On a surface level, it would seem that the most important thing about cannabis, including hemp, is the fact that it serves up those beneficial cannabinoids. However, when you get a closer look at the molecular makeup of these fascinating plants, there's a lot more going on behind the scenes. Terpenes and flavonoids are a few important components that may actually support the actions of cannabinoids like CBD (cannabidiol). What are terpenes and flavonoids? Are there benefits of terpenes, and what about the benefits of flavonoids?
Cannabis plants are filled with aromatic terpenes. Some are more prominent and abundant, such as nerolidol and caryophyllene, but farnesene could hold just as much value in spite of its low concentration. Ready to get a closer look at the farnesene terpene and the benefits this hemp constituent may offer? Let's dive right in.
Even though CBD has gained somewhat of a cult-like following when it comes to oils, tinctures, and topicals, hemp flower is hanging out about half a step behind. Why? That hemp flower looks strikingly like marijuana, which leaves a lot of curious onlookers with the question: Is hemp flower legal? In short, yes, but with a few caveats when it comes to where you live. Here is a closer look at the legality of hemp flower.
For years, one particular cannabinoid was the star of the show with plants from the cannabis family: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). But when researchers started taking a closer look, another cannabinoid stepped [...]
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