With the reclassification of hemp, there has been a rise in the variety of available hemp products. Everyone is trying to get their hands on CBD, and they are constantly experimenting with ways to do it. Smokable hemp is part of that trend. Yes, it’s legal. It is still the same hemp that was legalized by the federal government.
What am I smoking?
Smoking hemp involves smoking part of the hemp plant itself. The hemp that is grown for CBD production is a very different plant than it’s fiber and seed centered cousins. This variety of hemp is short and squat, needs its space, and the product you are trying to get from it is the flowers of the plant. Growing this type of hemp become very similar to growing marijuana.
For this reason you only want female plants and the plant is harvested when the flowers are ready to harvest. It’s these flowers that are being packaged to smoke. The flowers or buds of the plant are what contain the highest concentrations of CBD.
Will I get high?
No, the purpose of smoking hemp is to bring CBD into the body. Hemp, by definition, has less than 0.3% THC, which is the compound in cannabis for its psychoactive effects. You won’t get high from CBD. Smoking hemp is for people who want to receive the benefits legally without the high of marijuana.
It is also proving to be an effective alternative to cigarettes. 41% of people trying to quit tobacco are considering smokable hemp as an alternative. Tobacco users still have the ritual of smoking, but they aren’t ingesting nicotine in the process. Users report feeling a relaxing effect. It’s almost like meditation.