CBD Cigarettes Smoker's Guide (2021)

CBD Cigarettes: What to Know Before You Buy

If you are interested in learning more about CBD cigarettes, then you’ve come to the right place.

This CBD cigarette guide is designed to give you clear, concise information about hemp cigarettes: what they are, what’s inside, and how they can be used so that you can make a confident decision about whether or not CBD cigarettes are right for you.

Let’s dive in!


What are CBD Cigarettes?

CBD cigarettes (hemp cigarettes, hemp smokes, or CBD smokes) are filtered CBD pre-rolls rolled with CBD hemp flower instead of tobacco.

CBD cigarettes offer a healthier, non-addictive smoking alternative and quit smoking aid while delivering high amounts of CBD (cannabidiol) more quickly than oral ingestion.

Hemp cigarettes are federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, but not all states are as hemp-friendly as others.

So be sure to check local regulations before placing your order!


What’s Inside CBD Cigarettes?

CBD cigarettes look and smoke like tobacco cigarettes, but are rolled entirely with hemp. 

They contain no tobacco or nicotine, and less than .3% THC. This means that CBD cigarettes are non-addictive, federally legal, and will not get you high.

CBD cigarettes rolled with CBD hemp flower can also contain high amounts of CBD (cannabidiol) and terpenes.  

But not all hemp cigarettes are created equal. Unfortunately, many CBD cigarette providers attempt to maximize profits by rolling their smokes with low-grade material like trim, biomass, or even cut-rag. 

These low-grade hemp cigarettes have less CBD, an off-putting smell, and a harsh, flavorless smoke. 

Instead, always purchase CBD cigarettes that are rolled entirely with the flavorful, CBD-rich flower of the hemp plant. 

High-quality hemp smokes, rolled with responsibly farmed CBD hemp flower, will smoke better, contain better flavor, and provide a more enjoyable smoking experience.


Do CBD Cigarettes Contain Nicotine?

CBD cigarettes are 100% tobacco and nicotine-free. Rolled with hemp instead of tobacco, hemp smokes do not contain the chemical additives or nicotine found in regular tobacco cigarettes. 

This makes CBD cigarettes a great potential option for people who want to quit smoking.


A Tobacco Alternative 

According to data provided by the Brightfield Group and published by Hemp Industry Daily in 2018, a survey of more than 5,000 CBD users in the U.S. revealed that: 

  • 24% of CBD users have used it as a tobacco alternative
  • Quitters often replace cigarettes with either smokable hemp or vaping 
  • 41% of quitters have entirely replaced their tobacco with hemp CBD 

CBD cigarettes offer the additional advantage of providing a 1:1 tobacco substitute that looks and smokes just like traditional tobacco cigarettes.

The similarities between hemp smokes and tobacco cigarettes allow quitters to satisfy the urge to smoke without slipping up.

Especially helpful when smoking cues are strongest: grabbing drinks, taking a break from work, or sitting in rush hour traffic.

They also provide an effective means to pacify the oral fixation and physical habit of smoking while you're trying to quit. 

CBD cigarettes offer a nicotine-free, nonaddictive way to satisfy urges and smoking cues without regret—or the hangups of getting hooked. 


What Else Are CBD Cigarettes Good For?

CBD cigarettes are more than a tobacco alternative. Hemp smokes offer a filtered pre-roll that is accessible and easy to enjoy for anyone curious about smoking CBD.

Often housed in sturdy portable 20-packs, CBD cigarettes also offer a convenient, stealthy, and stylish way for CBD enthusiasts to enjoy smoking CBD on the go. 

Hemp smokes are perfect for times when you can’t (or don’t want to) roll your own. Always on hand whether you’re on the road, out with friends, or just taking a quick break from work, hemp cigarettes offer a non-intoxicating and nonaddictive way to take a deep breath and unwind. 

Do CBD Cigarettes Get You High?

CBD cigarettes contain negligible, non-intoxicating levels of THC: less than .3%. And so, generally speaking, CBD cigarettes should not get you high.

However, everyone’s individual experience varies, and so it’s important to pace yourself and take note of how smoking CBD makes you feel. 

If you’re new to smoking CBD, we recommend starting with half a cigarette and allowing yourself at least thirty minutes of “downtime” to observe how you feel. 

If you already smoke CBD and want to give CBD cigarettes a try, you will most likely find the experience comparable to rolling a joint of hemp flower. 


Is It Safe to Smoke CBD Cigarettes?

CBD cigarettes are nonaddictive, non-intoxicating, and additive-free.

Because they do not contain harmful additives or addictive substances like nicotine, they are generally considered safe to consume. 

But while smoking CBD delivers more CBD to your cannabinoid system, faster … inhaling any combustible plant matter is generally not considered optimal for your health. 

That being said, if you’re going to smoke something and want to avoid picking up carcinogen-packed nicotine products, then CBD cigarettes are a safe and effective way to enjoy a guilt-free smoke without the unwanted side effects. 


Are CBD Cigarettes Legal?

Smokable CBD is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill but is considered illegal in some states.

Because regulations surrounding CBD consumption can sometimes change, it’s important to verify that CBD cigarettes are legal to smoke where you live before placing an order. As always, due diligence is your best bet!


How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy CBD Cigarettes? 

Most CBD vendors (including us!) require that customers be 21+ to order CBD cigarettes.

So there it is: to buy CBD cigarettes, you have to be at least 21 years of age. 


Will Smoking CBD Show on a Drug Test? 

Prevailing wisdom states that smoking CBD will not show on a drug test because drug tests simply don’t screen for CBD. 

Not. So. Fast.

Because while it may be true that most drug tests don’t screen for CBD, remember that almost all CBD products contain a small amount of THC.

And while the amount of THC contained in federally legal CBD products is negligible at <.3%, the fact of the matter is that negligible or not, THC is THC. And most drug tests do of course screen for THC.

We’ve all heard stories of people who have used CBD products and still failed a drug test. And we all have that buddy who swears it’s impossible. Our advice?

Err on the side of caution. If drug screening is required for employment or legal reasons, we recommend abstaining from CBD. 

But ultimately, the choice is yours.


Where to Buy CBD Cigarettes

CBD cigarettes are most often sold online. But more and more vape, CBD, and convenience stores are also choosing to stock them on their shelves.

The only downside to purchasing a new brand of hemp smokes at a shop is that you can’t be sure what you’re getting—and when it comes to hemp smokes, quality makes all the difference. 

But that’s why we wrote this guide! So here are a few questions to keep in mind when choosing which brand of CBD smokes to buy.

  • What’s inside? Only buy CBD cigarettes that are rolled with the CBD-rich flower of the hemp plant. Never buy CBD cigarettes that contain additives, tobacco, or nicotine. Always be sure to check COAs (certificates of analysis) to ensure that the smokes contain <.3% THC and adequate amounts of CBD (aim for at least 50mg of CBD per individual cigarette)—indicating smokes rolled with CBD-rich hemp flower instead of biomass or trim.
  • How are they produced? Only buy CBD cigarettes that are professionally produced on commercial-grade rolling machines. This ensures a consistently high-quality draw every time you reach for a smoke. Never settle for poorly crafted CBD cigarettes that spill everywhere or shoddy pack construction that doesn’t protect your smokes. Always be sure to find out what materials are used in each pack’s construction and that efforts are being made to minimize environmental impact.
  • What do others say? Only buy CBD cigarettes that have been favorably reviewed by past customers. This is one of the benefits of researching online before you buy your pack. Never buy from unvetted vendors who don’t provide a professional website with verified customer reviews. You’ll risk wasting money on subpar smokes and won’t receive any answers to your questions and concerns. Always take both favorable and unfavorable reviews with a grain of salt and beware of too many reviews complaining of poor customer service or inconsistent quality. 


Now that you know more about CBD cigarettes, you’re ready to make an informed buying decision and try them out for yourself. 

Have you tried CBD cigarettes before? Do you have a favorite brand? How do they help and why do you smoke CBD cigarettes when you do? 

Leave us your comments and let us know!

  • I can’t wait till the store opens. I am so anxious to try these!!!!

    Love Nixon on
  • I’m trying to quit smoking cigarettes and you’re right, I’ve tried numerous times and after 50 odd years of smoking it’s kinda hard to quit without chewing someone’s head off in the process. Especially since cigs are now TEN bucks a pack! I’m hoping that your CBD cigarettes helps me to quit forever.

    Mich Curcio on

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