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CBD flower: find out about the premium quality

What is a CBD flower?

The CBD flower only comes from the female inflorescence of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.; Cannabaceae) since the male plants only make pollen sacs to pollinate the female plants. The cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis are produced by trichomes, which are mushroom-shaped glandular tiny hairs that cover the exterior surface of flowers.

About 150 of the more than 700 compounds found in the hemp plant are phytocannabinoids (phytocannabinoids). The chemical analysis of cannabis potency looks at the main phytocannabinoids, such as 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (9-THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), etc., and figures out how much of each one there is.

Most people smoke or vape CBD flower (aka CBD buds or CBD nuggets), but hemp flowers can also be used as raw material to produce edibles or topicals rich in CBD.

Flowers rich in CBD but low in psychoactive THC may improve your sense of wellness and calm your mind. That’s why they’re gaining in popularity. The high CBD content of hemp flowers more than makes up for the trace amounts of THC they contain.
It’s important to schedule downtime regularly to keep your mental and physical health in good shape.

Hemp is a versatile plant that may be woven into fabric, used as a building material, turned into food or fuel, or even used to make paper. It is one of the plants that grow the fastest in the world. Archeological digs have shown that hemp was first cultivated around 8,000 BCE. It was first used to make paper around 150 BCE in China, making it the world’s oldest known paper.

Is CBD flower a new trend?

Cannabidiol (CBD) and terpene species in hemp have sparked significant interest in recent years because of their anti-anxiety, pain-relieving, relaxation-inducing, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.

Cannabis was one of the first plants to be cultivated in East Asia. It has been grown for grain, fiber, recreational, medical, and religious purposes. While the market for CBD flower is relatively recent, studies show that people in western China smoked cannabis flowers at least 2,500 years ago (around 500 BCE) from plants that produced a lot of cannabinoids.

Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 was the first move in his plan to create a French monarchy in the region and then advanced on India. Having been kicked out in 1801, he eventually left. But before that, his troops found something new: hashish. It was quickly made illegal because so many people were using and owning it. However, the embargo had little effect, and cannabis was still being brought home by returning service members. Consequently, it gradually amassed a fan base all throughout Europe, particularly in France.

In the middle of the 1800s, French writers like Baudelaire and Dumas often went to the Club des Hachichins to smoke cannabis and partake in its effects.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are cannabis plant chemicals that protect the plant against pests and pathogens.
The terpenes in cannabis flowers enhance the plant’s pharmacology, effectiveness, scent, and flavor, making it more desirable for medical and recreational use. Because of their volatility, terpenes tend to evaporate as the inflorescence ages.

What is a premium CBD flower?

Even though smoking hemp is new, it’s essential to know what to look for. It’s not hard to tell the difference between high-end hemp and poor-quality CBD flowers.

One of the most influential factors in how terpenes and aromas are expressed in cannabis is genetics. One of the critical factors is choosing a suitable variety. There’s no denying the importance of using superior clones when cultivating cultivars that have been selected for unusual or very noticeable terpene expression.

Cannabis goes through a number of steps before it can be used, such as trimming, drying, curing, storing, and packaging. All of these activities must take place to maintain the full Phyto complex of the plants, which is made up of many volatile molecules that can be lost if not treated properly.

Our premium CBD flowers, grown in greenhouse
Our premium CBD flowers, grown in greenhouse

Cannabis is an important industrial crop that is grown all over the world as hemp. In many countries, industrial hemp is allowed to be grown if the limit is below 0.2%–0.3% THC.
As the laws around cannabis change, more and more smoke shops are selling high-quality hemp products that can be smoked. In the last ten years, medical use of the female cannabis inflorescence has grown a lot.

As of the beginning of 2020, a number of countries have passed or are in the process of passing laws and systems for medical access, and millions of people are using cannabis products for medical reasons to treat a wide range of health problems. In 2018, it was thought that more than 2 million people in the U.S. used cannabis to treat a wide range of illnesses. In Canada, 1.6 million people said they used cannabis for medical reasons in 2017, which was a 24% increase from 2015.

CBD Alchemy maintains a closely controlled supply chain to assure product quality. To develop the best products for every need, only organically grown, we always hand-harvested flowers with good terpene profiles.

Gorilla Glue

CBD: 15% THC: 0.2%
Citrus, pine, and chocolate aromas
Indica is dominant.
Intensity: Quite high (4)

Gorilla Glue is an Indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that contains the greatest genetics from across the world.

Grown in a greenhouse, it is a compact, bushy plant of medium height with somewhat pointed leaves but lacks the indica family’s usual fleshiness and breadth.

Its flowers have a thin shape and are defined by the high resin production and the distinctive color, which changes from lime green to a captivating shade of white during the latter days of flowering.

Alchemy berry

CBD: < 15%
THC: < 0.2%
Fresh, delicious aroma with red fruits
Sativa is dominant.
Medium intensity (3)

Alchemy Berry is a high-quality hemp strain with one of the highest levels of CBD inflorescences.

It produces huge and compact flowers with vibrant orange tones seen on the countless pistils that cover them when grown outdoors using a 100% organic technique.

Alchemy has a strong aroma with fresh, powerful, and sweet notes of red fruits like currants and gooseberries, as do all Berry varieties.

Gelato

CBD: < 15%
THC: < 0.2%
Fruity, pleasant aroma
55% Indica – 45% Sativa
High intensity (5)

Gelato is a sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that contains the greatest genetics from across the world.

It gets its name from the distinct fruity perfume that reminds one of a dessert, and it is widely regarded for its unique beauty.

In reality, its blooms range in color from purple to iridescent light green, and the buds, which are prized for their compactness, are completely coated with orange filaments and dense layers of resinous crystals.


Sources:

The origins of cannabis smoking: Chemical residue evidence from the first
millennium BCE in the Pamirs
https://www.science.org/doi/pdf/10.1126/sciadv.aaw1391

Spoonfuls of paradise
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/oct/12/featuresreviews.guardianreview34

Enhance Cannabis Terpene Production
https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/6-tips-for-enhancing-terpene-production-in-cannabis/

Cannabis Inflorescence for Medical Purposes
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jnatprod.9b01200

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