Hemp products have become increasingly popular since legalization in the 2018 Farm Bill. In fact, it is estimated 1 in 7 adults use a hemp product to benefit their health and wellness! The following post explores the benefits and effects of smoking hemp products.
What is Smokable Hemp?
Smokable hemp is the flower from the mature female hemp plant. The whole hemp flower has numerous cannabinoids consumers can benefit from, such as CBD, CBG, and CBN. For legalities, all hemp flower in the United States contains .3% or less of Delta 9 THC.
Benefits of Smoking Hemp
Here are some of the many benefits smoking hemp has to offer:
- Mood Improvement
- Muscle Relaxation
- Better Sleep
- Pain Relief
- Anxiety Relief
- Reduces Inflammation and Pain
- Gastrointestinal Support
- Smoking Cessation
What is the Entourage Effect?
The entourage effect is a phenomenon where compounds are taken together work synergistically to boost the therapeutic benefit of their individual parts. This, in turn, boosts the effects felt by the consumer when ingesting the whole hemp flower, since there are an array of cannabinoids and terpenes present.
How do You Smoke Hemp?
There are a few different products available for smoking hemp. When purchasing hemp, make sure the brand is trustworthy. Look for lab reports and a Certificate of Analysis (COA) on their products to ensure you are getting quality products.
Here are a few products to enjoy smoking hemp:
Hemp flower are the cured buds from the mature hemp plant, with infused options available to enhance potency and flavor.
Small, single-use prerolls of hemp in a convenient form that you can smoke right away. Prerolls typically have up to one gram of hemp flower
Hemp cigarettes are cigarette-style tubes filled with dried hemp with a filter. They are ideal for those using hemp to help them quit traditional nicotine cigarettes.
Different types of cigars are available with hemp in them, some with 100% hemp and others with a blend of hemp and other herbs.
Is Smoking Hemp Legal?
Hemp is federally legal as long as it contains .3% or less of Delta 9 THC, per the 2018 Farm Bill.
However, some states have placed restrictions on specific hemp products, so it is always best to check your state laws before purchasing. If you’re traveling with hemp products, do your research on the states you are passing through to make sure you are not breaking any laws.
When Will I Feel the Effects?
When smoking hemp flower, the consumer should feel the effects in an average of 10 to 15 minutes. The effects can last from 2-4 hours, though this is dependent on the individual’s body. Inhalation is the optimal route for those who want to feel the effects quickly.
Because there are only trace amounts of THC in hemp, it is not going to make the user feel high. In fact, smoking a high CBD hemp flower can help counteract the euphoric effects of Delta 9 THC.