Hemp CBD Cigarettes
What is the fastest way to deliver CBD to your system and start feeling the healing effects of CBD? Inhalation of course. Compared to oral and topical methods, inhaling your CBD, whether it be by vaping or smoking, delivers CBD into your blood via your lung alveoli instantly, and you begin to feel the effects within seconds. Inhaling CBD also brings the CBD levels in your bloodstream higher than oral and topical methods do (Ref. 1). This means compared to other methods, smoking and vaping have the strongest and quickest effects, which can be perfect for some people and some situations, such as when you need feelings of relief right away. In this review, we tested HempTrance's Hemp CBD Cigarettes.
Inhalation methods (Smoking & Vaping) have the quickest and highest peak impact, compared to Oral (Capsules & Drops) and Topical (Creams & Lotions), which have a longer, more mellow impact.
Hemp vs. Tobacco
Now that Hemp and CBD are legal in many states and countries, manufacturers are making High-CBD Hemp Cigarettes. These convenient, pre-rolled tubes look a lot like tobacco cigarettes, with a few obvious differences. Hemp is green, so when you look in the end of the roll, you'll see ground green hemp, rather than brown tobacco. Also they smell strongly of cannabinoids. Opening the package, one might think it was Cannabis inside. They smell very similar, which seems like a good thing, as the smell of both Hemp and Cannabis is a result of the high concentrations of cannabinoids, terpenes and other bioactive chemicals. The similar smell is a positive sign that these products contain lots of the same cannabinoids we find in medically rich marijuana. The only definitive difference between Hemp and Cannabis, is the THC content. These hemp cigarettes can contain everything in Cannabis except THC.
The contents of one Hemptrance CBD Cigarette. One gram of pure natural hemp, grown on organically registered land. High in CBD and other bio-active compounds, low in THC.
The filter in these CBD cigarettes is also different. While tobacco cigarettes have a acetate smoke filter to make them “safer” (In reality, filters do nothing to reduce the incidence of tobacco caused diseases (Ref 2)), the Hemp cigarettes have a structural paper tube, to prevent hemp material from entering the smoker's mouth on inhalation. Finally, and perhaps most interesting, is the Hemp cigarettes we reviewed have little oil spots evident on the rolling paper. Our best guess on this is natural oil from the hemp. This is actually a positive indicator, as it means the hemp contains plenty of oil, and since most of the bio-active chemicals in hemp reside in the oil, this means these products are high in medicinal compounds. Despite the tiny oil spots on the paper, these machine-rolled hemp tubes have all the structural integrity you expect in a high-quality commercial cigarette, and hold up perfectly in transport, handling and use.
The filter of a Hemptrance CBD Cigarette is a firm paper tube, which prevents plant material from entering your mouth.
Enough preface, let's light up. The first notable observation is that these hemp cigarettes draw easier, but burn about the same speed as tobacco cigarettes. The easier draw can be attributed to the more free-flowing filter. The similar burn rate is surprising as tobacco cigarettes have additives that control the rate of burn, so natural hemp must have a naturally controlled burn rate. The experience of smoking a whole CBD cigarette takes about the same as a similar sized 'joint' or tobacco cigarette, and leaves you feeling like you've had a 'break'. Plus, since the medicinal effects of smoking hemp are felt almost immediately, you'll be feeling quite medicated by the time the cigarette nears its filter.
In our taste test, the hemp cigarette smoke tasted lighter than a cannabis joint or a tobacco cigarette. Four flavors are evident: Earthiness, Pepper, Lemon and Lavender. These flavors are due to hemp's 'Terpenes', bio-active compounds with strong aromas. These four pronounced flavors in our Hemptrance cigarettes correspond with the following terpenes and their health benefits:
Myrcene – 'Earthy' flavors often are due to Myrcene, the most common terpene in cannabis. Myrcene is a mild sedative, sleep aid and muscle relaxant.
Beta-caryophyllene – 'Pepper' flavors come from Beta-caryophyllene, which is also found in high concentrations in black pepper. This terpene is an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and is referenced as possibly helpful in a number of disease conditions.
Limonene – 'Lemon' flavors in cannabis are most often from the terpene Limonene. Also found in citrus fruits, limonene has an uplifting effect on mood and attitude, combats anxiety and is an antidepressant.
Linalool – 'Lavender' flavors in hemp come from Linalool. This terpene promotes calm and relaxation, and may be a general immune system booster.
The Hemptrance taste profile includes Earthiness, Pepper, Lemon and Lavender, each of which corresponds with a bio-active 'Terpene'.
The Hemptrance packaging, a solid metal tin which holds 10 cigarettes, is high-quality, sturdy and can be reused to carry other supplies.
The smoke is smooth - it does not burn the throat or lungs, like a strong cannabis or tobacco could. It was easy to smoke, and the smoke tasted 'more natural' than many other products we've tried.
From a medicinal standpoint, the CBD Hemp cigarette had very noticeable effect. Almost immediately, within the first three inhalations, our testers felt their muscles relax, body awareness heighten and tension dissipate. By the end of the cigarette, we noticed elevated mood, and some testers reported a calm, deepened breathing. These effects felt remarkably similar to those felt after smoking cannabis.
The biggest difference between the feelings after smoking Hemp and Cannabis is the hemp did not induce euphoria. Many effects were the same, such as heightened body awareness and relaxation, but our minds did not start racing, as they can with high THC blends. Instead, our testers' minds felt clear, and in a way, we were more aware of the body sensations as a result. One tester said ”it seemed like I stayed in my normal headspace, but with a very relaxed and positive mood.”
HempTrance Hemp CBD Cigarettes are all natural - they contain only hemp.
The medicinal effects of the Hemp CBD Cigarette continue to develop over about 20 minutes and lasted several hours. Some testers said they starting to feel a tiny bit 'high' after several minutes. Not very high, just enough to detect. From a scientific standpoint this can be understood, as one of the main mechanisms of CBD is to support the action of anandamide, the body's natural THC correlate (Ref 3). So even though hemp contains no THC, your body's equivalent compound, anandamide, begins acting more, and you may feel a very mild THC-like effect after smoking a CBD cigarette.
Taste Great – Earthy, Pepper, Lemon, Smooth
Effect – Strong Effect, Body High, Very Relaxing
Organic – Anything you put into your body should be organic, especially if it's going in your lungs.
Legal – Since they are made with Hemp containing less than 0.3% THC, these are legal in most states and many countries around the world.
Smoke - Some people may not be comfortable with inhalation as a CBD delivery method.
Overall, we stand strongly behind HempTrance's Hemp CBD Cigarettes. They have a strong impact, they taste great and the machine rolled cigarette form make them super convenient and easy to use. We will be ordering more packs of these.
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1: Medical cannabis use in Canada: Vapourization and modes of delivery - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12954-016-0119-9
2: The effect of filters on the incidence of lung cancer in cigarette smokers - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0013935181901420
3: Cannabidiol Enhances Anandamide Signaling - https://www.nature.com/articles/tp201215