Why Are So Many Americans Smoking CBD Flower?

A year or two ago, even the most educated CBD connoisseurs scoffed at the idea that smoking CBD flower would ever become as popular as smoking ordinary ganja. Almost overnight, however, CBD flower has become one of the most popular categories within the CBD market, and you may have noticed how your friends, neighbors, and coworkers have started smoking CBD flower left and right.

That’s because CBD flower is convenient and effective, and it’s an easy habit to pick up. CBD flower doesn’t get you high, it isn’t addictive, and CBD flower is currently one of the most fascinating segments of the hemp industry. While not all hemp flower is made equal, this product category is becoming universally popular—join us as we explore the driving factors behind this trend.

It’s trending

It’s a simple fact that popular things tend to only get more popular with time. As a trend, CBD flower continues to “​snowball​” in direct relation to the number of people who are currently smoking hemp, and the popularity of this trend is also helped along by other factors.

Now that THC-rich cannabis is widely available with few meaningful restrictions, for instance, many people are discovering the dark side of weed for the first time. While THC-dominant cannabis has its high points, not everyone wants to get intoxicated (or addicted) when they light up some sticky nugs.

CBD flower is also increasingly seen as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. Tobacco has gone from being socially ​passé​ to being almost entirely ​verboten​, but it isn’t so easy to quit smoking for good. Hemp flower pre-rolls offer many of the same psychological comforts as tobacco cigarettes with far fewer risks.

It’s more effective

The CBD industry has gained a reputation for sleaziness and silliness for a few good reasons. Especially during the early days of the industry, plenty of half-baked entrepreneurs unscrupulously pushed overpriced CBD products that underperformed. The industry has improved a lot in the last few years, but it’s still hard to take CBD seriously given the persistent existence of utterly frivolous products like CBD mascara and CBD oil aromatherapy diffusers.

CBD flower, on the other hand, is the real deal. Think about it this way: Every single CBD product on the market was originally derived from CBD flower, so enjoying CBD in its hemp flower form is the most direct and potent way to experience the effects of this cannabinoid.

In addition to being a no-nonsense product category with extremely limited processing, CBD flower is also more effective due to its route of administration. We still don’t know enough about the pharmacokinetics of CBD to provide accurate data on this cannabinoid’s bioavailability, but it appears that your body uses a much higher percentage of the CBD you inhale than it does when you ingest this cannabinoid orally or apply it topically.

CBD flower provides quick, potent results, and it doesn’t try to scam you while it does its work. For savvy CBD consumers who are tired of the excesses and shady sides of the industry, using CBD flower is like striking gold.

It’s more interesting

Just like THC-rich cannabis, CBD flower comes in tons of different strains that each have their own attributes. When you use CBD in oil form, it’s often impossible to choose between indica or sativa options or select your terpenes, and depending on the CBD extract you use, any traces or terpenes, flavonoids, or the other fun and tasty parts of ​Cannabis sativa​ may have been eliminated long ago.

On the other hand, no two strains of CBD flower taste or smell alike. Having multiple strains to choose from makes it easier to dial in on your desired effects, and the incredible product diversity within the CBD flower market keeps things interesting as you explore everything that inhaled cannabidiol has to offer.

The future of CBD flower

Smoking CBD flower has become popular​ with people from all walks of life and for many different reasons. Already, CBG-rich forms of non-intoxicating hemp flower are also making their way onto the market, and it’s expected that the hemp flower industry will continue to evolve. Since CBD flower is the most fascinating and diverse sector of the cannabidiol economy, we predict that this product category will only become more popular over the coming years.

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