Quit Smoking By Smoking Hemp
Deciding to quit tobacco is the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. On the path of smoking cessation, you’ll breathe deeper, feel healthier overall, and reconnect––without the weight of addiction. Nicotine is the chemical in tobacco that causes the addiction, or dependence, to tobacco. It’s what keeps people smoking, regardless of the mass of adverse effects. Like other addictive substances, nicotine activates the brain’s reward circuits and reinforces repeated nicotine exposure. Research has suggested that nicotine is equally as addictive as heroin and cocaine. So, while tobacco is incredibly harmful, this chemical dependence makes it difficult for smokers to quit.
On top of the vicious cycle of chemical addiction, it’s common to develop an emotional attachment to cigarettes. Many smokers simply like the way a cigarette feels in their fingers; it’s a familiar feeling every morning with a cup of coffee, before and after meals, in social settings, and when driving. Others enjoy the action of packing, the lighting, the puffing, and the smoke of a cigarette. Many smokers find relief from stressful situations or frustrations by lighting up. These daily rituals and physical habits that smokers develop make it challenging to step away from tobacco, even when they want to. In fact, almost 70% of American smokers want to quit, and more than half tried over the last year, but only 6% succeeded.
If you’re seeking a natural alternative to tobacco while you shake the addiction or simply wish to continue the ritual of smoking without being exposed to the thousands of chemicals found in tobacco, smokable hemp flower is a great option. Studies have shown that hemp flower may reduce nicotine cravings due to the presence of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive, naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa. Since there is no tobacco, nicotine, or chemical additives in hemp cigarettes, you won’t get addicted as you would a standard pack of smokes.
Hemp Flower in Native Culture
The Ioway name for hemp flower is Kąhuxañe Uxra, which means “tall flower.” Native American communities have long recognized the healing benefits of hemp, using the plant for pain management, anti-inflammation, and relaxation. Hemp flower is still used by Native American tribes today, and many tribes grow and produce hemp flower for various commercial uses.
Hemp flower and marijuana both belong to the cannabis plant family, the key difference being that marijuana contains much higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In contrast, hemp flower contains negligible THC content of 0.3% or less. This means that people who smoke hemp cigarettes don’t experience a “high” like people who smoke marijuana. Unlike traditional tobacco cigarettes, hemp cigarettes don’t contain nicotine or additives, making them perfect for people trying to quit smoking cigarettes or other nicotine alternatives.
At SOJE, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive conversation about hemp. The Ioway Tribe created SOJE with smoking cessation, relaxation, and connection in mind. SOJE is the only Native American tribally-owned and operated hemp cigarette brand in the U.S. Learn more about our mission, vision, and values here.
Where to Buy Hemp Cigarettes
Instead of taking another drag on that tobacco cigarette, we have a better, healthier, non-addictive alternative. SOJE hemp cigarettes are ideal for anyone looking for a top-shelf, authentic smoking experience. With SOJE, you can quit the addiction without having to give up the ritual of smoking cold turkey. Our Native hemp smokes are designed to burn smoothly and are crafted using some of the highest quality organic hemp flower on the market. They offer an Earthy cannabis taste, excellent aroma profile, and high CBD content––without the mind-altering effects.
With SOJE blends, you can experience a variety of tastes. Our Floral Blend unites the purest hemp flower with organically certified traditional Native American smoking herbs like raspberry leaf, damiana, and uva ursi, to provide a satisfying floral hemp cigarette. Our Mint Blend combines organic hemp flower with prairie sage and peppermint, while our Original Blend is 100% pure, regeneratively grown hemp.
At SOJE, our mission is to restore, revitalize and regenerate our lands, our tribe, and our culture by connecting people back to nature. We intentionally cultivate our crop using our Indigenous agricultural practices. We only use natural materials in everything we produce to ensure we leave the planet in better shape than we found it. Our cigarette blends are crafted with chemical-free, additive-free, hemp cigarette paper and compostable butts and packaging.
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Smoking CBD Cigarettes
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD flower, or hemp flower, contains high concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD) and less than .3% of THC, giving the best CBD effect possible without the “high” associated with THC.
Research shows that CBD products may help tobacco users quit smoking by reducing nicotine cravings, neutralizing smoking cues, and counteracting the discomfort of chemical detoxification. CBD has also been shown to have powerful anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-nausea, and pain management properties.
While nicotine aggravates the brain, CBD naturally helps to restore the production of neurotransmitters, giving consumers the same familiar feeling of relaxation––without needing nicotine to do it for them. Smoking CBD flower, or hemp flower, can be one of the top ways to experience CBD’s benefits immediately. In contrast, the impact of other CBD products, such as gummies or other edibles, can take up to two hours to kick in.
SOJE hemp CBD cigarettes look, feel, and smoke like traditional cigarettes, making them an excellent alternative for those who want to end their addiction while still enjoying a good smoke.
The SOJE Difference – CBD Quality Matters
When smoking CBD hemp products, the hemp flower must be of the highest quality. Our full-spectrum CBD hemp flower is intentionally, sustainably, and regeneratively cultivated in nutrient-rich soil using our indigenous farming practices, hand-harvested when the plants are at their peak aroma and cannabinoid content, carefully hang dried at low temperatures to preserve their terpenes, meticulously trimmed, and finally, slow cured until our pure hemp flower is fully sealed for future processing. The end result is a smooth and satisfying smoke.
High-quality, full-spectrum CBD has been shown to have various therapeutic properties. Our individual hemp cigarettes contain 50+ mg of full-spectrum CBD to ensure immediate and extended balance and relief.
When shopping for CBD products, always check to ensure that the CBD is third-party tested. SOJE hemp is third-party tested to assure you that you are imbibing the purest hemp flower available.
CBD May Neutralize Smoking Cues
A 2018 study published in the journal Addiction found that CBD can reverse the attentional bias to cigarette cues. In other words, this means that tobacco smokers who use CBD won’t feel triggered to light up as often. The researchers also found that CBD has anti-anxiety properties and minimal side effects, noting that CBD is a promising smoking cessation aid and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
What are the Three Main Types of CBD?
The difference between CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD, and full-spectrum CBD is simply the chemical compound content found in each product.
- CBD Isolate
Isolate only contains cannabidiol (CBD) and does not contain any other cannabinoids, terpenes, or healthy fatty acids from the plant.
- Broad-Spectrum CBD
Broad-spectrum CBD contains all of the cannabinoids and other chemical compounds that naturally occur in the cannabis plant, except for THC.
- Full-Spectrum CBD
Full-spectrum CBD contains CBD and all of the other cannabinoids, including THC, terpenes, and fatty acids that naturally occur in the cannabis plant.
A 2005 study found that full-spectrum CBD had greater medicinal properties than CBD isolate alone. This is because full-spectrum has all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids and other chemical compounds that result in the positive effects of the chemical synergies. This is referred to as the “entourage effect.”
What’s the Best Way to Consume CBD?
CBD can be found in gummies, drinks, tinctures, oils, lotions, and other forms. However, smoking CBD is the fastest and most effective way to receive your intended dose since it is inhaled directly into the lungs, where it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body almost instantly. In contrast, edibles can take hours to feel the effects.
If you’re in search of a smokable CBD product that can assist you on your journey to quit smoking or vaping, a non-addictive replacement therapy for nicotine, or if you’re simply looking for a way to experience the benefits of full-spectrum CBD without the mind-altering properties of marijuana, consider SOJE hemp cigarettes.
One of the most effective ways to quit tobacco is with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). These products reduce withdrawal symptoms by helping to satisfy cravings and reducing the urge to smoke. Numerous studies have shown using NRT can nearly double the chances of quitting smoking. Smoking cessation aids such as prescription drugs like Varenicline are sometimes prescribed to smokers looking to avoid nicotine products.
CBD Cigarettes vs. Nicotine Replacement Products – Which is Better?
On the path to smoking cessation, seeking a safer alternative to tobacco can help you quit. Nicotine skin patches, chewing gums, lozenges, nasal and oral sprays, and inhalers are all common NRT medicines that deliver small amounts of nicotine to the brain. While these NRTs are generally safer than tobacco products, they don’t replace the satisfying pull of a typical cigarette or the ritual of smoking.
To many smokers, the physical act of smoking becomes satisfying in itself. A tobacco alternative, such as SOJE, gives smokers a product that looks, feels, and smokes like a typical cigarette without the addictive properties of nicotine.
CBD cigarettes can work more effectively for some people when used in conjunction with nicotine patches, gums, or other nicotine replacement therapy products because they’ll satisfy your urge to smoke while you’re reducing your chemical dependence on nicotine.
Disclaimer: This blog provides general information and discussions about health, wellness, and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog and website are not intended and should not be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. SOJE strongly advises all people to seek the care of a physician if and when they decide to quit smoking and follow their advice.