by Sugar Team December 08, 2021 3 min read
If you’re looking to curb your tobacco or marijuana usage, you might have stumbled across or considered hemp cigarettes. They’re a relatively new product made possible by the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp as a Schedule 1 controlled substance.
While hemp and marijuana are similar and come from the same base plant, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive molecule found in marijuana, isn’t found in the same concentration in hemp. Hemp growers focus on cannabidiol (CBD) levels when selecting strains while minimizing the THC content. This is because legally, hemp can only have .03% THC, which generally isn’t enough to get you high.
Hemp also doesn’t contain the same synthetic additives or toxins that tobacco does. Quality hemp smokes should be all natural and use only the best quality hemp that has passed rigorous testing.
While smoking substantial amounts of any substance has its health risks, it doesn’t mean it can’t have its benefits. Here are some hidden benefits of smoking hemp cigarettes that you probably don’t already know.
CBD has gained popularity recently for its medicinal properties. It is known for its variety of health benefits as well as its ability to relax the body. Some popular forms of consumption are in the form of candies, drinks, tinctures, and tablets, which all take time for your body to digest and absorb the CBD.
When you smoke a hemp cigarette, the CBD is inhaled directly into your lungs, and is immediately distributed throughout your body through your bloodstream. The effects of smoking CBD hemp are much faster than if you were to take CBD using edibles or tinctures.
If you enjoy smoking and are looking for something to help curb your usage of tobacco or marijuana, hemp can be a great alternative. Hemp will not get you high the way marijuana does, nor does it have the many harmful additives found in tobacco. Instead, the soothing, calming properties of hemp provide a perfect medium.
For those looking for a smokable to aid in quitting their tobacco addiction can look to hemp.
Natural hemp doesn’t have addictive chemicals like nicotine, making it a perfect tool for those who want to quit smoking altogether without picking up another chemically addictive habit.
Over time, smokers of tobacco cigarettes start to lose their sense of taste and smell. This is due to the harshness of the smoke from tobacco. Unlike tobacco cigarettes, hemp cigarettes aren’t as harsh and won’t kill your sense of taste and smell. With hemp cigarettes, long time tobacco smokers can start to regain their sense of taste and smell while still enjoying a smoke.
Because of its versatility, hemp can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
For those of you who wish to roll their own cigarettes, you are able to use hemp leaf in the same manner as loose leaf tobacco. You can even blend hemp with your tobacco as a means to regulate your tobacco intake.
For marijuana smokers who wish to curb their usage, hemp is smokable in any of the variety of ways marijuana can be smoked. Smoking hemp is also said to alleviate some of the feelings of paranoia you get from smoking marijuana.
Hemp can be used for fabrics, building materials, and even paper. Hemp is a more sustainable plant material than trees that can provide up to 400% more paper per acre than you could with trees.
Until recently, hemp use in the fabric and construction industry had been halted by it’s misguided inclusion in the war on drugs, mainly due to politics. Because of its association with marijuana, hemp had gotten lumped into the same “drug” category. The 2018 Farm Bill corrected a longstanding mistake.
Supporting the hemp industry can lead to a shift in the materials used in many widely used products. Hemp is more sustainable than wood and in many ways is a superior material to many fabrics and building materials we use.
Whether you’re a tobacco or weed smoker, if you’re looking for a great alternative that isn’t chemically addictive, won’t get you high, and doesn’t have all the toxins in tobacco smoke, hemp cigarettes are worth a look.
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