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CBD products can provide a wide range of health benefits without the high associated with THC products. Vaping CBD can provide fast-acting and long-lasting effects. If you are new to smoking or vaping, our guide can teach you how to vape CBD oil safely and effectively.

What Is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, alongside delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While THC can provide a euphoric high, CBD is not intoxicating and provides a more relaxing and calm high.

CBD oil contains a concentrated amount of CBD and can be ethanol or vegetable glycerin-based. CBD oil can be derived from either high-THC cannabis or high-CBD hemp. Hemp is a legally distinct marijuana plant that must contain under 0.3% THC in the U.S. 

What Is CBD Vape Juice?

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CBD vape juice combines CBD oil and a carrier liquid for easier heating in the vape pen. The CBD e-liquid flavor varies depending on the product type, extraction process, or your desired flavoring if you plan to make your own CBD vape juice at home. Learn how to make your own CBD oil.

.Compared to other consumption methods like a topical application or oral administration, vaping CBD e-liquid enables the cannabinoid and other essential oils to reach the alveoli in the lungs, which are a direct route into the body's bloodstream. 

In just a matter of minutes, users will feel the effects coming on quickly. When orally consumed, cannabinoids must go through the digestive system, taking between an hour or two to take effect. In addition, vaping CBD can offer a higher bioavailability than other methods.

CBD vape oil can be discreetly consumed in a vaporizer and produce smaller plumes of vapor (depending on the vaporization device) compared to smoking cannabis flowers. In addition, the vapor has a more subtle aroma compared to cannabis smoke.

How to Vape CBD Oil

If you are new to inhaling CBD vape liquids, here is how it is done.

Start Low, Go Slow

Before you start vaping CBD vape liquid, determine your ideal dosage. While vaping CBD oils is not known to produce severe adverse effects, we recommend starting with the lowest dose possible. 

If you are new to vaping, start with 5 mg or 10 mg of CBD and wait 15 minutes to half an hour to determine how your mind and body react. If you feel like you need a higher dose, you can take it right after or wait several hours before increasing the dose of CBD e-juice.

How much CBD should you vape? Some CBD vape oil products offer metered doses, while others provide a total cannabinoid content on the packaging with an estimated number of draws (3-second pull). Divide the estimated draws by the total cannabinoid content to determine the dose of each puff. Keep in mind longer draws mean a higher intake of CBD.

The following factors can affect how much CBD you need:

  • CBD oil ingredients
  • CBD concentration
  • Chemical profile of CBD vape oil (other cannabinoids and terpenes)
  • Your metabolism
  • Your height and weight
  • Your medical condition and severity of symptoms

In general, CBD can be tolerated in high doses, although there may be some adverse side effects, including:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Interactions with medications 

Finding the correct dose, in the beginning, can take some guesswork. That's why we recommend starting with the lowest dose possible to avoid adverse effects. From there, you'll have to do a bit of experimenting to find the correct CBD dosage depending on your desired effects. Consult with a doctor before you consume CBD.

Source the Right CBD Vape Oil

In the wide world of CBD, it can get confusing to choose the right product to consume. It can be easy to mistake traditional CBD oil and CBD vape oil. CBD vape oil is for use only with vaporizers or dab pens.

CBD oil is generally mixed with food and drinks or applied sublingually (under the tongue) for faster absorption. CBD oil, on its own, should not be vaporized and inhaled.

 CBD vape oil is the only CBD product type that can be vaporized. CBD vape oil contains a carrier oil that gives it the right consistency for vaping.

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Use a High-Quality Vaporizer

A high-quality vaping device is essential to have a great vaping experience. 

Here are your main vaporizer options:

Disposable CBD Vapes

Disposable vape pens are an affordable and convenient option for first-time users or those on the go. Disposable pens feature a vape battery, heating element, and a pre-filled CBD oil cartridge all in one. Once you've finished vaping your CBD vape oil, you can toss the disposable CBD pen and buy another one.

CBD Oil Vape Cartridges

CBD cartridges are screwed into a 510 thread battery. Usually, they can hold about 1 ml of CBD. When you are done vaping the entire product, you simply replace the CBD oil cartridge with a new one.

Refillable CBD Vape Pens

Refillable vape pens can be slightly more expensive than other options but can offer more functionality and longevity over time. Refillable vape pens usually have a battery, heating coil (will need replacement), a refillable tank, and a mouthpiece. To use your CBD vape pen, fill the device with your favorite CBD vape oil, heat, and inhale.

CBD Pods

CBD pods are proprietary cartridges that work with specific batteries. They are similar to pre-filled vape tanks in that you can replace them when you are done.

Take Short and Slow Draws

When vaping CBD vape oil, we recommend taking short and slow draws for the best experience. A 3-second pull is all you need to start and then slowly exhale. You don't need to keep the vapor inside your lungs for long since it immediately enters the bloodstream.

After taking your first draw, wait about 10 minutes to determine how it affects your mind and body and if you need a second pull. How often you vape CBD depends on your desired experience and the severity of your medical condition.

Vaping CBD FAQs

Is It Safe to Vape CBD Oil?

While vaping CBD oil is generally considered safe, there may be a low amount of risk. One of the main drawbacks of vaping CBD can be its adverse side effects for users who consume too much. However, these side effects are mild and go away quickly. 

In addition, some manufacturers may produce CBD vape oils that are not tested for contaminants or purity. We recommend buying CBD vape oil from manufacturers that can provide a certificate of analysis (COA).

Does Vaping CBD Oil Get You High?

If you vape CBD oil, you will not experience any intoxicating effects. Hemp-derived CBD oil must contain under 0.3% THC, a negligible amount that won't cause intoxication. Stay away from untested CBD products to avoid undetected THC.

Common CBD Vaping Mistakes

How do you effectively vaporize CBD oil? 

Here are a few mistakes to avoid when vaping CBD.

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Not Checking the CBD Concentration

Consider the concentration of CBD and the volume of CBD vape juice. For example, a higher volume bottle of CBD vape juice than a lower volume bottle with the same concentration of CBD will affect you differently. The same amount of CBD will be diluted in the higher volume bottle than a lower volume bottle with the same amount of CBD.

Confusing Hemp Oil with CBD Vape Oil

CBD oil and hemp oil are different products. Hemp oil, also known as hemp seed oil, is made of the hemp plant's seed and does not contain a high concentration of CBD compared to the high concentration of CBD in a vape oil.

Vaping Pure CBD

CBD oil, or tinctures, should not be vaped alone. Due to CBD oil's consistency and chemical profile, it is not designed to be vaporized or inhaled. CBD e-juice, however, contains the right carrier oil, which allows it to be heated by a vaporizer and inhaled.

Avoid CBD with Nicotine

CBD and nicotine can lead to a shorter shelf-life for your product. CBD with nicotine may not produce the same effect as inhaling CBD vape juice alone.

Final Thoughts About How to Vape CBD Oil

Vaping CBD oil is easy and convenient if you have the right hardware and products. If you want to learn the best way to grow cannabis, make your own CBD vape e-liquid, and consume cannabis effectively to relieve your medical condition or symptoms, enroll in CTU’s online expert training today! 

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