“With so much drama in the C-B-D, it's kinda hard being SNOOB D-O-Double G, but I, some how some way, keep coming up with funky azz hits like every.single.day. May I, roll a lil somethin for the G's and vape a few pens as I breeze, thru…"
Snoop Dogg's classic song, "Gin & Juice" thumps in my head when I hear of yet another CBD product out there today. CBD's ever rising amount of new product and retail goods on the market certainly makes it hard to keep up with the nonstop introduction of new goods. And hemp cigarettes are the latest hit to hit the CBD hitting market. A CBD cigarette is a cigarette made with hemp instead of purely tobacco and contains cannabidiol (CBD) but only a negligible amount of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component found in cannabis. American law allows the sale of hemp products containing less than 0.3% THC. Many manufacturers of CBD cigs are positioning CBD cigs as an alternative to tobacco cigs which contain physically addictive, nicotine. Most or nearly all CBD cigarettes do not have tobacco in them and contain almost no THC. Each smoke does contain an approximate 20% level of CBD with varying dosage levels available. CBD is said to assist with physical and mental wellness, giving a relaxing and mellow feel, therefore making hemp cigarettes very popular lately. With many wanting to quit smoking tobacco and with growing concern over the health risks of using e-cigarettes, can hemp help people quit smoking those?
Can hemp cigs be an aid to quitting smoking? According to some studies and research, CBD has been shown to have anti-addiction properties. Its use has gained some traction in treating opioid addiction and other addictive pharmaceutical drugs. There is growing evidence that suggests CBD reduces withdrawal symptoms and curbs the rewarding properties of opioids to decrease cravings. It is quite possible that the same benefit can be applied to reducing the traditional cigarettes smokers's addiction to nicotine. The "Addictive Behaviors" periodical, published by the University College London found that smokers who participated in an experiment where they were given CBD, reduced the number of cigarettes they smoked by 40%. Other studies have shown that even people not actively interested in quitting, become less interested in tobacco when hemp was the available alternative.
Most individuals choose to use hemp wraps as opposed to other options like rolling papers containing tobacco because of the obvious health disadvantages. Some like the conveniences of pre-rolled joints better than getting their dose of CBD by vaping. Vape pens require charging and replacing and the CBD oil can be messy at times. CBD cigs can provide an authentic smoking experience versus the less impacting feel of a vape. Hemp cigs have a surprisingly clean and pure taste. There are many options in hemp cigarettes from organic, to different sizes and dosages, flavors to leaf or paper-rolled.
Nicotine has had its powerful hold on smokers often because it is a mild antidepressant and sleep regulate. Many people also turn to cigarettes as a way to relieve stress. While not all smokers are seeking stress relief, research has shown a link between cigs and the desire to achieve a sense of calm. Several studies have revealed that CBD can also work as an antidepressant and sleep regulator. CBD cigarettes allow for the relaxing effects of smoking while reducing nicotine and other harmful chemicals. CBD has been shown to have many beneficial qualities and may help people kick their tobacco habits for good.
While CBD has been generally regarded as safe, please always be cautious when using any medication.
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Written By Kelly DT Nguyen