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How Hemp Flowers Have Changed Over the Years

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Written by Alexandra Hicks

When hemp flowers first made an appearance, there was a lack of variety and quality that made that sector of the industry fail relatively fast. But over the last few years, we have seen a major improvement in both categories. Not only can you find a large diversity of items to puff on including regular flower, moonrocks, infused prerolls, and more – but the caliber of all these products has improved tenfold. 

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What are Hemp Flowers?

Hemp flowers are the smokeable buds that come from hemp plants. The requirement here is that hemp flowers contain no more than 0.3% THC, compared to marijuana flowers that can have up to 30%. Hemp flowers grew in popularity after the release of the 2018 Farm Bill revisions, which officially differentiated hemp from marijuana (using the 0.3% cutoff), and legalized its regulated sale. 

Almost immediately, online weed retailers jumped on board and began growing and selling CBD hemp buds. It didn’t take long for the market to become oversaturated with flower that looked, smelled, and tasted the same – despite different stain names (and supposedly, different terpene profiles). 

Eventually, the market died out and some time passed before hemp flowers would make another appearance. Fast forward to now, and we’re seeing an influx of smokeable hemp products infused with nearly every cannabinoid you could possibly think of. You can get alternative cannabinoid flowers, moonrocks, jeeter-style prerolls, prerolled cigars and blunts, and more. 

Morel About Alternative Cannabinoids 

“Alternative cannabinoid” is essentially an umbrella term covering anything that is not CBD or delta-9 THC, as those are the two most abundant cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana, respectively. The term “alternative cannabinoid” can refer to both, trace cannabinoids that are naturally occurring (like delta 8 THC), as well as synthetic cannabinoids that are created in a lab (like THC-O). 

New cannabinoids are being created and discovered every day, but some of the common ones you’ll see in products are Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 THC, THC-O, THC-P, HHC, HHC-O, HHC-P, and a couple of the newest, THC-H and THC-JD. 

Most of the aforementioned compounds are synthetic, but synthetic is not necessarily bad, if the final quality remains high. However, some people do prefer to use only natural, plant-based products – so it’s important to remember that just because you’re smoking a plant, that doesn’t mean it’s completely natural. Typically, the CBD flowers are sprayed with a distillate containing whatever cannabinoid the manufacturer wants to infuse into the buds.

Changes Over the Years 

When hemp flowers first hit the market, they were just that – hemp flowers with CBD as the main cannabinoid, and nothing else. Although there are some benefits to smoking CBD flowers, especially if you’re using them as a replacement for tobacco, it wasn’t always easy to do. 

My main issue, back then, was the flavor of the buds. It seemed that every single strain of hemp flowers that I tried (and this went on for a couple years). But now, with new methods for extracting and creating various cannabis compounds, and a renewed interest in terpenes, even I have to admit that these new hemp flowers are pretty decent. 

Being somewhat of a weed purist, coupled with my previous experience with crappy hemp buds, I’ve been notoriously skeptical of these products. But I have been receiving more buds (especially prerolls) to test and review, and I have been pleasantly surprised every time. 

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About the author

Alexandra Hicks

Managing editor at Cannadelics and U.S based journalist, helping spread the word about the many benefits of using cannabis and psychedelics.