Vaping for beginners, as the heading says, the best and the most popular mode of CBD consumption is by vaping it in a device. With the vast range of products available for CBD vaping, it is important to know which ones are of superior quality, how you can verify their quality and what dosage you should go for maximum effect.
CBD has a range of medicinal properties that removes symptoms directly associated with anxiety, inflammation, depression, epilepsy and pain.
It can be infused in a number of different products including edibles like gummies, vape juices, oral tinctures that are taken sublingually, topical applications like dermatological creams etcetera.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is a type of cannabinoid that naturally occurs in the hemp plant, a type of cannabis plant. CBD Oil is also known as hemp oil and has been conventionally been used as an oral tincture.
CBD oil is different from CBD vapes as it contains MCT (derived from coconut), which makes it unsuitable for inhalation. Multiple studies have shown that vaping or inhaling oil with MCT can pose serious health issues like lipoid pneumonia.
CBD Tinctures are strictly for ingestion purpose only, unlike the CBD vape juices which can be both orally ingested as well as vaporized in a vape device.
However, there are many brands that sell CBD tinctures in bottles similar to vape juices and moreover, these bottles are often found without any specific warning label.
It is very important for us to make the distinction between CBD oil tincture and CBD vape oil for inhalation. While CBD oral tinctures are oil based (MCT etc.), CBD vape juices are not. Let us take a look at the two different types of CBD oil which are suitable for vaping.
CBD Vape Juices
extracts made especially for vaping are often termed as CBD vape oil. However, it doesn’t contain any oil. The more appropriate name for it can be CBD Distillate or CBD vape juice.
These vape juices are usually made from food grade materials so that they can also be taken orally but are very different from CBD oil tinctures.
If the ingredients section on the label says it contains anything other than PG, VG, CBD terpenes, extracts and cannabinoids, it is most likely not suitable for vaping. If you know anything about vaping you would know that vape juices, vape oil, e-liquids or e-juices do not contain any oil.
These are very similar to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) cartridges and come in a slim disposable e-cigarette tanks filled with CBD vape juice. Some of these cartridges also contain pure CBD distillate extracted using a solvent like CO2.
These cartridges can connect to a basic 510 battery and are the best for beginners who want to vape CBD. The cartridges also come in pods that are compatible with universally popular vape devices like the JUUL.
How to decide your CBD Dose?
For someone who is a Vaping beginner it is very important to use the right amount of the CBD dose as any extra amount of dose can harm your body.
In the case of CBD the “one size fits all” theory doesn’t work, unfortunately. The CBD dosage depends on a range of factors including the conditions being treated, the tolerance and the body weight. Moreover, we differ in terms of metabolism and our endocannabinoid system and that can yield unique results.
A conventional CBD vape cartridge that has 100 mg of CBD can deliver around 1-2 mg of CBD per drag. A CBD vape pen or tank will yield more CBD per puff depending on the strength of the CBD vape juice and the device you are using.
The best way to find which dose suits you the best is by starting low and moving up gradually. You need to pay close attention to the time taken to show the effects, the quality of the effect after each different dosage etc.
The moment you discover the positive effects, you can lock the dosage in and use it consistently. An average user puffs approximately 10-30mg per day. For serious conditions like inflammation and pain, the dosage can go as up as 500mg or 100mg.
What are the possible side effects of Vaping CBD?
Although research on the possible side effects of consuming or vaping CBD are still in its infancy, a comprehensive study released last year tells us that there might be some side effects of CBD in rare cases.
The most common side-effect or in some cases, effect of CBD is drowsiness. This happens more with beginners who vape and tends to subside with frequent and regular usage.
The other side effects observed were hunger, slight euphoria and red eyes. In comparison to THC and many other prescription drugs, the side effects of consuming CBD are much less pronounced.
Will CBD vape get me high? | Understanding Vaping For Beginners
No, vaping CBD won’t get you high. Not even 1% in comparison to THC would you feel any effect. Unless and until the CBD is extracted from a plant containing THC, it won’t get you high.
Industrial Hemp which contains only trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) are used to extract CBD so make sure you read the label carefully before consuming. Additionally, CBD also works as a counter effect on the high of THC. There are numerous THC free CBD e-liquids that you can go for if you are worried about failing the drug test.