Hemp wick is hands-down AMAZING and is the superior way to combust anything let alone cannabis!
Personally, I prefer to use RAW® Hemp Wick most because they are not only a highly reputable company when it comes to smoking accessories, but they pride themselves in only using eco friendly, sustainable, and locally sourced renewable resources in the products they sell. Due to this, they ONLY use 2 ingredients in creating their RAW hemp wick:
- Top quality European sourced Hemp (naturally locally grown without any use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers)
- Beeswax (our only supplier is the president of the Polish Association of Beekeepers. He previously worked for the Queen of England as the main beekeeper and is a true believer in holistic natural beekeeping.)
With hemp wick you can truly taste every hit until your last, no more burnt chemical taste or harshness, no more roasting the bowl on the first or second hit. It's time to start enjoying what you're smoking without worrying about inhaling any lingering fumes from your typical lighter.
Most lighters now a days are filled with a type of butane or naphtha depending on the style of lighter --- Butane is a highly flammable, colorless, easily liquefied gas used in gas-type lighters and butane torches; because of this style of lighter most butane is burnt off during the initial burst of flame as you begin combustion, but there have been known to be small amounts of lingering gas inhaled with smaller flamed butane lighters --- Naphtha is a volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture used in wick-type lighters and burners; because these types of lighters fluid sits as a liquid at room temperature more vapor is released when using them and therefore a slightly higher amount of lingering gas is inhaled during combustion.
[Although no true study has been done to prove without a doubt that the small traces of gas lingering in the air when used to combust cannabis will cause health issues later on in life, it is still highly recommended by most alternative physicians that an alternative method of combustion be used to avoid any potential health risks.]
Other than the slight health concerns associated with gas/fluid based lighters, taste is the other BIG factor to consider. With most generic over the counter lighters the first few hits taste good, but sometimes cornering those hits for a more enjoyable longer lasting bowl is harder to do and depending on the Brand the flame itself can be short and tiny or HUGE and torch-like; where with hemp wick, your flame is maintainable and precise. You can corner any hit with ease as EVERY inhale is just as tasty as the last. All you need for easy access is to wrap it snuggly around your daily lighter [some even come made in lighter sleeves] and whenever you need it just light, inhale, and remember to put out your flame after each use to avoid fire hazards.