There are many ways to reap the potential benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp, and vaping CBD juice is quickly becoming a huge trend. If you’re new to vaping and are interested in vaping CBD, there’s some basic information you should keep in mind.
CBD Vaping Guide
CBD products derived from hemp must contain no more than 0.3% of THC to be “legal,” although different states still impose their own regulations and restrictions with regards to the sale and use of CBD. This amount of THC does not cause a “high,” so don’t expect to experience euphoric effects even with high doses of CBD.
CBD can be vaped by using hemp flowers or CBD vape juice; different vaporizers are needed to vape each, so make sure you have the right vaping equipment.
Hemp flowers will deliver all the beneficial compounds present in hemp, including trace amounts of THC; while this mode of consumption uses raw plant material, it typically delivers lower concentrations of CBD due to the presence of other compounds.
CBD vape juice, on the other hand, often delivers higher CBD concentrations as the extraction process specifically targets the cannabidiol in hemp. But you may still choose to have the full complement of hemp compounds to experience what is known as the “entourage effect,” or the combined effects of all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in hemp. The entourage effect is available in full-spectrum CBD and broad-spectrum CBD — the latter excludes THC. If you want pure CBD, then choose CBD isolate — this contains nothing else but cannabidiol.
Make sure to get high-quality CBD vape juice from a reputable manufacturer and seller. Unfortunately, the vaping industry has been flooded with unsafe juice products containing harmful ingredients that have been associated with serious lung problems. The popularity of vaping CBD has also produced poor-quality vape juice products that are either mislabeled and does not contain any CBD at all or contains less CBD than what the product claims.
Again, watch out for the presence of harmful ingredients. Ideally, a CBD vape juice should only contain CBD and a carrier oil if it’s a CBD isolate. If you prefer flavored CBD vape juice, opt for one that is flavored with terpenes, which are also naturally present in hemp. For full-spectrum CBD vape juice, it should only contain CBD, other cannabinoids including no more than 0.3% THC, terpenes, and flavonoids. If you want to avoid THC but still want to experience some level of entourage effect, choose broad-spectrum CBD vape juice.
It’s just as important to buy the right vaping equipment. Heating up CBD to turn it into vapor and inhaling it into your lungs can cause serious lung problems if you use the wrong vaporizer or a low-quality one.
It should also be noted that CBD oil should not be vaped. It’s too thick to be vaporized, and attempting to turn it into vapor may result in unknown and dangerous chemical reactions. You should only use CBD vape juice products, as these have been specifically formulated for proper vaporization and for inhalation.
Should You Vape CBD?
Vaping CBD is one of the fastest ways of introducing cannabidiol into your system and absorbing it into your bloodstream as it goes directly into your lungs. This means you’ll feel the effects of CBD almost immediately. But keep in mind that the faster CBD takes effect, the faster the effect also wears off.
The dosage of CBD also determines how strong the effect is. If you’re a beginner, start with the lowest dose of CBD vape juice so you can gauge how your body responds to cannabidiol.
If you’re thinking of vaping CBD to address a medical condition, always consult your doctor first, especially if you’re already taking medications for the same medical condition or a different one.
CBD is generally well-tolerated by most individuals, but a lot remains unknown about the safety and dangers of vaping CBD. If you experience any adverse reactions, the cause may not necessarily be CBD; it might be the other ingredients present in the product, especially if it’s of poor quality. Nevertheless, you should discontinue use of the product; if your symptoms persist, visit a doctor as soon as possible.