Smoking While Driving: Do You Know About “The Big 3”?

Unlike THC (the active ingredient in marijuana), CBD doesn’t get you high. For those who are new to this stuff, CBD is the active ingredient in our hemp – it’s the component that helps you drop nicotine for good.

For hard-working smokers everywhere, this is incredible news.

It means that 1606 filtered hemp pre-rolls can help you stop your tobacco/nicotine habit without impairing your functioning during everyday life. The point is to quit nicotine, not get high. And on that front, our hemp delivers.

CBD won’t slow your reflexes, stunt your visual perception, or eat up your concentration.

After smoking a filtered hemp pre-roll, you will be just as quick, perceptive, and focused as you normally are. CBD itself shows no indications of having adverse health effects either (unlike nicotine). Studies have shown that CBD possesses amazing potential for treating various health issues like pain, stress, and addiction.

(Note that hemp is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice or other mainstream medical options.)

Here’s a big question though: Does CBD affect your ability to drive?

A lot of nicotine users get cravings in the driver’s seat. They’re accustomed to the feeling of the wind on their face—one hand on the wheel and the other on their favorite nicotine fix.

So can this be done with 1606 filtered hemp pre-rolls? Let’s dig into that. Here are the “Big 3” questions a nicotine user should ask before driving with a hemp roll in hand.

1. I Need to Use My Car – How Long Will CBD Remain in My System?

Here’s the most important thing to know:

CBD won’t get you in trouble if you’re made to submit to a drug test–even if you had it in your system while driving.

Just to cover all our bases, let’s address the the other part of the question anyway. Basically, there’s no way to know exactly how long CBD will remain in your system. A lot of factors influence the duration that CBD will remain in your system. A given body’s reaction is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all number to give here.

Things like body weight, general lifestyle, metabolism, and frequency of CBD consumption all play a role.

Because CBD can be stored in fat cells, those with a larger body mass may retain it for longer than those with less overall fat. Exercise enthusiasts—or anyone with an active lifestyle—will lose CBD from the body faster than those who are more sedentary. Anything that burns fat will naturally burn the CBD content stored within those fat cells. Fiber-rich food also removes fat through solid waste.

Often enough, however, metabolism is totally separate from your weight or lifestyle.

If you have a naturally fast metabolism, you might be able to eliminate CBD faster than average, regardless of other factors. Of course, let’s not forget how often you consume CBD. If you smoke hemp rolls frequently and/or in a larger volume, it will take time for your system to clear everything out.

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2. Will Smoking Hemp Rolls Make Me Feel Sleepy?

At higher doses, CBD can provide a relaxing effect that promotes better sleep. But some have reported that, at smaller doses, CBD actually gives them an energy boost! At least one study has indicated hemp roll’s low CBD content may be able to promote a state of alertness and focus.

But different bodies always have different reactions, so try a few hemp pre-rolls for yourself before getting behind the wheel with one in hand.  

Ultimately, the short answer is no – smoking a 1606 filtered hemp pre-roll while driving is very unlikely to make you feel drowsy. But that doesn’t mean CBD can’t affect your driving in a series of small ways. Caffeine, for instance, does not noticeably harm anyone’s driving skills. But caffeine affects your mind, and your mind is basically the thing driving the car, right?

The real question is whether a substance will put you in danger if used behind the wheel. There is no evidence to suggest that CBD will put you in danger.

3. What About the Police?

There is still debate over how the FDA ought to regulate CBD, but the most important thing to know is that it’s legal at the federal level (thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill).

CBD is classified as a hemp product, and hemp is legal. So no worries there. THC, on the other hand, could get you into legal trouble if it’s found in your system while driving.  However, the volume of THC present in 1606 filtered hemp pre-rolls is extremely low.

The tiny THC content in a hemp roll is not enough to alter your awareness—let alone hamper your driving skill. 

That being said, if you get pulled over for some reason, it’s probably unwise to volunteer clues or information about anything CBD-related. That’s because most people don’t really know the difference between hemp and its cousin, Marijuana, which is still illegal in many states—and it’s illegal to drive high on THC no matter where you live.

But rest assured they are quite different, and if you do have a suspicious officer asking questions, do not lie. Honesty is the best policy, and hemp/CBD are usable under the law. If an on-duty police officer has you pulled over and wants you to explain your hemp rolls, it doesn’t hurt to know the difference between hemp and marijuana.

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