Cannabidiol -- CBD for short -- is a compound found in the flowers of cannabis plants. Cannabis has been grown for medicine as well as for its useful hemp fibers for thousands of years, but it's only recently that scientists have isolated the compounds that pack cannabis with its therapeutic punch.

CBD is a phytocannabinoid that is only found in hemp plants. The molecule is not psychoactive -- meaning that it won't make you high -- and is considered to be safe and non-addictive. CBD does provide many health benefits, including pain relief and mood boosting properties.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is similar to CBD in that it is another therapeutic compound found in hemp plants that is known to have significant health benefits. But there's one big difference: THC is psychoactive. This is the compound that gives marijuana users the high they seek when smoking of ingesting pot.

CBD flower is, as its name suggests, the flower of the hemp plant. But CBD flower isn't just any marijuana flower. Breeders have developed plants that produce high levels of CBD and microscopically low levels of THC so that users can enjoy all the health benefits of cannabis without getting high. This is an important breakthrough, especially as more and more people seek natural medicines instead of chemical pharmaceuticals.

CBD flowers are actually colas, or tight clusters of many small flowers growing together. These green buds are covered with a sticky residue that contains much of the CBD compound. Once harvested, CBD flowers are dried and cured so they can be stored, shipped and consumed at the user's leisure.

CBD flowers and marijuana buds look almost exactly alike from the outside. The difference is that CBD flowers are bred to contain high volumes of CBD and little to no THC, while traditional marijuana varieties contain a mix of these compounds.

Cloud N9ne CBD Flower is in compliance with the Agricultural Act of 2014, 7 U.S.C. §5940 (2014 Farm Bill), pursuant to pilot programs lawfully established under 7 U.S.C. §5940 in conformance with California Food and Agricultural Code, Division 24, §81001, et seq., and Nevada Revised Statutes §557.010, et seq. California’s and Nevada’s respective Departments of Agriculture have certified, registered, and regulated the growing of our industrial hemp in conformance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. Federal law, in particular, 7 U.S.C. §5940(b)(1), entitled “Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research,” encourages growing, cultivating, and marketing industrial hemp products pursuant to these pilot programs, and by the rights and protections thereby established, proudly offers this legal industrial hemp high in cannabidiol (CBD) in the United States.

According to 7 U.S.C. §5940, the term “industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC) concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. Only the Delta-9 THC level is relevant, not THC-A. As shown by the enclosed Certificate of Analysis on this page, this hemp flower has a Delta-9 THC level on a dry weight basis equal to 0%, well below the 0.3% maximum level and, therefore, this flower is hemp, not marijuana, and is perfectly legal to possess and sell. This right applies in any state pursuant to the Full Faith and Credit Clause, Article VI, Section 1 of the Constitution, the Supremacy Clause, Article VI, Section 2 of the Constitution, and the Equal Protection Clause, Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

CBD is absorbed by special receptors in the body. These receptors are present in both the nervous system and the peripheral organs and tissues, which makes CBD effective for relief of both mood and physical disorders. CBD has been known to help relax people and can improve depression and anxiety.

CBD also reduces inflammation, eases muscle tension and helps to alleviate chronic pain cause by a wide variety of diseases and disorders. In addition to providing physical comfort, CBD is also being studied for its potential to help treat autoimmune diseases, psychological and neurological problems, cardiovascular and digestive problems, skin diseases, and more.

CBD flower can be used in all the ways that marijuana buds can. That is, you can smoke CBD flower in a rolled joint or with a bong or bowl. You can also use a dry herb vaporizer for smoke-free inhalation.

It's also possible to create edibles from CBD flower. Brownies are a classic choice, but you can also infuse your cooking oil with CBD flowers and make herb butters that you can use in nearly any recipe you can think of.

CBD Flower is available from reputable hemp growers around the country, but it's not yet as easy to find as CBD-infused topical and oils. Still, innovative CBD shops will often offer buds to experiment with, and it's worth testing a few varieties to find your favorite flavor and aroma.

Cloud N9ne offers their own brand of CBD flower to be smoked or consumed in your favorite edibles whenever you like. Shop Cloud N9ne to get all the benefits of CBD today.