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Hemp Cigarettes Vs CBD Vapes; Which Are Better?
As hemp and CBD’s popularity grows, so do the number of different CBD products.
Hemp cigarettes are the latest CBD products to hit the market, and they are already gaining popularity, especially with tobacco smokers.
But what is in hemp cigarettes?
Smoking is in no way a new discovery, in the Americas, the history of smoking dates back to as early as 5000 BC in Shamanistic rituals. And after the arrival of the Europeans in the 16th century, tobacco cultivation, consumption, and trading became widespread.
Since then, smoking is a habit that has proven hard to shake off with people going to extreme lengths to stop it.
Now that hemp is back in fashion, are hemp cigarettes a healthier alternative to tobacco cigarettes?
If you have not seen or used them already, you may be wondering if hemp cigarettes are the best for you as well as whether they get you high.
In this article, we take a look at smokable hemp to try and answer some of the questions that you may have.
What Are Hemp Cigarettes?
Hemp cigarettes are the latest hemp products to gain popularity since the plant was legalized in 2018.
They resemble traditional tobacco cigarettes, but instead of containing ground tobacco leaves, they are filled with smokable hemp.
Like tobacco cigs, they are mass-produced, contain filters, take a similar form or appearance, and are typically sold in packs of 20 sticks.
Hemp cigarettes may also be called CBD cigarettes. However, they are different from CBD pre-rolls.
CBD cigarettes are becoming a popular method for delivering CBD into the bloodstream since they provide rapid effects, and smoking seems like a natural way to consume it, especially for smokers.
Research studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that hemp cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit by providing a safer and non-addictive option or by reducing your nicotine cravings.
However, more research is required to confirm this.
On the other hand, smoking anything exposes you to chemicals produced during combustion that may be harmful to your health, such as tar and carbon monoxide.
Hemp cigarettes contain only traces of delta-9 THC and are, therefore, less likely to cause intoxication. They are marketed as cigarettes that provide the benefits of CBD without the addictive and harmful compounds found in tobacco.
Since hemp cigarettes have no nicotine and CBD do not cause addiction, they may be the go-to products if you are looking to replace your pack of tobacco.
They, however, produce a slight weed aroma since the terpenes in marijuana are also found in hemp.
Do Hemp Cigarettes Get You High?
Hemp cigarettes are not designed to get you high.
The main ingredient is hemp, which, by definition, is Cannabis Sativa L that has 0.3% or less delta-9 THC. THC is the primary cannabinoid associated with the euphoria or “high” effect in the cannabis plant.
Although hemp and marijuana are varieties of the Cannabis Sativa plant, hemp produces meager amounts of THC and high CBD levels.
Marijuana, on the other hand, has very high THC levels and low or moderate levels of CBD, although some cultivars are propagated to produce high levels of both THC and CBD.
The amount of THC found in hemp cigarettes is very low to cause any psychotropic effects. However, it is still present since hemp cigarettes use whole plant parts. It can even be detected in drug tests.
CBD cigarettes also don’t cause the effects or buzz caused by nicotine or withdrawal symptoms if you decide to stop as nicotine does.
Why Not Smoke A CBD Pre-roll Joint Then?
If you are looking for something to smoke, and want to experience the benefits of CBD while at it, why not smoke a CBD joint then?
Well, although pre-rolls may be popular with some people, hemp cigarettes are meant to provide a safer non-addictive alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
CBD joints and pre-rolls may not feel very familiar to tobacco smokers.
Hemp cigarettes may be an attractive idea for those moving away from tobacco as they give you the whole cigarette experience from the package, filters, some even come with the inner foil liner.
The appearance is to make them less discreet in public. A CBD joint in rolling paper would be conspicuous.
Hemp cigarettes also typically contain less CBD than pre-rolls and CBD joints, since they are not made of the flower bud alone; they also have sugar leaves and other plant material.
Are Hemp Cigarettes Legal?
Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp, its parts, derivatives, and extracts legal as long as they contain 0.3% delta 9 THC or less. Hemp cigarettes are permitted as long as they meet the threshold and are made from hemp.
Benefits Of Using Hemp Cigarettes
They have no nicotine – Nicotine is the primary chemical that causes addiction to tobacco cigarettes.
Since hemp cigarettes have no tobacco or nicotine in them, they are not addictive. Instead, research suggests that they may decrease your tobacco usage.
They have CBD – They are made from hemp, so they contain all the beneficial compounds found in the plant. Although they may have slightly less CBD than pre-rolls, they contain other cannabinoids and terpenes that may be beneficial when consumed.
They don’t make you high – CBD cigarettes contain only 0.3% THC or less, which is not enough to cause any psychotropic effects.
They provide a real cigarette experience – From the way they are packaged to how they burn evenly, hemp cigarettes are intended to be familiar to tobacco smokers, which makes it easier to transition as they quit.
Hemp Cigarettes Vs. Vaping – Which Is Better?
For those looking to experience the benefits of CBD and not the traditional cigarette experience, you are better off with CBD vapes and pre-rolls.
Hemp cigarettes may not deliver as much CBD as vapes and pre-rolls, which is okay as they are designed for a different purpose.
Vaping has several advantages over cigarettes. Here are the main ones;
- It delivers effects fast – This is not an advantage over hemp cigarettes, but vaping delivers CBD to the bloodstream more quickly than all other consumption methods. This means you experience the benefits of CBD quicker than you would with, let’s say edibles.
- No harmful chemicals – Smoking anything, including CBD, will produce some toxic chemicals such as tar. Our CBD vapes do not produce smoke or any harmful chemicals. Instead, they vaporize the CBD contents, which is what you inhale.
- No weed scent – Our vapes are odourless, which makes it possible to use anywhere. Although manufacturers may try to mask it, hemp cigarettes still produce weedy aroma due to the terpenes contained in the hemp plant.
Unless you have to use hemp cigarettes to quit tobacco, CBD vapes are the best bet.
Hemp Cigarettes – Take Away
Hemp cigarettes are designed to provide you with an authentic traditional cigarette experience with additional CBD benefits instead of the adverse effects of nicotine. And for the most part, they get the job done.
However, smoking any compound produces harmful compounds that may be harmful to your health, such as tar.
Our vape products enable you to experience the numerous benefits of CBD without exposure to harmful chemicals or irritating smoke.
Vape devices are also discreet, compact, and easy to use on the go.