, making it one of the most versatile plants on the planet. And it is now also possible to buy CBD buds, the potent flowers of cannabis sativa L.

You can buy CBD buds online as long as the THC content is no more than 0.3%. CBD flowers retain major advantages to help with conditions such as pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and many more.

What are the benefits of the CBD flower specifically? 

One word, bioavailability. When CBD is converted into an aerosol form like vapor or smoke, it increases the amount of CBD available for your body to process. The oral bioavailability of CBD is approximately 6% in humans, while its bioavailability via inhalation is 11 to 45%. This means faster, more effective relief, as well as a greater value per milligram.

Vaping or smoking CBD flowers means instant activation. The inhale/exhale factor of breathing in the CBD and slowly releasing it, creates a rhythmic relaxation flow that immediately eases your nerves. The effects of the flower will activate within a few minutes and should last up to a few hours.

There are some very real benefits of CBD flower because, like all CBD products, consumers are using it to help with various ailments and seeing real results. So why choose CBD flower over CBD oils, CBD vape juice, or other options out there?

CBD Flower is natural & organic. While many brands, including RESTART CBD, source their oils from organic CBD buds, here you are getting a product that isn’t created in a lab. There is no extraction and you are getting the real natural and organic source of CBD.

CBD flower is an excellent alternative for tobacco smokers.

Evidence suggests that some users find smoking CBD flower helps with quitting tobacco. While this can not be confirmed for everyone, it’s definitely worth trying. There are plenty of CBD flower cigarette substitutes available, and CBD flower is certainly more appealing than tobacco. CBD flower, and especially, CBD cigarettes, are cost-effective, fast-acting and can help with healthier habits.

CBD Flower Can Help People Relax Without Feeling High

Since there is almost no THC in CBD flower, you won’t get “high” from it. 

For many, the high THC levels in a cannabis marijuana flower can make them feel paranoid or anxious. But not all cannabis flower is created equal. You can avoid the anxiety, paranoia and feeling “high” by opting for CBD-rich hemp flower. The idea is to reap the medical benefits without everything else associated with smoking marijuana.

CBD flower can help people relax. In states, where cannabis marijuana is not legal, consumers can purchase cannabis hemp flower that is high in CBD(Cannabidiol), and low in THC(tetrahydrocannabinol).  CBD and THC are just two of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

  • CBD makes up a sizable portion in the hemp plant.
  • CBD-rich flower offers all of the beneficial effects of high-THC flower without the panic attack-inducing effects.
  • While CBD rich cannabis flower does contain low levels of THC, the high levels of CBD regulate the effects of THC.
  • In fact, if you do feel high from a high-THC cannabis product, you can even use CBD to bring you back down.
  • CBD-rich flower can do everything from reduce hangovers to headaches, even for users with high tolerances.
  • CBD flower offers consumers a clear-headed experience with incredible benefits.

The Entourage Effect.

It’’s true that other CBD products will offer “full-spectrum” options with more than just CBD, but the actual amounts of other cannabinoids and terpenes vary. With a CBD flower, you more or less get what nature intended since this is the source of all CBD. Basically, you are assured of getting the full effect.

While many consumers may choose to opt for CBD-only products like a Pure CBD oil, CBD-rich flower may have better effects because of the synergy that occurs between a combination of all of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in the natural plant.

  • When smoking or vaping the entire cannabis flower, you get a wide range of therapeutic cannabinoids and fragrant terpenes that work together to influence each other’s actions.
  • CBD, for instance, can enhance THC’s pain relieving and epilepsy reducing properties.
  • CBD also encourages THC to stay longer in the system, helpful for people with chronic conditions.

Medicinal Value of High CBD and Low THC Flower

When smoked or vaped, CBD flower offer consumers a clear-headed experience with incredible benefits. CBD flower can also deliver immediate effects for acute symptoms. However, since consuming CBD flower requires inhalation, it may not be the best consumption method for people with respiratory problems, children or the elderly.

High CBD Hemp Flower Strains Rich in Terpenes

There’s a diverse market out there for CBD flowers. You have sativa vs indica-dominant strains, those more effective for nausea vs pain, and on and on. If you’re using flower, you have a lot to choose from and the CBD buds are targeted and effective.

Special Sauce, Lifter, Hawaiian Haze, Suver Haze, Sour Space Candy, and Elektra are vigorous, terpene-rich strains and, according to Project CBD, many of them produce flower that tips the scales at 16-20% CBD by dry weight. The CBD content of these hemp strains is similar to AC/DC, a preeminent medical cannabis varietal (and the great-grandmother of Hawaiian Haze), but the THC content is consistently next to nothing. AC/DC, by contrast, typically contains more than one percent THC, and sometimes as much as 5-6 percent, which means that legally AC/DCdoesn’t qualify as hemp.

CBD Flower Dosing

Everyone’s ideal dose of CBD flower is different.

  • Every strain will affect everyone differently.
  • Since strains have differing ratios of CBD, consumers can try out a variety to determine what works best for them.
  • Some people may be more sensitive to THC than others even in low amounts.
  • Start off by consuming low doses of high CBD cannabis flower.
  • A low dose can be one to two inhalations from a joint, vaporizer or water pipe.
  • While it isn’t an exact science, the slower you go, the better you can determine your tolerance for CBD.

CBD-rich flower boasts robust relaxing effects that can benefit users with its mellowing effects. CBD flower offers a potent pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and anxiety-reducing effects due to the high amounts of CBD in the flower.

Buying hemp CBD flower solely based on a higher CBD content should not be your first priority. If you’re buying liquor, do you always opt for diesel grain alcohol given its high alcohol percentage? Try different strains to discover the effects of CBD-rich hemp flower, which can enhance the overall experience.

Can you fail a drug test due to CBD flower?

This question has two parts.

  1. One is how sensitive is the test procedure being used?
  2. And does your employer have a zero-tolerance policy?

The answer to the first question requires you to know how the test is being conducted and to what degree it’s accurate. Since CBD hemp flower is certified as industrial hemp, there can be as much as .3% THC in the product. Very few testing facilities are sensitive enough to detect this level but some most definitely are. If your employer will fail you for .3% THC or less, then we would not suggest using this product.

Research has found that THC can be detectable in your system for up to 30 days, but it’s usually only present in heavy cannabis users after the first week. It’s also important to know where you are getting your CBD flower from and if they have 3rd party lab tests that indicate the THC levels. Some CBD products might contain more than the 0.3% THC legally allowed.

What Are The Best CBD Flower Consumption Methods?

There are two main ways to consume CBD flower and an additional third that is less popular. 

1. Smoke CBD Flower. If you were ever a marijuana smoker or still are, then you know what to do. Simply grind it up, roll yourself a nice CBD joint, and light up. This is what most users are doing because it doesn’t take much in terms of equipment or cost outlay. We love CBD prerolled joints. I recommend buying one of these next time you order RESTART CBD. 

NOTE: Roughly 40% of CBD users are also THC users. The comfort of grinding up a CBD and THC flower together makes the consumption process easier. 

2. Vape CBD Flower. The advantage of vaping your CBD buds is that you aren’t burning anything and putting it into your lungs. There’s always some level of downside to that, however small compared to tobacco. Vaping CBD flower generally feels smoother and is very effective. The only thing is, you’ll need a vaporizer that will heat up your flower but not burn them. While this is an initial investment, people find it is very worthwhile. Note: This is NOT the same as vaping with CBD vape pens, which uses a concentrated form of CBD. You’ll need different equipment and ingredients to create vapor from CBD oil or CBD vape juice.

3. Eat or drink it. You can actually digest CBD flowers directly. Not everyone will like how it tastes, and it’ll take longer to hit you, but it definitely works.  You can also consume CBD flower as a tea, decarb it to cook with or make CBD butter from the flower buds. 

What are the CBD and THC levels of your Hemp Flower?

All RESTART CBD hemp is U.S. grown by licensed growers. All products are .3% THC or less and the CBD % ranges from 10% to 21% depending on the product and the mixture of tops to leaves. Don’t forget to check the lab test of each.