Interested in learning more about hemp flowers? Did you know that Marijuana has high THC and less CBD. Hemp flowers, on the other hand, have higher levels of CBD and less THC. As a result, hemp flowers have less than 0.3% THC levels, which fall within the legal limits! We know finding facts and figures about hemp flowers can be time-consuming and frustrating, so we put together this list of the top 101 facts, notes, and statistics so you can easily reference them and refer back to them any time in the future. This space is constantly changing, so if you see a fact that is not up-to-date, feel free to let us know. And if you know a stat that we should add, let us know that too!
1. A hemp flower is the unprocessed bud from the hemp plant.
Anyone who has been paying attention to the health and wellness industry knows that CBD oil is one of the hottest new products. CBG oil has also started to rise in popularity. Resin from the flower is processed and the CBD and CBG-rich oil is extracted and then added to a multitude of products.
2. Hemp flower is Marijuana.
Both hemp and marijuana indeed belong to the cannabis family. However, they have different applications. Marijuana has high THC and less CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, has higher levels of CBD and less THC. As a result, hemp flowers have less than 0.3% THC levels, which fall within the legal limits. That means hemp is non-intoxicating due to the negligible amounts of THC. But marijuana causes intoxication due to the high levels of THC.
3. CBD Hemp flower isn’t psychoactive.
Most CBD users and mainstream information sources often misuse the term “psychoactive.” They claim that CBD is non-psychoactive. To understand why CBD is psychoactive, we need to draw the line between intoxicating and psychoactive substances.
4. CBD is the only medically useful cannabinoid in hemp.
When talking about medically useful cannabinoids in medical cannabis, CBD usually is in the headlines. CBD helps in treating a range of health conditions, but it’s not the only helpful cannabinoid.
5. Hemp Flower requires a prescription.
Some potential users shy away from hemp flowers because they think that it can only be authorized by a medical doctor. That’s not true. Anyone can use CBD hemp flowers provided they meet the legal age across the 50 states.
6. More Hemp Flower is better.
There’s a common misconception that CBD works better in higher doses. While there is no standard dose suitable for everyone, you shouldn’t take it in massive amounts. Depending on your body tolerance, CBD can be useful in small doses. In fact, there are claims that CBD is less effective in high doses.
7. All CBD products are the same.
The belief that it doesn’t matter where your CBD comes from is misleading. Well, all CBD from hemp indeed is the same, but that doesn’t mean all CBD products are equal. CBD from hemp is more effective than CBD isolate. Unlike CBD isolate, where all other compounds are removed, CBD from hemp contains flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids for more effects.
8. CBD Flower since 2700 B.C.
That means CBD flower has been used for about 10,000 years in various forms and purposes. Hemp is the first plant to be domesticated and used for clothing, rope, paper, and shoes and its seeds and oils for food and medicines.
9. CBD flower oil works naturally with the body.
Cannabidiol, along with a number of other chemicals found in cannabis plants, work naturally with a mammal’s cannabinoid receptor sites, which make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and which are found primarily in the brain and central nervous system.
10. CBD products are in many forms.
CBD is manufactured into a great many different products but there is a reason for more beyond simply having choices for the consumer. There is CBD flower oil, CBD mentol roll-on, CBD flower gummies, CBD nugs for purposes of smoking, there is CBD vape juice for vaping and then there are a great variety of CBD flower creams, lotions and salves. A CBD lotion works for Paul but not for Mary. Mary gets results from gummies but not from salve. If you have a cut, salves or lotions will be better for healing. If you have arthritic joints, then you might receive more benefit from CBD roll-on along with sublingual CBD drops.
11. CBD does not bind to CB1 receptors.
CBD flower oil binds to the CB2 receptor only which are throughout your body, but not to the CB1 receptors. Thus, CBD does not give you a high like THC does because it binds to the CB1 receptors of your Endocannabinoid System.
12. Impossible to overdose on CBD.
CBD is non-toxic all natural and non-psychoactive so you cannot overdose on it.
13. CBD mitigates addictive effects of legal and illegal drugs.
Scientists did a study in 2013 that revealed that CBD can successfully block the addictive effects of the pharmaceuticals for pain that so many get addicted to. This also applies to a 25% drop in deaths by opioid overdose when CBD is added to the treatment.
14. CBD flower to stop cancer from metastasizing.
The National Cancer Institute studies suggest that CBD could reduce cancer cells from spreading on to other tissues in three different cancers — breast, colorectal, and lung.Cancer is bad but when it metastasizes that is worse. So with this news about CBD flowers reducing that possibility, there are many thankful people.
15. CBD flower is good for the belly.
National Cancer Institute found that CBD flower oil can stimulate appetite as well as quiet nausea and vomiting. This makes it a viable resource to mitigate cancer treatment side effects.
16. THC is illegal except in 0.3% portions.
CBD oil works most effectively when there is THC present even in low amounts. It is more effective also when all the compounds are present, including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. CBD also reduces the negatives of THC’s ingestion.
17. CBD flowers can be used for animals too.
Veterinarians are beginning to use CBD oil to treat arthritis, pain from broken bones, digestive issues and stress for pooch. CBD is much less invasive for those fur friends as well as for us.
18. CBD oil from industrial hemp is legal.
CBD derived from industrial hemp that has 0.3% THC or less is legal in all 50 states except 4 and in more than 40 countries. There are many who believe that hemp and marijuana are the same thing. But they are not. Marijuana is still illegal in most states.
19. Many states have legalized and are promoting hemp farming.
Farm Bill 2018 federally legalized hemp with 0.3% THC. That is what spurred hemp cultivators to breed and cross breed hemp strains and grow their farms bigger and bigger. An increased demand for all things CBD put the hemp farmers on the fast tract to growing their hemp business. Currently 31 states have legalized farmers to grow industrial hemp.
20. Cacao contains Anandamide which boosts CBD effects.
Chocolate increases the effects of CBD flower when taken together. That is good news for all those chocolate lovers out there. But be sure it is raw dark chocolate with no refined sugars.
21. CBD hemp flower effects is only one of a 100 cannabinoids.
This one fact is the reason you should be consuming full spectrum CBD oil or CBD oil capsules (insert link) rather than CBD isolate. CBD isolate is pure CBD only either in tincture or in capsule form. But what makes CBD most effective is all the cannabinoids working together. CBD is also most effective when working together with all the other natural compounds such as flavonoids, terpenes, etc. Even the 0.3% THC has its part to play.
22. Hemp and breast milk share nutrients.
It is well known that hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally loaded foods. Among the many nutrients and essential fatty acids include gamma linolenic acid (GLA). This is also a substance found in breast milk. If new mothers need to supplement their breast milk, an option with high sources of nutrition suitable for newborns and babies is hemp milk.
23. CBD hemp flower effects are triple for smokers.
The “entourage effect” is no new piece of truth. It is the full spectrum CBD hemp flower effect because all the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are working together to produce a heightened experience.
24. CBD hemp flower effects to replace nicotine effects.
If you are wanting an effective way to eliminate nicotine, it may be that CBD hemp flower effects will provide you will the route to another way of smoking with health benefits debut. Many nicotine smokers find that the smoking CBD hemp flower hemp effect successfully combats withdrawal symptoms.
25. Hemp is thought to be the first domestically-cultivated plant, with evidence of hemp fabric dating to 8,000 years ago found in Turkey (former-day Mesopotamia).
Other evidence suggests cultivation further back by two or more thousands of years.
26. The word hemp has been used in the past to Europe to describe other fiber plants, including sisal and jute.
27. Beer hops (Humulus genus) are a close cousin of genus Cannabis, both of which fall under family Cannabaceae.
28. Hemp was not always treated as the same as marijuana by the U.S. government.
29. The word “marihuana” (now marijuana) was coined in the 1890s, but not used until the 1930s by the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics (replaced by the DEA) to refer to all forms of cannabis.
30. According to the documentary “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High” (available at YouTube), the first marijuana law in the United States was enacted in 1619, in Jamestown Colony, Virginia, and actually required farmers to grow hemp.
Benjamin Franklin used hemp in his paper mill – one of the country’s first – and the first two copies of the Declaration of Independence were supposedly written on hemp paper.
31. In parts of the Americas, hemp was legal tender and could be used to pay taxes.
32. Hemp paper is stronger than wood-based paper, and can withstand more folding.
In general, hemp has strongest natural fiber of any source.
33. Hemp paper hundreds of years old (found in museums) has not yellowed, and is thus a high quality paper of archival quality.
34. Hemp can grow nearly anywhere in the world, in many types of soil — even in short growing seasons or in dry regions — and helps purify soil as well as kills some types of weeds.
35. Hemp can grow without pesticides.
The crop also kills some weeds, purifies soil, and is suitable for rotation use, due not only to its short harvest cycle (120 days).
36. Hemp is a high-yield crop.
One acre of hemp produces twice as much oil as one acre of peanuts, and nearly four times as much fiber pulp (for paper) as an acre of trees.
37. Hemp paper is naturally acid-free and does not yellow as quickly as tree pulp-based paper.
38. Hemp has the strongest (and longest) plant fiber in the world, resistant to rot and abrasion, and was in long use before DuPont patented nylon in 1937.
It was used for ship rigging, military uniforms, parachute webbing, baggage and more.
39. Because of its strength, hemp fiber can be used for composite materials that could be used to make anything from skateboard decks to car and stealth fighter bodies.
40. A hemp composite material (with limestone and water) forms a type of concrete (hempcrete) that can be used for home building, at 1/9th the weight. It also acts as insulation and repels some vermin.
41. Levi jeans were originally made from hemp sailcloth (and rivets), for gold miners in California, who would fill their pockets with gold.
42. By the 1800s, the state of Kentucky produced about half of the industrial hemp in the U.S. The first hemp crop there was planted in Boyle County in 1775.
43. Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, created a plastic car in 1941 which ran on hemp and other plant-based fuels, and whose fenders were made of hemp and other materials.
Ford had a plan to “grow automobiles from the soil.” (Note: a company in France is experimenting with a similar vehicle in current day.)
44. Despite the active Marijuana Tax Act and the official federal government stance on hemp and marijuana, the U.S. Army and the Dept of Agriculture jointly produced a 1942 film, “Hemp for Victory,” encouraging farmers to grow hemp for the country’s effort in World War II — particularly for textiles and rope, imports of which had been cut off by war.
Over 100,000 acres of hemp was growing in the U.S., but all related permits were canceled when WW II ended.
45. 12% of Americans identified as “current users”.
The most recent Gallup poll (from 2019), shows that 12% of Americans are active marijuana users, which is down slightly (from 13% in 2016). From 2013 to 2016, the number of people who use marijuana nearly doubled. Since then, the rate of use has stayed relatively flat.
46. 22% of Americans aged 18 – 25 used marijuana in the past month.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse shows lower numbers compared to Gallup for their most recent survey (2018). That survey has 8.6% of individuals over 26 years of age identifying as having used marijuana in the past month (which correlates to the Gallup criteria for being a current user). This number is up from 7.9% in their 2017 study.
47. Nationwide sales increased 67% in 2020.
Analysts attribute this massive increase both to changing public perception, but also to the pandemic. More home-bound than ever, and with ongoing fear of shutdowns, people stocked up on cannabis to the tune of nearly $18 billion.
48. 14% of Americans used CBD products.
CBD is a broad category, and has hit mainstream since becoming federally legal in 2018. While marijuana users and CBD users may be different, it’s important to note usage in this group. According to Gallup, 14% of all U.S. adults use CBD. This jumps to 20% for those ages 18-29.
49. 49% of those age 65+ are unfamiliar with CBD (compared to just 26% of those age 18-29).
50. Recreational use is legal in 12 U.S. states.
As of January 2021, 12 states have legalized the use of recreational cannabis (in addition to medical marijuana) for individuals over age 21: California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Colorado, Nevada, Vermont, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Arizona (plus the District of Columbia).
51. Two in three Americans support marijuana legalization.
According to a Gallup poll, support for legal marijuana is at an all-time high of 68%. Among 18 to 29-year-olds, that support rises to 79%. In 2018, 66% of all Americans supported legalization. The first time Gallup took the same poll, in 1969, just 12% of American held the same view.
52. Currently 48% of Republicans and 83% of Democrats are in favor, showing that recreational legalization at the state level in Republican-dominated states still has a way to go.
Between 2018 and 2020, Republican support for legalization decreased (from 53% to 48%), while Democrat support jumped (from 71% to 83%).
53. Medical cannabis is now legal in 34 US states.
Cannabis is also now legal in 34 states for medical purposes: Hawaii, Montana, Rhode Island, New Mexico, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, New Hampshire, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Missouri. And the 12 states that also have recreational marijuana: California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Colorado, Nevada, Vermont, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, Arizona, and the District of Columbia. Election day 2020 was big for medical marijuana: Mississippi voted to legalize medical, and South Dakota passed legislation for both med and rec.
54. The U.S. cannabis industry is worth $61 billion.
Every year, analysts predict what the cannabis industry is worth. And every year that number exceeds expectations. The U.S. cannabis industry is now projected to be worth $100 billion USD by 2030. For reference, in 2019, Wall Street’s top cannabis analyst, Cowen Vivien Azer, predicted it’d be $80 billion by 2030.
55. Cannabis capital raises declined in 2020.
Investments into cannabis brands, including capital raises, slowed dramatically in 2020. However, once dispensaries were deemed essential, investors showed renewed interest. $2.6 billion was raised in the first half of 2020 — a 67% decline. However, following a Democratic election, North American cannabis companies raised over $1.6 billion in January 2021 alone.
56. 2020 staffing stalled during COVID-19; resumed pace by year-end.
The 2020 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide from staffing agency, Vangst, found that most companies were planning to increase headcount in 2020. However, the immediate reaction once the pandemic swept the U.S. was to maintain or even reduce headcount.
57. Senior-level cannabis salaries increased in 2020.
According to Vangst’s survey of marijuana industry professionals, median salary for retail roles increased in 2020 (compared to 2019). Dispensary General Manager salaries increased by 13% and Director of Retail Operations saw a healthy 22% increase.
58. 20,000 new cannabis jobs expected in 5 years.
As new states enter the legal market, with it comes new cannabis workers. Vangst found that in the new states alone — Montana, South Dakota, New Jersey, Arizona, and Mississippi — 26,000 new jobs are expected in the next five years. Nearly 20,000 jobs are anticipated in New Jersey alone.
59. Cannabis won the 2020 elections.
Every cannabis-related ballot measure in 2020 passed, including a few new medical markets, and several new recreational markets.
South Dakota was the first state to legalize medical and recreational marijuana at the same time. And with 1 in 3 Americans now living in legal states, the rest of the U.S. is facing pressure to legalize as well. Immediately after the election, with Joe Biden winning and Democrats taking control of the House and Senate, legalization conversations intensified. New York, followed by the rest of the Northeast, is making headlines with plans to move legalization forward, recognizing the economic impact and tax revenue of legalization and the desire to stay competitive with neighboring states.
60. Democratic Senators eye federal legalization.
In early February 2021, top Democratic Senators made waves with talks of legalizing marijuana federally. The conversation went from “if” to “when.” While any decision and corresponding nationwide changes would be slow, this proves to be the first time that conversations are likely to move past both the House and Senate.
61. New U.S. Cannabis Council advocates for federal legalization.
Several top cannabis businesses, associations, and advocacy organizations joined to create the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC). The mission of the council is to “align and unify its members’ collective voices to advance cannabis reform” and also to “focus on securing federal reforms that advance social equity and promote fair, safe, and well-regulated markets nationwide as states continue legalizing cannabis at a rapid rate.”
62. The global cannabis market is estimated to be valued at USD 20.5 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 90.4 billion by 2026, recording a CAGR of 28%, in terms of value.
63. Brightfield Group has released a report forecasting CBD market total sales to reach $12.4 billion by 2023 and $16.8 billion by 2025.
64. The compound annual growth rate (22%) of the cannabis industry continues to defy expectations every year.
Cannabis consumers across the country are showing incredible support for legal marijuana in new markets and old. The stigma is fading away slowly but surely as cannabis sales skyrocket.
65. Legal marijuana could produce more than $1.1 billion in Texas state tax revenues.
66. 33% of American adults have used CBD once or more.
67. 64% of Americans are familiar with CBD and/or CBD products.
68. An estimated 64 million Americans have tried CBD in the last 24 months. (Consumer Reports, 2019)
69. Of those who use CBD, 22% said it helped them supplement or replace prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
70. Hemp-derived CBD products are legal in all 50 states, as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC.
71. In overall cannabis sales, Colorado tops the list, having sold over $1 billion since 2014.
72. The top states for CBD sales in 2019 are California ($730 million), Florida ($291 million), and New York ($215 million).
73. Of the Americans who use CBD, the most common uses are for pain relief (64%), anxiety (49%), and insomnia (42%).
74. CBD web searches increased by 125.9% from 2016 to 2017 and 160.4% from 2017 to 2018.
75. United States hemp farmland increased from 25,713 acres in 2017 to 78,176 acres in 2018.
76. The United States CBD market value was just over $4 billion in 2019 and may top $25 billion by 2025.
77. The cannabis- and hemp-derived CBD market may see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49% by 2024.
78. 44% of regular CBD users spend $20-$80 per month on CBD products. 13% spend more than $160 per month.
79. CBD oil consumption has not been directly linked to any deaths.
One of the most popular CBD products is vape cartridges, however, and the FDA has linked vaping to certain lung injuries and death.
80. Cannabis Stocks on the rise.
While asset prices took a dip during the initial stage of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, the cannabis sector recovered swiftly after reporting impressive numbers. Even though cannabis investors have experienced some ups and downs in the last several years, 2021 looks more hopeful.
81. In Canada, monthly sales reached an all-time high of $270 million (CAD) in October 2020, a dramatic increase from $180 million just six months earlier.
Cannabis has become an attractive option for people spending more time at home, both as a means of entertainment, and to reduce stress and anxiety associated with the pandemic.
82. With loosening restrictions and legal cannabis becoming more widely available, legal sales are predicted to reach $50 billion by 2026 while illegal sales will plummet to less than $1 billion by the same year.
83. Almost 70% of Americans now support the full legalization of cannabis—the highest figure ever recorded.
States where cannabis is legal are now paving the way for cannabis sales, with California expected to pull in over $6 billion by 2021 alone. If federal legalization comes to fruition over the next several years, the already booming U.S. market could see further growth.
84. Driven primarily by medicinal products, the market will be valued at over $39 billion by 2024, with countries like Germany—Europe’s largest economy—leading the way.
The European cannabis market has been on investors’ radar for several years, and with good reason—it is one of the largest cannabis markets in the world. In late 2020, the market experienced its biggest breakthrough yet, with the European Union ruling that products containing CBD (one of the most active ingredients in cannabis) are no longer listed as narcotics.
85. Mexico is another market that is piquing the interest of investors and cannabis companies the world over. That’s because it could soon be the third country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis by court order.
With a total addressable market of $2 billion and the potential to support up to 75,000 jobs, these new regulations could change the dynamic of the global market for the better.
86. CBD products are moving into the mainstream.
Although CBD was once considered a niche product that could only be found in dispensaries, growing awareness of the benefits and safety of these products are causing companies operating in the consumer packaged goods industry to take notice. The cannabis compound is a new addition to a wide range of products such as skincare, makeup, and supplements that can now be purchased almost anywhere—from ecommerce sites to local grocery stores.
87. Beyond CBD, scientists have discovered over 100 rare, or minor cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN, that could have even more significant benefits than their major cannabinoid counterparts.
For example, preliminary research shows that CBG could inhibit cancer growth, help treat glaucoma, bladder dysfunction, and kill drug-resistant bacteria. These discoveries are not only attracting huge attention from the cannabis industry, but from the pharmaceutical industry as well.
88. The global industrial hemp market size was estimated at USD 4.71 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 5.33 billion in 2020.
89. The global industrial hemp market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 15.8% from 2020 to 2027 to reach USD 15.26 billion in 2027.
90. The Asia Pacific dominated the industrial hemp market with a share of 32.6% in 2019.
Asian countries, such as China have a significant tradition of hemp production and exports, which has allowed these countries to dominate the global market in the recent past.
91. Some key players operating in the industrial hemp market include Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers Cooperative Ltd. (PIHG), CBD Biotechnology Co., Ltd., and Botanical Genetics, LLC.
92. Key factors driving the industrial hemp market growth include the growing demand for hemp oil and fibers in the automotive, construction, food and beverage, personal care, and textile industries.
93. The introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill in the US, as well as the recent approval of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) hemp rules by the White House, are expected to positively impact the development of the industrial hemp market.
94. Hemp seeds and oilcake find widespread usage in the food and beverage, and cosmetics industry; hemp fibers find application in the textile industry owing to their high strength, biodegradability, lightweight, and thermodynamic properties.
95. The major application areas of industrial hemp include textiles such as consumer fabrics and technical textiles, in the animal care industry due to their high nutritional value, and in the food and beverage sector.
96. Hemp oil is widely utilized in the food and beverage industry, as it has high nutritive value, which includes proteins and fatty acids among other ingredients.
97. Hemp fibers find widespread application in construction and insulation materials such as fiberboard, cement blocks, stucco and mortar, coatings, putty, roofing underlay, acoustic materials, house wrap, pipe wraps, and shingles.
98. Hemp can be used to make over 25,000 different items.
It contains nutrient-dense and fiber-rich seeds that have long been prized for their durability and adaptability. Raw, ground into meal and flour, or cold-pressed, both can be consumed raw.