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Cannabis Oil Not Wise for Skin Cancer

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A patient recently asked if Cannabis oil might be used to cure a small skin cancer.

Never having been asked this before, a thorough review of the available literature was carried out, but sadly there have been absolutely no published clinical trials to date so it is impossible to recommend this treatment.

Cannabinoids do bind to receptors which are present in many cells and there is some evidence in highly controlled laboratory circumstances that cannabinoids may inhibit some cancers. Sadly, there is also evidence that it may actually accelerate growth in others. There have been no useful trials in living humans and animal trials are not conclusive. The link at the end of this article gives more information and is maintained by the Uk Cancer Society so may be seen as a trusted and valid reference.

The proposed mechanisms of action of cannabis oil are plausible but unfortunately that does not make it safe or effective.

A search of the internet lists many sites where people claim to have had skin cancers cured by cannabis oil. This effect may occur for one of the following reasons:

  1. It is possible that the cannabis oil actually removed the cancer (a small proportion probably do get better as a result of treatment)
  2. The act of rubbing itself can stimulate immune reactions which can deal with some skin cancers.
  3. Some skin cancers will naturally go away on their own.
  4. The skin cancer may actually have been something else entirely (misdiagnosis of these lesions is common)

It is important to note that some of the cancers being illustrated as treated with the oil are of a type that can spread and potentially kill the patient. We feel that using a totally untrialled medication like cannabis oil in such circumstances is very unwise.

Cannabis oil is of course illegal in New Zealand so as a treatment option it is not valid in any case. Hemp oil contains cannabinoids but the concentration is much lower.

The good news is that not all skin cancers need surgery – some may be suitable for treatment with cream, especially in older patients and in many cases, the treatment is fully funded.

If you think you may have a skin cancer, please make an appointment – our doctors are very good at skin diagnoses and can give you proper treatment advice from leaving harmless things alone through creams to surgical removal if required.

We feel that it is important to point out that there is also good evidence that smoking cannabis (as opposed to a topical application) significantly increases the risk of lung and head and neck cancer, whether or not it is used in combination with tobacco. Whilst there may in the future be a place for medicinal use of cannabinoids, at present the evidence very strongly suggests that in almost all cases the side effects outweigh the benefits.

Addendum September 2016:

We have been asked to provide evidence to support the statement that cannabis smoking causes cancer. The spectrum of carcinogens in cannabis smoke is similar to that in tobacco smoke. It is the inhaling of burned leaves that results in tar deposition in the lungs. Cannabis smoke is generally retained in the lungs for longer than tobacco smoke which may also explain how cannabis causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In a New Zealand study in 2008, it was found that cannabis smoking was associated with similar, or higher rate of lung cancer than tobacco smoking. Cannabis has also been associated with testicular cancer. Recent evidence casts doubt on the assertion that head and neck cancers are caused by cannabis smoking though it is important to note that the development of head and neck cancer is very slow and often occurs in association with other risk-factors. Some studies have shown an association and some have not. It remains our advice that the smoking of any substance is profoundly unwise and there is no reason to believe that cannabis is any safer than tobacco.

Hei Hei Health Centre Caring for Your Community, Your Family and You Cannabis Oil Not Wise for Skin Cancer A patient recently asked if Cannabis oil might be used to cure a small skin

CBD oil and cancer: 9 things to know

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CBD oil (cannabidiol) is everywhere these days. Once available only at novelty or vitamin shops, it’s now also at your local grocery store, pharmacy or even yoga studio.

It comes in many forms: oils that are dropped under the tongue, roll-ons that are applied to the skin and even solutions for vaping. Some producers extract CBD oil and add it into foods to create edible products.

But what is CBD oil exactly, and how does it affect cancer patients? Can it really treat — or even cure — cancer or relieve its symptoms? To separate fact from fiction, we spoke with our Kimberson Tanco, M.D. Here’s what he wants cancer patients to know.

What is CBD oil, and how does it differ from marijuana and hemp?

Marijuana and hemp are both varieties of the cannabis sativa plant. Both contain cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the two most-common, known active ingredients.

The main difference is that hemp has far less THC than a typical marijuana plant. And unlike THC, CBD is not a psychoactive agent, so there’s less possibility that it will cause the same mental confusion, drowsiness or hallucinations that often come with THC.

Is there any truth to the claims that CBD oil can cure cancer?

Right now, no. There is no evidence that CBD oil can cure cancer.

What, if anything, can CBD oil do to alleviate the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer treatment?

It’s hard to say if CBD oil can alleviate cancer symptoms or cancer treatment side effects, because the studies are pretty mixed and even fewer are standardized.

There have been reports that cannabinoids like THC and CBD may be helpful for nausea and vomiting and anorexia, as well as neuropathy, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Synthetic cannabinoids like dronabinol have been approved for use with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, but have not been shown to be superior to conventional anti-nausea medications.

Have any CBD-oil derived products been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer, its symptoms, or the side effects caused by its treatment?

Have any products using CBD-oil been approved by the FDA to treat anything?

Yes. Epidiolex. It was originally approved in 2018 for the treatment of two conditions, both related to epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. But aside from Epidiolex, no CBD product has been approved by the FDA for any other medical purpose.

What are the dangers of using CBD oil?

Quality, cleanliness and regulation are the biggest concerns.

All drugs and dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA. But as long as CBD oil is not marketed as a medicine or a dietary supplement, producers can get around that policy. So right now, CBD oil is very unregulated. That means it’s hard to know how much CBD or THC is really in any given product. Certain hemp CBD products have been found to contain significantly less CBD or more THC than advertised.

In terms of purity, THC and CBD are both extracted from hemp and marijuana using essentially similar processes. But trace amounts of THC could still end up in CBD oil. And if the THC is at a high enough concentration, it could produce the psychoactive effects that THC is known for.

Second, if a lab produces both CBD and THC products, there can be cross-contamination — whether it’s through extraction, handling or packaging.

Third, the plant itself may have higher levels of THC than expected. This could be due to its environment, prolonged flowering periods or cross-contamination and pollination between male and female plants, resulting in offspring with higher THC content. This especially affects hemp plants, which should have less than 0.3% THC levels.

Finally, there have been some reports of people getting infections after using CBD and cannabis products. This is especially concerning for immunocompromised patients, who are already susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections.

Studies on a certain CBD manufacturer showed its products were contaminated with a chemical known as 5F-ADB, which mimics THC. 5F-ADB is classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as illegal, potentially addictive and with no accepted medical use.

Other sorts of substances have been found in CBD products, too, such as dextromethorphan, which is an ingredient in cough medicines. Heavy metals like lead and arsenic, pesticides and mold have also been found in CBD products.

Does CBD oil have any side effects?

CBD oil can adversely affect liver function. In fact, this is on the warning label for Epidiolex.

And in lab studies, CBD has been shown to inhibit certain enzymes responsible for the metabolism of drugs, such as CYP2D6 and CYP3A4. This can affect how drugs work and affect our bodies, either by reducing their efficiency or making them more dangerous. This includes chemotherapy and other medications.

This is very important for cancer patients to understand, as many people think CBD oil is not a medicine. They think of it more as a vitamin or a supplement, so they might not let their doctors know they’re using it. Patients might not realize it can be potentially harmful. So, it’s very important to tell your doctor if you’re using CBD oil.

Is CBD oil even legal?

CBD has a very complex legal status right now.

At the national level, any product of marijuana — including CBD — is still technically illegal when used medically. Although the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production of hemp nationally, that’s only permitted if it’s not marketed for medical use or as a dietary supplement. CBD products intended for medical use should undergo an FDA review process.

State laws vary. In Texas, the Compassionate Use Act allows for the use of medical marijuana for certain conditions. Originally only for intractable epilepsy, the law was expanded this year to include cancer and certain neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

But the application of this law is pretty jumbled right now. So, while it may be legal to use CBD in a state like Colorado or Alaska, if an employer follows federal regulations, the standardization and quality of a CBD product matters. Because if there’s even a small percentage of THC in that product, then a drug test might come back positive. And this could result in legal issues for the user.

What’s the most important thing cancer patients should know about CBD oil?

There’s still a lot to learn. So always let your health care team know if you are using CBD oil. That way, we can make sure nothing interacts adversely with your cancer treatments or other medications.

Also, avoid products with health-related claims on their labels. The only product approved by the FDA for its medical value is Epidiolex.

Wondering whether you should use CBD oil to cope with cancer treatment and its side effects? We spoke with Kimberson Tanco, M.D., to separate fact from fiction.

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  1. CBD interaction with drugs & medication
  2. Drugs that should not be taken with CBD
  3. Does CBD oil affect blood pressure?
  4. Does CBD oil thin the blood?
  5. Does caffeine counteract CBD?

Cannabis is a complex plant, with hundreds of chemicals and over 100 distinct cannabinoids. The little research that examines cannabidiol or CBD, the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis, shows evidence of potential health benefits for a wide range of conditions. As CBD becomes more mainstream, however, a key question comes to mind, “How will CBD interact with my current medication?”

Currently, sparse research suggests that CBD can illicit problematic interactions with certain other prescription drugs. The findings are far from conclusive — further research is still needed on CBD’s interaction with different medications. Many doctors and researchers urge individuals using CBD medically or recreationally to be cautious about mixing it with other prescriptions and to consult healthcare providers about possible interactions.

Many doctors urge individuals using CBD to be cautious about mixing it with other prescriptions and to consult healthcare providers about possible interactions.

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CBD interaction with drugs & medication

Have you heard of the grapefruit test? Many prescription drugs will include grapefruit warnings on the label, advising against consuming the citrus fruit while taking medication. Many medications are broken down in the liver and small intestine by a group of proteins called cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs). This process is what delivers a medication’s benefits to the intended target.

Grapefruit disrupts the activity of CYPs and slows the way these proteins usually break down medication. The fruit also increases the side effects and duration the drug stays in the system. One 2013 study titled “Grapefruit Medication Interactions: Forbidden Fruit or Avoidable Consequences?” published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed that grapefruit can increase blood content levels when interacting with at least 85 different drugs. The reported consequences were severe, including irregular heartbeat, organ failure, internal bleeding, and death.

Further, a 1993 study conducted by pharmacology researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and published in the journal Biochemical Pharmacology, discovered that CBD, much like grapefruit, disrupts the normal function of cytochrome P450 enzymes in mice. The study postulated that while the blockage could allow patients to take lower doses of their prescriptions, it could also cause a toxic buildup of chemicals in the body. Since this study’s publication, several scientific and medical journals have published evidence of the grapefruit-like effects of CBD in humans.

The type, quality, and purity of CBD administered all affect how it interacts with your body and medication. The timing of when you take CBD and any other prescription drug also factors into how the two may interact in your body. And of course, every individual responds to medications differently, depending on genetics, age, weight, and other factors.

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The type, quality, and purity of CBD administered all affect how it interacts with your body and medication. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Let’s examine the current research on CBD’s interaction with several common prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Should I take CBD with ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medicine that reduces pain and inflammation in the body. Ibuprofen has a risk of blood-thinning and can cause dizziness, shortness of breath, and nausea.

Potentially, CBD can increase the duration and strength of ibuprofen, thereby increasing the risk of adverse side effects. No human studies to date examine CBD’s interaction with NSAIDs specifically. Still, two studies conducted on animal models in 2006 and 2008 and published respectively in the journals, Pain and Pharmacology, suggest that other cannabinoids may work synergistically with NSAIDs like ibuprofen to reduce pain.

Patients should consult with their healthcare provider before taking ibuprofen with CBD.

Should I take CBD with warfarin?

Warfarin, also known under the brand name Coumadin, is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication used to prevent the formation of harmful blood clots that could potentially cause heart attacks or strokes. Warfarin’s risks include severe bleeding, headaches, swelling, or sudden pain in extremities.

In 2017, researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, conducted a study published in Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports which showed that CBD increases the effects of drugs used for blood-thinning by slowing down how the body metabolizes warfarin and prolonging its presence in the system. By increasing the duration of warfarin’s presence in the body, CBD could potentially exacerbate some of the associated risks.

Patients taking generic warfarin or Coumadin should consult their healthcare provider for individualized information and get blood tests before beginning a CBD regimen.

Should I take CBD with thyroid medication?

Thyroid medication is used to treat thyroid disorders, most commonly hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) via thyroid hormone replacement, and hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) via anti-thyroid medication. Different medications achieve these objectives through different pathways in the body. Side effects of thyroid hormone replacement therapies include chest pain, anxiety, headaches, and vomiting. While rare, anti-thyroid medication side effects can include rash, itching, fever, aches, and headaches.

Little research studying interactions between CBD and common thyroid hormone replacement and anti-thyroid medications currently exists. Patients taking thyroid medication who want to try CBD should consult with their physician.

Should I take CBD with Eliquis?

Eliquis (generically called apixaban) is a blood thinner used to lower the risk of stroke or a blood clot in veins, the heart, the lungs, and the legs following knee or hip replacement surgery. Eliquis increases the risk of severe bleeding, and patients taking Eliquis are typically prescribed precise dosages by their doctor.

CYP proteins process Eliquis in the liver, the same proteins on which CBD acts to delay metabolization. This process could cause an overdose of Eliquis’ chemicals in the body and a high risk of severe bleeding.

Patients taking Eliquis should speak to their doctor before using CBD products.

Should I take CBD with Plavix?

Plavix is the brand name of the drug clopidogrel, frequently prescribed for patients who have had or are likely to have a heart attack. The drug works by blocking blood platelets from forming clots in arteries near the heart.

According to a 2011 study published in the journal Life Sciences, it is possible that CBD has an inhibitory effect on CYP2C19, the enzyme that metabolizes Plavix. This could cause Plavix to remain longer in the body and weaken its overall effects. Further research is required to determine whether this could lower Plavix’s effectiveness in preventing heart attacks.

Patients using Plavix or clopidogrel should consult their physicians as to whether they should use CBD.

Should I take CBD with Tylenol?

Acetaminophen, the generic name for Tylenol, is a common drug used for pain and fever relief. Acetaminophen carries a risk of liver damage and disease, with side effects including nausea, headaches, and insomnia.

Acetaminophen and CBD both are metabolized by CYP450, which lowers the effectiveness of both chemicals as they’re processed in the body. One controversial 2019 study, conducted by the University of Arkansas on mice and published in the journal Molecules, claimed that high doses of CBD contributed to liver toxicity, which could compound acetaminophen’s liver damage potential. However, the study’s authors have been accused of cherry-picking research and designing experiments to showcase potential CBD toxicity. The one study they cited with human test subjects did not show liver toxicity from CBD.

More research is required to confirm potential interactions between CBD and acetaminophen. Patients looking to take both simultaneously should consult their physician.

Should I take CBD with metoprolol?

Metoprolol is a beta-blocker designed to treat high blood pressure by reducing the heart rate and changing the release of epinephrine, a hormone involved in stress and other processes. Beta-blockers lower blood pressure and sometimes produce side effects such as dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, heartburn, and cold hands and feet.

No studies have examined potential interactions between CBD and metoprolol. However, some placebo-controlled research conducted on healthy people at the University of Nottingham in England and published in 2017 in the journal JCI Insight has linked CBD with decreased blood pressure when taken on its own. For patients taking metoprolol, however, the combination with CBD could potentially have negative impacts on blood pressure.

A 2011 study performed on mice and published in the British Journal of Pharmacology also shows that CBD has potential nausea-reducing properties, which may help soothe side effects associated with metoprolol.

Patients taking metoprolol or other beta-blockers should consult their doctor as to whether to consume CBD.

Should I take CBD with metformin?

Metformin is a medication prescribed to adults with type 2 diabetes to help control blood sugar levels. Side effects of metformin include low blood sugar, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle pain.

One 2006 study published in the journal Autoimmunity showed that CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes in animal models. To date, however, very little research has specifically covered CBD’s potential in human diabetes treatment or interactions with metformin. Only one study, conducted by the American Diabetes Association and published in 2016 in the journal Diabetes Care, has examined the efficacy of CBD in patients with type 2 diabetes and found it had no significant impact on glucose levels.

More research is needed on CBD’s interaction with diabetes. Patients taking metformin should talk to their doctor about whether CBD is right for them.

Should I take CBD with Xanax?

Xanax (generic name alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine medication used to treat panic disorders, anxiety, and depression. Common side effects of Xanax include drowsiness, lack of coordination, memory loss, and early-morning anxiety.

Xanax breaks down in the liver via an enzyme called CYP3A4, which is inhibited by CBD. Taking CBD could potentially increase the amount of time Xanax is in the system and prolong or increase the likelihood of unwanted side effects. CBD may one day be considered an alternative to Xanax as various research, including a 2011 study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, has documented the cannabinoid’s potential anti-anxiety properties.

No research has explicitly documented interactions between Xanax and CBD. Patients taking Xanax who are interested in CBD should speak to their healthcare providers for more information.

Should I take CBD with statins?

Statins are a classification of drugs designed to lower cholesterol and protect against heart attack and stroke. Common side effects of statins are muscle soreness, blood sugar increase, headaches, and nausea.

Statins are processed by CYP function in the liver, which CBD inhibits. While no research has specifically studied interactions between statins and CBD, the cannabinoid could potentially increase the strength and duration of statins in the system and the risk of unwanted side effects.

Patients taking statins should speak to their healthcare provider before using CBD.

Drugs that should not be taken with CBD

CBD’s documented effects on liver function and enzymes that metabolize several medications are relevant when considering whether or not to consume CBD with certain drugs. CBD acts on the same metabolites as grapefruit — therefore, many of the prescription drugs that carry grapefruit warning labels may have similar risks when taken with CBD.

CBD acts on the same metabolites as grapefruit — therefore, many of the prescription drugs that carry grapefruit warning labels may have similar risks when taken with CBD. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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These drug classifications include a large percentage of existing prescriptions, such as benzodiazepines, antihistamines, haloperidol, antiretrovirals, statins, cyclosporine, sildenafil, warfarin, and other drugs metabolized by CYP3A4 and CYP2D6.

Clobazam, used to treat epileptic seizures, is another type of drug that may not be advisable to take in conjunction with CBD. However, Epidiolex is an FDA-approved, CBD-based drug that physicians may prescribe to treat epilepsy. A significant amount of data, derived from clinical trials, exists on Epidiolex, although the drug can also cause adverse effects, according to a 2019 study conducted by researchers at Columbia University and published in the journal F1000Research.

No research conclusively warns patients against taking these drugs with CBD, though the previously cited 2013 study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has shown that grapefruit and drug interactions can lead to severe effects, including irregular heartbeat and sudden death, kidney failure, and muscle damage. Every patient’s case is unique, and individuals should speak to their healthcare providers if they are considering taking CBD in combination with particular prescription medications.

Does CBD oil affect blood pressure?

A previously cited 2017 study titled, “A single dose of cannabidiol reduces blood pressure in healthy volunteers in a randomized crossover study” published in the journal JCI Insight, supports CBD’s ability to lower blood pressure. Researchers also suggest that the anxiety- and stress-reducing properties of CBD may contribute to the overall ability to lower blood pressure. However, CBD taken with blood pressure medication or beta-blockers could potentially cause both drugs to double up on each other and lower blood pressure to unhealthy levels.

Does CBD oil thin the blood?

No research shows that CBD oil taken on its own can thin the blood. CBD oil does increase the effects of blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin, and could potentially push the presence of warfarin beyond therapeutic levels, as the previously cited 2017 study published in Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports showed.

Does caffeine counteract CBD?

Caffeine and CBD are two substances gaining in popularity, particularly when they’re mixed. Caffeine can keep sleep-deprived individuals alert and clear-headed. Further, a 2007 study on rats published in the journal Pharmacology Reports showed that caffeine is metabolized by CYP enzymes, which CBD inhibits. This could extend the time caffeine stays in the body and has the potential to extend the stimulating effects of caffeine.

The information in this article is based on current research and should not be construed as medical advice. Please speak to your doctor or healthcare provider if you have questions regarding your medication and CBD use.

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What are the top CBD oils?

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CBD oil is an oil that contains cannabidiol (CBD), a therapeutic compound that derives from the cannabis plant. Studies indicate that CBD is beneficial for a variety of ailments, and using oil is one of several ways that people can take advantage of it.

According to an article in JCI Insight , CBD may reduce high blood pressure and the blood pressure response to stress. The Epilepsy Foundation indicate that CBD might help treat the seizures associated with certain epilepsy syndromes.

A study published in Frontiers of Pharmacology suggested that CBD oil may reduce pain sensations in rats. A review in Molecules notes how CBD may treat a variety of disorders, including pain and inflammation. These properties make CBD oil a potential remedy for:

  • fibromyalgia
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • menstrual cramps
  • multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • neuropathic pain
  • sciatica
  • other types of pain and pain conditions

Keep reading to learn more about some of the best CBD oils on the market. Please note we are unable to specify which oil is best for a particular condition. This is because CBD oils are not standardized and are a newly emerging treatment for these conditions.

However, the oils we list here are all high quality products whose manufacturers provide proof of independent, third-party testing. They should be suitable for use for a variety of conditions.

We advise that individuals do their own research before purchasing any CBD product to ensure they select a quality oil that meets their needs.

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CBD oil consists of CBD extract from the cannabis plant and a carrier oil, such as hemp seed oil or coconut oil. CBD is one of many compounds present in the cannabis plant or industrial hemp plant.

Another well-known cannabis compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is responsible for the ‘high’ or the strong psychoactive properties of marijuana. THC causes the feeling of being “high” following marijuana use.

CBD in non-impairing. This means that it does not cause a high, euphoria, or impairment. However, it contains other properties that have contributed to its rise in popularity as an alternative remedy. These include pain-relieving properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic effects.

CBD oils are available as a CBD isolate, which means the only active ingredient they contain is CBD. They are also available in a full-spectrum product or a broad-spectrum product, which means they contain other compounds.

  • CBD isolate: CBD isolate is the pure form of CBD.
  • Full-spectrum CBD: This CBD contains all the phytochemicals that occur naturally in the cannabis plant, including various other cannabinoids, terpenes, and oils. It also contains some trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that produces the “high” effect.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD: This CBD contains all the phytochemicals in the cannabis plant with little or no THC. Some broad-spectrum CBD may contain trace quantities of THC.

Please note that the CBD industry has not defined these terms very clearly and that some companies may use them interchangeably to an extent.

A product made with broad-spectrum CBD, for example, may contain THC and could lead to a person failing a drug test.

In the United States, products must contain less than 0.3% THC to comply with legislation.

CBD oils are also available in various strengths and flavors.

Numerous companies are manufacturing CBD oil products, and people may find it challenging to choosing which one is best. Note, there are two main types of products that would fall in the ‘oils’ category; CBD oil and CBD tinctures. The difference lies in the manufacturing process

CBD oil: A carrier oil is infused with CBD to create the product.

CBD tincture: Manufacturers soak cannabis in alcohol and glycerin to produce this product.

Some of the top CBD oils and tinctures available include:

1. Charlotte’s Web CBD oil

Charlotte’s Web CBD tinctures are a full-spectrum hemp product, containing phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids. The oils are available in a variety of strengths, ranging from 210-1,800 mg per 30ml bottle.

The company say that they designed their CBD oil to help maintain calm, focus, and healthful sleep. They also state that it is effective for recovery from exercise-induced inflammation.

These CBD oils come in four flavors: mint chocolate, olive oil, orange blossom, and lemon twist.

2. Spruce CBD oil

Spruce CBD oil is available in two strengths: 750 mg and 2,400 mg in a 30ml bottle. People should start with the lower strength oil, as a person will not know how their body will react and respond to CBD until they have tried it.

The lower strength oil includes peppermint flavoring, while the high-dose bottle contains no additional flavorings, which makes it taste bitter. The company that manufactures Spruce CBD oil claim that they would be unable to achieve such a high dose if they added flavoring. However, other companies do offer higher strength CBD oils with added flavors.

Both oils are free from preservatives, sweeteners, and gluten. They are also organic and suitable for vegans.

You can purchase Spruce CBD oil online here. Use code “MNT” for 15% off and free shipping.

3. Receptra Naturals CBD tincture

Receptra Naturals CBD tincture comes in 30 ml bottles, containing 750mg of CBD. They have turmeric, chamomile, and lavender products.

They use both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD, depending on which tincture a person chooses. Products have a sunflower oil base, and are available in various flavors, including ginger lime and fresh berry.

4. Sisters of the Valley CBD infused oil

Sisters of the valley produce their CBD oil using a coconut oil base. It comes in a 15 ml bottle and contains 125–225 mg of CBD per bottle, depending on which product a person chooses.

It is unflavored but also contains blood orange extract. The manufacturers state that they developed this oil for pain relief and general body health. They use hemp-based plants, so their products are virtually free of THC. Lab results show less than 0.5% THC content.

However, other tests are not comprehensive and do not account for molds or heavy metals.

5. Eureka effects tincture

Eureka effects CBD tincture comes in a 30ml bottle containing 500 mg of CBD.

The product is unflavored, and the manufacturers use broad-spectrum CBD, so the product contains terpenes and traces of THC.

The company recommend that people take 1 or 2 drops daily and state that each dropper contains around 15mg of CBD.

The company tests for potency but do not date their test results.

6. CBDPure CBD oil

This full-spectrum oil by CBDPure comes from organically grown hemp and features a natural hemp flavor. There are three different options: 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1,000 mg in a 60ml bottle.

The company recommend the 300 mg option for those who are new to CBD and the 600 mg strength for people who want to get more from their oil.

Their most potent oil, the 1,000 mg oil, is ideal for people who need a very high dose for relief from severe symptoms.

Anyone considering using CBD oil for the first time should discuss options with a knowledgeable healthcare professional.

Taking CBD oil is a relatively straightforward process. Individuals should always follow the manufacturer’s specific instructions. In general, this will involve the following:

  • Shake the bottle before use.
  • Use the dropper to place a specific number of drops under the tongue. Do not let the dropper touch the mouth, as this may cause contamination of the oil.
  • Hold the oil under the tongue 60–120 seconds before swallowing.

It is also possible to mix CBD oil into food or drinks, including yogurts and juices. This may affect the potency, however.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, people taking CBD oil for arthritis pain should notice the effects within 15–45 minutes. Long-term results may become apparent within a few weeks to a few months.

Always begin with a small dose of CBD oil, before increasing the dose and frequency over time. People can take CBD at any time of the day. For better sleep, it is best to take it before bed.

In general, CBD oil is a relatively low-risk product. Common side effects, which may be dose-dependent, include :

  • appetite changes
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • weight gain or weight loss

Other side effects may include insomnia and irritability.

CBD can also cause drowsiness, so driving and operating heavy machinery is not advisable.

CBD can also interact with some medications and dietary supplements, making them less effective.

People should avoid CBD if their medications or supplements carry a warning about grapefruit. Examples of such medications include cholesterol drugs, such as atorvastatin (Lipitor) and others.

It is always advisable that people speak with their doctor before using CBD or other marijuana products, especially if they are taking any medications or supplements to ensure there are no contraindications.

A study on mice suggests that CBD may increase the risk of liver toxicity if taken in significant quantities.

The U. S. Food Drug Administration (FDA) do not currently regulate CBD products. For this reason, it is a good idea to choose products that are third-party tested. This means that an independent laboratory has verified the product’s purity and potency.

There are several CBD-containing alternatives to CBD oil, including:

  • capsules
  • gummies, candies, and other edibles
  • topical lotions and balms
  • skin patches (transdermal patches)
  • vaping oils

Hemp seed oil

Although both hemp seed oil and CBD oil come from the hemp plant (specifically the leaves and flowers), hemp seed oil doesn’t contain any CBD. Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the plant, while CBD oil comes from its flowers, stems, and leaves.

People often take hemp seed oil orally as a supplement, because it is rich in omega fatty acids. Some people also apply it topically for skin health. However, it does not have the same pain-relieving properties that CBD appears to have.

There is a range of CBD oils on the market.

High-quality CBD oil may benefit people with certain conditions, including high blood pressure, seizures, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, multiple sclerosis, and more.

As the FDA do not approve over-the-counter CBD, people must carry out their own research to find the product that best suits their personal needs.

Studies indicate that CBD is useful for a variety of ailments, and oil is one of several ways people can consume it. Read more about the best CBD oils.

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I tried CBD oil to help with my anxiety — and I’m still not sure that it worked

Generalized anxiety disorder affects more than 6.8 million people in the US, and one in six Americans are on prescribed psychiatric drugs to treat the condition or another mental health issue.

While I’ve never been officially diagnosed with anxiety, working in a high-stress job and being an anxiety-prone person means I have flare-ups that can leave me feeling tense, irritable, and generally unwell .

Thankfully, I don’t experience these episodes enough to warrant pharmaceutical intervention, but I did want to find a natural way to manage my anxiety when it does crop up.

After hearing positive things about cannabidiol (CBD) oil’s effect on our ability to relax and de-stress for those with generalized social anxiety disorder, I decided to give it a go. Here’s my experience.

I spent a lot of time searching online for a high-quality product.

I decided to start taking CBD oil while staying in the UK, which meant that I was looking for a product made and sold in this country to purchase. It’s a legal cannabinoid in the UK , which means it’s pretty readily available online and in health shops such as Holland & Barrett .

I eventually went with a brand called LoveHemp . To start, I chose to take CBD in oil form with a 10% concentration . This is pretty middle of the road in terms of dosage, with products available in as low as 2% and as high as 40% concentrations online.

It didn’t make me spaced out, and I didn’t feel ‘high.’

A lot of people get CBD, or cannabidiol, confused with THC , the latter of which is the psychoactive element in marijuana that gets you high. They’re definitely not the same.

CBD is a separate substance which contains no THC, so you won’t get high when taking CBD as a supplement. Instead, CBD contains compounds which have shown promise for medical uses , including relief from epilepsy, arthritis , diabetes , and anxiety .

One caveat: Many of these studies have involved marijuana strains that contain both CBD and THC. That means further research on CBD alone is needed.

After my first and any subsequent dosages, it didn’t change my state of mind at all. I wasn’t groggy, wired, excitable, or “high.” I felt just like myself.

I experienced a subtle but noticeable difference in my anxiety levels.

While it wasn’t like I was 100% stress-free overnight, I did notice within a week or so of taking CBD oil — roughly six to eight drops under the tongue, held for 90 seconds and then swallowed, twice a day — that I felt less anxious and tense. Things that usually bothered me, like unanswered emails or things going wrong with work, were easier to take in stride.

It also helped that I was sleeping better at night. I hadn’t cut out caffeine or changed anything else about my lifestyle, so I can only attribute the improved ability to fall and stay asleep to the CBD oil.

However, studies have shown that CBD oil has no significant clinical effect on sleep patterns . Maybe it was a placebo effect.

I experimented with different forms of CBD until I found one that fit.

While I started with CBD in oil form, the taste of the oil itself (usually hemp oil, but it can be purchased in coconut oil form as well) wasn’t that great. While I’m not a regular smoker, I have used a vape in the past, and although I know it’s not good for me, I do find the occasional smoke relaxing.

I was curious about the idea of vaping CBD oil, so I ordered a vape starter kit. I enjoyed it, but my paranoia about the dangers vaping poses to your health put me off the idea in the long run.

I also tried CBD gummies , though the lower concentration of CBD in each dose meant that I didn’t experience the same positive effects as I did with the oil. Eventually, I went back to the original 10% oil and have stuck with that ever since.

I still use it semi-regularly, though other lifestyle changes have likely helped as much in relieving my anxiety.

I always keep CBD oil around to take when I’m feeling in need of relief from my anxiety, rare bouts of insomnia, or even occasional back pain. I haven’t experienced any negative effects from taking CBD , and I definitely look forward to reading more research on its efficacy as it becomes available. I don’t take it daily, maybe just a couple of times a week now, but I like knowing it’s available should I need a boost (whether or not it’s the placebo effect ).

However, I’m also aware that other lifestyle changes I’ve made, such as improving my diet, taking more time away from work, and upping my exercise routine, have likely had just as much of a positive impact on my anxiety levels, so I don’t want to give the CBD oil too much credit.

Is it a miracle product? No, but if it helps people with certain ailments, why not give it a try?

Studies have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce anxiety in people with generalized social anxiety disorder.

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Dave Kriegel

  1. What is CBD?
  2. What is CBD oil?
  3. What dosage should I take?
  4. What are the side effects of vaping CBD?
  5. Does vaping CBD oil get you high?
  6. Is it legal or illegal to use?
  7. Can you overdose on it?
  8. Which CBD brands can you trust?
  9. Why are lab tests so important?
  10. Is vaping the only way to use CBD?

Vaping is one of the most effective and popular ways to use CBD. With such a diverse range of products available, it’s important to know which oils are suitable for vaping, and how you can verify their quality. This guide covers the essential things to know about shopping for CBD vapes and CBD vape juice, and how to use them properly. One caution: if you use prescription medications, you should always consult your doctor before incorporating CBD into your regimen.

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally-occurring cannabinoid found in hemp, a type of cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is known for its therapeutic properties and has been growing in popularity in recent years. CBD oil has a range of benefits used to relieve symptoms associated with inflammation, anxiety, depression, pain and epilepsy. CBD can be infused into a variety of products including vape juice, edibles, CBD oil tinctures, capsules and creams.

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Avida CBD Vape Pen

Avida offers their signature CBD blends in disposable format! Each vape is bursting with flavor and contains 100 mg of maximum purity pharmaceutical-grade CBD isolate. They are thoroughly tested by a third party lab for quality and consistency. The flavors range from fruits to tangy candy like mango and blue razz.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil, not to be confused with hemp seed oil, has been traditionally used as an oral tincture. It usually contains MCT oil (derived from coconuts) and is not suitable for inhalation! Studies have shown that inhaling oil like that can pose serious health risks like lipoid pneumonia.

Unlike CBD vape juice, CBD tinctures are strictly for ingestion. Unfortunately many of them do not have proper warning labels and are sold in e-juice style dropper bottles.

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.

  • CBD vape juice – CBD made for vaping is sometimes referred to as “CBD vape oil”, but it doesn’t contain any actual oil. A more appropriate name for it is CBD vape juice. It’s generally made with food grade ingredients, so they can also be taken orally, but are very different from oil-based tinctures. Look carefully at the ingredients. If it contains anything other than PG, VG, CBD extract, terpenes and cannabinoids, then it’s most likely unsuitable for inhalation. Don’t take the risk. It should say something about vaping, vape juice, e-liquid or e-juice on the label and should not contain any actual oil.
  • CBD cartridges – Similar to THC oil cartridges, these are slim disposable e-cig tanks filled with CBD e-juice. (Some contain pure CBD distillate, made with a CO2 or a solvent-based CBD extraction method.) They connect to a standard 510 battery and provide an easy entry into vaping CBD. There are also cartridges, known as pods, that are compatible with popular devices like the JUUL.
  • High CBD strains – CBD flower is the most natural source of CBD you can get. There are plenty of high quality cannabis strains that are rich in CBD and other cannabinoids. The better ones can provide anywhere from 150 to 250 mg of CBD per gram of flower. They can be vaporized in a regular weed vaporizer or can be purchased in pre-roll form.

What dosage should I take?

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.

A typical CBD vape cartridge containing 100 mg of CBD delivers about 1-2 mg CBD with each puff. If you’re using a CBD vape pen or tank, you’ll be taking in a bit more CBD per puff, depending on your device and the strength of your CBD vape juice.

The best way to find your dosage is to start low and then work your way up. Start with the minimal dosage, 1 to 2 mg of CBD and wait about six hours until your next dose. Gradually increase your dosage each time by 5 mg. Pay close attention to how you feel after each dose. It might not be noticeable right away, or even overnight. As soon as you experience positive effects, lock in that dosage and stick with it.

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.

What are the side effects of vaping CBD?

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.

This drowsiness is most often caused by high doses of CBD, whereas low to medium doses can actually produce the opposite effect. The other side effects observed were slight euphoria, hunger and red eyes. Compared to many prescription drugs, the side effects of CBD tend to be much less pronounced.

Here’s a study on the safety and side effects of CBD.

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Avida CBD

Avida CBD offer CBD vape juice flavors that pop. If you enjoy well crafted e-juice that tastes like candy, you’re going to love their flavors. They also offer an unflavored additive to infuse your current favorites with CBD. Avida CBD is available in 250, 500 and 1000 mg CBD and is made using THC-free CBD isolate.

Does vaping CBD oil get you high?

No, vaping CBD will not get you high, unless it is derived from marijuana containing THC. Most CBD formulated for vaping is derived from industrial hemp. It contains trace amounts of THC (up to 0.3%) which isn’t enough to get you high. There are many THC-free CBD e-liquids for people who are concerned about failing a drug test.

Furthermore, CBD can actually moderate the high that THC produces, by preventing your body from fully breaking the THC down. If you ever find yourself “too high,” Take CBD oil for anxiety. It helps level you out and can also reduce the paranoia caused by THC.

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Is it legal or illegal to use?

CBD made from hemp is no longer criminalized by the federal government, and most states treat it the same way. Idaho, Nebraska, and North Dakota still have restrictions, because their laws lump hemp products together with all cannabis products. You may need to obtain a prescription from a doctor to use CBD in those states. If you happen to be in a state where marijuana is legal, you’ll have access to CBD products containing more than the 0.3% legal limit of THC.

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.

Can you overdose on it?

The Americans for Safe Access stated at a 2016 medical cannabis conference, “To date, there has never been a single well documented case of human fatality attributable to an overdose of cannabis or its components, and no experimental or non-extrapolated LD50 can be attributed to a toxic or lethal overdose.”

Research has shown that CBD is very low in toxicity. A study from 1981 determined the LD50 for CBD to be 212 mg per kg of body weight when given to monkeys intravenously. This suggests that humans must consume hundreds of times the average daily dose of CBD (30 mg) in a relatively short period of time to be at risk for overdosing. It is highly unlikely that anybody will ever take enough cannabidiol to induce lethal consequences.

Which CBD brands can you trust?

There have been some reports of CBD products being sold that don’t contain the advertised quantities of CBD. Even worse, some of them contained synthetic chemicals and contaminants that can cause users to feel high in a very uncomfortable way. Today we are fortunate to have many CBD brands to choose from that employ strict quality control.

If you’re not getting your CBD from a trusted source, there’s no way to truly know what you’re getting. Reputable brands tend to have overwhelmingly positive customer and professional reviews. These brands also test their products with credible third-party ISO labs and make the results public, or at the very least are willing to provide them upon request.

Why are lab tests so important?

Lab tests are conducted to verify cannabinoid content, THC levels, residual solvents and contaminants. Always make sure they’re up to date (preferably from within the last nine months) and are from a credible lab. You might feel intimidated when looking at some of the technical data in the report. Don’t worry, the THC and CBD levels are usually bold and easy to identify. You want to look for “Max Active THC” and “Max Active CBD” to determine the levels of THC and CBD. They are generally represented in “mg per mL,” “mg per bottle,” and as an overall percentage, which is useful for calculating dosages.

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Hemp Bombs E-Liquid

Hemp Bombs offers some of the best-tasting CBD vape juice you can get. They have three fantastic fruity flavors including watermelon, mango, and blueberry. Made with pure cannabidiol isolate. so they don’t have a noticeable hemp aftertaste and contain virtually no THC. Available in 125 mg and 750 mg varieties.

Is vaping the only way to use CBD?

Vaping CBD is not the only way to take it, but it happens to be one of the best. There are many other alternatives such as oral tinctures, creams, CBD patches, CBD drinks, CBD isolate powder, and CBD capsules and edibles. CBD crystal isolate powder is ideal for making edibles since it typically contains 99% pure CBD. The crystals dissolve into butter or oil, and can be used to create CBD-infused butter, or any of your favorite recipes.

There are also alternative ways to vape CBD without using CBD e-juice. You can also vaporize CBD hemp flower and various CBD concentrates. Lastly, most CBD vape juice is made with food-grade ingredients, so they are suitable to take orally. Just remember, it doesn’t work the other way around; you can’t vape a CBD oil tincture!

Learn about which CBD oils are suitable for vaping, which ones are not, and how to find the right CBD oil for your personal needs.

Best CBD Vape Pens 2021

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This is the easiest way to enjoy Avida’s best vape juice flavors. Each vape pen contains 100 mg of CBD and features a 280 mAh battery which provides about 300 puffs.

Secret Nature CBD Vape

Funky Farms Reserve cbd pen

  1. Disposable
  2. Re-fillable
  3. What is a refillable CBD vape pen?
  4. What is a disposable CBD vape pen?
  5. Pros and cons of refillable vape pens
  6. Pros and cons of disposable CBD vape pens

A CBD vape pen is a pen-shaped vaporizer used for vaping CBD e-juice. We’ve broken them down into two categories: refillable and disposable. Refillable CBD vape pens come in various styles, but most are relatively discreet. Disposable vapes, on the other hand, are a convenient and cheap way to start vaping CBD right away.

There is so much variety within each category, but this guide gives you an overview of the best CBD vape pens currently available. We will also look at the advantages and disadvantages of both styles of CBD vape pens. If you’re looking to start vaping CBD, then you’ve landed in the right place.

Disposable

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Avida CBD Vape Pen

Avida offers their signature CBD blends in disposable format! Each vape is bursting with flavor and contains 100 mg of maximum purity pharmaceutical-grade CBD isolate. They are thoroughly tested by a third party lab for quality and consistency. The flavors range from fruits to tangy candy like mango and blue razz.

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Secret Nature CBD Vape

Secret Nature full spectrum distillate vape pens are made with live resin extract. They’re rich in cannabinoids and terpenes for a tasty experience, with no artificial flavorings. They come in 700 and 1200 mg CBD, in a variety of sought-after strains and are available with a 1200 mAh rechargeable auto-draw battery.

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Funky Farms Reserve

Introducing the Funky Farms Reserve Line. This broad spectrum crystal resistant distillate, also known as CRD. It’s sourced from hemp grown on US farms and contains no fillers. Available in multiple varieties including Granddaddy Purple, Pineapple Express and Natural. Get the funk, without the junk!

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Bloom Farms Mini Pen

Bloom Farms now offers their uncut whole plant extracts in a convenient mini vape pen. No device required. Each one contains 250 mg of full spectrum CBD and an internal 190 mAh battery that’s good for around 200 puffs. The device is draw-activated, so there are no buttons to press–just puff and relax. Available in four blends.

Re-fillable

Farmacy Bliss CBD Vape Pen

Farmacy Bliss Vape Pen

Farmacy Bliss offers a vape pen that contains 500 mg of full spectrum CBD oil. No thinners, solvents or fillers, and free of additives, pesticides and solvents. Extracted from organically-grown hemp, it has a blueberry flavor due to naturally-derived terpenes. The pen is rechargeable via an included micro USB charger.

Kiara Naturals Distillate Pen

Kiara Naturals Distillate Pen

Incredibly potent and pure. Kiara Naturals offers a powerful fast-acting treatment for sleep, pain and stress. This distillate vape contains 55% CBD, CBDa and CBC with less than 0.2% THC. It’s made in Switzerland using a slow CO2 extraction process. The battery is rechargeable and the tank can be refilled or replaced.

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PCKT One Plus

The PCKT One Plus is a perfect choice for CBD oil cartridges. It has a 660 mAh battery and three heat settings optimized for oil carts. The device has a robust and compact design that slips into your pocket with ease. The PCKT One Plus uses a magnetic gold adapter compatible with most pre-filled CBD oil cartridges.

Kandypens Ruby

Kandypens Rubi

The RUBI isn’t your average vape pen. It’s ideal for high-strength CBD vape oils. The RUBI houses a 280 mAh rechargeable battery and comes with 1 mL refillable pods with flavorful ceramic coils. Kandypens has a strong reputation for their dependable vape pens and offer the RUBI with a lifetime warranty.

What is a refillable CBD vape pen?

A refillable CBD vape pen is any type of vape pen that can be filled with CBD e-juice. It usually has a tank that attaches to a rechargeable 510 thread battery. They provide a simple convenient pen-style form factor and are generally smaller and lighter than the average mod and tank combo. Some of them are suitable for direct lung vaping while others provide a tight mouth to lung draw.

Refillable pod vapes are another option in this category. Though they are designed for vaping nicotine, and not exactly pen-shaped, these mini vapes can be used to vape CBD as well since they are also discreet and easy to use.

What is a disposable CBD vape pen?

Disposable CBD vape pens are vapes that contain a battery, atomizer and are pre-loaded with cannabidiol-containing e-juice. They generally resemble cigalikes, which are small cigarette-style vape pens. Disposables are designed to provide usually a few hundred puffs before they are depleted.

Disposable CBD vapes are another practical alternative to CBD cartridges and CBD pods, since they don’t require the investment of purchasing a battery or compatible pod system. They are typically draw-activated, which means it only produces vapor while you are puffing and there are no buttons to figure out.

Pros and cons of refillable vape pens

Refillable CBD vape pens require the purchase of a device, and obviously some CBD e-liquid to vape. However, they are generally more cost effective in the long run, after that first investment. Another downside to refillable CBD pens is that they’re less convenient, discreet, and require more knowledge to use them properly.

The advantage is that there are more options out there to achieve a custom vape using a refillable CBD vape pen. Most of them even have adjustable power and airflow options for fine tuning the experience, depending on whether you prefer a direct lung vape with bigger clouds or a tighter cigarette-style draw.

Direct lung sub ohm devices are ideal for lower CBD strengths since they deliver more vapor each puff. On the other hand, MTL is best suited for higher amounts of CBD, since it would take a lot more puffs to achieve the same desired effect if you were to use the same concentration of cannabidiol in both devices.

Pros

  • More cost-effective
  • Adjustable airflow options
  • Efficient delivery method
  • Caters to different vaping styles
  • Bigger cloud production
  • Pen-style form factor

Cons

  • Initial investment required
  • Slight learning curve
  • Requires some maintenance
  • Less discreet

Pros and cons of disposable CBD vape pens

Disposable CBD vape pens are one of the most practical ways to start vaping cannabidiol, especially for your first time. They generally don’t offer as much variety in terms of flavor and CBD strengths but are relatively inexpensive and couldn’t be easier to use. Since they are pre-filled, disposable CBD pens don’t require you to purchase liquid or any additional items. Just vape it, then chuck it.

They generally aren’t as cost effective as refillable vape pens if you consider the amount of CBD they contain versus the price. They are also by and large limited to a cigarette style draw, a style of vaping also called mouth to lung. This style of delivery combined with the low output also means you may need to vape it often to achieve your desired CBD dosage.

Pros

  • Relatively affordable
  • No maintenance
  • Slim and discreet
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Less cost effective than refillables
  • More limited selection
  • No direct lung options
  • Non-adjustable (power/airflow)
  • Small cloud production

CBD vape pens are the most common way to vape CBD. Learn about the various types of devices available and find out the best ones on the market right now.

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