When most people think of cigarettes, they instinctively think of tobacco. This is a natural reaction, of course, because those are the most common cigarettes by far. However, Hemp cigarettes have several distinct advantages that are becoming more widely known. If you don’t know anything about them, it’s about time you were educated properly.
Most Common Question: “Will This Get Me High?”
Yes, Hemp is closely related to the Marijuana plant, but they are not quite the same thing. The main difference is the fact that Hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC. THC, of course, is the active ingredient of Marijuana that produces its characteristic “high.”
By definition, any Hemp that contains more than 0.3% THC is classified as Marijuana. That makes it illegal in most states, even though Hemp is technically the same species and it remains legal. In any case, you can be sure that authentic Hemp cigarettes will not get you “high”. The one exception would be Delta-8 Hemp cigarettes, as Delta-8 is a legalized cousin of THC.
“What Strain Should I Get?”
This is probably the second-most-common question for beginners. The honest answer is that you should try a wide variety of strains. Everyone has different tastes, and you want to get something that suits yours. It’s not a bad idea to seek recommendations from a friend, but only you can fully decide which is the best for you.
That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind. If you are mainly concerned with the medicinal benefits of this plant, you should lean toward strains with high CBD content. 18-20% is ideal if you want maximum potency. However, there are also Delta-8 Hemp cigarettes that produce a mild psychoactive effect, as we mentioned earlier. If that is your thing, make sure you get a strain that contains plenty of Delta-8.
Here are some popular strains of CBD flower:
- Cherry Wine
- Charlotte’s Web
And here are some popular strains of Delta-8 flower:
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Apple Jack
- Blue Dream
- Grape Ape
In addition, there are also flowers that have been bred for their CBG (Cannabigerol) content. CBG is kind of like the stem cell of the cannabinoid family, as it can be converted into most other cannabinoids. These strains are less common, so there aren’t as many options from which to choose. Still, many people insist that CBG cigarettes are worth a try.
“Are There Any Negative Side Effects?”
Although it is possible to overdose on CBD, it would take a greater quantity than you are ever likely to smoke. You would really have to go on a serious binge before you even see an upset stomach. When it comes to Delta-8 cigarettes, their only real side effect is a euphoric feeling which might interfere with ones’ ability to function.
At the very least, you shouldn’t drive a vehicle while under the influence of Delta-8. Even though this stuff is legal, you can still test positive for THC and get a DUI as a result. In the end, the only real risk is that you could be mistaken for a Marijuana smoker and thrown in jail.
“Why Wouldn’t I Roll My Own Cigarettes?”
You can certainly choose to roll your own Hemp if that is what suits your desires. However, most people cannot roll one with the same precision or uniformity that is present in pre-rolled cigarettes. Packs of pre-rolled Hemp cigarettes are made by machines, but a hand-rolled version can also be nice.
Here is the thing: Some people just aren’t good at rolling. If you aren’t one of those people, then buy a pack of papers and get started. If, however, you are one of those people, it is far better to buy them in a pack. Sure, you could learn to roll (maybe), but pre-rolled cigarettes are only slightly more expensive than the raw flower.
You want to remember that there are three basic types of Hemp cigarettes:
As all three of these cannabinoids have different effects, you want to choose an active ingredient first. After that, it is a simple matter of trying various strains until you find the one you like best. We would, of course, advise you to exercise courtesy for others by refraining from excessive public smoking. It exposes you to the risk of false arrest by overzealous authorities, and all smoke presents certain health risks to those with lung problems. We thank you for reading and we wish you an excellent day.