The benefits of smoking hemp flower are numerous. The plant is high in fiber, low in acidity and gluten free so it's considered a healthy choice for dietary purposes. While there are no known carcinogens found in the essential oils produced by the cannabis plant, there are still concerns surrounding its use as a healing herb. Since the oil is derived from the plant, there is always the possibility of exposure to toxic chemicals or contaminants. There have also been questions regarding the purity of the oil and whether or not farmers in this country are harvesting the plants responsibly. The use of CBD is not covered on the crop labels when used as an ingredient in pharmaceutical drugs because it has not been established as being safe enough to be included.
But many experts point out that the lack of stringent standards and certifications means the quality of the CBD hemp extract is impossible to verify. In addition, hemp pollen farmers typically work with small, highly mechanized combines that further compromise their ability to ensure the purity and safety of the end products. Many farmers are not even aware of the types of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides they use on their hemp crops, much less the amounts.
To make matters worse, the current crop harvest is only one or two years old. This means that there is not enough data to gauge whether or not the compounds in the industrial hemp plants are safe for human consumption. Even if the compounds are deemed safe, the long shelf life of many of the pesticides and insecticides used on the plants has concerns about their toxicity and long-term health effects. So consumers may want to consider making their own natural hemp flower remedies, especially since they are likely to be less expensive than purchasing them at a specialty retailer.
Making your own hemp flowers is easy to do. If you live in a warm climate, you can grow your own cannabis from home, but if you live in a cold or snowy climate, the best option is probably to pick up some organic hemp seeds at your local gardening store. Since these seeds are naturally high in antioxidant compounds, including vitamin E, manganese and niacin, they are effective against certain bacteria and insects, including the dangerous pathogens responsible for mange mites. They also contain high concentrations of the polyphenols, which are responsible for the flowers' dark color.
To make your own hemp flowers, first choose the proper marijuana plants for your climate and then pick the right flower variety. Some varieties are more potent than others. If you're interested in growing the strongest cannabis buds, you'll likely want to choose sativa plants such as Jamaican Blue, Black Diesel and Hawaiian Kona. Or if you prefer weaker plants, choose grasses such as rapeseed or flax. Most farmers will offer advice on which varieties are the strongest, but you can buy online or pick up literature at your local garden center.
Once you have selected the appropriate flowers, you'll need to prepare them for their long journey from seedling to flowering. Hemp flower buds are extremely delicate and should be cared for accordingly. You should try to keep the plant away from full sunlight, and when it comes time to replant, you may want to dig the plant up at the base and divide it into two plants. By separating the two plants, you will ensure each plant receives the proper amount of light and air to grow properly before flowering.
Growing hemp flowers indoors is an incredibly easy process, especially compared to growing them outdoors. However, the lack of natural sunshine and humidity can make indoor growing of these flowers undesirable, so you may want to consider growing them outdoors in a shaded area. The only other thing you'll need for starting your indoor garden is a heater or air conditioner, as well as some pots and soil. Potting material is simply a matter of personal preference; there are lots of options available in many gardening supply stores. A soil that is free from chemical fertilizers is advisable, as this will make your hemp flowers healthier and more resistant to disease.
To sum up, we've discussed the benefits of smoking hemp flower buds or seeds, the growing requirements of the plants, and the different types of containers you can use to grow them. We now know that using hemp seed indoors is highly desirable due to its high fiber content and unique healing and nutritional properties. With a little bit of care, you can nurture your own marijuana plants and create a wonderful crop of high-quality, organic plants that you can sell to others or make into organic supplements.