What is Hemp Flower?

The term Hemp flower refers to cannabis bud that is rich in Hemp and low in THC. Hemp flower is usually obtained from hemp which is known for its high Hemp content and minimal THC (less than 0.3%). Since Hemp hemp flower contains almost no THC, it cannot be used for recreational purposes. Instead, Hemp flower from hemp is used purely for medicinal purposes. 

Is Hemp Flower Legal?

In addition to its therapeutic uses, hemp has numerous industrial uses such as paper, textiles, and even fuel. Because of these many uses, Congress legalized hemp at the federal level in 2018. The legalization of hemp in the United States means Hemp flower is entirely legal nationwide, as long as it is derived from hemp. 

Can You Smoke Hemp?

Yes, you can! In fact, smoking Hemp flower is becoming increasingly popular among new and experienced Hemp users due to its familiar consumption method and various benefits associated with it. Besides the medical use of Hemp, it is used as a natural support to our overall health, body, and skin

Benefits of Hemp Cigarettes

Hemp cigarettes made with Hemp-rich flowers are packed with benefits that can promote overall wellness. As years of scientific research show, Hemp can help balance our systems by supporting a healthy endocannabinoid system. Through its interaction with receptors in our endocannabinoid system, Hemp may improve ECS functions related to:

  • Anxiety: Hemp is known to promote feelings of relaxation and calmness. If taken during or before stressful and challenging situations, Hemp can help ease the mind and minimize any feelings of anxiety momentarily. 
  • Sleep Problems: By calming the mind and relieving feelings of anxiousness, Hemp can help users fall asleep faster at night. Over time, a nightly Hemp regimen can improve your sleep cycles so that you achieve a deeper rest every night.
  • Joint and Muscle Pain: One of the main reasons Hemp became so popular in the first place was because of its ability to interact with pain receptors in the endocannabinoid system. Smoking Hemp flower may reduce feelings of discomfort associated with muscle and joint pain.
  • Lack of Focus: Thousands of users have begun to turn to Hemp to help them improve concentration and productivity levels at work or school. Hemp may improve focus thanks to its ability to relax away feelings related to anxiety and stress. 
  • Other Conditions: Since Hemp is a relatively new industry, research is still being conducted to determine all of its benefits. However, most studies so far suggest Hemp may be able to help with symptoms related to conditions like fibromyalgia, diabetes, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative diseases 

Using Hemp Flower to Replace Tobacco

Perhaps the most common reason people are choosing Hemp joints over other forms of Hemp is that smoking Hemp flower may help users quit tobacco and marijuana. 

Hemp flower has a similar look, aroma, and taste like marijuana, giving marijuana smokers a similar sensory experience without the “high.” Many users report the best way to replace marijuana with Hemp flower is to incorporate Hemp joints into your routine while slowly phasing out marijuana.

Most importantly, Hemp may help users quit tobacco cigarettes which are responsible for almost half a million deaths every year in the U.S. alone. Cigarettes are filled with dangerous chemicals known to cause cancer and increase the risk of developing heart and lung disease. Tobacco also contains nicotine, the habit-forming ingredient responsible for cigarettes’ addictive properties. In contrast, Hemp has no harmful ingredients or addictive chemicals. 

In fact, research suggests, Hemp can reduce the amount of “reward” we experience when smoking tobacco or marijuana making them an excellent option to help you begin the quitting process.

What Does Smoking Hemp Feel Like?

Because most Hemp flower products contain trace amounts or no THC, smoking Hemp flower will not get you high. Smoking Hemp is known for producing calming and relaxing effects on the body and mind without any of the signs related to marijuana. That means no red eyes, slow reaction times, or impaired movements. 

On average, if you are smoking Hemp flower, its effects will kick in after 10-15 minutes. Once in your system, the effects may be felt for about 4-6 hours. Since Hemp is not psychoactive, you may continue with your daily routine normally during those hours.

Will Smoking Hemp Make You Fail a Drug Test?

As is the case with other medications, small traces of Hemp may stay in your system days after smoking. But, does this mean Hemp can show up on a drug test?

While Hemp may be found in your bloodstream days after initial consumption, it will not make you fail any drug tests. Nowadays, cannabis drug tests only check for moderate to high amounts of THC, not Hemp. Even professional athletes are using Hemp for muscle recovery without having to worry about drug tests or doping control agencies.

October 28, 2019