Can you Smoke Hemp and get High?
Does smoking Hemp get you high?
The short answer is no, you can’t get high from smoking hemp.
If you would like to understand WHY smoking hemp can not get you high then you are in the right place.
Just like twins, the hemp plant looks identical to marijuana but its effects and molecular makeup are completely different.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a type of cannabis plant. On the outside, it looks identical to marijuana from its roots to its flowers but on the inside, it is completely different.
Hemp is rich in CBD with only a tiny fraction of that high-inducing compound THC.
In fact, hemp contains less than 0.3% THC - a tiny amount that can not produce that high feeling typically associated with marijuana.
Compare this to marijuana (THC-rich cannabis) which can have a THC content anywhere between 5-29%.
What are CBD and THC anyway?
The cannabis plant contains compounds known as cannabinoids. In hemp, the main cannabinoid is cannabidiol or CBD and in marijuana, the main cannabinoid is Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
People smoke marijuana to get that THC-high whereas hemp is used to get the benefits of CBD. You know you can smoke marijuana flowers but can you smoke hemp flower too?
Can you Smoke Hemp Flower?
Yes. In fact, Hemp flowers are ideal for smoking because when we burn hemp we activate the compounds therein. For example, hemp flowers contain CBDA which when heated loses the ‘A’ (or acid molecule) and becomes CBD.
If you are looking for the most optimum and efficient method for getting CBD into your body then smoking hemp is your answer. This is because it has such a high bioavailability.
What Happens if you smoke a lot of hemp flowers?
You go from being relaxed to feeling super relaxed! Some people find that smoking a small amount helps them focus whereas smoking a lot can make you want to slumber.
Many smoke a lot of hemp flowers just before bedtime as it helps them relax and nod off gently. Sounds great but are there any possible side effects from smoking hemp flowers?
It is always good advice that anyone on medication consult with their doctor before smoking hemp flowers. This is because CBD can potentially interact with existing medications.
Hemp flower tastes great because it contains terpenes which give hemp its unique smell. These terpenes are found throughout nature and possess great therapeutic potential.
If you need to break free from the stresses of modern life but still need to get on with life then look no further than hemp flower.