One of the most common questions we get about hemp is whether or not it’s legal to smoke it. With the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018, congress federally legalized the production and use of hemp in the United States.
So can you really spark up a CBD joint, or are people just blowing smoke? Keep reading to find out.
Can You Smoke Hemp?
The answer is yes, you can smoke hemp. Smokable CBD offers the same benefits as other forms of CBD like vaporizers, edibles, and tinctures. Yet, when you smoke CBD, the positive effects are more immediate.
While smoking marijuana may be more prevalent in today’s society, smoking hemp has become popular in its own right. But unlike marijuana, hemp lacks significant amounts of THC and does not produce a high when consumed.
In general, smoking CBD is safe for consumption by those that do not have any pre-existing conditions that would be affected by smoking such as lung or heart disease, or those taking medications that conflict with CBD and related properties. Consult your physician if you are hesitant about smoking hemp.
Benefits of Smoking CBD
CBD is used to support your physical and mental well-being, helping to maintain a normal emotional balance and a sense of relaxation. It may also help relieve issues associated with normal daily exercise and activity, and can support skin health.
Note: You may be wondering if you can enjoy these benefits without worrying about failing a drug test. The short answer is that CBD use is unlikely to make you fail a drug test.
However, since the FDA allows up to 0.3% THC to be present in CBD products, there’s a slim chance a test for marijuana may come up as positive. If you want to use CBD without any drug test worries, opt for isolate products (0% THC) instead of full-spectrum (up to .3% THC).
How to Smoke Hemp
Now that you know the benefits of smoking hemp, it’s time to discuss the best ways to smoke it. Similar to tobacco and cannabis, there are a range of methods used to smoke CBD.
Similar to a pack of regular cigarettes, you can buy hemp cigarettes at gas stations, grocery stores, and tobacco shops as they are federally legal in the United States. The difference is that they contain no nicotine, tobacco, and little to no THC. Instead, the filtered, tightly rolled hemp cigarette contains hemp, CBD, and less than 0.3% THC.
See our collection of hemp cigarettes.
Hemp can also be vaporized, but it doesn’t contain nicotine or any of the psychoactive properties associated with THC. Rather, they contain hemp oil, available in a variety of flavors.
See our collection of hemp vapes.
Hemp pre-rolls, otherwise known as “joints,” are similar to marijuana joints but are made with CBD, delivering rapid health benefits.
See our collection of hemp pre-rolls.
Bowls and Pipes
Glass and metal bowls, pipes, chillums, and other devices offer a paperless way to smoke CBD buds and hemp flowers.
Also known as bongs, water pipes work by purifying the smoke through a respiratory of water before delivering the smoke into your lungs. This method offers a clean way to smoke hemp without sacrificing the quality of the hemp.
As hemp and CBD products become more commonplace, many may be curious to try CBD and the various means of ingesting hemp. Smoking CBD can offer the perks associated with smoking marijuana without the psychoactive effects.
Final tip: if you want to start smoking hemp, be aware that there is a strong scent. We offer insight into what hemp smells like and how to reduce the aroma.