Your Guide to Vaping CBD
CBD products have been taking the UK and US markets by storm due to their non-intoxicating, therapeutic properties. From creams to gummies, tea-bags to e-liquids, CBD products have exploded onto the scene and become an instant hit with consumers. In fact, CBD products are part of what is estimated to be a billion-dollar industry in the United States. Vaping is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reap the benefits of CBD and seen a rise in popularity within the vaping community. Vaping CBD has never been easier, and it is the most convenient and affordable option for consumers.
However, the influx of CBD products has also caused a lot of confusion along the way, with consumers not entirely sure what CBD is and what it does. If you are intrigued by or interested in vaping CBD, it would be beneficial to understand the facts behind it and what goes into the many products available on the market. Here at Ecigwizard, our aim is to ease your confusion with this comprehensive guide to vaping CBD.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil (cannabidiol) is an ingredient naturally sourced from hemp plants that are bred for nutritional purposes. The CBD is primarily extracted from hemp paste, which is collected from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. CBD is one of over 100 active cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, second only to THC for its abundance within the plant. It accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s make-up.
What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Although both hemp and marijuana are from the same plant family, they have distinctly different purposes and uses:
Hemp – A non-psychoactive plant primarily for use in clothing, paper, dietary supplements and foods. Hemp is grown outdoors in large crops. Hemp is grown for agricultural use only and is not produced for recreational use. Hemp is the plant that CBD oil is extracted from.
Marijuana– Cannabis sativa is specifically cultivated to enhance its THC content to be used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Marijuana plants are typically grown indoors, under controlled conditions. The high THC levels of the plant mean that consumption causes various psychoactive changes; an effect that is not present in CBD.
Does CBD make you “high”?
The definitive answer is no. The cannabinoid responsible for getting you high is THC, not CBD. It’s important that you understand the difference between the two. Although THC and CBD occur naturally in cannabis plants, CBD can be isolated from the cannabis THC compound. Most CBD e-liquid contains no THC, while others that are made from raw hemp, contain small traces of THC. At Ecigwizard, we ensure that all of the CBD e-liquid that we sell contain 0% THC. CBD e-liquid containing up to the legal limit (0.3%) of THC is still non-psychoactive, therefore will not get you ‘high’.
Is CBD Legal?
On the 13th October 2016 the UK recognised CDB as a medicinal product, making it entirely legal. For CBD oil to be legal in the UK, it must contain no more than 0.2% THC, and the THC must not be easily separated from it. All of the CBD products at Ecigwizard are fully compliant with UK regulations and we ensure that they are safe for consumption.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Scientific studies have found that CBD has the ability to influence a wide range of receptors within the human body and offer therapeutic benefits for a variety of conditions. These include:
- Anxiety and panic disorder
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Appetite disorders
- Crohn’s Disease
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Many, many more
Scientific research continues, and researchers have begun to look into the effects of CBD on Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, epilepsy, respiratory diseases, and even cancer.
Does CBD have any negative side-effects?
A variety of short-term scientific studies have concluded that CBD is tolerated well by the adult human body and shows no signs of having any adverse effects. If you experience any side effects, please do not hesitate to contact a doctor or health professional.
What strength of CBD e-liquid should I vape?
The strength of CBD e-liquid varies greatly, and it is important that you find the right dosage to ensure that you optimise your CBD experience. Everybody reacts differently to CBD e-liquid, so you might start to feel it take effect just minutes after taking your first vape or it may take a while longer. It is widely recommended to start on the lowest strength possible while you figure out what works best for you. Then, you can gradually increase the strength of your e-liquid over the course of a few weeks to monitor how the CBD is affecting you. Vine CBD offers e-liquid in a range of strengths depending on your preference. Vine’s flavoured e-liquids are available in 100mg, 300mg and 500mg. If you require e-liquid in a higher strength, then Vine’s unflavoured option is available in 1000mg.