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 jointsbest 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.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
Since this is a fast-acting systemic product, we like to supplement with something longer-lasting, like a cbd oil or a gummy, to extend our symptom relief throughout the day. Something absorbed through the digestive system, like a gummy or an oil, will help extend the life of your dose with a slower release into the bloodstream.
If you’re suffering from pain related to injury, illness, or your menstrual cycle, we recommend adding a topical CBD product. The CBD within the cream addresses pain and inflammation from the surface while your systemic dose works from inside, for all-around pain relief.
Here’s where it gets a little sticky: Pure Relief did not label this batch of joints beyond the strain name. This illustrates one of the problems with lack of regulation around CBD and hemp products: there are no labeling requirements, so companies pretty much have free reign in how they label their products.
We did some digging, and we found that the current batch of Suver Haze is listed as being 14% CBD by weight. From the look of the packaging, the current batch is different from the one we received — since we were unable to find the batch testing results for our batch, we can’t know for certain the percentage of CBD our joint contained. That said, that 14% figure is about as close as we are able to get, so we’ll roll with it.
Assuming that our 1 gram joint was 14% CBD by volume, it contained a total of 140 milligrams of CBD. At $12 per joint, this works out to nearly $0.09 per milligram, which is a bit steep as far as raw hemp flower goes. The joints are definitely effective, but they’re pretty pricey in terms of cost per smoke session.
Next to other competing raw hemp flowers (like our personal favorite strains from Canna Comforts), these joints are nice in that they’re effective, enjoyable, and well-rolled. That said, they’re much more expensive than other raw hemp flowers (and, notably, the same strain and roughly the same CBD composition as the Canna Comforts flower, though we were unable to independently confirm the specific origin of the raw hemp used by Pure Relief). At nearly double the price for a preroll, we’re kind of ambivalent — these joints meet our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for quality, purity, and potency, but they’re nearly double the price of competing prerolls.
100% Organic Top-Shelf Preroll
Derived from hemp CBD: Contains Under 0.3% THC
This product is 100% lawful industrial hemp grown per the 2014 Farm Act. It was grown by a state licensed hemp farmer and its delta-9 THC levels do not exceed 0.3%. Not for use by individuals under 18 years of age without parental supervision.