What You Need to Know About CBD Cigarettes


Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the production of industrial hemp, the popularity of CBD cigarettes has been on the rise. As a result, tobacco smokers began to add non-addictive, non-toxic CBD cigarettes to their product lines. 

A survey of over 5,000 CBD users found that 24% have used hemp to quit smoking, and quitters replaced tobacco with vaping or smokable hemp, according to the data provided by the Brightfield Group, a firm that studies the CBD market. The same report also added that 41% of quitters have completely replaced their tobacco with hemp CBD.

Evidently, there isn’t a more satisfying CBD product for smokers than hemp cigarettes. However, not all American smokers know what CBD cigarettes are. 

There’s much more to learn about this interesting product. And to explain this, you will need to continue reading.

CBD Cigarettes vs E-cigarettes vs Vaping CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been discovered to help with anxiety, chronic pain, and even rare forms of epilepsy. And now, CBD is also being studied for its effectiveness as an aid to quitting smoking, based on the report on PR Newswire.

Because of this, an explosion of CBD companies began to develop new products, including CBD vapes, and E-cigarettes products to meet the changing needs of their consumers. Let’s take a closer look at each of these products and what users and studies say about them.

CBD Cigarettes

Also called CBD pre-rolls or CBD joints, CBD cigarettes contain ground-up CBD-rich hemp flowers rolled into smokable products that look like a regular cigarette, only that it’s filled with CBD. In some cases, CBD cigarettes may have filters like tobacco, but they often feature cardboard tubes called “crutches” that make joints easier to hold and prevent any plant matter from getting inside the mouth.

Wales 247 explained that cannabidiol-infused cigarettes have no nicotine and contain less than 0.3% of delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), making them a healthier and safer alternative. Since these products contain CBD instead of THC, they do not have mind-altering effects. Hence, consumers can smoke these cigarettes without ingesting tobacco or nicotine or getting intoxicated.

Smokers around the world are using CBD cigarettes for all sorts of reasons. Some individuals simply enjoy CBD’s effects, and they find pre-roll products to be convenient for experiencing these effects. While others use CBD pre-rolls for serious health aid. Observer reported that many people enjoyed machine-rolled joints as a much healthier alternative to tobacco.

Scientific studies have not yet discovered any serious side effects of using CBD cigarettes. While, in general, CBD can sometimes cause minor side effects like drowsiness or dry mouth, it is not found to pose any short-term or long-term health risks.

In line with this, it appears that cannabidiol has impressive beneficial effects, and unlike tobacco, CBD cigarettes are non-addictive. Instead of getting you high, cannabidiol provides a general feeling of calmness and relaxation. 

Whether you’re trying to quit tobacco smoking or you’re just curious about CBD’s effects, cannabidiol-infused cigarettes are an excellent way to explore the benefits of CBD or find an alternative to tobacco smoking.


Truth Initiative, a nonprofit tobacco control organization, defined e-cigarettes as, “devices that operate by heating a liquid solution to a high sufficient temperature so it can create an aerosol that is inhaled by the user.” E-cigarettes’ solutions (or e-liquids), almost always include flavoring, nicotine, and a humectant (propylene glycol), to retain moisture and produce the aerosol when heated.

E-cigarettes can come in many forms: regular cigarette-shape, pipes, cigars, pens, and even USB flash drives. To elucidate the diversity in product design, some experts have classified e-cigarettes as first, second, and third-generation devices.

  • First-generation e-cigarette–are disposable and closely resemble a cigarette.
  • Second-generation e-cigarette–are larger in a pen-shaped device and can be charged.
  • Third-generation e-cigarette–these devices don’t resemble a combustible cigarette. They have huge and customizable batteries. Some parts of these devices are replaceable (usually called “mods”). They are also refillable.
  • The latest e-cigarettes have a sleek, high-tech design and come with easy rechargeable batteries.

While using e-cigarettes is usually called “vaping,” the devices create an aerosol, not a vapor. Unlike vapor (a simple substance in gas form), the aerosol from e-cigarettes contains minuscule chemical particles from both the device (e.g., metals from the heating coil) and the liquid solution.

There is scientific evidence suggesting that these particles lead to cardiovascular injury, with links to negative effects on resting blood pressure, heart rate, and the cells that line the blood vessels.

Vaping CBD Oil

Vaping360 clarified that users should not confuse CBD Vape Oil with hemp seed oil. CBD oils are traditionally used as an oral tincture, meaning they are strictly for ingestion.

Users should also know that the CBD vape oil that is said to be for inhalation, does not actually contain oil and should be avoided. This is because studies have found that inhaling oil can pose serious health risks like lipoid pneumonia. 

Verywell Mind backed this one up when they reported that vaping, in general, is an unsafe practice regardless of what substances are in the vaping device. And CBD Oil is not an exception.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to the same article, has recently associated vaping products with an outbreak of about 3,000 lung illnesses that were so critical that even teens were being admitted to the hospital. Meanwhile, around 70 people have died from what is now being termed as EVALI (e-cigarette and vaping associated lung injury). No less than 26 of the EVALI cases were hospitalized after vaping CBD oil.

Hence, the appropriate name to be used here is “CBD vape juice.” Users should look for products that say something about vape juice, vaping, e-juice, or e-liquid on the label and should not contain any actual oil.

The market has also developed CBD cartridges. These devices are similar to THC oil cartridges but slimmer and are designed with disposable e-cig tanks filled with CBD e-juice. Some contain pure CBD distillate, made with a solvent-based CBD or CO2 extraction method. 

CBD cartridges connect to a standard 510 battery and offer an easy entry into vaping cannabidiol. Pods are another type of cartridges that are compatible with popular devices like the JUUL.

It’s still crucial to look for high-quality products and consult your physician before trying any CBD products.

Why are CBD Cigarettes More Effective?

While you can choose from a variety of CBD consumption methods, smoking is considered the best and one of the oldest ways to enjoy cannabidiol. This is because hemp CBD cigarettes allow users to experience the benefits of CBD faster.

According to HealthWorks Collective, inhaling is an effective route of CBD administration because cannabinoids are quickly delivered directly to the lungs, brain, and bloodstream. Therefore, users will only need to wait for a few minutes to feel the calming effect after smoking a CBD cigarette compared to other CBD products that require 20-40 minutes to start acting. Weed Barcelona stated that the bioavailability of cannabidiol from cigarettes is from 30% to 60%.

One of the striking uses of CBD cigarettes besides their benefits is that it has also helped people to quit smoking. Based on the Wales 247 article, the following are some of the ways how smoking CBD-infused cigarettes aided those struggling with nicotine addiction.

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