Apr, 2017

The Hemp wick – A Simple Alternative To The Smokers Cough

Smoker’s cough is a side effect most commonly associated with tobacco users but unfortunately can be a side effect of cannabis users as well. Patients can use other forms of cannabis to take their medicine, such as vaporizers, edibles, tinctures and more to avoid the smoker’s cough but for patients who have a love of smoking flower but hate the tinny cough that comes with it, there is a solution to continue consuming medical cannabis their favorite way.

So what exactly is smoker’s cough? It is a chronic cough that continues to get worse over time or as the person continues to smoke. Smoker’s cough is harsh on the lungs and the respiratory system as a whole and can lead to things like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema and chronic bronchitis.


Although the minimal research that has been done on cannabis smoke and the effects on lungs has been shown that the
smoke from cannabis is far less harmful than tobacco smoke, cannabis users have still been known to cough from inhalation. To ease this, especially for patients with illnesses, there is a fantastic product called Hemp Wick.

Hemp Wick is an alternative choice to ignite your favorite flower, instead of using a traditional butane lighter. Hemp wicks are
twine that is dipped in beeswax that burns at a lower temperature than a standard lighter and because of this the terpene profile of the cannabis flower or concentrates smoked is better preserved, delivering greater medical efficacy. When you are treating an illness with medical cannabis it is important for patients don’t want to expose themselves to additional illnesses and because of Hemp Wick, they don’t have to.

Medical cannabis patients find comfort in using a natural product, made from hemp, to enjoy their natural medicine. Unlike hemp wick, butane lighters have been known to cause health problems because
in large amounts butane can cause euphoria, drowsiness, narcosis, asphyxia, cardiac arrhythmia, fluctuations in blood pressure, and temporary memory loss. Using a traditional lighter exposes you in small amounts, but just like tobacco over time those chemicals build up and cause major health problems.

The Hemp wick is incredibly
easy to use and because of the beeswax, it stays together until you are ready to use it. Even if you feel it is another step in the process, it is a step in the right direction to better enjoy and get the most out of your medicine. And we know what you are thinking, yes you do need to light the wick but lighting the wick with a butane lighter does not transfer the gasses to the hemp wick.

Hemp wick can also be used for things other than lighting your cannabis. It can have
multiple purposes because it is durable, flexible and pliable and waterproof! Some popular uses of hemp wick include:
  • Smoking legal herbs and concentrates
  • Lighting candles when a wick is too short
  • Wrapping beeswax hemp wick around plants to attract bees
  • Creating jewelry, bracelets, and other art pieces
  • As kindling, while camping to quickly make a fire
  • And many, many more!
A hemp wick is one way to combat or even prevent smoker’s cough, but if you need more remedies to clear those lungs there is always other forms of cannabis you can try. Additionally, other substances like honey, mint, rosemary and even almonds and garlic all provide a safe, natural remedy to help heal your cough.

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