In 2021, a lot has changed in the smoking industry. With the advent of vaping in different forms and the challenges those cause, there has been a lot of conversation surrounding tobacco in general.
Another thing we have known more about in recent times is cannabis. We no longer associate all cannabis with something that will get you high. We’re now understanding the other benefits that other plants in this family have for the public.
With both of these things coming to light, a perfect storm has been created for a new alternative.
There are more and more people smoking hemp now than ever before. But why are they doing it? And should you?
Let’s take a look at what benefits this plant has on a large scale and why so many people are smoking it.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a plant that is in the cannabis family and is a cousin to the marijuana plant. Notice we say cousin, not sister. This means it doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects as marijuana, but we’ll get into that a bit more later.
It has multiple uses, effective in a medicinal sense, but also fibers for clothing and textiles. It’s even used in some food.
Smokable hemp is a dried hemp plant rolled into a paper similar to a cigarette. You light it in the same way you would a cigarette, and it smokes similarly.
The active ingredients in hemp are cannabinoids. These include CBD or cannabidiol.
CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors already present in our bodies. It has positive effects such as reducing inflammation that causes arthritis and everyday aches and pains.
It also has been shown to help improve the quality of sleep and relieve insomnia, which is great for us night owls.
It’s a Great Way to Stop Using Tobacco
The most popular reason that people start smoking hemp is to stop smoking tobacco.
Tobacco has shown a whole bunch of negative health effects that wreak havoc on just about all of your major bodily systems.
It increases your risk for everything from almost all cancers to complications with teeth and skin.
Many folks find themselves wanting to stop smoking, but are addicted to the effects of nicotine.
Smoking hemp can provide a great way out of the addiction while still giving you the ritual of lighting up.
The effects of the CBD in it will also give you a bit of a soothing and relaxing effect that many find to alleviate some of the withdrawal effects from nicotine addiction.
It Won’t Get You High
A concern many may have when they hear “hemp” is that their mind jumps to the other cannabis plant. We’re here to relieve that concern.
Hemp Cigarettes are made from CBD. They contain only a trace amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient that’s responsible for that “high” feeling.
You can rest assured that your CBD or hemp cigarettes won’t make you high.
It should be mentioned that though they are undetectable on most drug tests, there are still trace amounts of THC in hemp cigarettes.
An All-Natural Option
The first place that many people turn to when trying to quit smoking is vaping.
It’s a way to get off of cigarettes while also weaning yourself off of nicotine.
Unfortunately, we know from recent studies that vaping has its own challenges. Nicotine salts and juices are loaded with unpronounceable chemicals and have caused other lung issues.
Hemp is all-natural and has been smoked and consumed by people for hundreds of years, making it the best natural alternatives to cigarettes.
Why Should You?
If you’re trying to ditch the cigarette or vaping addiction, smoking hemp can be the best way to quit.