Even if you don’t know the word “shisha,” you’ve probably heard of its use. Shisha is an herbal mixture that you smoke in a hookah. It usually contains tobacco, but there’s a new trend among hookah enthusiasts: CBD shisha.
Many people enjoy smoking hookahs, but they rightfully have concerns about nicotine consumption. CBD shisha provides a CBD hookah experience unlike any other because it is tobacco-free. However, smoking shisha comes with certain risks, and many believe it is inferior to other CBD products. We’ll tell you all about shisha and some other CBD options right now.
What Is CBD Shisha?
Before we discuss CBD shisha specifically, let’s recap both of those terms on their own. A typical herbal shisha (also known as mu’assel) contains tobacco mixed with a variety of other ingredients. CBD shisha replaces the tobacco with hemp flower.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural compound in cannabis plants. It comes from hemp, which is a low-THC form of cannabis, unlike marijuana. With so little Delta 9 THC in it, CBD products, including shisha, should not get you “high.”
Different companies use different ingredients in their CBD shisha, so you should always check the label. No matter what the brand is, shisha always contains sugar cane molasses. Other common ingredients include vegetable glycerin (VG) and fruit essence.
Shisha is the traditional choice for hookah lovers. The combination of ingredients in CBD shisha produces a smooth and flavorful smoke that some people favor over the taste of cannabis alone. In traditional shisha, the hookah tobacco provides most of the flavor. CBD shisha has a more nuanced flavor profile depending on which strain you choose, as well as the other ingredients.
Is Using Shisha With CBD Safe?
CBD is well-tolerated by all mammal species. Remember that CBD does not get you “high.” Furthermore, it is not addictive, and there have been no reported overdose cases. You can take CBD as often as you want to address your individual needs.
While CBD is beneficial, the other ingredients in shisha do present some concerns. Even tobacco-free shisha can include dangerous additives like vegetable glycerin (VG). VG has harmful side effects when you inhale it (but it’s safe to ingest). Furthermore, the molasses in shisha often contains dangerous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). For these reasons, many people prefer plain CBD flowers to shisha. We’ll talk more about more alternative CBD products later in this article.
How Do You Use Hookah And CBD Shisha?
Herbal CBD shisha works the same way as traditional shisha. If you know how to operate a hookah, you’re already squared away. If you are new to the hookah experience, we’ll go over it quickly right now.
- Fill the jar at the base of your hookah with water. The water acts as a filter for the smoke to make it smoother on the lungs.
- Place your hemp-based shisha in the bowl at the top of the hookah. Then, place hot coals on top to heat the shisha and activate the cannabinoids in the hemp (such as CBD). Most hookahs come with a small screen or piece of foil to separate the shisha from the coals.
- There is a hose attached to the top of the hookah. When the shisha is hot, inhale through the hose. You will see smoke collect in the jar at the bottom before rising as you draw it into your lungs.
Inhaling CBD is the fastest way to feel its effects. The benefits should kick in within 90 seconds of inhaling, and they generally last 3-4 hours. We recommend taking small hits to begin with and increasing until you feel the desired effects.
Can I Add CBD To My Own Shisha?
We do not recommend that you try to make your own CBD shisha. At Hollyweed, we can provide you with great CBD flower, but getting the other shisha ingredients is up to you. We can’t vouch for the quality of those ingredients and remember that the additives are the concerning part of shisha.
You can add CBD flower to regular shisha, but if you do that, you will expose yourself to the negative effects of nicotine. To ensure you get tobaccoless CBD hookah smoke infused with high-quality CBD, you should buy CBD shisha from a hookah store. Better yet, trade-in your CBD shisha for pure hemp flower and avoid the sketchy additives altogether!
CBD Infused Shisha: Benefits and Effects
CBD has numerous beneficial effects on the body and mind. It has very rare and mild side effects, although other ingredients in CBD shisha come with more serious concerns. Let’s start with the pros.
CBD is widely popular for the benefits it delivers. It interacts with receptors in your endocannabinoid system (ECS). This network regulates immune response, sleep, mood, memory, digestion, and other vital functions. The benefits of CBD include:
- Soothes discomfort
- Promotes natural sleep
- Supports appetite and digestion
- Reduces worry and agitation
- Encourages physical and mental relaxation
CBD itself has rare and minimal side effects. The few people who experience undesired outcomes report that any adverse effects pass very quickly. If you consume too much CBD, you can simply sleep it off. Potential side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Change in appetite
- Mild upset stomach
While the side effects of CBD are exceedingly mild, shisha contains other ingredients that are much more concerning. We already mentioned the downsides of inhaling molasses and VG, but the smoking method itself is risky. When you use a hookah, you inhale smoke from the burning coals, which contains high levels of toxic carbon monoxide.
Due to the potentially harmful additives in shisha and hookah coals, we at Hollyweed believe there are much better CBD options out there. We’re committed to simple, natural products that you can feel confident in. Let’s introduce you to some great shisha alternatives!
More Smokable & Vapable CBD Products
Now you know how CBD shisha works, but you also know that there are better options available. These popular products from Hollyweed do not contain the risky ingredients you find in shisha – just natural goodness:
Cannabis flower is the natural source of CBD. Its beauty lies in simplicity. Flower doesn’t need the extensive manufacturing process of shisha, and it certainly doesn’t include any of those questionable additives. Visit the Hollyweed store to find our vast selection of hemp flower strains!
For an even more convenient option, try our CBD pre-rolls. We understand that the social aspect of smoking is a huge part of shisha’s appeal. Passing a pre-roll around is even easier (and much less expensive) than heading to the hookah lounge. Enjoy them anytime, anywhere, with whoever your heart desires.
CBD Vape Cartridges
Many people like to vape their CBD because it is milder than smoke. Hollyweed’s CBD vapes contain natural cannabis terpenes for flavor and no artificial ingredients. Terpenes are the compounds that give plants their taste and aroma.
In addition to avoiding artificial ingredients in our vape cartridges, we never utilize vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), polyethylene glycol (PEG), or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. Many vape companies use these additives, particularly VG, and we already told you how bad that is. Choose a trustworthy vape brand like Hollyweed.
Why People Love Hollyweed
Our commitment to wholesome, natural ingredients has won the hearts of thousands (seriously, just check out all our rave reviews online). Our founders have a background in the organic food industry and bring that same health and eco-conscious approach to the CBD industry.
We take the responsibility of quality control very seriously. We send all of our products to third-party labs for testing. They ensure our label claims are accurate. You can see the lab results here on the Hollyweed website.
Our customer service is unparalleled. Every order comes with free shipping and a generous 30-day money-back guarantee. While you’re here, sign up for our newsletter, so you never miss the latest sales and new products. Welcome to the Hollyweed family!
Final Thoughts – CBD Shisha
CBD shisha is quickly gaining popularity around the country. It delivers a satisfying smoke with mouthwatering flavors, and it is great for social settings. However, there are many more preferable CBD products worth your attention.
CBD shisha includes other ingredients that present serious health concerns. It’s much better to choose a product like CBD flower or Hollyweed vape cartridges. They contain none of the questionable additives you find in shisha. For a beneficial and social smoking experience, head to the Hollyweed shop for CBD flower, pre-rolls, and vapes. Don’t forget to check out our CBD oil, gummies, topicals, and more while you’re at it!