CBD flowers have been a hot topic recently in the UK. They are derived from hemp cannabis plants and can be thought of as the sister to marijuana. At a glance they may look and smell the same, but zoom in and they are very different.
Marijuana is dominated by the cannabinoid THC which is attributed to the high users experience when ingesting it. This cannabinoid mostly affects the CB1 receptors which are found around the brain, lungs, blood vessels, muscles, digestive tract, reproductive organs and central nervous system. It is naturally very low in other cannabinoids. This means that it is a poor source of CBD, often containing less than 1% CBD.
Hemp on the other hand is non-psychotoxic, so it doesn’t get you stoned. This is because it has very low levels of THC. Our hemp flowers only ever reach a maximum of 0.2% THC so that they fall within the laws in this country. It has very high levels of CBD and all other cannabinoids the plant has to offer. CBD mostly affects the CB2 receptors. These are commonly found around the organs, liver, pancreas, brainstem and immune system. When consumed, one can expect to experience a relaxed feeling throughout the body, without causing a high. Therefore, this does not affect one's cognitive abilities and can be consumed along-side most people's daily routines.
So, the big difference between these plants is their cannabinoid ratios. Both plants contain the same cannabinoids and terpenes, and look almost identical to one another. Many people who have had negative experiences with marijuana often find solace with hemp making it something we believe to be universally popular.