What Is Hemp?
The industrial hemp plant has been around for thousands of years and is extremely versatile with uses such as: food, paper, rope, clothing, household items, oil, and CBD extractions. By law, all industrial hemp strains must contain no more than 0.3% THC.
What Is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is approximately made up of 115 phytocannabinoids naturally occurring in the hemp plant. CBD is a valuable compound naturally found in all hemp plants. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound and will not create high or euphoric effects.
This distinct class of chemical compounds are naturally established in the human body as endo-cannabinoids and in plants as phyto-cannabinoids. Cannabinoids cooperate with our bodies endocannabinoid system creating many physiological effects.
Terpenes are naturally found in the cannabis or hemp plant as hydrocarbons. These fragrances work as a natural repellent on the plants. Protecting them from harmful insects and animals.
The plant contains natural antioxidants that provide them their colors.
A carboxylic acid consisting of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group. Fatty Acids are known for promoting healthy cell operations.
Need To Know’s
In accordance with the recently signed farm bill, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, hemp derived CBD is a legal source of CBD for consumption.
Though Hemp and Marijuana plants look similar, they both differ in their chemical properties, cultivation, and use. Hemp is grown to produce many products from foods and oils to ropes and fabrics. Marijuana is grown to produce flower buds containing THC which is the unwanted psychoactive ingredient. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC.
The processes used today, enable the manufacturing of a multitude of safe Hemp Derived CBD products. Pure Cure Michigan can guarantee that our products are of the highest quality, through third-party testing using only the finest Non-GMO hemp.
All CBD products are to have less than 0.3% THC. Your physical makeup and how the hemp is sourced make it practically unpredictable in determining whether you can pass a drug test or not. Fortunately, Pure Cure Michigan’s Zero THC products make it so any consumers taking our products will pass their drug tests successfully.
Full spectrum, Broad spectrum, and CBD Isolate
CBD oils can be divided into three types: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate.
products contain the full array of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds produced by its source plant. With CBD products, CBD will be the most pronounced cannabinoid, but these products may also include low levels of THC. A CBD product is unlikely to produce a high with only trace levels of THC (less than 0.3%).
Many consumers consider full-spectrum products to be the most effective due to the “entourage effect,” which refers to the theory that cannabis works best when all of its natural ingredients work together rather than in isolation. More research is needed to understand the entourage effect and to what extent it does result in more potent benefits—still, many swear by it anecdotally.
products contain all of the cannabinoids but with THC removed. Because of this, most (if not all) of these products are produced from industrial hemp, which naturally produces far less THC than traditional cannabis. By retaining cannabinoids and terpenes, broad-spectrum CBD still produces the entourage effect— just without any THC.
products are pure CBD, meaning they contain only CBD and no other cannabinoids or terpenes. Because of this, CBD isolates lose the essence of the plant and have no aroma, but are still able to promote wellness qualities attributed to CBD. Much like broad-spectrum CBD products, CBD isolate products are typically derived from industrial hemp.
Things you should know about vaping CBD
Here are a few key things to know about vaping CBD.
There are plenty of safe options
By now you’ve seen the news about people being seriously sickened and even dying from consuming sketchy Unregulated vape products tainted with vitamin E oil. Kings County public health department issued a rare warning urging consumers to avoid buying cannabis e-cigarettes from unlicensed sellers. All cases so far have involved cartridges purchased from unlicensed pop-up markets.
Here’s what you need to know
As long as you’re buying legal lab-tested products from reputable retailers, there’s no reason to believe this will be your fate. To date, there’s no evidence of a tainted CBD vape cartridge sourced from the legal market. With such a long history of fear mongering, it can be hard to know what’s dangerous and what’s perfectly safe when it comes to cannabis. The proper way to combat this is through education.
Vaping CBD flower vs. CBD oil
Vaping CBD can provide a variety of experiences, depending on how you consume it.
For one, vaping flower requires a flower vaporizer—while vaping oil requires a portable 510 thread battery.
will deliver a less concentrated dose of CBD than CBD oil, but it provides the most complete experience because it hasn’t lost any of its terpenes, cannabinoids, or other active compounds through extraction.
CBD-dominant flower typically has somewhere between 7-15% CBD. CBD flower contains some THC—anywhere from just trace, physically undetectable amounts to more significant levels that will lead to a gentle high.
So yes, vaping CBD flower will give you all of the wellness benefits of CBD, but may also get you high, even if it’s just a baby bit. Great strains to search for this experience include ACDC, Charlotte’s Web, and Cherry Wine.
On the other hand, will have a higher concentration of CBD due to the extraction process that isolates the compound, resulting in negligible amounts or Zero THC. Many companies add terpenes after this process to encourage a more nuanced and flavorful experience. This is why many CBD oils have between 60-80% CBD, with varying levels of terpenes and other compounds.
Both flower and oil deliver the therapeutic properties associated with CBD, so the choice ultimately comes down to consumer preference. Vaping CBD oil will most likely provide a lighter high than flower, even if its full spectrum, due to the loss of other compounds during extraction. CBD oil is also an easier and more efficient consumption process—it portable, discreet, and easy to dose.