Interested in Smoking Hemp Flower? Read This
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While CBD oil has pretty much taken the world by storm, many people don’t realize they can get their daily dose of CBD in a form that may be more familiar – smoking a hemp joint. Knowing that hemp is a member of the cannabis family, you may be wondering: Can you smoke hemp flower? You absolutely can, and smoking hemp is rapidly growing as one of the most popular ways to take in all those cannabinoids like CBD (cannabidiol) and CBG (cannabigerol). Here are a few things to know about smoking hemp flower.
Will Smoking Hemp Get You High?
No, smoking hemp will not get you high. Unlike cannabis strains with a high THC content, the hemp flower that you can purchase and smoke will containin less THC and more CBD. CBD is a cannabinoids that is considered to be non-intoxicating, unlike THC. While hemp flower can have trace amounts of THC, it is not enough to make you feel high or cause any of those trademark feelings associated with smoking marijuana. Keep in mind, hemp flower can only contain 0.3 percent THC in order to be legally marketed and sold nationwide.
So, how does smoking hemp make you feel?
In general, you can expect to feel calm and relaxed after smoking hemp. But the particular effects or benefits will vary depending on which cannabinoid are expressed in the particular strain you are going to smoke. Most hemp flowers will have high levels of CBD, but smoking or vaping CBG flower is also becoming more popular. Regardless, when smoking hemp bud, you’ll experience the full benefits of the entourage effect, as the raw flower contains various chemical compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
Plus, smoking hemp yields the effects faster than some other consumption methods; after inhaling CBD it usually takes about 15 minutes or less to feel the effects. Therefore, some speculate that smoking is the best way to experience hemp.
Pre-Rolled Hemp Joints or Raw Hemp Flower: Pros and Cons of Each
When it comes to smoking hemp, you have a few options to consider. You can opt for raw hemp flower or hemp pre-rolls. Both come with their own unique advantages.
Smoking Raw Hemp Flower
Raw hemp flower is essentially just the flowering “buds” of the hemp plant. The flower is carefully cured before packaging so it can be chopped or ran through a grinder just like any other cannabis buds. Once you’ve ground your flower, simply roll it up in a rolling paper, smoke the hemp with a bong, or drop some into a pipe and light it up.
- Offers a familiar, traditional form of enjoying cannabis
- Numerous strains available to try
- Raw hemp strains can be mixed for varied benefits or flavors
- Can be used in different smoking devices, such as bongs or pipes
- Can take some practice to roll a good joint
- A bit messier to deal with than pre-rolls
Hemp pre-rolls, such as these pre-rolls from Barefoot Farms, are pre-rolled joints ready to be lit & enjoyed. No work, no hassle!
- Highly convenient
- Ideal for new hemp smokers who may not be familiar with rolling
- Available in different sizes and strains
- Hard to know the quality without seeing the flower first
- Not always available in as many strains as raw hemp flower
What About Smoking CBG Hemp Flower?
You can definitely smoke CBG hemp flower. Most hemp strains you find these days have been specifically bred to have high concentrations of CBD. However, the recent interest in CBG and its proposed therapeutic properties has led growers to selectively breed hemp with higher CBG content. For example, we offer raw Northeast Hemp CBG Hemp Flower.
Make Sure You Smoke The Highest Quality Buds
In the end, smoking hemp can be a more familiar way to consume your cannabinoids. While there will always be people who prefer to have a CBD gummy or a tincture, smoking hemp is tried and true. Take a look at our lineup of raw hemp flower, pre-rolls, and more at Vermont Hempicurean.