Growing hemp For CBD

CBD or “cannabidoil” is a compound of cannabis that has proven to have significant health benefits. Patients or people interested in these health benefits are allowed to purchase CBD products online in most countries without any legal issues. This is because unlike medical marijuana, CBD falls under industrial hemp as long as it contains a THC amount of 0.3 or less.

Although CBD will not make you feel a buzz like THC, extracting CBD can still leave behind traces of it. So finding a strain that is CBD dominant rather then just rich is important. A dominant strain would have a CBD content of 9.5%, while rich strains will have around 1.1%. CBD also counteracts the effects of THC, so even the strains with 1.1% is still a good option for people who have a main focus on the health benefits.

Some proven health benefits of CBD:

  • Relieving inflammation
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • psychosis
  • Seizures
  • Spasms
  • Other conditions

Clinical research is being done on CBD, sponsored by the US government for it’s uses on:

  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • MS
  • Other disorders.

Growing hemp for CBD is generally no different then growing hemp or medical cannabis for any other use. The only factor that can guarantee a high level of CBD is genetics, so if you’ve been growing for THC, keep doing what your doing. Two small factors are worth a mention though, for one, having warmer soil somewhere between 68 and 70°F (20 to 21°C) and a warmer atmosphere temperature have proven to increase CBD levels in outdoor cannabis plants. Two, harvesting a couple weeks earlier then you would a THC strain can slightly raise CBD content levels.

You can ingest CBD just like other cannabis products. You can ingest it through food cooked with CBD rich cannabis, take it in the form of power in capsules, or you can vaporize it. CBD vape oil has become a popular method due to the low health risks and convenient ingestion. You can  Buy CBD vaporizers designed for CBD vape oil, or you can go with any vaporizer meant for oils and wax.

If your interested in growing hemp for CBD, you can find a list of CBD dominant strains here.

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