So I've been vaping .2 - .4 grams of hemp flower every day since Friday. I've honestly fallen in love with it. I really do notice a rather significant effect, to be honest. It's taken me off-guard because I expected it to maybe be relaxing with long term use but it's a noticeable uplifting feeling every time I vape a bowl.
I'm a very anxious person. When I was in elementary school I went to the doctor because I had lumps in the back of my neck, which turned out to be stress-induced. The solution was for my parents to encourage physical activity, so they got me a bike and I loved it. After a week or two of daily biking, the lumps went away. Later I became a hiker/backpacker and have never had that issue again, but I do have problems with stress/anxiety/insomnia to this day. I get really tight and often have trouble maintaining clarity in my head.
This stuff is really helping me on a level I didn't expect. Don't want to make it sound like magic because it's not, but it's giving me some of the relaxing effects of cannabis without the high. This past weekend was super stressful at work and I had an easier time dealing with it than I would have normally, which I do attribute to the CBD flower.
I've been vaping a bowl every morning with my coffee, another around lunch and another one or two in the evening, followed by a couple tokes of cannabis which sets me flying. Been sleeping a little deeper than normal though I still have trouble falling asleep. I'm very impressed, and it vapes great - delicious buds. I think I'll stay stocked on hemp from now on, because in addition to the effects, I just love the ritual of grinding it up, smelling it, loading it and vaping it.
Of the three strains I have from Cascadia I'd say the Lifter is my favorite so far. It tastes amazing and doesn't induce any sleepiness at all, more of an energetic feeling. Just makes me feel "good" - that's the best way to describe it.
Just really excited about it. Will post another reflection after I've been using it for a longer period.