If you are new to our Blog, Welcome! We are Michigan Hemp Solutions and it is our goal to educate and inform on a variety of hemp uses and practices. In our last post we talked about carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction systems and the reasons we chose CO2 for our extraction solvent. CO2 extraction takes our high-quality hemp flower full of Cannabidiol (CBD) and turns it into a medical grade oil.
The consumption method must meet the need of the consumer and we are lucky that there are many methods to choose from. To name a few we have oils, vaporizers, tinctures and patches. But there is little discussion around smoking the flower from a hemp plant. We want to offer you information on why this consumption method may work for you.
It is still illegal to add CBD to liquids and foods and it is not approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA, yet as 2020 approaches the acceptance of cannabis has come farther than it ever has in America. It is understandable that consumers are being cautious of the products they are purchasing and consuming. The strains produced on our farm meet state standards meaning there is less than 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 THC) on a dry weight basis. Michigan also tests our harvest for foreign matter, pesticides, chemical residue, metals, CBD and CBD acid levels, fungicides, insecticides, residual solvent levels, moisture content and a terpene analysis.
Delta-9 THC is known for its ability to cause psychoactive effects in the brain. It is a misleading fact that CBD is a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. The term psychoactive refers to the effect caused by a chemical reaction in your brain. CBD does cause a chemical reaction making it a psychoactive drug, however to redefine this conception we can think of THC as intoxicating and CBD and non-intoxicating. Cannabis is processed through your Endocannabinoid system (ECS). The Endocannabinoid system is found in many different species but we will just focus on how it effects humans. Your ECS is compiled of a group of receptors found throughout your body. These receptors are in the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system and within the immune system. The receptors control and regulate our metabolic functions that are used to maintain homeostasis. In other words, our ECS is used to balance systems within our bodies that are otherwise imbalanced causing us to feel ill or uncomfortable. If we can get our bodies to reach a state of homeostasis it means all the systems in our bodies are working in harmony to maintain optimum conditions. Our ECS is important in regulating essential functions such as sleep, appetite, pain, fertility, and immune system functions to name a few. Although CBD is not intoxicating it has been reported to make the consumer feel relaxed, sleepy, at ease or generally just a little bit happier. CBD has also been noted to provide quick relief from nausea and pain.
Inhalation is one of the most practical ways for users to get cannabis, in this case in the from of CBD, into their body’s Endocannabinoid System. Inhalation is also one of the fastest delivery methods. Inhaling CBD allows for direct contact with your lungs alveoli, which then transfers the cannabinoid into your blood stream. When inhaling CBD the onset usually occurs within five minutes and can remain in your system for up to two hours. Inhalation is also the cheapest way to experience hemp flower. Inhalation can be achieved with a variety of methods such as a pre-rolled cone or by using a dry herb vaporizer. Smokable hemp allows the consumer for a fast and effective short term relief. Our farm produces three strains of hemp each with its own unique properties. Sour Berry is a strain that is best used during the day. Our Sour Berry tests at 8.5% CBD and is bursting with fruity terpenes giving a boost of energy to any user. Boax tested at 7.6% CBD and is a great strain to smoke at night after a hard day, it has properties that highlight relaxation and heightening a feeling of accomplishment. Low and slow drying preserved the flavor and terpenes to help contain CBG, CBN, CBC, Caryophyllene, Humulene, Limonene, Linalool, Pinene and a host of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. This strain has flavor of sweet earthy herbs and smooth smoke. Boax Spectrum is very similar to Boax but has a minty flavor. This strain tests at 8.4% CBD and is used like that of Boax, it is perfect for the end of the day or on a relaxing Saturday morning. All our strains are grown on land free of chemicals and pesticides. We farm with quality in mind in hopes that we are providing you with the best agriculture products on the market.