4/20: Not Just For Stoners Anymore!

4/20: Not Just For Stoners Anymore!

The term 420, thought to be originally coined by a group of California students who would meet after school and light up at 4:20, originated in 1971. With the legalization of cannabis, including Hemp federally, the term 420 is globally celebrated and widely understood. With the legalization of Hemp from the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill, many people are familiar with and are users of CBD products. However, few people are familiar with smoking Hemp or using it as a combustible. Counterintuitively and unlike tobacco, hemp has many anti-inflammatory and healing properties that are being used in moderation as a therapeutic delivery of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Many find it relaxing and uplifting while with its vasodilator properties, it is also a good way to improve breathing and workouts. Although I detest cigarettes and tobacco due their detrimental properties and personally suffering from exercise induced asthma, I find it easier to get my second wind and to get a deeper workout with faster recovery when I take a few puffs of good hemp prior to working out. From a technical stand point, Hemp down-regulates immunologically-generated free radical production, in contrast to tobacco which increases it. Simply put, hemp reduces carcinogenesis while tobacco increases it. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1277837/

Smoking Hemp has the highest and fastest bioavailability (absorption rate) of cannabinoids and terpenes compared to edibles and tinctures. It takes about 10 seconds to feel the effects when smoking while it may take 20 minutes to an hour to feel the effects when administered a different way. As always and with any Hemp product, if you are smoking hemp or looking to try for the first time, make sure you are purchasing from a reputable source with products free from pesticides, mold, and heavy metals. Going with companies that are Certified Organic is the best place to start.

Clean Remedies has a great blend of CBG/CBD strains to discover what works best for you.  If your store is going to be celebrating 4/20 please talk to your sales rep about our promos.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published