CBD flowers are not yet a major part of the cannabis market, but they are making their way into it. This article takes a look at where they stand in relation to other types of cannabis, and where the demand for them is coming from.
One thing is for sure – CBD flowers have potential! And with more demand coming from patients who have been looking for alternatives to conventional treatments, there could be big things in store for CBD soon enough.
Where Are They From?
CBD flowers are already on the market but they’re still not common. Where are they coming from? They’re mostly grown by cultivators in places where industrial hemp is legal. The list includes countries like Canada and Israel.
Even with countries where industrial hemp is allowed, the situation is not yet ripe for mass production of CBD flowers because some of them still don’t consider it a major industry and some of them don’t yet have rules regarding CBD oil production. But things are changing fast and moving in the right direction. Laws regarding cultivation of industrial hemp are becoming clearer, more states in the U.S. have legalized CBD oil and the industry is moving beyond testing it as a medicine.
What do they look like?
Cannabis flowers in general come in three different forms:
Indica (80% of the total cannabis seeds on the market) Sativa (20% of the total cannabis seeds on the market) Hybrid (10% of the total cannabis seeds on the market)
The majority of CBD flowers are indica, but there are also some pure sativa varieties available as well, which is quite unusual. The main advantage of CBD flowers over others is that they’re not only grown optimally for medicinal purposes but also taste great. Most people start with indica and work their way to different strains, but if you’re aiming for CBD flowers that taste great (as well as produce a high-quality oil) then sativa and pure sativa varieties are the ones to go with.
For this reason, I’d recommend starting with indica strains first. You can then experiment with different hybrids and pure sativa strains, which will both give you a different experience overall – but one that’s generally considered to be better. There are some hybrids that don’t look too special (and don’t produce much smell) but these are usually genetically modified in order to increase either the CBD content or the THC content, so they’re usually not worth your time or money.
What’s the difference between strains and CBD flowers?
There are two different types of cannabis varieties: strains and CBD flowers. Strains are marijuana varieties that are cultivated to produce different effects and some people use them to get high. On the other hand, cannabis flowers can be bought as medicine, extracted from their seeds for proof of its medicinal value or even simply grown for the purposes of selling them.
The strength of a strain will depend on the time of year you chose to grow it as well as on the specific growth conditions (soil type, temperature) that you used when selecting seedlings. In terms of cannabinoid content, strains usually range between 0.3% and 5% THC.
You can use CBD flowers to produce an extract, which can then be used for medical purposes, or you can smoke them. The buds are usually very small because they’re produced in a manner similar to industrial hemp: just like other varieties of cannabis, they grow regular plantlets on the main stem. This means that their size and shape is almost always irregular.
CBD flowers come in different shapes and sizes – some look like footballs, others have long, pointy leaves that are usually used to cover the buds while they’re flowering (the leaves are then removed when the flowers start to open up and lose their potency).