Learn more about…
The hemp plant contains over 100 phytocannabinoids!
Chemical compounds with great medicinal value that are known to ease aches, pains, stress, anxiety, nausea, migraines and improve sleep!
Hemp flower in the crown and middle of the hemp plant is where we find the majority of the (phyto) cannabinoids like CBD, CBC, THC, CBG, and more. Extensive research has shown that hemp produces better, more potent effects when used as a whole plant (with all of its cannabinoids and terpenes) rather than each of its components used separately. This is known as the “entourage effect“, and it is consistent with the way nature seems to work as a whole.
Why does Black Sheep Farms sell smokeable CBD/CBG instead of oils and creams?
Mostly due to “bioavailability” and personal preference. There are three ways to introduce cannabinoids into the body.
1) To ingest, or eat it
By extracting the desired cannabinoid oil from the plant flower, or usually the entire plant, then decarboxylating the cannabinoids in a lab and adding them to a lipid based substance like butters, creams, and oils for tinctures, you can then apply the oil under the tongue, or use it in foods which are then eaten.Our personal feeling is that oils are boring and their effects are questionable and rarely “experienced” with any conviction.In addition, because it is much harder to extract and process these oils, they are really expensive and are usually only available as isolates, which can further limit their effectiveness!
2) To apply cannabinoid oils or creams to the skin of effected areas
Endocannabinoid receptors are present throughout the bodies nervous system, which includes in our skin. So applying oils and creams can have a localized, soothing effect. But that’s about the extent of it.
3) To inhale cannabinoids by heating (decarboxylating) them
In a cigarette, pipe, etc and deliver them directly into the bloodstream through the lungs. By carefully cultivating, harvesting, drying, curing and processing the flower, then rolling that flower in the best papers and tips we could find, we create a very clean, effective, cannabinoid saturated product which is inhaled and produces near immediate, noticeable, soothing effects.Due to the minimal amount of processing and handling involved with our crafting process, costs are relatively low and therefore the “bang for the buck” is much higher with a smokeable hemp product.Our personal opinion on this one is that smoking can be more fun, enjoyable, entertaining and engaging, and can offer actual and immediate results.
Our hemp is carefully grown outdoors in the real sun!
Some is grown indoor for quality control (CBG strains are picky about water and weather). Our supers (sativas) are tall, purple, green beautiful girls. They have a beautiful, exotic smell that is not the “skunk” smell you may be familiar with. It’s more sweet spice and evergreen. They are the base of our blend. We add enough top shelf CBG to further activate the CBD but keep the cost down. We have a method to wash our plants post harvest that strips them of everything bad and only leaves cannabinoids. The result is so smooth when you smoke it’s like effervescent “steam”. Nothing harsh, no coughing, no after smell and taste. I didn’t know that was possible till we did it!
Still want to learn more?
Enjoy these video resources meant to educate you on the function of the Endocannabinoid System and the value of CBD and CBG cannabinoids: