CBD & Vaping
CBD is consumed in a variety of ways and vaping is quickly becoming one of the most popular methods to take CBD. CBD vapes do not contain nicotine, so they are therefore not addictive.
CBD is an abbreviation of cannabidiol and is one of over one hundred cannabinoids that are contained within the cannabis plant. CBD doesn’t get you high and has no psychoactive effects. It is THC, which is an abbreviation of tetrahydrocannabinol, that causes the infamous high that is so commonly associated with cannabis.
What is Vaping?
Vaping is growing in popularity and you can buy Juuls or other vape cartridges in many supermarkets and off licences. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco; this does not mean that vapes are harmless though. Cigarettes can cause a wide variety of health issues over the long-term and can lead to deadly diseases such as lung cancer, cardiovascular problems, emphysema among others. Studies have shown that while vaping may not inflict as much damage, it could still be harmful.
Unfortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” dosage for CBD. It greatly depends on a range of factors, including the symptoms being treated, body weight and tolerance. In addition, everyone’s metabolism and endocannabinoid system is slightly different, which can yield unique results for each person.
Research into the side effects of CBD is still in its infancy. A comprehensive study was released last year that concluded there were in fact some side effects associated with CBD. The most commonly documented side effect of CBD is mild drowsiness. This is more common with first-time users and can subside with regular use.
What dosage should I take?
There’s an important distinction to make between CBD oil tinctures and CBD oil made for inhalation. CBD oral tinctures are oil-based whereas CBD vape oil is not. Now let’s take a look at the various types of CBD that is suitable for vaping.
In 2018, the US Senate introduced The Hemp Farming Act, effectively removing the DEA’s authority over hemp, turning it into a hot commodity, instead of a Schedule 1 narcotic. Cannabis and THC are still illegal or restricted to medical patients in 40 states.
The average CBD user takes an average of 10-30 mg per day. For serious conditions like pain and inflammation, some users take as much as 200-1000 mg per day. See our full guide for more specifics on how to determine your ideal CBD dosage.