CANNABIS • MARIJUANA • CBD • HEMP
IS HEMP WEED?
well if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer depends on you.
Communities with a tradition of cannabis use will not classify hemp as weed. Simply put, smoking or ingesting hemp does not give you the same intoxicating effects as smoking "weed" That is because hemp contains trace level amounts (less than .3%) of THC or
Tetrahydrocannabinol. It's what get you high.
Although hemp doesn't contain a significant amount of THC, it does contain the non-
intoxicating and medicinally rich cannabidiol (CBD) in high concentrations. In fact, hemp-derived CBD is rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms in the market today.
But is hemp weed? Well, hemp IS cannabis. That means it contains all of the cannabinoids you'll find in any and all cannabis plants, yet the chemichal makeup of hemp is in different proportions to what you'll find in traditional weed. what does this mean for the user experience? well read on to find out.
CAN I SMOKE HEMP?
For all the smokers (like us at PIF), we know that hemp is very enjoyable smoke. I'm sure by now you have asked yourself, why smoke if I won't get high? Simply put, because getting high isn't always a part of the plant.
Smoking hemp produces a relaxing and therapeutic experience without the high, thanks to the therapeutic effects of CBD and the other cannabinoids That means you can smoke after a stressful meeting and still carry on your day, productively. You can smoke before a first date, and not be spaced out during. Or you can smoke after a hard workout, and not ruin the workout due to the 'munchies' :).
So yes, you can smoke hemp. Save the weed for the weekends.
WHAT IF I'M NOT A SMOKER?
Then drink it!
HEMP tea is a hot infusion of crushed hemp flower with other tea and plant ingredients. When steeped, the raw plant cannabinoids are released into the hot water. DVue to it being freshly steeped, the cannabinoids are immediately available in full to be ingested into the body. Additionally, adding a small amount of fat (from cow or almond milk for instance) enables the CBD to be absorbed into our body because cannabinoids are fat-soluble.
Hemp tea has a long history, originating from Asia and created using the dried flowers, trims and leaves of the hemp plant. It is greenish or brownish in color and is harvested when the plant has matured to reach peak cannabinoid content.
Very little of the plant is wasted when creating hemp tea. We use only the hemp flower when producing our tea because it has the highest concentration of cannabinoids. Additionally,
our tea contains the full-spectrum of cannabinoids. This combination of cannabinoids and terpenes contribute to what is known as the entourage effect. this is a term given to describe how a combination of cannabinoids and terpenes works to create a more powerful effect than CBD alone!
SO WHAT IS CBD?
CBD and hemp are used interchangeably. Most products contain CBD isolated i.e. CBD distilled from the hemp plant. Yet, more and more, because of the entourage effect, companies are producing products using the whole hemp plant. This allows consumers to experience the maximum benefit of CBD.
CBD is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis. CBD has a wide variety of health benefits including treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. This is why it is the central ingredient in our "Comfort" salve, designed to reduce stress, inflammation, body aches and soreness, and even improve sleep. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.
It's a new world of cannabis, explore it!
As cannabis legalization rolls through the country, it's time for all of us to re-experience a plat that has meant so much to so many people and cultures throughout history. Where it is legal, we recommend mixing cannabis that is high in THC and hemp that is high in CBD together in different products, whether tea or to smoke, to see the effects. Smoking only for the high is yesterday's game, today we smoke for healing and relaxation. We smoke for energy, creativity and productivity. We drink to mindfulness, and to have fun! So check out what we have to offer, and explore the brand new world of cannabis with PIF!