Everything You Need to Know About Vaping CBD Oil
Sean is a fact checker and researcher with experience in sociology and field research.
Vaping has been around for more than a decade now and is growing in popularity—especially among teens and young adults. One of the newest trends impacting this growing vape culture is the desire to vape cannabidiol (CBD) oil. In fact, using this oil in vape pens is becoming increasingly popular and the industry is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years according to the Brightfield Group, a firm that studies the CBD market.
Part of the draw to CBD oil in areas where marijuana has been legalized is the fact that it has been touted as helping treat a host of medical problems. Some of the medical issues people claim that the oil treats include epileptic seizures, anxiety, inflammation, and sleeplessness. However, there is very little evidence backing up these claims with the exception of treating epilepsy.
In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved only one CBD-based medication, which is used to treat seizures associated with two severe forms of epilepsy. But, when it comes to CBD in general, they stress that it cannot be added to food, drinks, or dietary supplements. And although the FDA has warned manufacturers against making unproven health claims, it has not done much to stop the sale of CBD products.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. Typically, it does not produce a “high” or intoxication because it contains very little, if any, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In fact, CBD oil is only permitted to contain less than 0.3% of THC. CBD oil is legal in states where medicinal or recreational marijuana is legal. Meanwhile, several other states have CBD-specific laws on the books even though marijuana is not yet legal there.
According to the FDA, it is currently illegal to market CBD by adding it to food or marketing it as a supplement. Despite these guidelines, they warn consumers that some CBD products are being marketed with unproven medical claims and are of unknown quality. They also caution consumers that CBD can harm the liver and may interact with other medications you are taking. And, it may even have a negative impact on male fertility.
Is Vaping CBD Oil Safe?
Generally speaking, vaping is an unsafe practice regardless of what substances are in the vape pen. And, CBD oil is no exception. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently linked vaping products to an outbreak of nearly 3,000 lung illnesses that were so serious that even young people were being admitted to the hospital. Meanwhile, nearly 70 people have died from what is now being called EVALI (e-cigarette and vaping associated lung injury). And, the CDC believes thousands more may have admitted to the hospital with lung issues related to vaping.
Although the CDC has traced many of the EVALI hospitalizations back to vitamin E acetate, a substance used to dilute oils used in vaping, the risks of vaping CBD oil are not without risk, especially if the vape pens are obtained from illicit dealers, online sources, or friends. At least 26 of the EVALI cases were hospitalized after vaping CBD oil.
Additionally, numerous scientists, doctors, and researchers are concerned with the safety of inhaling CBD oil because little is known about the long-term effects. What’s more, when vaping devices are heated, a chemical reaction takes place in the vapor, which could pose additional risks to the lungs, especially in young people.
And despite the fact that the 2018 Farm Bill removed CBD from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, it is still subject to the same laws and regulations as other substances monitored by the FDA. Unfortunately, though, there is very little regulatory oversight of CBD oil in general—even though vaping is one of the most popular ways of using the oil. In fact, the FDA has not yet determined how to regulate CBD vaping products just yet.
But many people are hoping those regulations will happen soon. Even the CBD industry is concerned and asking for oversight. For instance, without more regulations, organizations like the U.S. Hemp Authority are unable to certify CBD oils as it does with CBD topicals, tinctures, and edibles. And, until that happens, consumers have very little way of knowing what they are getting when they purchase a CBD oil.
To make matters worse, this lack of certification has lead people to sell vaping liquid they claim contains CBD oil when it actually contains harmful chemicals, which is injuring and killing people in the process. To determine the extent to which this is occurring, the Associated Press (AP) commissioned a study to analyze the contents of nearly 30 oils claiming to contain CBD.
Their testing was completed by Flora Research Laboratories in Grants Pass, Oregon, which is licensed and inspected by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. What they discovered is that 10 of the 30 vapes contained synthetic marijuana while others had no CBD oil at all. Additionally, eight oils had no detectable level of CBD while 14 were less than 0.3% CBD by weight. The other six ranged between 1.07% and 8.87% CBD by weight.
Because this testing was a such a small sample, the AP noted that their sampling is not representative of the entire CBD market. However, their testing does show just how risky it is to vape CBD oil when there is little to no regulation of the product. Vapers have no idea what they are getting when they take a puff.
A Word From Verywell
If you are considering vaping CBD oil as a way to address a medical concern, talk to your doctor first. The risks associated with vaping and CBD oil are significant and may not provide the benefits you want.
And if you or a loved one are struggling with substance use or addiction, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area. For more mental health resources, see Verywell’s National Helpline Database.
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Best CBD Vape Pen Starter Kits – 6 Top CBD Kits For New and Established Vapers
CBD vape pen kits are the easiest and most convenient way to start vaping on CBD here’s our pick of the crop.
With the popularity of vaping on CBD growing, here’s what we strongly believe are the best CBD vape pen kits out there.
As more and more of us are turning to CBD products and the science based fact that vaping on CBD gets the goodness into your system more quickly, many companies are now bringing out pod kits and CBD vape pens.
Prices are starting fall too – slowly lol – which is making CBD based e-liquids accessible to those of us with, shall we say, smaller budgets 😉
Using a CBD vape pen kit is by far the easiest and most convenient way to get started on your CBD vaping journey and I’m taking a look at what I believe are 6 of the best.
There’s something for everyone, from the authentic taste of legendary cannabis plants, to flavours more akin to regular flavoured e-liquids.
There’s also my pick of the best budget CBD vape pen and indeed the eye wateringly expensive one!
OK, on with the list of the best CBD vape pen kits I strongly recommend.
1. Harmony Tempo CBD Starter Kit [Editors Choice]
I only reviewed the Harmony Tempo CBD starter kit recently and have to say it comes highly recommended.
Sure this is more of a CBD vape pod, but hey, it’s well worth popping onto the best vape pen for CBD oil list 🙂
Anyway, this is dead simple way to get into vaping on CBD e-liquids.
The x3 pods come pre-filled in the kit and you have a choice of flavours:
- Cannabis Classics containing: OG Kush – Mango Kush – Kiwi Skunk and Super Lemon Haze
- Flavoured: Moroccan Mint – Wild Strawberry and Pink Lemonade
The cannabis pack is for those CBD users that like the authentic taste of the plant – whilst the other is self explanatory.
Incidentally, despite the pods being pre-filled – they can be refilled up to four times using your own CBD vape juice.
The kit is actually the re-branded Innokin I.O pod kit – hence the reason you’re going to get great flavour.
- As simple as it gets to use
- Choice of tasty flavours
- CBD juice from a well respected company
- Pods are 0.7ml capacity and contain 222mg CBD
- Pods are re-fillable
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2. Woodies CBD Vape Pen [Best CBD Pen For Authentic Flavours]
I was absolutely blown away by the Woodies CBD range and this one richly deserves a spot in the best CBD vape pen list!
The line of CBD goodies comes from the step son of Rolling Stones legendary guitarist Ronnie Wood, and Jamie really has thrown his heart into this CBD range.
It’s not just the amazing authenticity of the flavours either – the CBD e-liquid is based on 100% pure CBD distillate – meaning the purest form with around 90% CBD.
The tank is filled with 450mg CBD and barely any other additives.
Flavours: Green Crack – Strawberry – Green Ribbon – Amnesia – Pineapple and Tropical – all based on legendary cannabis strains.
The Woodies CBD vape pens may be a little more expensive than some out there – but from the stunning packaging to the flavour and CBD content – they’re well worth splashing out on.
- Truly an authentic cannabis taste!
- Choice of famous cannabis strain flavours
- Draw activated
- CBD distillate
- 450mg CBD
- Sleek stylish design
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3. Harmony CBD Vape Pen [Best Overall Value]
A cracking introduction to vaping on CBD e-liquids and this is really about as easy as it gets!
The slim, light and stylish CBD vape pens come pre-filled and are draw activated.
There is a choice of flavours – but only two right now: Moroccan Mint and OG Kush.
The mint is pretty obvious, whilst the OG Kush is for those of us that love the authentic taste of this particular cannabis plant strain.
There’s 100mg of CBD infused vape juice within each 1ml cartridge which might not sound a lot – but trust me a couple of puffs an hour is all you need.
Highly recommended for the absolute beginner to both vaping and CBD e-liquids at a great price too!
- Simple to use
- Pre-filled cartridges
- Draw activated
- 100mg in 1ml tank
- Competitively priced
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4. VSAVI CBD Vape Pen Kit [Best Choice Of CBD Strengths]
Vsavi describes this as a ‘no frills‘ CBD vape pen kit and I guess that’s exactly what it is.
That’s not to say it under performs – far from it.
Plus I’ve marked this as the best vape pen for the choice of CBD strengths as you can choose from 50mg right up to 1000mg
Sadly there’s no choice of flavours with the kit – however as the cartridges are refillable, there’s a tempting variety you can buy separately including coconut and tobacco.
The carts can be refilled up to 10 times and bought separately in packs of 3 and are very reasonably priced.
It’s an old school vape pen for sure – but again an ideal entry point for vapers looking to try CBD vape juice.
- Simple to use
- Draw activated
- Choice of CBD strengths
- Refillable cartridges
- Can use with your own choice of flavoured CBD e-liquid
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6. Provacan CBD Vape Pod [Best ‘Pure’ CBD?]
There’s no VG or PG in this CBD vape pen – OK it’s more of a pod kit!
So does that mean you’re getting the purest form of CBD e-liquid you can get?
I’m no chemist, though the ingredients are intriguing with the use of natural additives such as Beta-Pinene.
The pen vibrates when vaping and the 5ml pods are filled with 250mg CBD and have a lovely almost gentle taste – very nice.
They do come in very professional packing and as I mentioned in the review – they give off a very classy almost medical look – very smart.
There’s only two flavours a Night and a Day with the first designed to help you sleep better and the latter giving you a boost during the day.
Trust me the battery and pods are extremely expensive to say the least – but if that isn’t an issue I really have enjoyed using them [empty now lol].
- Easy to use
- Choice of Night or Day pods
- 250mg CBD
- Only natural plant additives
- NO PG or VG
CBD Asylum CBD Stik [Best Disposable CBD Vape]
Again you could argue the CBD Asylum CBD Stik is a pod not a pen lol.
However, it’s well worth a spot on the best CBD vape pen list as this is definitely the perfect introduction for CBD vapers.
This pocket sized disposable CBD vape pen is ideal for beginners and regular CBD vapers when out and about or at work.
There’s a choice of 2 flavours: Berry or Menthol and each vape pen contains 100mg of CBD and you’re going to get around 300 puffs – bargain!
- Cheap as chips
- 100mg CBD
- Simple to use
- Choice of flavours
- Pocket friendly
What Is CBD and How To Vape It
CBD is short for Cannabidiol and as the name suggests is derived from the cannabis plant.
The active ingredient known as Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, is removed meaning the user can’t get ‘high‘ nor indeed overdose.
There are various strengths of CBD found within e-liquids ranging from 50mg to 3000mg – with a sliding scale of prices too.
The strength each individual requires is based on many factors including body weight and size – I’ll list my articles explaining all that in more detail in a moment. One thing to keep in mind. While this is a list of the best CBD Oil vape pen starter kits you have to be careful about CBD oil specifically for vaping. Now, it’s very important not to confuse CBD oil (that is made to drip under the tongue) with CBD oil you can vape.
The latter should really be referred to as CBD e-liquid but that isn’t the case sometimes. Just be sure you are buying the right product if you intend to vape.
So…CBD can’t get you high – so why use it?
The answer is there’s a whole raft of anecdotal evidence out there that CBD helps alleviate very many ill health physical symptoms.
Very many users say it’s great for helping cope with debilitating mental health issues – without the side effects of drugs – and so creating a feeling of well being.
I say anecdotal, because the medical profession has long refused to accept the ‘healing properties‘ of CBD – however modern research is now nudging the medics and scientists towards accepting it into the mainstream.
To that end, I’m not allowed to make any claims as to how or should I say if CBD has helped me.
BTW, it’s always worth consulting your doctor if you are at all concerned about the effects of CBD.
More Info On Vaping CBD Vape Juice
- Vaping CBD – What is CBD? What Are the Benefits? How To Vape CBD
- Best CBD Vape E Liquids
As I said at the start of this run down of the best vape pen starter kits in the UK. We find this is by far the easiest way to get into vaping with CBD.
There’s something here for every taste and budget as well as CBD strengths.
For brand new CBD vapers, it might be an idea to begin with a ‘regular’ kind of flavour as the authentic terpene taste can to be too much for some 🙂
So are you a regular CBD vaper?
Have I missed any CBD vape pens off my list?
How are you getting on with CBD and what and why are you using it?
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