I lay on the ground, gazing up at the swaying branches above me. It was quiet and peaceful in the hemp field, with only the occasional burst of birdsong breaking the tranquil silence. The tall plants stretched their leaves toward the sun, like a thousand hands reaching for its golden warmth. The earth was warm, too, and lying upon it infused my bones with a gentle relief that I hadn’t felt for what seemed like years.

I closed my eyes and inhaled deeply. As soon as I had seen it from the road, I knew this hemp field was the exact place I needed at that precise moment in time. It was the perfect place to begin my long-awaited healing journey.

Hemp’s Healing Hands

Lying in the hemp field that day was the best thing I could have done. Not only did it provide me with the serenity I needed to truly begin healing, but it also sparked a deep dive into the benefits of hemp.

I had seen products like hemp seeds on the shelves of the health food stores that I used to frequent on my seemingly never-ending quest to find some natural remedy or nutritional supplement to cure my ills. I knew hemp seeds were a healthy food, but I hadn’t realized the full extent of what this amazing plant has to offer.

During my research, I learned that humans had used hemp for centuries as food and medicine and that its strong fibers could be used to weave clothing and twine.


I learned that its seeds contain the ideal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids and that they are a wonderful source of plant-based protein.

I learned that its leaves and flowers contain potent medicinal compounds, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

I learned that it is one of the most sustainable crops on the planet and has numerous benefits for the environment. The list goes on.

Over the course of several years, I developed a deep connection with the hemp plant. During that time, I felt my physical and mental health improve, and my many ailments faded into the background.

But I still held onto a generous dose of ego and was proud to call myself a hemp expert. I thought I knew all there was to know about this plant ally and was, therefore, deeply shocked to find that a new hemp product had slid onto the market without me even noticing: THCA flower.

Hemp’s Greatest Gift? What Is THCA Flower?

Naturally, this discovery prompted a rapid slide into a deep rabbit hole of scientific studies and legal paperwork. I had never had much interest in the psychedelic effects of cannabis, although I had heard of the intoxicating compound THC. But what was this THCA?

During my research, I learned that THCA is an acidic form of THC and that it is the predominant chemical in fresh marijuana. It is not psychoactive but has some benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. Moreover, when you heat it by smoking or vaping, THCA converts into THC and has very similar effects to regular weed.


The key difference is that THCA flower comes from hemp, which is federally legal. Therefore, it is available in many places where cannabis is not, including my sleepy hometown. I knew I had to give it a try.

My THCA Flower Experience

Being the nerd that I am, I thoroughly researched where to buy my THCA – Premium Jane seemed the best option by far, as I was familiar with them as a reputable supplier of hemp products. I was reassured by the lab test results on their website and even recognized the names of some of the strains they were selling! I tentatively added a couple of products to my cart and clicked “buy…”

When my THCA flower arrived a few days later, I was nervous, to say the least. I had no idea what the effects would be like and was anxious about the prospect of getting high for the first time in two decades. I crumbled the flower and skilllessly rolled it into a joint. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath in and out before lighting up and taking my first toke.

I stopped there as I didn’t want to be overwhelmed, and I’m glad I did. The effects were just right. A subtle but noticeable relaxation crept in behind my eyes, and a slight smile formed upon my lips.

As I sat in the dappled sunlight on my porch, I was reminded of that day in the hemp field and how it had started this whole adventure. I felt a deep contentment and was excited to embark on the next stage of my healing journey with THCA flower by my side.