Can you smoke it?
You can eat the seeds, but not the plant.
Trouble is that each 7 foot plant produces millions of seeds -- tiny seeds that are about 1 mm. These seeds scatter everywhere and can last up to 17 years in the soil before sprouting, so even burning a field does not get rid of these hardy seeds.
We have pulled a few giants that were in an area behind a tree on the bank, so we did not see them until too late. We had to use a six foot pinch bar to break up the rocky ground or the pitch fork when the soil is a sandy loam. It is very labor intensive as they have huge long tap roots. If you just cut them down, they can grow new shoots and seed some more.
Yes, but can you smoke it? If it is a type of hemp plant, there could be a bright side to this.
It is not related to hemp as far as I know. They call it water hemp, but it is a pigweed.
I guess pigs could eat it, but not smoke it.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigweed
From what I have read, pigweed is not good for human consumption, except for the seeds.
Anyway, as a Girl Scout, we were instructed in the differences between Lamb's quarters and Pigweed.Lamb's quarters
is a good plant for goats and people. It enriches the soil and the leaves are good in salads. However, people can be allergic to the pollen of Lamb's quarters. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/lambs-quarters.aspx
Edible parts: Leaves, shoots, seeds, flowers. Saponins in the seeds are potentially toxic and should not be consumed in excess. Lamb’s quarters contain some oxalic acid therefore when eating this raw, small quantities are recommended. Cooking removes this acid. Lamb’s quarter can be eaten in salads or added to smoothies and juices. Steaming this edible weed is one method of cooking, or can be added to soups, sautés and much more. Drying this wild edible is one way to add this nutritious plant to your meals throughout the winter or you can blanch and freeze the leaves.Pigweed leaves
are not edible nor good in salad, but their seeds are edible.
I think pigweed leaves can cause kidney stones due to a high content of oxalic acid. I wonder if the poor pigs can get kidney stones?