There’s no denying that vaping has taken over the world – especially the cannabis one. It made the consumption easier and more discreet, as a CBD vape pen looks very similar to an e-cigarette. However, since it’s still quite a new thing, many people have their doubts, as they don’t know anything about it.
This is why we created a list of five things that you should know about vaping CBD. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
Is vaping safe?
Ever since vaping has started to become popular, people have been questioning whether it is safe or not really. The truth is that as long as everything is bought legally and from reliable retailers, there’s no reason for you to worry. There’s no evidence of legally purchased products being dangerous.
What’s the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate?
When looking for a CBD oil, you will probably encounter these three terms – full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate, and while it might seem as if they are similar, they actually couldn’t be more different.
– Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all the chemicals that can be found in a cannabis plant, including THC (<0.3%). It can create the desired entourage effect but it won’t get you high.
– Broad-spectrum CBD oil also includes all the compounds of the plant. The only exception is THC, which is removed during the initial extraction.
– CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, as all the other components are removed. It usually contains 99% of pure CBD, and it doesn’t get you ‘high.’
Vaping CBD oil vs. CBD flower
If you were wondering what’s better to vape – flower or oil – then you should know that there is no right answer, as everything depends on the preference of the person vaping it.
First of all, a CBD flower provides you with a complete experience, as it contains all terpenes, cannabinoids, and other active compounds that can be found in the cannabis plant.
It usually contains up to 15% of CBD and some THC. However, the amount of THC cannot be established – you can either not feel it at all, or you can get slightly high. The truth is that you never know.
CBD oil, on the other hand, has a higher percentage of CBD – usually, it’s anywhere between 60 and 80 percent. It can contain THC; however, it’s very unlikely that its amount will have any psychoactive effect.
So as we said – everything depends on the preferences of the vaper. CBD oil will most not get you high, or at least not as much as the flower. The oil is also a lot easier to consume, as it is discrete, portable, and easy to dose.
How should you read the CBD labels for potency?
Products destined to vaping made from broad-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate will have no traces of THC, which means that they don’t have any psychoactive effect on you.
Other products have an equal balance between THC and CBD. However, they can only be purchased in cannabis shops in areas where cannabis use is legal for adults.
It’s essential that you know how to read the labels on the cannabis products for potency – they usually have both the THC number and the CBD number. At the same time, some are even more specific and tell you the type of CBD (isolate, broad-spectrum, full-spectrum).
Where can you buy CBD vapes?
To buy CBD products which are derived from cannabis, you need to be in a state where the adult-use of marijuana is legal, and you have access to dispensaries.
Hemp-derived CBD products, on the other hand, can be found in grocery stores, online retailers, etc. However, you need to remember that whole hemp-derived CBD products can also be labeled as full-spectrum, they might not give you the ‘high’ you desire – they are labeled that way simply because they contain all the chemicals that can naturally be found in hemp.
As you can see, the devil is not so black as he is painted. Vaping is a safe way of consuming cannabis and is much appreciated by people who don’t want others to know that they smoke.
If you were thinking about starting vaping – the decision is entirely up to you. The only thing that we can say right now is Good Luck!