If you feel a bit nostalgic as you inhale your rolled CBD hemp cone—it’s for good reason. People have been smoking hemp for thousands of years—in Asia and the middle east. For a long time “vaping” was the exact method used to inhale. No, not that kind of vaping—the “old-timey” method where they would put the hemp on burning stones inhale the vapor. This would be instead of directly inhaling the smoke through a pipe or a rolled CBD hemp cone.
The classical Greek historian Herodotus (ca. 480 BC) wrote about it in his work The Histories. He recounted that the people of Scythia would often inhale the vapors of hemp seed smoke, both as a ritual and for pleasure.
The Beginnings of Smokable Hemp
Europeans have been smoking hemp since shortly after Columbus reached America in 1492. (Remember the old “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”?) Once the American Indian tradition of smoking tobacco in ceremonial pipes was introduced in Europe, the refinement of the process began. Europeans started to experiment with ways to improve the taste of tobacco and the pleasure of smoking. One way they did that was to add herbs such as hemp. Hemp was cheap and easy to get because it was widely grown for domestic and industrial use and had a unique flavor.
The practice of pipe smoking just cannabis actually originated in Africa. Cannabis, the source of both hemp and marijuana, came to eastern Africa from southern Asia. The practice expanded widely throughout Africa after 1500. Africans began smoking cannabis specifically in a pipe whereas in Asia it had been mostly consumed orally or vaped (yes the old fashioned vape). This African innovation of smoking cannabis spread throughout the world largely due to the slave trade.
Pre-rolled CBD Use is on the Rise
Consumer demand for hemp cones is exploding. According to a Brightfield Group survey involving 5,000 plus U.S. CBD users, hemp cones grossed $11.5 million in 2018, a growth of 250% from 2017. The same study found that smokable hemp is about 2% of the overall CBD market.
It was found that 24% of those surveyed were using CBD to help quit smoking. Quitters often replaced cigarettes with either smokable hemp or vaping. 41% of cigarette quitters entirely replaced tobacco with hemp CBD.
The Making of a CBD Hemp Cone
Hemp is an amazing plant in that it has a wide variety of uses depending on which part of the plant is used. To make hemp cones, the flower tops of the plant are harvested. Harvesting the flower tops at the precise time allows it to grow and achieve it’s highest CBD potency. Unlike industrial hemp, which is harvested by machine, high CBD hemp is harvested by hand to ensure that the flower tops are kept clean and intact. It is important not to dislodge the resin-rich trichomes which are the hair-like growths on the surface of the plant, as viewed under magnification.
After harvest, the hemp flowers are dried. This process requires both time and space. This takes a great deal of advanced planning on the farmers part. Unlike CBD oil, there is no extraction required in smokable hemp.
Once dried, the CBD-rich hemp flowers are ready to be ground and rolled. There are a variety of types of rolling papers. Because of the huge demand for rolled CBD, (a.k.a. hemp cones) there has been a shortage of rolling papers on the market. At Fusion CBD we are very particular about using the right rolling papers and work to obtain the best the industry has to offer.
Full Spectrum Rolled CBD by Fusion
Hemp cones have been a part of Fusion CBD’s offerings from our beginning. They offer our customers a relaxing way to enjoy their hemp intake. Fusion’s rolled CBD cones come in four different flavors, Natural, Fresh, Original, and Mellow, and offer the highest concentration of CBD in a single serving.
A huge benefit of Fusion CBD’s hemp cones is that they are made-to-order—you can’t get any fresher than that. Each tin contains five pre-rolled cones. The cones are slow burning and allow for multiple uses. We recommend multiple uses for a single cone until you find the dosage that is right for you—like our other products. Our cones are made from 100% natural hemp flowers with no chemicals added, unlike cigarettes, which contain a very high level of chemicals (7,000!)
Fusion CBD has full spectrum high-quality rolled CBD hemp cones, discover what we have to offer.