There are so many hemp companies selling smokable hemp flower, but not all of them are using USDA-certified organic hemp flower, and they should be if they have any concern about the health and safety of their customers. Here at Orange Fuzz, the health and safety of our customers are top priorities. That's why we choose to only sell organic hemp that has been certified organic by the USDA, and you're about to find out why it matters.
To begin, we do this because we believe in protecting the earth and living in a world without pesticides and toxic chemicals that are detrimental to the farmers who use them, humans who consume them, surrounding communities, and our planet. This is why we source all of our CBD hemp flower from a USDA certified organic farm, where the farmer uses regenerative hemp farming practices, which we will discuss in more detail later.
Is CBD hemp flower regulated?
What most consumers don't realize is how unregulated smokable hemp flower is. Many states have little, if any, regulations that protect the consumer from purchasing poor quality hemp flower that could be full of harmful toxins, like heavy metals and pesticides. There is also a lack of regulations regarding companies being able to claim their product is organic without having to provide proof.
Is CBD hemp flower safe?
Yes, being safe is one of the top benefits of USDA-certified organic hemp flower. Although, if the hemp flower you're considering is not USDA-certified organic, it may be contaminated with harmful substances without you knowing. A lot of hemp companies will only show the lab results of their cannabinoid content, which does not include information about potential contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides, microbials, and more. This is why we will always provide a full Certificate of Analysis for our USDA certified organic hemp smokes and any of our CBD hemp flower.
Why would CBD hemp flower be contaminated with pesticides or heavy metals?
Hemp is an incredible plant. It is known for being able to clean contaminated soils because it's a strong bioaccumulator. This means hemp is really good at soaking up whatever is in the soil and then storing, or accumulating, what it soaks up within every part of the plant, even the flowers.
If your hemp flower is not organic, then any pesticides or herbicides that may be introduced directly to the plant or the soil around it, can build up and be stored in the hemp flowers and other parts of hemp biomass. The same goes for hemp that is grown in soils contaminated with high levels of heavy metals. Hemp will absorb and store those metals, and that's not something you want to be smoking. We only use top-quality organic hemp flower for our hemp smokes and don't use any sort of hemp biomass.
What is hemp biomass?
Hemp biomass refers to all of the plant material that is left behind after the hemp flowers have been harvested. Basically, it's all the leftover scraps that include leaves, seeds, stems, and stalks. Hemp biomass can be ground together and is sometimes used to make smokable hemp products. This is not the kind of plant material you want to be smoking, and that's a major reason why we only use top-quality organic hemp flower for our hemp smokes.
Is smokable hemp flower legal?
Yes, smokable hemp flower is legal at a federal level, but states have the right to make their own laws at a state level, and some states don't allow it. Texas was in the news recently for banning smokable hemp flower, but then the law was deemed unconstitutional and thrown out by a Texas judge, so smokable hemp flower is legal in Texas for now. State laws can change frequently, so it's important to know if smokable hemp flower is legal in your state.
Smokable hemp flower has been federally legal since hemp was officially legalized after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. Also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, it was then signed into law making hemp legal in the eyes of the United States government. It classified cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC to be considered hemp, and anything above the 0.3% THC threshold is classified as marijuana.
Why do people smoke hemp?
People smoke hemp for a lot of reasons, and the demand for smokable hemp flower is continuing to increase as more people are learning about the benefits of CBD. In general, CBD is known for being effective at reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and promoting good sleep, just to name a few.
Can hemp flower help you quit smoking cigarettes?
One reason many people are choosing to smoke hemp flower is to quit smoking cigarettes. Hemp smokes offer a healthy alternative to smoking cigarettes. An interesting and fairly recent study was published in Addiction, a scientific journal by the Society for the Study of Addiction. It showed that consuming CBD reduced cigarette smokers' attention to cigarette cues. The results suggest CBD may help people quit smoking.
Can smoking hemp help with addiction?
Cigarettes aren't the only addiction that CBD can help with. A systematic review of collected research studies was found to suggest CBD as an effective intervention method for people with addictive behaviors. It also noted CBD to be shown especially useful in the treatment of addiction to nicotine, opioids, and other psychostimulants.
The Recovery Research Institute tells us all the ways CBD is shown to reduce drug cravings and anxiety in patients recovering from heroin addiction. Another study shows us that CBD doesn't just help people quit addictions, but it also helps stop people from relapsing.
With all these benefits of CBD, it's no wonder people are choosing to smoke CBD hemp flower. Even cannabis consumers are choosing to smoke more hemp flower. Smoking hemp is a great way to take a tolerance break from THC. It still gives you all the medicinal benefits of CBD, without the high that comes with THC, so it's relaxing but not overwhelming.