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The Differences Between Hemp Flowers and Marijuana

When you compare a hemp flower bud to marijuana, they can both look and can even smell the same. That is because both plants can come from the cannabis sativa family, giving them both a similar shape and terpene profiles. 

Although both contain cannabinoids that can help with your physical and mental wellness, the compositions and amounts of those cannabinoids differ between hemp and marijuana. One of the major differences is that marijuana contains THC, a chemical cannabinoid associated with the plant’s psychoactive effect. Whereas hemp flowers contain less than 0.3% of THC. Because of this, smoking hemp flowers provides you with the wellness benefits of cannabis without getting you high, and is legal across the US. 

Let’s dive into the differences a bit more. 


Smoking hemp flowers won’t get you high

Hemp flowers contain less than 0.3% THC so you’re unlikely to feel the “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. Consuming CBD hemp flowers is a great way to experience the benefits of cannabis without experiencing the mind-altering effects. It’s an excellent alternative for those who are prone to anxiety, paranoia or forgetfulness when they consume marijuana. 

People have reported a “body high” when smoking CBD hemp flowers. They begin to feel their muscles relax and less anxious and worried. Current research has shown CBD to have many therapeutic benefits.    


Hemp flowers are rich in CBD

CBD is gaining momentum in the health and wellness world for its ability to help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain and anxiety. CBD is a natural compound and is able to interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) to ensure that our bodies maintain a balance.

Smoking hemp flowers rich in CBD is a faster way than ingesting CBD to feel the effects. Within 15 minutes of smoking CBD hemp, you can already start to feel your body and mind ease up. 

Loot’s hemp flowers are especially grown for their premium CBD properties to help promote different states of mind such as relaxation, concentration and sleep. Our hemp flowers are lab-tested to ensure consistency in quality and quantity with every bud. 

CBD hemp helps to promote a better state of mind


Hemp flowers are legal in the US and in most countries

The great thing is that hemp-derived CBD is completely legal in all 50 states in the US. In December 2018, hemp was removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and was legalized by the Agriculture Improvement Act — more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill. Marijuana on the other hand is only legal in certain states. The government classifies hemp as any plant of the cannabis family that contains less than 0.3% THC. 


Hemp flowers are a legal way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without being high

Hemp and marijuana come from the same strain of cannabis plant. Unlike marijuana, Loot’s full-spectrum hemp flowers are enriched with CBD and contain less than 0.3% THC. This makes it legal across the US and you will still reap the health benefits of cannabis without the high. A lot of studies have shown that high CBD levels with trace amounts of THC is optimal in achieving mind and body wellness, helping with general stress, muscle tensions, inflammation, and anxiety.