Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The organic, non-GMO hemp flower within this Pure Relief Raw Hemp Flower Relief Joint Suver Haze Strain smells skunky and citrusy, with a subtle sweetness that livens up the spicier notes of orange, lemon, and pine. The scent is indistinguishable from traditional marijuana flower and retains the same rich, intense terpene profile of its high-THC cousin.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
When smoked, the fruitier flavors of the hemp within this joint come forward beautifully, making for a smooth smoke with an enjoyable brightness to it. The mid tones are a bit earthier, with subtle flavors of vanilla, caramel, and coffee, while the finish holds both a soft spice and an herbal astringency. The combined effect is a well-rounded, enjoyable joint that hits incredibly similarly to the marijuana flower that inspired it, without the high.
Each joint is packed inside a cone-shaped plastic container within a scent-proof, resealable envelope. The dual layering of the packaging helps keep the herb within fresh and reduces the risk of conspicuous odor, which we appreciate. Furthermore, the container is childproof, keeping the joint within from falling into tiny hands — another good move that we’d like to see more of from CBD companies in general.
The joint is packed just densely enough to ensure a smooth burn while still allowing for good airflow during smoking. The hemp flower is finely and evenly ground, which further contributes to a smooth burn and an enjoyable therapeutic toke. The flower is a frosty green, peppered with vibrant orange hairs, and leaves a subtle crystalline residue on the fingertips when touched.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
Like other inhaled products, this one takes effect quickly. We began to feel relief within minutes of our first puff, with effects building over the ensuing 30-40 minutes and lasting for 4-6 hours for most of our test group. The first effects we felt were physical and mental relaxation, followed by a gradual but notable decrease in pain, stiffness, and inflammation.
We found this joint to be an effective treatment for a variety of symptoms, from anxiety and depression to chronic pain to inflammation to muscle spasms. We felt substantial relief splitting the joint between 2 and 3 people, but you could also consume it alone if you’re in need of a higher dose or have more severe symptoms.
The Relief Joints could be used just like other fast-acting forms of CBD to address symptoms quickly. We especially like them for sudden or severe symptoms that require timely relief. The joints are effective, enjoyable, and feel pleasantly familiar to our usual cannabis joints without the accompanying high associated with THC.
Best used for
Because they take effect so quickly and so intensely, we like these joints best for sudden or intense symptoms, as they provide relief within minutes and are easy to use. They aren’t as discreet as a vaporizer would be, so it may be a good idea to reserve them for home use if you don’t currently live in a state with a legal cannabis program. The high level of CBD in each joint makes taking a strong therapeutic dose easy and effective.
We found these joints effective for treating symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and ADHD; we also felt relief from chronic pain, inflammation (due to rheumatoid arthritis), muscle spasms, menstrual pain, and associated symptoms, and athletic recovery. If the root cause of your symptoms is inflammation (and there’s evidence to suggest that most disease originates as inflammation in the body), there’s a good chance CBD can help ease your symptoms with minimal side effects.