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// November 29, 2023 //

what is turnhemp?








The cannabis world continues to become more inclusive and diverse thanks to policy shifts across the United States and a growing movement of acceptance and understanding. When someone mentions cannabis, Dazed and Confused no longer immediately comes to mind (for most of us, anyway). Huzzah! 

This evolution in perception and waning stigma is especially fantastic for anyone who is cannabis-curious yet intimidated or overwhelmed by typical cannabis products. If you’ve ever wished there were less intense versions with subtler effects, we’ve got great news — hemp might just be your new best friend. 

explain it like I’m five: WTF is turnhemp?

Similar to our much-loved botanica blends, turnhemp is a line of proprietary cannabis concentrates extracted using high heat. The process is a lot like how essential oils are made. We do everything in-house and add botanical compounds to create specialized flavor + aroma combos you can’t find anywhere else. Only here!

Wait, did we say cannabis? I thought we were talking about hemp!

We are. Hemp is another name for the plant you already know — the cannabis plant. “Hemp” refers to the commercial version containing 0.3% or less THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). So, in a nutshell, turnhemp oils are cannabis concentrates with way, way less THC than what you may be familiar with. When we say THC, though, we specifically mean Delta-9 THC

Huh? Stick with us — we’ll come back to that. First, we must address the question on everyone’s mind…

will I feel anything from vaping hemp?

For those wondering, “Will smoking or vaping hemp make me feel…anything at all?” The answer is yes! Probably! We’ll explain why that’s a good thing. 

If you’re green (heh) when it comes to cannabis, rarely partake, or have a low tolerance threshold, you are very likely going to feel the effects of vaping hemp. 

Keep in mind, though, that your individual biology and history play a huge role in how you experience cannabis. Things like weight, genetics, stress, sickness, mood, environment, and more impact the adventure. Like with “regular” cannabis or even alcohol, the result depends on you!

When smoking or vaping hemp, some users report feeling an extra pep in their step, more relaxed, like they’re able to sleep better, and nuanced “floaty” body sensations. Vaping hemp also gives you more control over the result — think, “layering” additional inhales until you find your personal sweet spot. 

So yes, you may get very high!

How does this work? That brings us back to the Delta-9 THC we mentioned earlier. THC is what’s called a cannabinoid. And before you ask—

what are cannabinoids?

Great question, gentle reader. Cannabis plants (an umbrella term that includes marijuana and hemp) are fascinating. They’re versatile and complex, boasting over 100 chemical substances called cannabinoids. Some are psychoactive – meaning they change how your brain functions for a short time – and some are not. 

The plant’s primary cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD. When people talk about THC, they’re usually talking about Delta-9, the main compound in marijuana that gets you “high.” However, there are actually a handful of THC compounds that vary by chemical construction. They are:

Delta 9 THC
Delta 8 THC

Okay, so we understand there are scores of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and that THC can refer to a few different ones — but that most people are talking about the typical Delta-9 variant. So if hemp oils contain less than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC, are they simply watered down? 

Nope, because other compounds become the star of the show. turnhemp offers three oil types (as of writing this), each championing a different cannabinoid with its own unique effect in addition to a strategic blend of other hemp cannabinoids for a full-faceted experience.

Thanks to the wonderful gifts of nature, you can still get floaty feels from vaping these other cannabinoids. It’s not better, it’s not worse, it’s different. It’s beautiful.

delta-8 hemp oil

turnhemp Delta-8 oil is a hemp-derived oil containing Delta-8 THC, a naturally occurring cannabinoid with similar psychoactive properties to Delta-9 THC — but with more manageable effects.

Preliminary research on Delta-8 is promising, with reports of benefits like reduced anxiety and inflammation, pain relief, and improved sleep. Note that research is ongoing, and we have more to learn about the effects of Delta-8.

Regarding experience, turnhemp’s Delta-8 uses our in-house botanical terpene blends to bring mouthwatering flavors and a relaxed, mellow disposition.

THCa hemp oil

THCa (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is a non-intoxicating, acidic form of THC found in raw cannabis plants. In nature, biological processes convert THCa to euphoria-inducing THC over time. With applied heat, it converts immediately.

As far as effects go, THCa and THC overlap in their potential to treat nausea and inflammation, and THCa is also purported to have neuroprotective qualities. Being present in just a small percentage, THC’s calmer cousin is perfect for social butterflies who want to get a little loosey-goosey on a Friday night without wrecking Saturday morning.

HHC hemp oil

Another nifty cannabinoid. HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) happens when you add hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC in a process called hydrogenation. HHC induces milder psychoactive effects than conventional Delta-9 THC.

HHC can have THC-like effects on the body and mind but is slightly less potent than Delta-8 THC. Perfect for anyone who wants to take the edge off but needs to keep their head in the game. 

is hemp oil legal?

Although turnhemp products are federally legal to ship, certain zip codes and/or states are regulated. We ship to all destinations that allow it by local law.

Cannabis legalization has long been a thorny issue. As it stands, in accordance with the United States Farm Bill of 2018, derivatives of hemp with no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC are federally legal in the US for purchase and consumption. These derivatives include all extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers.

finding quality hemp oil concentrates

The hemp market is rapidly expanding, which is exciting but also means there will be corner-cutters trying to make a quick buck. Finding Delta-8 and other hemp oil products that actually contain what they say they do can be a challenge. 

Do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to check out the producer’s website (if they’re legit, they’ll have readily available lab results). Avoid products that aren’t tested or set off alarm bells with aggressive sales tactics but little to no actual info  — they could potentially contain harmful substances.

turnhemp FTW

Is your brain buzzing? We don’t blame you. It’s a lot of chemistry, and most of us left that behind in high school. Now you can feel good about getting a daily dose of knowledge and confidence in trying hemp if you’re looking for a light and lovely alternative to more intense cannabis products and even alcohol. Sweet!

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