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7 Things to do with High CBD Hemp Flower

What Can You Do With High CBD Hemp Flower? CBD Hemp flowers are the buds of the hemp plant. CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid found in the extract of the cannabis plant. CBD has no intoxicating effects. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), on the other hand, causes the “high” effect typically associated with marijuana. CBD does not produce an […] More

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What Can You Do With High CBD Hemp Flower?

CBD Hemp flowers are the buds of the hemp plant. CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid found in the extract of the cannabis plant. CBD has no intoxicating effects. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), on the other hand, causes the “high” effect typically associated with marijuana.

CBD does not produce an unwanted “stoned” effect and it also may offer a variety of therapeutic benefits. or many people, it noticeably relaxes the body. The CBD in various products on the market are made from hemp CBD flowers. Scientific research and reports from CBD consumers attest to its positive health impacts.

Some key benefits may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anti-depression
  • Pain Relief
  • Better Sleep

Most Popular Ways to Use CBD Hemp Flower

Always consult with your doctor before using any form of CBD, whether it is the hemp flower, oil, topicals, or edibles. While CBD is considered safe and well-tolerated, there are mild side effects and drug interactions.

First, Decarboxylation

Before we discuss ways to use CBD hemp flowers, let’s talk about decarboxylation. Decarboxylation is the process that converts CBDA to CBD. 

If your goal is to consume CBD, eating raw, freshly picked hemp plants is equivalent to eating a bunch of roses: nothing. Raw hemp flowers do not contain much CBD, but do contain high levels of CBDA. 

Although there are some therapeutic benefits attributed to CBDA, most consumers consuming hemp are seeking CBD.

Hemp can be decarboxylated with heat. When you smoke or vape, the plant is automatically decarbed by the heat of the flame or vaporizer. However, if you choose to use your hemp flowers in other ways, as we discuss below, you’ll need to vaporizer your CBD flowers first.  

The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator is a device that decarbs perfectly every time, but there are a variety of ways to decarb. 

You can also decarb in an oven. Simply grind the cannabis flower, spread it out on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, cover the buds with another piece of foil, and then “bake” it in the oven at 225 °F for about 45 minutes. 

Decarboxylation is a must to make effective edibles and other methods of consumption. Simply mixing raw cannabis flowers into a brownie or cookie batter won’t work. Instead, you need to make cannabis butter, aka cannabutter, or oil to reap the anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects.

Let’s explore some of the things you can do with CBD flowers:

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Smoke

Smoking the flower is the oldest, cheapest and one of the most popular ways to get the benefits of CBD.

The benefits of CBD set in immediately with inhalation via smoking. Research shows CBD may be more bioavailable via inhalation. This means, smoking CBD flower allows for greater absorption of a much broader range of helpful cannabinoids. 

Hemp flowers can be smoked just like tobacco. It can be rolled in rolling papers or smoked with a pipe. Remember, no decarbing is required when smoking. 

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Vape

Just like smoking, you can vape CBD flowers. In order to vape flower, you need a high-quality dry herb vaporizer. There are also wax vaporizers and vape pens that use cartridges. The type of vaporizer you choose depends on the product you plan to consume. Choosing a high-quality vaporizer can be challenging because there are so many on the market. 

When utilizing a vaporizer, vapor is inhaled carrying the cannabinoids with them. Just like smoking, vaping is almost immediate. Remember, no decarbing is required when vaping. 

Oil

One of the most popular ways to ingest CBD is via CBD oil. 

CBD oil is a carrier oil infused with CBD. Large distributors use special manufacturing machines to extract the CBD and infuse oils, but you don’t need a factory. 

After decarboxylating, it’s easy to infuse your oil in a crockpot at home. Once it’s made, you can enjoy the oil in myriad ways. Many people simply ingest it directly using an oral syringe or dropper. You can also cook with it or add it to food. 

Alternatively, cannabutter is another option to enjoy CBD. Cannabutter is popular as a way to infuse CBD into brownies, cookies–you can just use it to replace butter in pretty much any recipe. You can add your CBD-cannabutter to pasta sauce, toast, or even mac and cheese. Cannabutter also makes an excellent topping for baked potatoes, popcorn, or in the morning on your pancakes! 

Tincture

CBD flowers can also be used to make a tincture. Tinctures can be made by using food grade alcohol to extract the cannabinoids from the hemp flower. You can also infuse vegetable glycerin with hemp to make a VG tincture. 

Tinctures can be taken under the tongue and this method tends to be faster-acting than edibles. Tinctures can also be used in recipes to make edibles. 

RSO/FECO

FECO stands for fully extracted cannabis oil; RSO stands for Rick Simpson Oil which is a type of FECO made via a specific method, but the two terms are often used interchangeably. 

FECO is extracted using food-grade alcohol. The alcohol is then evaporated and leaves behind is a sticky tar-like residue. That residue is FECO. FECO is EXTREMELY potent. 

FECO can be taken directly. It can be added to foods, and it can be used to infuse oils and tinctures. 

Suppositories

Hemp flower can be used to make CBD suppositories. CBD suppositories can be used vaginally or anally. Patients suffering from digestive disorders or issues like endometriosis, may benefit from CBD suppositories. Patients battling prostate cancer or other cancers affecting the pelvic region, may also benefit from suppositories. 

CBD Topicals & Bath Bombs

Humans have enjoyed the relaxing benefits of hot baths for millennia, and recently, we’ve figured out a way to enhance the experience: CBD bath bombs! Infused with soothing cannabidiol, these specialized bath bombs take bathing to the next level. Since CBD doesn’t make you stoned, it’s relieving to climb into a pool of water infused with the stuff. 

Topicals are an incredible way to utilize CBD. Consumers regularly report a decrease in local pain and inflammation when utilizing a CBD topical. Topicals are not systematic so you will not feel the internal effects of CBD when applying it to your closed skin. Topicals can be easily made from hemp flower. 

Conclusion

Many consumers have benefited from the CBD found in hemp flower. There are so many ways it can be used. Consumers need to find a method of consuming that works best for them. As always, consult your healthcare provider before adding any new supplements to your health care regimen.

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Stories of Hope: Living with Lupus but I’m Winning!

I am a 68 year old woman who was diagnosed with Lupus, five years ago.  Prior to that I endured surgeries totaling more than 15!

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I am a 68 year old woman who was diagnosed with Lupus, five years ago.  Prior to that I endured surgeries totaling more than 15!

I was taking steroids, anti-rejection drug, high blood pressure as well as other drugs for lupus.  Yet, I still was in pain!  24/7.  Then here came sciatica–along with all the other pain!

I have been a believer in cannabis for quite some time and here is the blessing.  My son brought me a bottle of 1,000 units of CBD oil. I have been taken in for approximately 6-8 weeks.  I now no longer need steroids, high blood pressure, not anti-rejection drugs.  I am stronger, my bowels are better!

I feel so…much better!  Went to Lupus doctor, and he was smiling when he walked in!  “Ms. Miles, I told you that you needed that anti-rejection medicine!  Your numbers are looking GREAT!  Much better than I have seen before!  I then informed his that I had discontinued most of the medications prescribed; and was taking CBD oil!  He said “well, it must be working!”  Keep on doing what you are doing!

I am so grateful for this medicine but it is expensive and not covered by insurance!  All the herbs and vitamins that work, a person often has the means to purchase. The problem is that cannabis is expensive!

My CBD oil is $80.00 + tax, I need at least 2 bottles per month!  That’s an additional $160.00 on a fixed income.  Am anxiously awaiting the prices to come down.

Hope!

Stay Safe!

Respectfully submitted by Jewel Miles

If you’d like to share your Stories of Hope…we would be honored.  You can submit to Hope@UnitedPatientsGroup.com

 

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Tips To Finding A Medical Cannabis Doctor You Can Trust

Cannabis is now legal in most states across the country, which makes it easily accessible to medical and recreational users. Scientific research and patient claims make medical Cannabis an attractive therapeutic option for patients today.

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Tips To Finding A Medical Cannabis Doctor

Cannabis is now legal in most states across the country, which makes it easily accessible to medical and recreational users. Scientific research and patient claims make medical Cannabis an attractive therapeutic option for patients today. You can consider it for dealing with a host of ailments naturally, safely, and effectively. But everything boils down to finding a specialist you can trust to initiate the therapy. In most cases you will need to see one for advice and getting a recommendation for your medical Cannabis card. Here are some tips for finding a doctor you can trust.

Start with research

Before you start looking around for a provider, you need to start by researching the legality of cannabis in your state. You can purchase and use it only if you reside in a state where the law permits it or if you’re visiting a legal ‘adult use’ state (i.e. California, Colorado, Oregon…). If you reside in a legal ‘medical’ state, you will be allowed its usage only if you have a qualifying medical condition. Chronic pain, PTSD, cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease are common qualifying conditions. You can have an initial consultation with your primary care physician to consider the benefits of medical cannabis and then start looking for a specialist.

Find a reputable medical Cannabis clinic near you

After you are sure about trying this therapeutic option, you can start looking for a reputed clinic near you. Online research can help you do it quickly.  But make sure that you verify the license and credentials of the specialist. You can go a step ahead by checking reviews and testimonials of real patients. Comparing consultation fees of physicians is also a good idea. Once you are convinced about their credibility, you can visit the clinic in-person or online to go ahead with the treatment.

Get a consultation with the specialist

When it comes to getting treatment for the specialist, you need to build trust and rapport. Your initial consultation with them will give you a fair idea about their experience and reliability. Discuss your case history honestly and openly and carry your reports along. A seasoned specialist will listen and have personalized recommendations in products. Cannabis comes in diverse strains and products, with each working for a specific condition. For example, purple punch strain has been shown beneficial for mental issues like depression and anxiety and for chronic pain too. Strains and products can get confusing for beginners, and only a trusted specialist can help.

Look for excellent follow-up care

If you plan to use Cannabis as a long-term treatment option, make sure that the specialist you choose offers excellent follow-up care. You will have doubts and questions when you start and you may also need advice on cannabis dosage over time. At times, you may need to seek other alternatives in products and methods of consumption. It is best to look for a doctor who is willing to give you advice from time to time, answer your queries, and work patiently on a long-term treatment plan.

Finding a reliable medical cannabis specialist may take some work, but the effort is worthwhile. They can help you switch to a safe, natural therapeutic option and avoid the risk of prolonged use of conventional medicines.

Also please note, it is not illegal to ask your current doctor about cannabis, even if you reside in a legal state.  If they are not familiar with this plant, ask them for a recommendation to a doctor who may know.

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5 Generation Bakers Adds Special Feel-Good Ingredient: CBD

Scott Baker’s family has been in the baking business since 1875, and to this day it holds the recipe for one of Pittsburgh’s most sweet and guilty pleasures: Jenny Lee Swirl breads. So he brought the famous bread back when he established 5 Generation B…

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Scott Baker’s family has been in the baking business since 1875, and to this day it holds the recipe for one of Pittsburgh’s most sweet and guilty pleasures: Jenny Lee Swirl breads. So he brought the famous bread back when he established 5 Generation Bakers in 2010, following Jenny Lee Bakery’s closure in 2008. King’s Family Restaurants, which features the bread on its menu, was his first customer. The bread is rolled and baked in…

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