Can You Smoke Hemp Oil? What You Should Know

 by Rhealyn Tropia, RMT
Reviewed by Rhealyn Tropia, RMT

I’m a content organizer, fact-checker and super mom who ensures content is medically-reviewed, highly accurate, and engaging. My passion is organizing information and ensuring the facts are presented in a manner that is interesting and easy to understand.

  Fact Checked
 by Rhealyn Tropia, RMT
Reviewed by Rhealyn Tropia, RMT

I’m a content organizer, fact-checker and super mom who ensures content is medically-reviewed, highly accurate, and engaging. My passion is organizing information and ensuring the facts are presented in a manner that is interesting and easy to understand.

can you smoke hemp oil

“Can you smoke hemp oil?” Well, there are a few answers to this, the most complex and interesting to answer is: it depends!

For example, if you were to buy hemp oil cartridges (like vape cartridges) from a store then yes, you can smoke them. Some shops also sell disposable hemp oil pipes for use with hemp oil. If you’re wondering whether or not you can smoke hemp flowers like marijuana buds and plant matter, then that would be a NO.

Before I further expound, let’s revisit the concepts of CBD, THC, and hemp oil.

Can You Smoke CBD Hemp Oil?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in hemp plants. It’s also often used to refer to the hemp-based products that are used for medicinal purposes. The difference between CBD and hemp oil is that CBD is not actually an oil—it’s a cannabinoid, or a chemical compound found in plants that can be extracted from the plant.

Hemp oil is similar to CBD in that it’s made from hemp seeds, but it’s another type of oil altogether. It can be used as a cooking ingredient or added to food and drinks, but it doesn’t have any medical benefits like CBD does.

Hemp has been used for thousands of years to make textiles and paper products as well as for its seed oil. But recently, it has become popular for its medicinal uses because it doesn’t contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the “high” feeling when people smoke or ingest marijuana products containing THC.

So can hemp oil be smoked? The short answer is NO.

Unfortunately, smoking hemp oil would not provide very much CBD. Note that smoking is different from vaping, but we’ll get to vaping shortly.

vape steel

Hemp oil is rich in fats, and because of this it burns poorly. In fact, if you try to smoke hemp oil, it will burn almost exactly like marijuana. When THC is heated it produces a vapor that can be inhaled by the lungs and provide euphoric effects. To experience this effect from hemp oil, you would need to heat it until all the fats were cooked off — producing a far less healthy product.

As an alternative to using hemp oil in its liquid form, some people use hemp oil capsules, which have been growing in popularity over the last few years. They are made from the seeds of the hemp plant, and are rich in omega fatty acids and amino acids, as well as vitamins A, B2 and E.

Hemp oil capsules contain no THC, which means they won’t get you high—but they can still help to alleviate some symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.

Studies have shown that taking hemp oil capsules can improve your mood by reducing anxiety and improving sleep quality. It can also help relieve stress by balancing cortisol levels in your body.

The recommended dosage for hemp oil capsules is two or three times daily—but make sure to speak to your doctor before taking them if you are on any other medications or have any known health conditions.

And then there’s vaping CBD oil.

Will Vaping CBD Oil Get You High?

When it comes to the effects of vaping CBD oil, the answer is simple: vaping doesn’t get you high. In fact, it has almost no psychoactive effects at all.

So why do people think vaping can get you high? Well, it’s because of how our bodies process inhaled substances. When we inhale something into our lungs, our livers metabolize it differently than if we ate or drank it.

But this doesn’t mean that the substance will have any psychoactive effects; in fact, most of the time it won’t even be absorbed by our bodies at all.

CBD is an exception because even though it isn’t absorbed into our bloodstreams very easily (it takes a long time), it does still get absorbed by our bodies enough to produce some mild psychoactive effects—but only if we use too much at once!

If we take too much of any substance over time or too often, it can start building up in our bodies and cause problems down the line, like with alcohol consumption.

Benefits of Smoking CBD Oil – Pros

Do you smoke hemp oil? CBD is a non-intoxicating compound found in both marijuana and hemp, and it’s been shown to have numerous health benefits. The most common way for people to take CBD is by vaping it, which allows them to inhale the vapors without having to burn plant material like they would when smoking normal marijuana or tobacco products.

woman smoking with vape

This can be particularly beneficial if you don’t want any smoke inhalation or the harshness associated with smoking cigarettes, but still want all the benefits that come with CBD use.

CBD oil can help you feel better in many ways, including:

  • Reducing anxiety and stress
  • Relieving pain
  • Helping you sleep better at night
  • Improving your digestion

Supplements like Aura can provide you just the right amount of CBD oil that you need, without you second-guessing the quantity or dosage. You can also check out this useful article I wrote on hemp oil and hair loss to learn more about what other benefits hemp oil can provide our body.

Risks Of Smoking CBD Oil – Cons

At this point, you might already know that answer very well to the question “can you smoke hemp oil?”. While it has its benefits, there could be potential downsides, too.

First, it may not be safe for everyone. If you have a history of mental health issues or addiction, you should consult with your doctor before using CBD oil.

That’s because this drug is still new and we don’t know how long it stays in your system or what kind of interactions it might have with other drugs—or even if there are any interactions at all.

So if you’re considering trying out CBD oil for the first time, talk to your doctor first. For pregnant women, is hemp seed oil safe during pregnancy?

Hemp seed oil is packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and essential fatty acids. It’s also free of cholesterol, making it a great option for those who are looking to avoid animal fats during pregnancy.

hemp oil in a clear bottle

In fact, hemp seed oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may even help balance hormones during pregnancy. It’s best however to consult your doctor first before taking hemp seed oil while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Second, just like any other drug that gets you high, smoking CBD can make you feel dizzy and intoxicated—and also make it hard to concentrate on anything else besides smoking more weed. That’s why it’s important to smoke responsibly and only in small amounts at a time.

Finally, remember: just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s safe. Even though marijuana has been legalized in many states across the country, that doesn’t mean that everything about it is safe or healthy for you.

And while CBD is derived from hemp rather than cannabis plants (which is what most people think of when they hear “marijuana”), sometimes companies will try to sell products as “CBD” without actually testing them enough or checking the source.


So, hemp oil: can you smoke it? The answer is that it depends – mostly on your own personal risks and rewards when it comes to hemp oil.

Like everything, you’ll have to weigh out the benefits and set the risks accordingly, determining what works best for you. You always want to be safe when it comes to using any drug or chemical.

Rule of thumb: if there’s any doubt, don’t do it. That should always be your number one concern.And always consult your doctor when taking new supplements or medication.

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