CBD Cigarettes – The definitive guide for 2020
By now, you’ve probably heard of all the benefits that CBD can do for you and your body. You may already be a regular user and are looking for alternative methods to get CBD.
CBD users are always looking for new and innovative ways to get their daily CBD intake.
Today, we’ll be looking at one of the “new” and upcoming ways people are getting their CBD.
Now, I’m emphasizing new is because it is not really a new methodology but it has gotten a newfound popularity.
CBD cigarettes or hemp cigarettes have hit the scene this past year and has gained some notoriety among existing CBD users that want more bang for their buck.
One of the unexpected outcomes of hemp cigarettes being more widespread is its use in tobacco cigarette smokers.
A new trend for CBD or hemp cigarettes is in its use for regular tobacco cigarette users trying to wean off of addictive nicotine.
Traditional cigarettes contain numerous chemicals and agents that are addictive and harmful.
Converters of traditional cigarettes may want to quit and the alternative options on the market may not fit the bill.
Vaping can feel robotic and impersonal while nicotine patches have their own side effects and drawbacks.
Often, you will find yourself reverting back to old habits and picking up cigarettes again.
This is where CBD cigarettes or hemp cigarettes fills a need. You still get that irreplaceable visceral feeling you get when you actually puff on a cigarette.
You may be thinking, “ok, so what about the nicotine fix? I’m still left craving nicotine.”
Well…that is true…but you’re not replacing it with something better…CBD!!!
You love nicotine because of how it makes you feel. It relaxes you after a long day. It calms you down when you’re feeling stressed.
What you’ve just described is exactly what CBD does as well and even better. Calmness and relaxation are just one of the many benefits of CBD. Plus, CBD isn’t addictive like nicotine is.
What is in hemp cigarettes?
It is exactly what it sounds like. It’s hemp that is packaged into a cigarette. Different parts of the hemp plant are packed into a filter and cigarette paper.
Some CBD cigarette makers use hemp plant trim and some use hemp flowers.
The trims of the hemp plants are the leaves and small buds found on the hemp plant. It is what is cut off the main stalks of the plant. It contains CBD content but not to the same concentration as the hemp flower.
Hemp flowers are also called buds or nugs. It looks like puffy, furry bundles with tiny spots on them. These spots are called trichomes, which are cannabinoid producing factories of hemp.
Flowers are more expensive than the trim of the hemp plant and usually demand a premium in cost.
All you’re getting with hemp cigarettes is 100% pure hemp and nothing else.
Sometimes, they are called pre rolls. Pre-rolls are usually packaged a little differently. Typically, they are packed in what are called “cones”. These cones end up looking like joints or blunts that are used for marijuana use. Pre-rolls usually cost more than typical hemp cigarettes because of their larger size. One pre-roll with flower can, by itself, cost above 10 dollars each while one pack of 10 to 20 hemp cigarettes can be found for a little over 10 dollars.
One thing to mention, don’t get CBD or hemp cigarettes with weed cigarettes. Weed cigarettes are completely different things as those are made from marijuana. Marijuana is not yet legal across all 50 states while hemp is.
This is a very important distinction. Anything that states weed or marijuana cigarettes should be avoided unless you live in a state where recreational marijuana use is legal.
CBD cigarettes are currently made by small companies and manufacturers as the product and industry is relatively infantile.
You will yet to find companies like Marlboro or Camel to make CBD cigarettes.
As of this point in time, we do not think large companies like Marlboro are looking into creating hemp or marijuana products so you won’t find widely recognized brands making CBD cigarettes any time soon.
Are CBD cigarettes legal?
We are proud to announce that CBD cigarettes are federally legal. Due to the recently passed Farm Bill, as long as cannabis is under 0.3% THC, it is classified as hemp and legal for public use.
You would approach it like any other CBD product.
Unfortunately, many states or counties are still getting up to speed regarding the new laws and rules. They have their own jurisdiction and can impose their own local laws regarding its use and consumption.
Therefore, it is important to know your local laws before diving into public usage.
How much CBD does CBD cigarettes contain?
The amount of CBD in each cigarette will vary from brand to brand. We’ve seen hemp cigarettes have as little as 10 mg up to as much as 100 mg.
One important thing to note is not all hemp is created equal. Different strains of hemp are used among different companies. Equally as important is that some hemp cigarettes will be different even coming from the same brand!!!
This is because depending on where they source their hemp from, crops will vary season to season. Some years or harvest will yield different plants even when all else is equal. Forces such as weather and climate will dictate how crops end up factors that the growers cannot control.
Can you get high from CBD cigarettes?
No, you cannot get high off of CBD cigarettes. Just like all other CBD products on the market, the amount of THC – the chemical in cannabis that gets you high – is too low to trigger any sort of psychoactive effect.
To be classified as hemp, cannabis plants must have less than 0.3% THC. Anything higher than 0.3% THC will place it in the category of marijuana, which isn’t yet legal nationwide.
CBD elicits feelings of calmness and relaxation. People will comment on a more laissez-faire attitude while using CBD. Things that may have bothered you in the past no longer bother or affect you to the same degree.
You will feel lighter in the head. The effects can be very similar to what a person feels after smoking a nicotine-based cigarette.
Can I fail a drug test while using CBD cigarettes?
This is a question of hot debate and there is no simple yes or no answer. Generally, no, you cannot fail a drug test while using CBD.
Let’s first get one thing clear. Most employers or drug tests do not test for CBD but test for THC.
Having said that, there are small traces of THC found in CBD cigarettes. Less than 0.3% as I mentioned before.
Now, it is technically possible to test for higher levels of THC in your blood or urine sample if you are using obscenely large amounts of hemp. Irregular heavy usage may possibly bring your blood THC levels up high enough to test positive but it is a very uncommon occurrence.
The reasons why you hear stories of people failing work-related drug tests from using CBD are difficult to pinpoint.
The said person may have used an unregulated product. They may have used CBD products irresponsibly.
When using anything, it’s important to follow guidelines and if you are going to use CBD and your work tests for THC then it would be prudent to let them know ahead of time so it’s not a surprise to them.
This lets them know that you have nothing to hide and you are aware of the risks that come with using CBD and hemp.
Where can I buy hemp or CBD cigarettes?
You can buy them in many smoke or vape shops across the country. Specialty CBD stores will carry them as well. Call your local CBD or smoke shop to see if they carry a selection.
If you can’t find any brick and mortar stores that carry hemp cigarettes, then online vendors would be your go-to. There is no shortage of online stores selling CBD cigarettes. Doing a quick Google search will give you a glutton of options that you can choose from.
This is the best option for people that live in smaller towns or cities that don’t carry CBD products. There is also the benefit of discretion for online buyers.
Unfortunately, you probably won’t find CBD cigarettes at your local Target or Walmart. Big chain retail stores have yet to completely get on board with CBD products.
We do feel that as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream that it won’t be long till you find CBD cigarettes in nationally recognized stores and chains.
What are the benefits of CBD cigarettes?
The top reason to use CBD cigarettes is for the CBD. Sounds pretty simple right?
By now, you probably know of all the positive benefits of using CBD. People love it for the relaxation that they feel afterward. It can help with pain or discomfort that you may be carrying around. There is no shortlist of all the things that it can do. I would say this would be the main benefit of using CBD cigarettes.
Another reason that we find that people are using CBD cigarettes is the amount of CBD that is found in each cigarette.
One complaint that we are seeing amongst habitual CBD users is that it can get expensive.
For heavy users, this can get really expensive. A bottle of high concentration oil can run upwards past $100 dollars. Say you need to take 1 ml multiple times a day, that bottle will last you only a couple weeks. This can add up over the course of the year.
Compare this to a pack of cigarettes that will run you $10-15 for the same amount of CBD, if not more, and will last you the same amount of time. You’re paying a fraction of the cost to get the same amount of CBD when compared by the milligram.
Another positive benefit is the speed at which your body absorbs the CBD. By inhaling the CBD directly into your lungs, you feel the effects within a few minutes.
Smoking CBD is one of the quickest ways to get CBD into your bloodstream. It passes from your lungs through tiny blood vessels called capillaries and gets into your bloodstream very quickly. Vaping CBD will also have a similar effect.
Taking edibles and oils can take up to two hours before you start to feel anything. For better or worse, we live in a society that wants instant gratification.
Smoking hemp cigarettes definitely wins when it comes to onset time.
Lastly, people smoking CBD cigarettes are typically regular cigarette users that want a “healthier” alternative.
Traditional nicotine based cigarettes are addictive and have added chemicals that aren’t necessarily good for you.
CBD cigarettes can be a great launchpad for smokers that want to kick their nicotine habit but still want the option to smoke like they are accustomed to.
What does CBD cigarettes taste like?
To be frank, it tastes like any other cigarette. Depending on the brand, you will get different flavors of hemp.
There are many different strains of cannabis and each has its own distinct smell and flavor. At Hemp86, we filter our hemp so that the smell and taste of hemp it muted to be more discreet.
Due to our filtering process, our CBD cigarettes smell more like a regular cigarette and less like cannabis because let’s face it, nobody wants to walk around smelling like cannabis all the time.
The smell can be a large concern while using CBD cigarettes, especially in states not privy to the laws regarding hemp versus marijuana, so anything that can be done to minimize the smell would be welcome.
Is smoking CBD safe?
By now, everyone understands the risks from smoking of any kind. Whether it be hemp, tobacco or whatever else.
There are inherent risks from smoking due to the combustion of organic material from the lighting and burning of a cigarette.
While still inherently harmful, smoking CBD is still a good option for CBD users that don’t mind smoking or regular tobacco smokers looking for a change.
These are the basics when it comes to hemp and CBD cigarettes. We have just touched on the benefits of smoking CBD and why we think it will become more popular in the coming years. Smoking hemp has long been long recorded in the history of humankind and we are delighted to bring you the facts during this re-invigoration of hemp and its byproducts. Continue to follow and read along as we look to bring you more info regarding CBD hemp cigarettes.