5 Reasons Why We Love Smoking Hemp
The act of smoking has deep religious, social, and cultural connections dating back to 5,000 BC. It’s no surprise then that the new hemp revolution has adopted smokable hemp and we’re here for it; in fact, there are five reasons why we love smoking hemp: it’s a familiar delivery method, it’s easy to use, increases bioavailability of cannabinoids, can temper THC consumption, and can be used as a tool to quit nicotine.
As previously mentioned, smoking has been around for a long time. It’s such a familiar delivery method that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out--you either use rolling papers to roll up your ground hemp flower or you put your flower in your pipe and smoke it. That familiarity makes smokable hemp an approachable delivery method.
Ease of Use
Papers plus hemp flower plus a lighter equals a good time. You don’t need a dab rig, you don’t have to worry about charging a vape pen battery, or rationing out an edible, you simply need the basics to get smoking. It’s this ease of use that makes smoking hemp an easy and portable option for cannabinoid consumption.
Bioavailability of Cannabinoids
While consuming hemp may be a ritual action for some, for most it’s more about getting the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids. That being said, if you’re in it for the medicinal potential, you likely want your cannabinoids to take effect as soon as possible. And what’s one of the best methods of making cannabinoids available for your body to use? Smoking, with a bioavailability of 31%, whereas oral consumption of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, clocks in at 13-19%.
Tempering THC Consumption
If you’re lucky enough to live in a state with legal recreational cannabis, you’ve got THC options galore, but sometimes, you don’t need the full THC send. At Lucid Farms, we like to mix our CBD and CBG flower in with our THC flower. This not only helps temper our high, it also allows us to get the benefits of THC, CBD, and CBG in one session, allowing the cannabinoids to work together to maximize their therapeutic potential.
Means to Quit Nicotine
Nicotine is a hard drug to quit. It’s just so easy to grab a pack and light up another cigarette, satisfying both the desire for nicotine and oral fixation. Smoking hemp not only offers an oral fixation replacement, the properties of CBD may actually curb cigarette consumption.
A 2013 pilot study published in Addictive Behaviors found that cigarette users treated with CBD cut their cigarette consumption by approximately 40%. While the study only had 24 participants, it does give hope that CBD may have therapeutic potential in treating nicotine addiction, and that’s something we’ll put in our pipe and smoke.
Light Up With Us
If you love smoking hemp as much as we do or simply want to try it out, we’ve got you covered. If you prefer rolling your own or smoking out of a pipe, check out our Big G flower; if you like your flower already rolled, pick up some of our Big G pre-rolls. Once you light up with us, you’ll understand why we smoke hemp.