One gram of hemp flower will contain between 100 – 200mg of CBD depending on the concentration of CBD in the strain of plant. Concentrations of cannabinoids are often advertised as percentages. I.e. A strain with a CBD concentration of 17% would contain 170mg in a gram of flower.
How to use Hemp buds
Hemp buds or CBD flower can be used to dose CBD in a number of various ways, each with their own advantages and drawbacks. Here are some important things to keep in mind if you decide to take hemp buds, regardless of what method of administration you choose:
CBD activation: All methods of dosing using hemp buds involve heating the plant matter e.g. vaporizing, smoking or cooking. The act of heating ‘activates’ the cannabinoids. Consuming raw hemp buds is highly inefficient, as very little CBD can be absorbed by the body in this way.
Vaping CBD flower
This method involves using a dry herb atomizer (a type of vape) to heat the CBD buds to a certain temperature, allowing the cannabinoids to be inhaled as a vapor. Vaping CBD flower is a fast acting, effective and an affordable way to dose CBD.
Vaping flowers or buds is highly effective, as it has a higher rate of absorption compared to smoking or digesting. It’s more healthy than smoking the flower, and the plant matter isn’t combusting so you’re not inhaling any smoke matter. There are also no potential risks resulting from the thinning agents in e-juice.