CBD, or cannabidiol, is experiencing huge popularity, and vaping is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to consume it. CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants that can be extracted from marijuana or industrial hemp and processed for consumption in oral and edible products, or for inhalation in e-liquid (usually called CBD vape oil).
Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years for its fiber, and more recently as a source of CBD. Hemp-derived CBD doesn’t contain measurable amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient that produces the well-known “high” produced by marijuana.
Vaping CBD is a more effective method of consumption than edibles capsules or topicals because the inhalation provides greater bioavailability. That means the user can absorb more of the drug. While there is still more to learn about the long-term effects of vaping CBD, vaping is considered to be a much safer way to consume than smoking, while being equally effective. Since it can also be taken orally, you don’t have to be a vaper or smoker to use CBD oil.
Why CBD Vape?
Edible forms can take more than 30 minutes to digest and enter the user’s bloodstream. For people using CBD to treat seizures, chronic pain, anxiety, or other similar ailments, waiting isn’t always an option.
Vaping works so quickly because it’s one of the most bioavailable ways to take CBD.
Not every vape is the same, but they all have four basic components: a battery, a heating element (also known as an atomizer), a mouthpiece and a chamber to hold the material to be vaped. The heating element vaporizes whatever material it comes in contact with in the chamber and the user inhales the vapor through the mouthpiece.
From here there are two distinct styles of vapes that we are concerned with for vaping CBD. The most common style of vape you’ll see is a “tank style” vape, where a battery heats up a small disposable cartridge or a refillable container. The other kind is a pen-style vape, typically used for concentrates like CBD isolate.