Looking to enjoy CBD Flower but wondering if it has THC in it? This is an important question, as not everyone wants THC! Let’s explore the answer to this question & find out if Hemp / CBD Flower has THC in it.
CBD / Hemp Flower will always contain at least some THC. This is due to the nature of the plant’s chemical makeup! Cannabis plants, both Hemp & Marijuana, contain 100+ Cannabinoids. Two of the most prevalent being CBD & THC! They work in harmony to create a plethora of benefits & strengthen each other due to the “Entourage Effect.” THC & CBD make each other stronger & work better.
Hemp Naturally Produces THC
The Hemp plant is a part of the Cannabis species. Cousin to the Marijuana plant, these two share many similar properties! They also differ in many ways.
Both of these plants contain over 400+ compounds. Each individual compound serves a different & important purpose. 100+ of these compounds are called ‘Cannabinoids’ which are chemicals that are natively found in Cannabis plants!
CBD & THC happen to be the two most prevalent cannabinoids in both plants. Hemp contains high levels of CBD & very little THC, while Marijuana has high THC levels, & little CBD. Which is why CBD is typically Hemp-derived, while THC is usually Marijuana-derived. But, both plants naturally produce both CBD & THC, just at vastly different levels
These two cannabinoids have been at the forefront of Cannabis research as they seem to have some of the most profound effects. Although, every single other Cannabinoid plays an important role in creating the therapeutic benefit we feel!
The Benefits of THC
Many people have a negative connotation attached to THC. Although, this major Cannabinoid has so many potential uses & theraputic merit! It’s not right or smart to write off THC as a “stoners” choice.
THC brings with it some incredible potential benefits. Studies have been showing evidence that THC may be effective to reduce physical discomfort, ease nausea, & have many other uses!
This is the reason why we don’t want you to think that we are against THC. Although CBD is our specialty, most of our products are full-spectrum. This means that they contain up to 0.3% THC! This is the preferred choice as CBD works better with THC, here’s why.
The Entourage Effect
CBD doesn’t work alone. Neither does THC. These cannabinoids perform much better at therapeutic tasks when they are together. Lower dosage requirement & easier dosing are two main reasons to choose full-spectrum CBD that contains trace amounts of THC!
Nature intended these Cannabinoids to work together, harmoniously. So, when we separate them they naturally become less efficable. Put them back together in unison, & it will result in a much more effective & consistent benefit.
So, if you’re looking to maximize your usage & benefits from taking CBD you should be taking a full-spectrum CBD product. It will work better & be easier to find an effective dosage that delivers the results you’re looking for!
Will The .3% THC Make Me High?
No! An important consideration is the amount of THC that exists in CBD products. A federal limit of .3% THC is the maximum amount that any legal CBD product can contain. This means that less than 1% of the product is THC.
Marijuana products typically contain anywhere from 15-30% THC. A much higher amount than what exists in Full Spectrum CBD! This is the reason that Marijuana makes you feel stoned or intoxicated.
Full-Spectrum CBD on the other hand has 15%+ CBD & only 0.3% THC maximum. This is not a significant enough amount to make you feel intoxicated. The small amount is there to vastly enhance the therapeutic benefit you feel. Not for making you feel intoxicated.
So, you can take full-spectrum CBD & continue to do your daily tasks & errands. No worries about not being able to drive or function normally! CBD is non-intoxicating.
Reasons Against THC
There are a few select reasons that you may not want to take THC in any form or amount. For one, if you are frequently & strictly drug tested for work, school, or otherwise it would not be our advice to take full-spectrum CBD.
There is never a guarantee that you will pass a drug test while taking CBD. Some tests falsely identify CBD as THC! So, results vary. Although many would pass a drug screening due to the low amounts of THC, there is a possibility of failing.
For these people, we would recommend THC-Free CBD. This vastly reduces the chances of a positive test result, although again there is never a guarantee & you should use your own discretion to make this decision.
Other reasons to avoid THC include those who are hypersensitive to THC. Or those who’ve had previous negative reactions to THC. Although, if you are worried about the anxiety/paranoia that can come from THC usage, know that CBD directly counteracts those feelings & side effects! Some people are hyper-sensitive though & should avoid taking THC if this is the case.
When consuming Hemp / CBD Flower, there is no avoiding at least trace amounts of THC. The plant naturally produces THC no matter what. Additional processing would have to take place to rid the THC, & you wouldn’t be able to smoke that end product, necessarily.
Be mindful of this if you are subject to drug testing. Otherwise, don’t be afraid of THC! It’s a fantastic addition alongside CBD & can vastly enhance the benefits you feel. So, get that Hemp / CBD Flower out & let’s get to vibing!