What's the difference between CBD vape oil, CBD hemp oil and CBD e-liquid?
There is a lot of confusion about the difference between CBD vape oil and CBD hemp oil. Cannabidiol, called CBD for short, is derived from hemp, which is the male cannabis plant. CBD hemp oil from this plant may contain trace amounts of THC, but WON’T get you high at all.
CBD has been used medicinally for quite some time in comparison to how recently has it been used for vaping. The term CBD hemp oil was typically reserved for oral tinctures that were not meant to be vaped, but is now commonly misused to describe cbd vape oil, which isn’t a true oil.
CBD vape oil, more appropriately called CBD e-liquid or CBD vape juice is specifically made to be vaped. They are typically not extracted from cannabis, but rather industrial hemp which is completely legal in the United States, as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC.
Most CBD vape juice can be also taken orally, whereas most CBD made for consumption can’t be vaped. Some CBD e-liquids can be mixed with your existing juice and some are pre-mixed. CBD hemp oil provides people with the medicinal benefits of cannabis, minus the side effects.
CBD hemp oil is available in a variety of different forms including lotions, edibles and dog treats. Yes, dog treats.
There are currently three common methods of vaping cannabidiol. Similar to vaping regular e-liquids, there are disposable products, mixed e-liquids, and concentrated solutions.
CBD e-liquids and concentrated solutions come in different strength levels, just like regular e-liquids come in different nicotine levels. The effects are stronger as the mg of cannabidiol rise. However, the effects vary from person to person, as well as from ailment to ailment.
Unlike nicotine levels, where it’s common to start high and work your way down, rather it’s suggested that users of CBD vape oils work their way up.
“It has definitely not been proven to be by body weight. What has been concluded is that certain ailments require different levels of CBD. In my research I’ve started to put together a list of what has shown to be working for more extreme medical conditions. In general, I would say it’s best to start low and work your way up to what works best for your endocannabinoid system. Everyone is different. There is absolutely no need to jump right to the highest level of CBD you can find.”
Cannabidiol extracts can have a unique flavor. Some describe it as earthy, while others say it’s grassy. The distinct flavor of some CBD extracts can be used as a nice complimentary flavor or it can be masked by other flavors. Naturally, taste is subjective (Jim McDonald™).
Best CBD vape oils and e-liquids
Here is a list of some of the most popular and well-trusted CBD e-liquid brands on the market. CBD e-liquid companies have been popping up out of the woodworks due to its growing popularity. We’ve weeded out the imposters (no pun intended) to find the best CBD oil vapes…
The creators of Koi CBD had prior experience making e-juice, so it only made sense for them to step into the booming market of CBD vape oils. What separates Koi from the tons of other CBD hemp oil companies? Aside from their quality, Koi CBD’s biggest selling point is the flavors.
Originally Koi started out with two standard flavors to satisfy most vapers. Yellow Koi is a vanilla custard and Red Koi, a strawberry cream. Now they have Blue Koi, a blue raspberry dragonfruit, Green Koi, a watermelon green apple flavored e-liquid, and White Koi, a flavorless additive.
Koi CBD e-liquid doesn’t have the same harsh, bitter taste that many other CBD vape juices have. Koi e-liquid is made with the flavor chaser in mind. Their e-liquid is available in 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1,000 mg doses. Each of them can be either vaped or taken under the tongue.
Koi CBD publishes third-party test results on their official website for their entire line of e-liquids. Koi uses a natural CBD isolate process that helps eliminate that strong, earthy aftertaste that is frequently associated with other CBD oil vapes.
All Koi CBD e-liquid flavors come in 30mL bottles and contain a 60/40 VG/PG ratio.
250 mg – $39.99
500 mg – $59.99
1000 mg – $99.99
CBD FX is another popular company that makes a variety of CBD products beyond just e-juice. Their e-liquid comes in 60 mg and 120 mg, and are meant to be mixed with creamy or dessert flavors. CBD FX is expertly crafted by bioengineers in a strict pharmaceutical laboratory.
What makes CBD FX any different from the rest of them? It has been specially formulated to mix with other e-liquids, unlike others which don’t blend as easily. CBD FX gives you all the benefits of CBD, while allowing you to continue using your favorite pre-existing all day vapes.
CBD FX utilize a unique CO2 extraction process using industrial hemp. This three-step process begins with subcritical (low heat, low pressure) CO2 extraction of the hemp plant and ends with supercritical (high heat, high pressure) extraction before they are homogenized together.
CBD FX can also be taken sublingually or vaped by itself, but is ideal for mixing with existing e-liquid. In addition to having a strict internal quality assurance system, they use third-party testing for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacteria, mycotoxins and pesticides.
CBD FX comes in 10mL bottles and will go up in price based on the amount of CBD it contains:
60 mg – $19.99
120 mg – $34.99
300 mg – $59.99
CBD Drip manufactures a CBD hemp oil in a variety of ways. One of them is in a pill form, and the other is in an e-liquid, so they give their customers the option to take it, or vape it. All of their CBD e-liquid products (vape oils) can be vaped alone, mixed with other flavors, or taken sublingually.
Gold is CBD Drip’s entry level e-liquid. It contains 14.5 mg of active CBD. Platinum, the next step up, is 58 mg and Onyx is 140 mg. CBD Drip also has the RIX line, comprised of three concentrates: 500, 750 and 1500 mg of active CBD from the finest european industrial hemp.
CBD Drip provides full-spectrum cannabidiol, which means they extract all of the cannabinoids out of the hemp plant, instead of using isolated CBD like other brands such as Koi. They also do third-party testing on products to ensure that they maintain their Clean Green Certified status.
The Gold, Platinum and Onyx line comes in 7mL bottles:
Gold (14.5 mg CBD) – $12.99
Platinum (58 mg CBD) – $34.99
Onyx (140 mg CBD) $54.99
The RIX line gradually increases in bottle size and potency:
RIX500 500 mg CBD per 10mL – $99.99
RIX750 750 mg CBD per 15mL – $139.99
RIX1500 1500 mg CBD per 30mL – $259.99
Blue Moon is a Swiss e-liquid company that is doing something very similar to Koi. Their CBD vape juice is pre-mixed with flavoring, for people who “ain’t got time for that”. Blue Moon’s CBD hemp oil is also extracted from the finest hemp cultivars to provide the purest, cleanest taste.
Blue Moon offers a few flavors in addition to Pure, their flavorless extract. The flavors come in Quarter moon (100mg), Half moon (200 mg), Three quarter moon (300 mg) and Full moon (400 mg) strengths of CBD. Each of them contain plant-only VG and bio-based (non-GMO corn) PG.
Red Devil is a strawberry-vanilla flavor with hints of tangerine and mango for tropical fruit lovers. Black Kat is a marshmallow-cereal flavor with a hint of cinnamon. Blue Moon also has Flan, a caramel-vanilla custard and Pure, an unflavored additive to be mixed in with your all day vape.
All Blue Moon Hemp products are raw, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, soy free, nut free, and free of artificial coloring and flavoring. They also publish third-party test results on their site.
Blue Moon e-liquid comes in 30mL bottles and are a 70/30 VG/PG blend:
Quarter moon (100mg) – $29
Half moon (200mg) – $49
Three quarter moon (300 mg) – $59
Full moon (400) – $69
Green Roads has made quite a name for themselves in the CBD vape juice market by maintaining a commitment to quality. By using pharmaceutical-grade CBD isolate combined with full-spectrum CBD oil, Green Roads produces extremely potent and clean-tasting CBD e-liquid.
All of Green Roads’ products are made to be mixed in with your existing e-liquid flavors, but can also be taken sublingually. They’re sold in various concentrations including 100 mg, 250 mg, 350 mg, 550 mg, 1500 mg of CBD. All of their cbd vape oils have a sweet, neutral flavor to them.
Green Roads proudly publishes third-party test results for all products on their official website.
Green Roads CBD e-liquid comes in 15 mL bottles with various concentrations/pricing:
100 mg – $30
250 mg – $50
350 mg – $69.99
550 mg – $94.99
1500 mg – $169.99
If you are not already a vaper, i.e. – a person who uses electronic cigarettes aka vapor products, then it might not be very convenient for you to buy an entire vape setup just for CBD oil. For that reason, we’ve included this product which is an all-in-one vape pen specifically for CBD vaping.
This CBD vape starter kit comes complete with everything you need including a battery, charger, case and most importantly a 500 mg cartridge that’s pre-filled with 40% CBD vape juice. This is a great way to try out CBD and see if it works for you, without wasting your time or money.
Thrive’s CBD oil is unique in that it’s made without propylene glycol, an ingredient found in most e-liquid. Since it is high in CBD potency, each puff will provide you with a full mg of CBD. The buttonless battery is automatically activated by puffing, and puts out a decent 3.2 V of power.
The Vape Bright Thrive cartridge is ideal for anybody who wants to try CBD oil for the first time.
$60 – Includes 200 mg CBD cartridge, battery, case and USB charger.
$50 – For just the standalone 200 mg CBD cartridge
If you’re looking for the perfect vape pen to use with your CBD e-liquid, we recommend the Halo Triton II because it is inexpensive, and includes everything you need to vape CBD oil.