Smoking Kratom Powder

What happens when someone consumes kratom together with cigarettes? What about weed? Are these combinations safe? Do they enhance the experience, detract from it, or is the effect neutral? We have researched the experiences of people who have written about their experiences, and compiled a short summary of what seems to be the consensus opinion, as well as other less common experiences:

Kratom And Cigarettes

  • A common effect of kratom and cigarette interaction seems to be nausea. A few people reported not to have felt nausea and said the experience was even enhanced, with cigarettes causing a craving for kratom. Most though seemed to feel sick, anxious, dizzy or a general blah feeling. Because of the negative effects it seems that it would be a bad idea to smoke when using kratom. Vaping has been reported to have less negative interaction effects. Many people said vaping goes well with kratom, may even enhance the experience. Others said it caused the kratom experience to be shortened. The reasons for these interaction effects are unclear but likely have to do with the dopamine receptors in the brain.

Kratom And Weed

  • The consensus on Reddit is that consuming kratom and weed together is safe. People reported that it might make you sleepy. It seems also that weed will likely overpower the effect of kratom so people have reported that it is better to consume it an hour after.

Can you vape or smoke Kratom?

  • The act of smoking any substance, Kratom included, can be hazardous as it often introduces harmful chemicals, such as carcinogens, into your system.

    Kratom is rich in various alkaloids, predominantly mitragynine, which provide the plant’s powerful effects. Typically, lower doses result in a boost in motivation and positivity, while higher doses promote tranquility. The process of smoking can modify these alkaloids’ strength, which makes accurate dosing extremely difficult.

    Unfortunately, smoking Kratom can destroy many of its active alkaloids, leading to the need for higher quantities of the powder to achieve the desired dosage. Smoking kratom also introduces harmful combustion by-products to the lungs, negatively impacting respiratory health and reducing the effectiveness of Kratom.

    Vaping Kratom is considered by some to be a safer alternative. However, the safety of vaping is contested, with research suggesting it could lead to respiratory distress due to fine particulate matter and harmful contaminants in e-liquids. Moreover, the heat can destroy Kratom’s alkaloids, rendering it less or even non-effective.

In conclusion, there seems to be a general consensus on the majority of experiences. Smoking cigarettes usually does not go well with kratom, although of course that is only anecdotal and some may believe the opposite to be true. Similarly, weed could be a sedative for one who wants to take a nap after consuming kratom, but if you want to stay awake, it is best to be avoided. Finally, smoking kratom is not recommended because it is both harmful and innefficient. Therefore, we highly advice against it. While these seem to be the experience of many, it is always worth bearing in mind that everybody’s body is different and one’s experience may not follow the one reported by most people. So as usual, consume responsibly. 

This article was written strictly for informative purposes only. The information remains largely anecdotal. Please consult a doctor before use and ask about possible interactions.