A lot of people who start purchasing CBD flower are used to previously buying CBD-infused formulas that combine a hemp extract with various ingredients to form topicals, vape oils, edibles, and similar infused products. Moving to CBD flower is a bit of an adjustment. Mainly because you’re dealing with the raw, whole buds of the hemp plant rather than an extracted form of the plant.
Why Weight Your CBD Flower Anyway?
One of the biggest adjustments to be made when switching to flower is measuring, as it can no longer be done in terms of milligram strength, which is what users of tinctures and edibles are used to. But, the good news is that you can still measure out how much hemp you’re getting by simply weighing the flower.
Weighing your hemp flower is a great practice to get into, for the reasons below:
Reason #1: To Know You’ve Actually Gotten the Amount that You Paid for
First of all, weighing your flower as soon as it arrives lets you know that you’re not getting ripped off. CBD flower is almost always sold by the number of grams or ounces. Basically, weighing it once it arrives lets you know that you’ve received the amount that you paid for.
Reason #2: To Make Sure You’re Smoking or Vaping the Right Amount
If you smoke or vape CBD flower and want to know that you’re always consuming the same number of milligrams of cannabidiol, then weighing the flower is the best way to accomplish this. It ensures that you place the same amount of flower into your pipe, paper or vaporizer chamber each time you go for a hemp session.
Reason #3: To Follow a Recipe Correctly
If you’re baking or cooking with raw flower, weighing is essential. Most recipes call for making CBD butter, a hemp-infused fat that can be used to make just about any recipe. This requires that you weigh the flower buds to know that each serving of your edible contains enough hemp for you to actually experience its properties.
Reason #4: To Have an Idea of How Much You are Going Through
Weighing your flower also gives you an idea of how much flower you’re going through every, say, week. This can help you stay on top of your consumption, and help you budget out your monthly flower expenses.
How to Weigh Your CBD the Right Way
Without a doubt, the best way to weigh your hemp flower buds is to do so with a scale. This is the only way to come up with a completely accurate measurement which can then be applied to your daily flower routine.
Purchase the Proper Scale
Not all scales are created equally. Nowadays, most hemp enthusiasts prefer digital scales, both because they’re more accurate, and because they’re easier to read and measure. Also, you want a scale that at least weighs down to the 0.0 gram, for when you’re, say, loading small amounts into the bowl of a pipe. How high it should go up to depends on the quantity of flower you typically buy. For instance, some only buy 7 grams at a time, while others like to buy a whole pound of raw flower with each purchase.
Do Not Weigh the Container
Yes, flower can be messy. This is another reason why most people prefer to keep it in a container when weighing it. But, if you’re going to do that, you’ll want to first place the empty container onto the scale before turning it on, and then placing the flower in the container once your scale is in weighing mode. Otherwise, you will be recording the weight of the container as well as the flower.
Get into the Habit of Weighing Your Hemp Flower Buds
Now that you have the ability to easily weigh your CBD flower, you can apply it to your future endeavors. For instance, if you want to weigh out 6 grams of flower buds to make CBD butter for baking, you can easily do so with a digital scale, in just seconds. If you want to make some pre-rolls and ensure you’re putting a precisely even amount of flower in each, you can use your scale to weigh each small portion. The possibilities are endless and weighing gives you complete control over how much flower you consume on a regular basis.