What Are Hemp CBD Buds?

What Are Hemp CBD Buds?

CBD buds (hemp flowers) are the seedless female flowers produced by hemp plants (cannabis sativa L), which are hand harvested then naturally cured to preserve the full spectrum of cannabinoids.

Hemp flowers are sourced from plants which are grown from seeds that are specially bred and selected to produce hemp plants high in CBD (cannabidiol) and low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Hemp buds are legal to purchase and use in the UK and across Europe.

CBD rich hemp flowers have become popular in the UK and across Europe and are commonly used by health-conscious consumers seeking natural and holistic supplements to boost the level of cannabinoids in their endocannabinoid system.

Are CBD buds legal in the UK?

Hemp flowers (CBD buds) contain less than 0.2% THC and are legal to purchase and use in the UK. Hemp flowers for sale in the UK are usually harvested from industrial hemp which is legal to grow in the UK and Europe (requires a licence in the UK). It can be impossible to tell the difference between cannabis flowers and hemp flowers due to the same terpenes and flavonoids being present in both high THC cannabis and low THC hemp. All CBD buds for sale on this website are low in THC.

Do hemp CBD buds get you high?

You cannot get high from using hemp flowers as they do not contain high levels of THC. Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive and will not cause you to feel stoned. You will notice more about what you DONT feel when using CBD buds. Many people also report a feeling of increased well-being and a reduced level of reactions to stressful situations.

Do CBD buds taste like weed?

CBD buds contain many of the same terpenes and flavonoids as high THC weed, so they can smell and taste very similar to cannabis. It really depends on the strain of cannabis sativa L that is used for production. The similarity to cannabis has earned hemp flowers the nickname "legal weed". It's important to note that the hemp flowers listed for sale on this website will not get you stoned or high.

Are hemp CBD flowers legal weed?

You can not buy legal weed in the UK as "street weed" contains high levels of illegal THC. But you can purchase high CBD hemp flower. Hemp is also known as cannabis sativa L, and is a member of the cannabaceae family of plants. In the US, wild hemp is referred to as "ditch weed". CBD buds are therefore technically cannabis, and they are legal, so could be referred to as legal weed.

But don't get excited! they won't get you high.

Do CBD buds smell like weed?

The cannabis terpenes and flavonoids present in hemp flowers result in a taste and smell very similar to cannabis. Some strains of hemp produce CBD buds that are impossible to tell apart from cannabis buds.

When you first open your package, you may notice a strong smell very similar to illegal cannabis. Don't worry, the THC content is below 0.2% so you are not breaking the law.

Will using hemp CBD buds make me fail a drug test?

CBD bud only contains very low levels of THC and therefore should not cause you to fail a drug test under normal circumstances. There have been a couple of anecdotal reports of people failing drug tests after extremely high doses of CBD products, but this has not been documented or reported through official channels.

What are the effects of CBD buds?

The effects of hemp CBD flowers are more easily explained if you can understand that the effects are noticeable by the absence of bad feelings. Many people notice the absence of negative emotions and feelings when taking cannabidiol products. CBD bud will not cause you to feel stoned or high, they are not legal "street weed".

The high cannabidiol content in the flowers has the effect of boosting the level of cannabinoids in your endocannabinoid system, which plays a part in many bodily functions including sleep, memory, alertness, reproduction, hunger, fertility, and modulating inflammation and pain.

CBD buds v CBD oil

CBD flowers are the raw unprocessed buds of industrial hemp which contain many active cannabinoids as well as terpenes and flavonoids. They are most similar to full spectrum CBD oil which also contains whole plant compounds. They are not similar to CBD isolate which is the single compound cannabidiol isolated from the other cannabinoids, and therefore lacking in terpenes and flavonoids.

Are high CBD hemp flowers safe?

There have been zero reported overdoses from CBD buds. Extremely high doses of cannabidiol (1500mg) have been known to cause some negative side effects including diarrhoea and stomach cramps. To consume that amount of cannabidiol you would need to use approx 15g of CBD bud in one dose. As with any other natural supplement, it is best to start with a low dosage and gradually increase the dose until you begin to experience the desired effects.

Why CBD Buds?

Hemp buds are preferred by those who do not want the anxiety or paranoia associated with most strains of high THC cannabis. They are often searched for by those seeking solutions to health problems including anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, irritability and stress.

They are a natural dietary supplement and contain hundreds of natural cannabinoids including cannabidiol. The full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, is believed to interact synergetically to produce a combined effect which is greater than the sum of the parts. This is known as the entourage effect.

Raw high CBD hemp flowers are a good source of cannabinoids

High CBD buds contain a full spectrum of over 110 active cannabinoids including:

  • CBD
  • CBDA
  • THC
  • THCA
  • CBN
  • CBG
  • CBGA

They also contain a full range of natural terpenes including:

  • Linalool
  • Nerolidol
  • Terpineol
  • Bisabolol
  • Myrcene

The terpenes present in hemp flower are responsible for the flavours and aromas of the CBD bud and are also thought to have effects on mood and wellbeing.

Cannabidiol and the endocannabinoid system

Cannabidiol is known to increase the level of cannabinoids in the human endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the regulation of many physiological and cognitive functions including:

  • Sleep cycles
  • Mood
  • Hunger
  • Inflammation
  • The immune system
  • Sexual Arousal
  • Motor control
  • Fertility

A healthy endocannabinoid system can help your body to function optimally as well as protect you from illness and disease.

CBD buds are fairly new to the UK. You can discover more about them by reading the guide below


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