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Thomas Jefferson Smoked Weed

This weeks Famous Weed Smoker is none other than the author of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the founding fathers of the country. Thomas Jefferson. I wonder what he’d think about what America has become and this insane “War” being waged against the very herb he used to roll up and smoke on his back veranda. Another little known fact is that the Bill of Rights was actually printed on hemp paper. The prohibitionists are trashing everything that these men stood for. Thankfully the tide is changing and many political sycophants are realizing the idiocy of their ideology. Hopefully one day we can all smoke a joint in peace just like Mr Jefferson did he when he helped found everything America should stand for. Personal liberty. So you can add him to the list of famous politicians who loved the herb. Barack Obama, George W Bush (also an avid cocaine user) , and of course Bill “I never inhaled” Clinton. I wonder why these former drug users choose to persecute people for doing exactly as they did.

Here’s a direct quote taken from Thomas Jefferson’s diaries.

“Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda,
smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Smoked Weed This weeks Famous Weed Smoker is none other than the author of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the founding fathers of the country. Thomas Jefferson. I

What’s The Deal With Smoking Hemp?

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Smoke ’em if you got ’em. And if you don’t, why not get some? The benefits of smoking hemp will surprise you.

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You’ve probably smoked weed. You’ve probably hit a CBD vape. And you’ve probably even smoked other stuff, like herbs or tobacco. But have you tried smoking hemp?

It may seem like a novel idea now—one that’s gaining popularity—but the action of smoking hemp has been around for just about as long as the plant itself. The hemp plant has been cultivated domestically for over 12,000 years. Early Americans grew it to make rope, clothing, and paper as far back as the 1600’s, and they also smoked the flower recreationally. The founding fathers were big fans of smoking the plant; George Washington, James Madison, and James Monroe all reportedly used it to quell various ails—including tooth aches and muscle pains. You’ve probably even heard a quote about hemp that’s often misattributed to Thomas Jefferson: “Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.” (Highly relatable to most modern cannabis lovers, but apparently ol’ TJ never actually said it.)

“Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”

Still, the founding fathers—despite their many faults—definitely got it right when it came to the joys of smoking hemp. Depending on the strain, it can be either relaxing or energizing, and—thanks to the body buzz many report feeling after smoking— it’s also just downright enjoyable and fun.

That’s because all the cannabinoids you hear about all the time—CBD, CBG, CBN, THC—are present in smoke-able hemp flower. And because of the so-called “entourage effect,” consuming all of those cannabinoids at once makes them each work better when they hit your own endocannabinoid system; it’s the same reason “full-spectrum” hemp-derived products are favored over “broad spectrum” or “isolates.” The sum is greater than the parts.

But just because hemp flower has THC (all “full spectrum” hemp products do, btw) that doesn’t mean that smoking it will make you “high.” Or, at least not high in the same way that smoking regular cannabis will. The federally legal amount of THC that hemp flower can contain is under .3%—and that’s just not enough to produce the psychoactive or intoxicating effects you might normally associate with THC. For comparison, most high-inducing weed products contain anywhere between 5-35% THC; Miss Grass THC Minis have between 9%-20%.

All the cannabinoids you hear about all the time—CBD, CBG, CBN, THC—are present in smoke-able hemp flower. And it works faster than a tincture.

So, if hemp doesn’t make you high, what does it do? Well, remember the aforementioned relaxing/energizing effects? Smoke-able hemp has all the same benefits of your trusted full-spectrum cannabinoid tincture—better sleep, better sex, better focus, better homeostasis—and it works a lot faster, too. The bioavailability of smoke-able hemp is between 25% and 50%, meaning that the body is able to absorb all those delicious, homeostasis-supporting cannabinoids *a lot* faster than when you ingest it as a sublingual or eat it as a gummy.

Plus, it tastes great and let’s face it: Smoking is enjoyable. (Don’t @ me.) And, when mixed with other herbs—especially adaptogenic herbs like Holy Basil or high-terpene herbs like lavender, as seen in Miss Grass Minis Hemp + Herb Pre-rolls—the results can be pretty incredible. All the terpenes and cannabinoids naturally found in hemp form a pretty incredible base for other magical plants to do their work. And you’ll definitely feel it happening. Just take a hit of Miss Grass’s XXX Sexual Herb + Hemp blend with euphoria-producing damiana, heart-opening rose petals, lung-protecting mullein, and passion-inducing hibiscus to see what we mean.

You’ll probably be surprised this stuff is even legal.

Benefits of smoking hemp:

  • Relaxing or energizing, depending on the strain.
  • Creates a pleasant body high.
  • May help with sleep, pain, sex, stress, and inflammation.
  • Doesn’t induce munchies.
  • Available legally in most states.
  • High bioavailability.
  • Can be used as a substitute for tobacco or as a way to take a tolerance break from THC.
  • High cannabinoid and terpene content.
  • Doesn’t induce intoxication or anxiety.

So smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. Or if you don’t, get ‘em now.

When mixed with herbs, the results of smoking hemp can be pretty incredible. All the heightened benefits of smoking cannabis, without the head high.