In pharmacology, to infuse is the act of immersing some organic substance in a hot liquid without boiling it so that its soluble parts dissolve and thus obtain a mixture of both substances. In the case of infused cannabis flowers, it is somewhat similar, although not exactly as the concept of infusion defines it according to pharmacology.
Infusing a cannabis flower generally means dipping, spraying, coating, or sprinkling with some other natural compound, usually another cannabinoid or terpene, in order to reap the added benefits of said compound. It is very common nowadays to find hemp flowers for sale infused with other cannabinoids.
So, if you want to know what exactly an infused flower is and what possible benefits you could obtain from them, you are in the right place. We will start with the most common infused flowers to find today.
- To infuse a cannabis flower is to dip, spray, coat, or sprinkle it with another compound, usually a cannabinoid or a terpene.
- Hemp flowers are often infused with cannabinoids and terpenes to give them certain effects and flavors.
- The most common types of infused hemp flower are Delta 8 and HHC-infused flower.
What is HHC-Infused Flower?
As the name suggests, an HHC-infused flower is a cannabis flower, usually hemp, rich in CBD or CBG, infused with HHC distillate, isolate, or oil. HHC is a relatively new cannabinoid that has been skyrocketing in popularity lately.
HHC is something of a middle ground between CBD and THC, producing milder effects than Delta-8 but more potent than CBD. The effects of HHC are full-bodied and can provide a comforting feeling of mental relaxation, but like THC, HHC may also produce a euphoric feeling.
HHC does not occur naturally in high concentrations in the cannabis flower but is made from hemp-derived CBD. Therefore, you will not find HHC-rich natural cannabis flowers but CBD or CBG flowers covered with a layer of HHC distillate. HHC does not contain any type of THC, unlike Delta-8, Delta-9, and Delta-10. Therefore, HHC has a slight legal advantage compared to the other cannabinoids already mentioned.
What is Delta 8-Infused Flower?
A Delta-8-infused flower is generally a hemp flower covered with Delta-8 THC distillate, either in powder or oil form. Like HHC, Delta-8 occurs naturally in hemp plants but only in trace amounts, which makes it hard to extract naturally without spending a fortune.
That’s why researchers have found a way to create Delta 8 from CBD. Most Delta 8-infused hemp flower you’ll find on the market are made using CBD-derived Delta 8. The process of converting CBD to Delta-8 involves a few chemicals that can be potentially harmful to you if it’s not done properly.
That’s why you always have to buy Delta-8 flower from reliable vendors like us, who thoroughly lab test our Delta-8 distillate before infusing it into our hemp flower.
Benefits of Infused Hemp Flower
One of the main benefits of infused hemp flower is that, in addition to the benefits of the cannabinoid used to infuse the flowers, you also get the benefits that hemp flower already carry with it. Hemp flowers are generally rich in CBD, a cannabinoid that appears to be linked to health benefits such as:
- Stress reduction
- Promoting calmness
- Improving sleep
- Pain relief
- Reducing inflammation
Added to CBD's benefits, we would obtain the benefits of the cannabinoid with which our CBD flower is infused. By infusing hemp flower with Delta-8, we would get benefits such as a powerful ability to relieve anxious thoughts, improved concentration, focus, and appetite, and better sleep patterns.
Similarly, by infusing hemp flower with HHC, we would obtain the benefits of CBD combined with those of HHC, ranging from relief of pain, inflammation, and anxiety to psychoactive effects similar to those of THC but milder and somewhat more sedative and relaxing effects, compared to those of the Delta-8.
Added to this, another advantage of infused hemp flowers is that they enhance the entourage effect. This term refers to a theory that all the natural components of cannabis (cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids) work together best when combined and deliver a more balanced effect. It’s said that cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids boost each other's performance, and the effects that each of these compounds can generate individually can develop better.
How to Infuse Cannabis
Cannabis-infused products are prevalent, and there are now a wide variety of products to choose from. But what's even better is that you can get pre-made products everywhere, as well as a ton of different cannabis-infused recipes online that you can make in the comfort of your own home.
You can find recipes that range from edibles like your own CBD-infused honey to skin products like CBD-infused lip balm. The good thing about making these recipes at home is that you can intervene in each part of the process and tailor the product to your needs.
If you want more relaxing effects, choose an Indica variety and use Bubba Kush or a similar crop. If you are looking for more balanced effects, you can use hybrid varieties such as Sour Space Candy or its more lemony, sour variant, the Super Sour Space Candy, to spice up your recipe.
By making your recipes this way, you will realize how fun and useful it can be to have control over each phase of the preparation of your infusions since you will end up with a product entirely made according to your preferences or needs.