CBD-rich hemp buds offer an alternative to CBD oil as a source of CBD that can be smoked, vaped, or used to make edibles and ingested. In the context of hemp buds, CBD richness refers to the CBD content of a cannabis strain. A ‘CBD-rich’ strain has been specially bred to contain a high-CBD content but low-THC content.
Cannabinoids and Hemp Buds
There are at least 113 different cannabinoids that have been isolated from the cannabis plant. CBD and THC are the predominant two, followed by CBDa, THCa, THCv, CBC, CBCa, CBG, and CBGa among many others.
Both CBD and THC are made from CBG, which is a “parent” cannabinoid. Most cannabis is very low in CBG (if any) because it differentiates into either CBD or THC. The exception to this are the emerging CBG-dominant hemp bud strains.
Full-Spectrum CBD Hemp Buds
Hempress CBD Buds are flavorful and high-quality despite their lower CBD potency. In addition to cannabinoids, terpenes also play an important role in your hemp flower experience. Even hemp buds that are low in CBD potency can offer a great experience because strains with rich and diverse terpenes and minor cannabinoids offer a full-spectrum “entourage effect.”
Higher potency does not mean “better” when it comes to CBD! You really do need to consider the role that terpenes and minor cannabinoids play. Many lower potency hemp buds are high-quality. Along with terpenes and cannabinoids, how you use hemp buds will also determine what your individual experience is with them. A great example of this is the Hempress hemp buds which are only around 11% CBD but offer a fantastic flavor profile and user experience.