Vaping CBD oil is becoming a popular way to consume this medicinal compound. But what is CBD? and what are the benefits and side effects of vaping CBD? This article will discuss everything you need to know about vaping CBD oils and CBD vaping for therapeutic purposes. To find out more, read on!
What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp. This type of cannabis plant contains CBD. Its therapeutic properties have been growing in popularity over the past few years as more people use it to relieve symptoms associated with inflammation, pain, anxiety, depression, and epilepsy. CBD can be infused into various products, including vape juice, edibles, capsules, creams, and oil tinctures.
What are CBD Vapes?
CBD vapes are one of the best ways to enjoy and consume CBD. They come in a wide range of flavors and can even be mixed with other herbs for an added health benefit. If you’re unsure which oils are safe on your vape pen or what kind is right for you, this guide has everything that every cannabis user needs to know before they go shopping – from how each type tastes when vaporized to where it’s most appropriate as medicine. The only warning? Make sure not to use anything but pure oil if using prescription medications!
Vaping is a great way to consume Cannabidiol (CBD) because users get all the benefits without any smoke inhalation risks associated with smoking marijuana products.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil, which is not to be confused with hemp seed oils, is traditionally used as an oral tincture. It contains MCT oil (derived from coconuts) which makes it unsuitable for inhalation! Studies have shown that inhaling these types of substances can pose serious health risks such as lipoid pneumonia.
CBD tinctures, unlike CBD vape juice, are strictly meant for ingestion. Unfortunately, many brands do not provide proper warning labels and use dropper bottles reminiscent of e-juice style products – this could lead consumers into believing they’re safe for inhalation or vaping.
Vaping CBD e-liquid is not to be confused with ingesting CBD oil. While ingesting CBD e-liquid/juice will do you no harm, the opposite can’t be said for vaping CBD oil that is designed as an oral tincture.
While it can seem confusing as there are numerous types of CBD oil-related products, they can easily be sorted into two basic categories: topical and inhalable.
You should know that not all CBD oils are ‘vape oils’ and made for inhalation, and not all topical oils contain CBD. Let’s have a look at the different types below:
- CBD vape juice – CBD made for vaping is often called “CBD vape oil” (though it’s misleading since there are no actual oils). The most important thing to remember about CBD vape juice is that its ingredients should not include anything other than PG, VG, CBD extract, terpenes, and cannabinoids. Look for labels with these ingredients, and do not vape CBD oil.
- CBD cartridges – These disposable, pre-filled e-cig tanks are filled with CBD e-juice. (Some contain pure CBD extract made using CO2 or solvents). They can be attached to a standard 510 battery or a CBD vape pen, and they provide an entry point into vaping CBD.
- High CBD strains – CBD flower is the most natural form of CBD you can get. High-quality cannabis strains contain a varying amount of CBD and other cannabinoids, which vary depending on each strain. They are available as pre-rolls or vaporized in a regular weed vaporizer, and they can provide between 150 to 250 mg CBD per gram of flower.
What dosage should I take?
CBD is not an exact science. It depends on several factors, such as the symptoms being treated, body weight, and tolerance level, to determine which dosage will work best for you. In addition, everyone’s metabolism reacts differently to CBD, making it hard to tell how much you should take in order to prevent adverse side effects from occurring or alleviate your condition at its fullest potential.
Despite these challenges, there are still many ways that one can find the right balance. It can be done using trial and error with different dosages of CBD supplements until they can settle into what works well for them. Whether through vaping cartridges, CBD vape pens, or more concentrated high-dosage capsules (containing 60 mg).
The best way to find your correct dosage is to start low and then work your way up slowly. Start with the minimal dosage, 1-2 mg of CBD (or even less if you have a sensitive stomach), and wait about six hours until your next dose. Gradually increase by 5mg each time; paying close attention to how you feel after every dose does not produce any noticeable effects overnight or right away for some people. It may take as much as 200-1000mg per day, depending on their condition.
The average user takes 10-30 milligrams of CBD at one time, but those who need serious relief might do 100+ milligrams in one sitting since they are more accustomed to its properties.
What are the side effects of vaping CBD?
At present, research into the side effects of CBD products is still in its infancy. A comprehensive study released last year concluded there were some side effects associated with CBD, conversely to popular belief.
The most common of these documented side effects of CBD is mild drowsiness which can be counteracted by lower doses or stopping usage altogether if it becomes too much for one’s system. This side effect is more common with high dosages and first-time users who are not used to taking this substance regularly. Low to medium doses can actually have an opposite reaction where users begin feeling more energetic than before ingestion (a phenomenon known as “the entourage effect”). Other observed symptoms include slight euphoria from use and hunger pangs when consumed during times without food intake- both common symptomology among first-time consumers.
Compared to many prescription drugs, side effects of CBD tend to be far less pronounced.
Here’s a link to a study on the safety and side effects of CBD.
Does vaping CBD oil get you high?
Vaping CBD will not get you high unless it is derived from marijuana containing THC. Nearly all CBD formulated specifically for vaping is derived from industrial hemp. It may contain trace amounts of THC (up to 0.3%), but this isn’t enough to get you high.
Many other forms of cannabis contain higher levels of the psychoactive chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol or “THC” without any undesired psychological effects seen in low-dose exposure such as anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks, etc. These include tinctures and edibles like oils/capsules, with a rising number on the market since more studies have shown their safety when used responsibly by adults over 18 years old.
Is it legal or illegal to use?
The current federal ban on hemp-derived CBD has been lifted, but many states have not yet updated their laws. This means that there are restrictions throughout the country for those who want to use this type of treatment option.
Though some cannabis products contain low THC levels and can be legally used in all 50 states, other legal jurisdictions restrict these substances. This is because they lump them with marijuana as a whole product – even if it is derived from industrial hemp plants instead of traditional psychoactive strains like Cannabis indica or Sativa species.
Before you travel anywhere new within the U.S., make sure you research what kind of plant materials will likely be available at dispensaries so that you don’t get disappointed by entering an area where only one form is permitted.
In a surprising move, the US Senate introduced The Hemp Farming Act in 2018. This legislation effectively removed DEA’s authority over hemp and turned it into an industry with extreme potential instead of a Schedule 1 narcotic that many people still don’t know much about.
Cannabis is illegal or restricted to medical patients in 40 states. But THC (a common component found within cannabis) is not as strictly enforced state-to-state as marijuana itself under federal law. Making more sense since there are no deadly side effects associated with consuming small doses of THC so long as you have your doctor’s permission!
Can you overdose on it?
The Americans for Safe Access, a group advocating marijuana legalization, stated at the 2016 Medical Cannabis Conference that they have never heard of any deaths due to cannabis use. Despite being an addictive and dangerous drug many people are trying to get high off of today, there have been no cases ever reported in which someone died from using it incorrectly or too much.
There are many benefits of Cannabidiol, and one is that it’s very low in toxicity. In 1981, a study determined the LD50 for CBD to be 212 mg per kg of body weight when it was given intravenously to monkeys.
This suggests humans will have difficulty overdosing on cannabis because they would need hundreds of times their average daily dose- which is 30mg or less than half an ounce every day! It’s improbable somebody could ever take enough Cannabidiol within 24 hours to kill themself. Even if someone did, there still wouldn’t be any lethal consequences since you can’t fatally overdose off cannabis alone without consuming other dangerous medications at the same time – making death by marijuana impossible as well.
Which CBD brands can you trust?
In the past, there have been reports of CBD products being sold that don’t contain advertised quantities of CBD. Even worse, some contained synthetic chemicals and contaminants, which can cause consumers to feel high in a very uncomfortable way.
Luckily today, we are fortunate enough to have many reputable brands to choose from who employ strict quality control measures for their product before being released on sale. These brands test their products with credible third-party ISO labs and make sure their results are public.
How can you be sure that the CBD products you’re using are of reputable quality? It would be best if you researched reviews from other users and professionals. They can offer insight into whether or not a product is working for them, what they like about it if there’s anything negative to note about the product (like potential side effects), etc.
Reviews also indicate how long people have been taking these items before feeling any benefits- so don’t just pick up something without reading some testimonials!
Why are lab tests so necessary?
Lab tests can help you make informed decisions about your cannabis use. THC levels, residual solvents, and contaminants are tested to ensure quality control for the most accurate dosage possible.
You will want a reputable lab that is up-to-date with testing standards in order to produce an optimal experience when using marijuana products like edibles or vaping oil cartridges which require high concentrations of CBDs (or other compounds), as well as THC content.
The best way to determine how much active CBD or THC levels any given product contains is by looking at its Max Active level, normally shown as ‘Max Active CBD’ and ‘Max Active THC.’ This is ordinarily represented in ‘mg per mL’ or ‘mg per bottle’ and as an overall percentage.
Is vaping the only way to use CBD?
Vaping CBD is not the only way to take it, but it seems to be one of the best ways. There are many alternatives such as oral tinctures, creams, patches, oils for topical use, and other types such as CBD drinks, CBD isolate powder, and CBD capsules and edibles for consumption.
CBD crystal isolate powder is also ideal for making edibles – with 99% purity levels; these crystals quickly dissolve making them a great addition to your favorite recipes.
While vaping CBD e-juice is the most common, there are other ways to vape CBD. You can also vaporize hemp flower and various CBD concentrates in order to take your daily dose of CBD. However, just remember you cannot vape CBD oil tinctures or other types that are for topical use when it comes to vaping!