<h3>Looking for the best hemp flower online? You have a ton of options.</h3>
At the time of writing, 46 states have legalized hemp. That number is subject to change as states continue to re-evaluate hemp and CBD products.
In places like Vermont or California, where hemp is entirely legal, it is fairly easy to find quality hemp flower; all you have to do is conduct a quick Google search, head to a licensed dispensary, or check out your local CBD shop. The level of competition among the legal states is so fierce that the market gets flooded with all sorts of hemp flower and other CBD products.
With the multitude of hemp vendors out there, how do you know how to choose the best hemp flower? How do you tell high-quality from the rest?
These tips will help you tell good hemp from the bad hemp.
<h3>Check Your State Laws</h3>
The very first thing you should do, before you buy hemp flowers, is to check your state laws on hemp and CBD.
When the <a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_United_States_farm_bill” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>2018 Farm Bill</a> was signed, hemp became legal. Unlike marijuana, hemp is no longer listed as a Schedule I drug, and hemp-derived CBD products are no longer considered controlled substances.
Industrial hemp is <em>Cannabis sativa L.</em> and is required to have a THC content of 0.3% or lower. Hemp production is legal in 46 states, you just have to make sure yours is one of them before you buy hemp online (or anywhere).
<h3>What to Look for When Buying CBD Hemp Flower Online</h3>
Here are some things to look for when buying CBD products or hemp flower:
<strong>Reputable Vendor </strong>
When you buy hemp buds or CBD products, always ensure they come from a reputable vendor. This is going to be someone you can easily contact with any questions you may have about the product or their business. Additionally, they should recommend you speak to your doctor before taking CBD.
The seller represents the quality of their products, so you want a vendor with a solid reputation. Check for reviews, a blog, or any resources they’ve created that shows the vendor knows hemp and its therapeutic benefits.
<strong>Certificate of Analysis</strong>
A certificate of analysis (CoA) shows the levels of total cannabinoids, terpenes, microbiological levels, and possible contaminants. Each batch of hemp flower should come with a certificate of analysis and notice to law enforcement. The former lets you know what’s in your hemp, and the latter keeps the product from being confiscated or held at customs.
<strong>Organic or Not</strong>
How was your hemp flower grown? Does the hemp vendor state the hemp flower is organic?
Hemp vendors that care about offering only the highest quality flower possible conduct in-house testing and then verify their hemp flower through the aforementioned third-party labs. These confirm the hemp buds contain only the legal traces of THC, pesticides, and contaminants.
If the company does not state they have testing done, it’s best to avoid buying their hemp flower. You don’t know what all you’re going to be inhaling — you could be getting lungs full of pesticides.
<strong>How It’s Stored</strong>
High quality CBD hemp flowers are trimmed, don’t have any seeds, and are properly stored. Because you have to rely on just pictures when ordering hemp flowers online, you can always check for reviews or simply ask the company for more information.
A reliable hemp company will be happy to answer your questions about how the buds are stored.
The difference between a truly great flower and an average one comes from the terpene profile. Terpenes are plant compounds that give hemp flowers their aroma and flavor.
Even though there are over 200 terpenes in hemp alone, only a handful (about six) of them make up the plant’s main profile. Each one has its own unique taste and benefits.
When buying hemp buds online, you can’t test out any samples. So, at the very least, <a href=”https://relhemp.com/category/strains/”>look at reviews to see what the taste and smell are like</a>.
It should be obvious, but one of the most important things to look for when choosing hemp flower is to check the levels of CBD. Ideally, you want CBD flowers with 10% or more CBD. Higher levels, such as 15%, usually indicate high quality hemp.
The law states hemp flower cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. Double-check the lab results from the vendor to make sure you’re not in violation of the law by buying hemp buds online.
<strong>Quality Customer Service</strong>
Your hemp flower vendor should be willing to answer questions if you contact them. If there isn’t a way to contact them, consider that to be a sign you should shop elsewhere. If you can’t find anyone to answer your questions, look for another hemp seller. (You can call Rēl Hemp at (802)989-0083 anytime from 9-5 EST.)
<h3>How to Buy Hemp Buds Online</h3>
If you want to choose the best hemp flower and buy hemp buds online, you need to make sure you’re buying quality. Check for the nine factors on this list, and make sure the hemp buds are sourced from the best farms. Rēl Hemp offers CBD hemp flower grown on our Certified Organic Vermont farm that is kept to six acres to best ensure quality and consistency.