With the increasing popularity of hemp and CBD products, more and more people are looking for new ways to consume these products safely and efficiently. Heat-not-burn technology has emerged as a popular alternative to traditional smoking methods, providing a smooth and flavorful vapor that is free from the harmful effects of smoking.
In this blog, we'll explore the world of heat-not-burn products for hemp flower, discussing their benefits, how they work, and what to look for when choosing a device. Whether you're a seasoned hemp user or a curious newcomer, read on to discover the exciting world of heat-not-burn devices for hemp flower.
What is Heat-Not-Burn?
When you smoke traditional cigarettes or other smoking products, the process involves combustion, or the burning of the tobacco or other materials in the product. This creates a chemical reaction that produces smoke, which is then inhaled by the smoker. The smoke contains a variety of harmful chemicals and carcinogens, which can have negative effects on the smoker's health.
Heat-not-burn technology, on the other hand, works differently. Rather than burning the tobacco or other materials, a heat-not-burn device heats the product to a specific temperature that is hot enough to release the active compounds, but not hot enough to cause combustion. This creates a vapor rather than smoke, which is then inhaled by the user. Because heat-not-burn devices do not involve combustion, they produce significantly fewer harmful chemicals and carcinogens than traditional smoking methods.
In short, while traditional smoking methods rely on combustion to release the active compounds in the product, heat-not-burn technology uses controlled heating to create a vapor that can be inhaled safely and efficiently.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant species that is grown specifically for industrial purposes, such as fiber, seed, and oil production. Hemp has been used for thousands of years for a wide range of purposes, including paper, textiles, and building materials. In recent years, hemp has gained increased attention as a potential source of CBD, a non-psychoactive compound that has been associated with a variety of potential health benefits.
One of the most popular forms of hemp for consumers is smokable hemp, which refers to the dried and cured flowers of the hemp plant that are suitable for smoking. Smokable hemp is often used as an alternative to marijuana, as it contains low levels of THC, the psychoactive compound that produces the "high" associated with marijuana, and instead is rich in CBD. Smokable hemp can be rolled into joints, smoked in pipes, or used in other smoking devices, providing users with a faster and more potent effect than other forms of CBD products.
In addition to its potential health benefits and industrial uses, hemp is also environmentally friendly. Hemp requires significantly less water and pesticides than other crops, and can be grown in a wide range of climates and soil types. As a result, many experts believe that hemp has the potential to become a sustainable and versatile crop that can play an important role in a variety of industries.
THC vs Smokable Hemp
It is also worth noting that smokable hemp may be confused with marijuana, which is still illegal at the federal level and in many states. Smokable hemp and marijuana are both cannabis plants, but they contain different levels of THC. Smokable hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana typically contains much higher levels of THC. It is important to ensure that any smokable hemp product you purchase or sell meets the legal definition of hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. Consumers can check the THC levels of the product by scanning the QR code provided on the packaging.
Heat-Not-Burn for Hemp Products
Heat-not-burn technology has been applied to hemp products in much the same way as it has been applied to tobacco products. HNB devices designed for hemp products, such as hemp flower, work by heating the product to a specific temperature that is hot enough to release the active compounds, but not hot enough to cause combustion. This creates a vapor that can be inhaled by the user, providing a smooth and flavorful experience that is free from the harmful effects of smoking.
HNB devices designed for hemp products come in a variety of forms, from portable pens to tabletop vaporizers. Some devices are designed specifically for hemp flower, while others can be used with concentrates or oils. Many HNB devices also offer precise temperature control, allowing users to customize their experience to their preferences.
One of the main benefits of HNB technology for hemp products is that it provides a safer and more efficient way for users to consume their favorite products. By avoiding combustion, HNB devices produce fewer harmful chemicals and carcinogens than traditional smoking methods, while still providing the same satisfying experience that users love. Whether you're a seasoned hemp user or a curious newcomer, HNB devices for hemp products offer an exciting new way to enjoy the benefits of hemp safely and efficiently.
The elon® for Hemp Flower
The elon® by E1011 Labs is a heat-not-burn device made specifically for hemp flower. The device uses a zirconia ceramic rod to heat hemp flower to the optimal temperature to activate the cannabinoids and terpenes in the flower. By activating the entourage effect in the hemp, the elon® allows users to experience the full spectrum available in whole flower. The device even offers a patented pause feature so consumers can take a moment from their session if needed.
The elon® works with flower pods known as stelo™. The stelo™ are filled with CBD-rich hemp flower and choice terpenes. While most vaporizers and heat-not-burn devices require users to grind their own flower, the stelo™ come predosed and prefilled. The elon® and stelo™ make it convenient to receive the benefits of hemp flower, no matter where a consumer may be.
Why Use Heat-Not-Burn?
Hemp users should consider using a heat-not-burn product over other consumption methods because it offers a more efficient way to deliver cannabinoids into the body. Bioavailability and biodelivery are two important concepts that help explain why this is the case.
Bioavailability refers to the amount of a substance that enters the bloodstream and reaches its target site to produce an effect. When hemp is consumed, its cannabinoids must pass through the digestive system and liver before entering the bloodstream, which can result in a loss of potency and delayed onset of effects. In contrast, heat-not-burn products heat the hemp to a temperature that vaporizes the cannabinoids without burning the plant material, which allows for faster and more efficient delivery of cannabinoids into the bloodstream.
Biodelivery refers to the rate and extent to which a drug or substance reaches its target site in the body. Heat-not-burn products can offer a more precise biodelivery than other consumption methods because the user can control the temperature and duration of heating. This allows for a more consistent and predictable dosage of cannabinoids, which can be especially important for medical users who require precise dosing for symptom relief.
Overall, using a heat-not-burn product for consuming hemp can provide a more efficient and precise delivery of cannabinoids into the body compared to other methods.Those looking to start their heat-not-burn journey can order an E1011 Labs Starter Bundle. The bundle comes with a device and your choice of stelo™ and Ari53™.