Vaping has become an extremely popular way of consuming CBD. And it’s said to be quite effective too. However, even with this rising popularity of the method, there is a lot of misinformation around it. People lack facts. And this sometimes may make them skeptical of even using vapes, let alone use them correctly.
Whether you are a beginner or have a bit of an experience, there might be some bits and pieces missing from your CBD vaping knowledge. And this article is specially written for the purpose of filling those gaps.
Here are a few of the most important facts about vaping CBD that you must learn before indulging in it.
Different Ways to Use CBD Oil
Do you know there are many different ways to use CBD oil? Here are some of the most common ones:
- Tinctures:- Tincture oils are the concentrated CBD-based products. They are usually taken sublingually and produce very strong and quick effects. Otherwise, you may ingest them too if you want. However, in this case, the effects may take some time to show up.
- Topicals:- CBD topical oil is the product that you use directly onto the skin where you need its effects to work. The CBD enters your skin and binds with the CB receptors present in your skin tissues and muscles, producing the desired results. Topicals, remember, are not for ingestion purposes, as doing it may prove dangerous.
- Vape Juice:- Vape juice is a product that contains CBD. It is specially formulated for vaping purposes. This is the substance that your device heats to produce vapors for inhalation.
Now, keep in mind that in most cases you cannot use these different types of oils interchangeably.
Different People May Need Different Dosages
With CBD, there’s one thing you cannot be sure of, and that is its dosage. Keep in mind, the compound is very complex. And a specific dosage that works for a person may not work for you. The effects of CBD depend on various factors, which include your metabolism, body structure, genetics, sex, the symptoms you want to manage, etc.
Having said this, experts say you may need to experiment a bit to find the correct CBD dosage for yourself. For this, you should start with a very low dosage of it (one or two puffs off your vaporizer) and work your way up until you find what works for you. But hey, remember, the effects of CBD may take some time to show up on you sometimes. Hence, experts recommend you wait appropriately in between your puffs.
There May Be Some Side Effects
Though the research on the subject isn’t very extensive, experts suggest CBD may have some side effects. And one of the most common ones is drowsiness. The effect, though, is more prominent only when you consume it excessively. In low to moderate quantities, the effects are pretty much positive.
Some of the other side effects of consuming CBD include:
- A little euphoria
- Red eyes
Yet, these effects are nothing if we compare them to the side effects of prescription drugs.
Vaping CBD Oil Doesn’t Make You High
A lot of people, even today, are skeptical of vaping CBD because they think that it can get them high. However, this is actually far from reality. Consuming CBD, whether through vaping or any other method, cannot intoxicate you.
There may be a few exceptions, though. For instance, CBD oil that is a product of a marijuana plant may have a few bits and traces of THC ( the psychoactive compound of cannabis) in it. And if that quantity of THC is significant, it may get you high.
Now, if you want to avoid any such situation, prefer using hemp CBD oil for vaping. CBD derived from a hemp plant doesn’t contain more than 0.3 percent of THC, which isn’t in any case enough to intoxicate you.
The Legality of CBD Is Confusing
Is CBD legal? Well, the answer to this question is a bit complex. See, as per the federal government, CBD is not criminalized anymore. However, as we just discussed, there are two different types of CBDs. One is derived from a marijuana plant. Other from hemp. And this is where things go a little complicated.
See, the CBD that is legal under the federal government guidelines is actually the one derived from hemp. It is because it contains less than 0.3 percent of THC. And THC is an illegal substance as per the federal government. However, marijuana-derived CBD may contain more THC. Hence, it is still illegal.
But again, things aren’t that simple. You should note that marijuana, though illegal federally, is allowed in several states. So, if you live in one of these states, you may be able to use a vaporizer made to vape dry herb and other marijuana-based CBD without any restrictions.