The Pros of Smoking Hemp
With the FDA going after the Vape Industry, CBD smokers are now looking at smoking pre-rolls. We look at 7 advantages to smoking hemp.
1. Bioavailability: Bioavailability refers to the rate at which a substance is absorbed by the body’s circulatory system. Smoking Hemp or inhaling rather than ingesting CBD has a much greater bioavailability rate. For example, edibles have about a 5-20% bioavailability rate. Tinctures, which are taken sublingually have a 15-35% bioavailability rate. Smoking has the highest bioavailability with a 25-55% rate.
2. Quicker Effect: Smoking works faster than ingesting. When smoking, effects are almost immediate. When ingesting or eating effects may take 30-40 minutes.
3. No Nicotine: Hemp does not contain Nicotine and is less toxic than smoking tobacco. Smoking hemp is non-addictive.
4. Affordability: Hemp is more affordable. For example: A 1 gram pre-roll can contain 150mg of CBD and higher. The cost will be about $7 to $10. That’s about $5.60 per 100gm of CBD. Whereas a Tincture of 350mg dosage per 30ml Bottle will cost you $40-$60. That’s about $14.29 per 100mg of CBD.
5. Entourage Effect: Hemp flower contains the full suite of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This allows you to take advantage of the “entourage effect” which is the synergistic nature between compounds that make them more effective together than alone.
6. Non-Psychoactive: Smoking Hemp won’t get you high. Make sure your smoke is 3rd party Lab tested to insure they contain no more than .3% THC and are classified as “Industrial Hemp” under the 2018 Farm Bill.You also want to make sure your hemp is tested for pesticides and mold.
7. Get Social: Many long for the social aspect of smoking. Smoking hemp allows one to partake in the ritual of smoking without the addictive or psychoactive traits of cigarettes or smoking marijuana.
Disclaimer: According to The American Lung Association, inhaling smoke of any kind is considered harmful to the lungs, whether it’s coming from a cigarette, hemp flower, or campfire. Smoke irritates lungs and depending on the chemicals present, and the frequency of exposure, it can also increase the risk of chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, cancer, and lung disease.