You can buy hemp wraps in Australia
Hemp wraps are paper sheets that are made using hemp. They are used to roll or wrap legal herbs into convenient joints for smoking.
Currently, you can find two different types of hemp wraps available on the market produced by manufacturers — a flat, paper sheet that appears like a rolling paper or blunt wrap, and a hemp wrap that’s pre-rolled into a cone shape, often stuffed with legal smoking herbs.
Who uses hemp wraps and for what?
Hemp wraps serve as a great alternative to the most popular method of wrapping and smoking legal herbs — blunts. They are a great alternative to blunts because they are free from nicotine.
The hemp blunt wrap is a hemp wrap made for burning smooth and slow, which entices any herb smoker. These slow burning wraps are now popular among smokers who are concerned with the dangerous additives in typical nicotine blunt wraps but still want a slower and more flavour-filled burn.
Blunts have been stigmatized on two fronts by legislators and the media for their association with cannabis use and for containing nicotine. California became the first state in the United States to band flavoured blunt wraps, and then Massachusetts banned their use. Undoubtedly, many other states will soon follow suit.
Previously, the United States cigar industry also saw attacks on flavoured cigars and had to follow the strict rules of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regarding such items. Legislators also banned flavoured rolling papers for use with tobacco, but these are now legal to be used only with legal smoking herbs.
Do hemp wraps get you high?
The answer depends on what you put in the hemp wrap. Using cannabis with a hemp wrap will get you high. If you’re putting other non-psychoactive herbs or tobacco inside your hemp wrap (and not cannabis), you won’t get that cannabis high by smoking hemp wraps.
Hemp wraps do not contain THC(tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. However, if you add THC later into your hemp wrap, it will certainly get you high.
Hemp in its primal form may contain traces of CBD (cannabidiol) and THC. Because of confusion related to ingestible CBD, many manufacturers don’t use CBD in their hemp wraps. CBD is known to have many therapeutic benefits. Scientists and researchers have proved it be highly-effective in the treatment of pain, depression, anxiety, chemo-induced symptoms, sclerosis, and many more illnesses with no, or few, negative side-effects.
But it has not been proven that hemp wraps containing CBD offer the same health benefits.
Are hemp wraps legal in Australia?
Hemp wraps and other hemp products are legal in Australia. In fact, the hemp industry in the country is on the rise. From food and fibre to building materials, you may expect to see hemp in almost every product, soon.
The Australian government legalized hemp in the country in 2017 as a food source. Hemp food products sold in the country are low in THC and therefore, they don’t make consumers feel intoxicated. Before its legalization, hemp fell under a category that prohibits all species of the cannabis plant from being added to food.
Hemp chocolate is the most popular hemp product sold in Australian stores. It contains omega-3 and omega-6 in a healthy balance for the human body. It also has nine essential amino acids for human development and is very high in protein. Similarly, other hemp products, including hemp wraps, are legal and considered safe in Australia.
The estimated gross value of hemp production in Australia between 2011 and 2012 was around AU$300,000. It is predicted to reach $3 million by 2023. Australians can grow industrial hemp under a licence issued by a state government. People have to apply for a license for industrial hemp as hemp is still recognized as a farming commodity.
Overall, hemp wraps are legal in Australia and are easily available at licensed outdoor and online stores. This is due to the fact that they can’t be classified as cannabis paraphernalia alone; they can be used for other herbs and tobacco. Given their lack of nicotine, these wraps are also considered to e healthier than traditional blunt wraps.