CBD cigarettes: what are you smoking?

As laws have shifted, you’ve probably noticed a changing landscape of cannabis products over the last few years, many touting their CBD content. 

Vaping products and other alternatives to traditional cigarettes have been trending for years, and in some states, CBD cigarettes have made their way onto the scene, too. CBD products are relatively new to the market and come in various flavors and forms like oil, gummies, and skin patches. 

Today, we’ll unwrap CBD cigarettes to see how they differ from traditional cigarettes—and why people use CBD products for pain, mental health, and sleep.

What exactly are CBD cigarettes?

CBD cigarettes are made of CBD oil + tea + chrysanthemum with high CBD content and no THC

CBD cigarettes are similar to traditional cigarettes in that they are usually rolled or wrapped in paper. They are tobacco free and nicotine free.

CBD vs. tobacco cigarettes

CBD cigarettes look just like tobacco cigarettes, but it’s what’s on the inside that matters.

CBD cigarettes contain tea and chrysanthemum, and some have a mixture of hemp and tobacco. CBD is not addictive (VanDolah, 2019). For people looking to quit traditional cigarettes, CBD smokes are a tobacco-free substitute that can fulfill the hand-to-mouth habit of smoking cigarettes.

Herbal cbd cigarettes and pre-rolled products may vary in CBD content and additives, such as menthol.

Are CBD cigarettes safe?

Most cbd cigarettes are free of tobacco and addictive substances like nicotine. Still, they can have damaging effects on the body.

Right now, we don’t have data regarding the health effects of cbd smoke. Animal studies show marijuana smoke damages the lungs similarly to smoking tobacco. (Maertens, 2013).

Scientists have been trying to study the effects of marijuana smoke, but there are some challenges. Most studies on people who smoke marijuana evaluate people who also smoke tobacco, so it’s hard to know for certain the effects of marijuana smoke alone.

Can CBD cigarettes get you high?

No, smoking CBD cigarettes won’t make you high. The cannabis plant consists of many chemical compounds. The two most common and well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. 

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can be intoxicating and gives you the feeling of being high. CBD is not psychoactive and has antipsychotic and anxiolytic properties. If used together, CBD can actually counteract some of the intoxicating effects of THC