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If you’ve thought about smoking hemp but have had some hesitation in the past then this short blog is for you. We address both the benefits and misconceptions of smoking hemp, including:

  • The instantaneous effects that can be achieved
  • The better quality of experience
  • The legality issues surrounding hemp
  • Whether smoking hemp can get you high

Many Benefits

Smoking CBD hemp flower is still a relatively new concept in the U.S. In a market that has been dominated by oils and tinctures, the sudden appearance and popularity of smokable hemp flower is, understandably, pretty confusing to some people.

Premium, quality hemp flower has been a long time in the making, but now that we’re able to access it, hemp pre-rolls and CBD joints are most likely to become one of the most popular product formats. Rolling your own is sometimes just too much work.

Smoking CBD hemp flower offers many benefits and therefore people choose to smoke CBD for many different reasons. If you’re curious about the idea, then this short blog is for you.

trend of smoking hemp flower in the us

What is CBD Hemp Flower?

The flowers of the hemp plant are where cannabinoids, namely CBD, are found in greatest abundance. Smokable hemp flower, or CBD flower, is sourced from premium grade hemp which is grown and dried specifically for smoking purposes.

The best smokable hemp flower you can buy these days is grown by experienced cannabis growers who have started to experiment with hemp in similar ways to which they grow marijuana, whether it be indoors, outdoors, or in a greenhouse.

It turns out that when given the same care and attention, CBD hemp flower can be just as enjoyable and flavorsome as marijuana, but without the high!

Smoking CBD Hemp Flower: The Benefits

The main benefits of smoking CBD hemp flower relate to the quality of the experience, the purity of the product, and the immediate effects received.

When smoking hemp flower, you’re getting the most premium CBD product on the market and you won’t be alone if you choose to smoke CBD purely to revel in the range of aromas and flavors available.

Some people who buy our products are seasoned marijuana smokers on the lookout for a non-psychoactive alternative.

They want to enjoy the cannabis experience without the high. Some enjoy our CBD flower by mixing it in with their marijuana to reduce the effects of the THC.

Others still use it as a tobacco alternative so that they can continue to smoke for pleasure, but ditch the addiction to nicotine and exposure to cigarette chemicals. Smoking CBD also allows you to enjoy the benefits of the entourage effect and the plant in its purest form.

CBD hemp flower is also a product that you can have complete confidence in just by looking at it. When hemp is processed to make oil, the quality doesn’t really matter too much as long as the CBD is present, and one oil looks much the same as the next.

But with smokable hemp flower you can actually see the quality in the buds. And all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other phytonutrients, are preserved just as nature intended them to be, which heightens their efficacy.

Another benefit to smoking CBD relate to the act of smoking as a method of consumption. A huge reason why many people choose to smoke CBD over taking it any other way is to benefit from the almost instantaneous effects.

It’s also really easy to work out dosage, and there’s zero waste.

Taking CBD orally (on the tongue or via edibles), for example, will mean that it has to first go through your entire digestive system before reaching your bloodstream several hours later. Many of the compounds are also lost in the “first-pass effect” where your liver filters some of them out before they get the chance to enter your circulatory system.

When you smoke CBD flower, however, all of the compounds quickly make their way into your bloodstream through the millions of capillaries inside your lungs.

Smoking CBD Hemp Flower: The Misconceptions

You may be feeling a little wary of smoking CBD if you’ve come across any of the common misconceptions that people have about this harmless flower. You may have falsely heard that hemp is a type of marijuana, that it can be psychoactive, or that it’s illegal.

We can tell you that none of these statements are true. Firstly, hemp is a type of cannabis, but it’s not marijuana. Marijuana is the psychoactive member of the cannabis family that will get you high due to a compound found within it, called THC.

Hemp contains little to no concentration of this particular compound and in fact has to undergo strict testing processes to make sure that it contains 0.3% or less THC before being allowed to go to market.

Regarding the legality of hemp flower, well that all changed recently when, recognizing the incredible usefulness of the plant, the U.S. government clearly distinguished hemp from marijuana by law and made it federally legal to cultivate as of December 2018.

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Another misconception you should be aware of is that higher CBD content means a better product. While high CBD content is good, if that’s what you need, it’s best to examine the quality of the hemp plant holistically.

You are entitled to know where and how the hemp was grown, as this greatly affects the quality of the end product, and you should look for hemp flower that has been grown in good quality soil, with organic feed and care.

Experienced farmers that care about the end consumer (you!) understand the importance of their hemp’s environment. We’re always on the lookout for artisan growers, so that we can share their superior quality flower with you.

Sharing the Love

The smokable hemp market in Europe has been thriving for many years and everyone at Green Unicorn Farms is committed to helping it launch into top gear here in the U.S. too.

Our search takes us to all four corners of the country, on the lookout for the tastiest smokable hemp flower available.

We want only the cleanest, richest, and most aromatic flower from the best indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor hemp plants.

Green unicorns are hard to find, but we love a good challenge, so we’ll never stop hunting and we promise to only ever share the very best that we come across.


About Hayley Smith

Hayley is passionate about all things cannabis and has been a strong advocate for CBD for over a decade. As a former marijuana farmer and smoker, she knows a thing or two about cannabis and is constantly on the lookout for new research from around the world regarding her favorite plants. Hayley is also the owner and operator of CBD Incubator.