How to Choose the Highest Quality Hemp Flower
We all want to get the most value for our hard-earned dollar. This is as true when buying hemp flower as it is with anything else. And whether you are buying your hemp flower for its high CBD or Delta 8 THC content, there are certain things that you want to look for to make sure you are choosing the highest quality hemp flower available.
Physical Signs of a Quality Hemp Flower
Just like how you can tell a lot about the quality of a fresh-cut floral arrangement by the way the flowers look and smell, there is a lot you can tell about hemp flowers based on similar signs.
The bud of the flower should be some shade of green. This could be anything from a yellowish-green to forest green, but the flower should not be brown. A healthy hemp flower will be an arrangement of tightly-held, dense buds. You should also see frosty crystal ribbons of various colors running alongside the buds. These ribbons display the trichomes and terpene profile and attest to the quality of the flower.
The smell of the hemp flower says a lot about its quality. A freshly opened bag of flower should have a pungent aroma to it. This aroma will vary, depending on the variety of hemp flower you are examining. Even though the base smell will be cannabis, you should pick up subtle undertones that may be fruity, piney, citrusy, sweet, earthy, or sour.
When you pick up a bud, it should feel dense and not fall apart in your hand. It should also feel sticky to the touch, and when you put it down, you should still feel layers of trichomes on your fingers.
Hemp Grown in the United States
Another thing you should look for to make sure you are getting the highest quality hemp flower is to verify that the hemp was grown in the United States. This is critically important because of one of the hemp plant’s most exciting qualities: its ability to revitalize the soil.
Hemp revitalizes the soil with its leaves and flowers, which fall to the soil during the growing process. These leaves and flowers decompose and become a rich fertilizer. So, where many plants deplete the soil and force farmers to rotate crops so that the soil has a resting period, hemp leaves behind enriched soil after it is harvested. One study showed that the yield for wheat crops increased by 10% to 20% when the wheat was planted in areas where hemp had been harvested.
The second way that hemp revitalizes the soil is the fact that the plant draws chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins from the ground as it grows. The hemp plant is so efficient that hemp fields were planted around the Chernobyl power plant after its meltdown to revitalize the soil. This is the main reason for ensuring that your hemp flower comes only from plants grown in the United States.
All hemp grown in the U.S. is done under the strict regulations established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This means that U.S. hemp is grown without pesticides and in rich soil containing no heavy metals and toxins. Other countries may not have these same standards, and an eye-opening 70% of hemp on the U.S. market is imported, mainly from China. Without the strict oversight of the USDA, this imported hemp could contain heavy metals, pesticides, and molds that would make it into the final hemp flower.
Third-party Laboratory Testing
Probably the most important thing to look for when shopping for high-quality hemp flower is to verify that an independent third-party laboratory has tested the flower. These independent labs perform tests on the hemp flower, then issue a Certificate of Analysis (COA) showing the results. This COA will display the exact cannabinoid profile within the hemp flower, but it will also list any toxins contained in that flower. If your hemp product supplier does not have their flower tested by an independent laboratory, find another supplier. Your health is too important not to know precisely what you are inhaling.
As we mentioned above, the Certificate of Analysis will show you the cannabinoid profile. This profile lists each cannabinoid and the amount of that cannabinoid that is contained in the hemp flower. By scrutinizing the COA, you can be sure that the hemp flower has the number of cannabinoids that you expect from your purchase. This examination will also allow you to ensure that your flower does not contain Delta 9 THC above the legal limit of .3% by weight.
PharmaCBD Carries Nothing But High-Quality Hemp Flower!
If you are looking for a high-quality hemp flower, you need to look no further than PharmaCBD. We have CBD-rich flowers like our Super Sour Space Candy and potent Delta 8 THC flower like our Blackberry Haze. Not only do we have an amazing selection of premium hemp flower in various-sized packages, but we also carry prerolls and King Palm Blunts as well.
No matter what terpene profile or form you select, you can be sure that you are getting only the best from PharmaCBD. We know this because every hemp flower product we sell:
- Is from hemp grown right here in the United States;
- Is inspected by an independent third-party laboratory; and
- Comes with a Certificate of Analysis that we post right on our website.
Your lungs and overall health are too important to trust to distributors who offer hemp flower imported from other countries and, therefore, may contain heavy metals, pesticides, and molds. You should only trust PharmaCBD because we carry a diverse inventory of nothing but high quality, safe hemp flower that delivers a consistent experience every time. Shop with us today!