CBD oil vapes are a misnomer. CBD oil is used as an oral tincture and often contains MCT oil (derived from coconuts); which is questionable for inhalation.
Studies have shown that inhaling oil like that can pose serious health risks like lipoid pneumonia. Instead of vaping cbd oil that was intended for oral consumption, look into these options for vaping cbd:
What most will feel, if anything, is relaxed. After awhile, that relaxed feeling can turn into sleepiness.
CBD is a naturally-occurring cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana that is known for its therapeutic properties. Most notably, its ability to relieve symptoms associated with inflammation, anxiety, depression, pain and epilepsy.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” dosage for CBD. Most just experiment because what’s optimal 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.
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.
Avida offers their signature CBD blends in disposable format! Each vape is bursting with flavor and contains 300 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.
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.
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.
No, vaping CBD will not get you high. Most CBD formulated for vaping is derived from industrial hemp. Although, it may contain trace amounts of THC (up to 0.3%). but that’s not enough to get you high. You may feel really relaxed, but not stoned.
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. You can also be proactive and take CBD before engaging with something that gives you anxiety.
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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.
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 shows 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What an informative, well-written article. Thank you for posting this.
Thank you RPM, I appreciate that.
Vaping actual oil is obviously bad because of how oils need to be broken down and their tendency to residualize and coagulate, among other things but what about essential oil derived from say: lemons. Are there still risks of lipoid pneumonia with such? And what dangers have you found do they pose? I know some factors but I figure it is a good question to get more input and research on. I am trying to find a truly safe, effective way to ingest CBD isolate and be able to dosage it in a vaporizer. Opinions don’t matter but research and… Read more »
Hey Michael, I am not as well versed in vaping essential oils as I am about CBD and THC, so I don’t want to give you any wrong information. I agree with you about the risks of inhaling any actual oils, so it probably would depend on the extraction method and ingredients used to make it. To be safe, I would just avoid inhaling any kind of oils, just in case, unless they are specifically designed for vaping. In my opinion the best way to take CBD isolate is to get a good tincture, CBD vape juice or cartridge. You… Read more »
I’ve got a smok Trinity alpha, can I vape CBD with that?
Hey Haylee, sure! I vape CBD e-liquid in my Trinity Alpha all the time. Just make sure it is specifically e-liquid made for vaping, and not an oil-based tincture. For the record, like using it best with the 0.6 or 0.8 ohm mesh coils. Don’t get the ceramic coils.
Hello Dave, I really appreciate for this great article. May I ask why not on the ceramic coil? I found it to be effective in a shorter time compared to regular or mesh. The flavor is not as good though.
Hey John, thanks for the kind words. I heard bad things about the ceramic coils and finally had the chance to try a few out. The flavor was just not there, it had a strange burnt taste and it just wasn’t as satisfying as the regular ones. The mesh coils are fantastic, I would go with the 0.8 or 0.6 ohm one instead.
Loved your article, very informative. I JUST bought a ceramic coil and I fully agree. Totally gross and burnt tasting! Also, I just walked out of a CBD store an hour ago with some CBD honey flavored juice. I vape nicotine with a Smok Novo. I use a 1.8 % nicotine juice mixed with a 0%. So I guess a .09 mix. I added the CBD to that mix as well and I am in heaven!!! It’s better than an anxiety pill from my doctor. I’m not in a fog yet my anxiety is way more manageable. Hoping I can… Read more »
Hey Sarah, that’s awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. That’s interesting that you combine CBD with nicotine, that isn’t very common but I’m glad it is working for you! The hard part is probably getting the right ratio. Best of luck, vape on!
Hi Dave, can vape pens that are made to be refillable be used for CBD and e-liquids? Example: One filling you use your favorite CBD vaping oil and the next filling in the same pen you fill with and e-liquid. Can that work or is there a liquid thickness or concentrate issue with that? Just seeing if anyone out there has information about that.
Thanks you! 🙂
Hi SRK, sure! We have a whole guide for CBD vape pens, many of which are refillable. There are some thicker oils out there, but most of the CBD vape oils are a 70/30 blend, meaning they have a similar viscosity to regular nicotine e-liquid. Best of luck!
Hello, is golden goat cbd Cartlidge 750/mg safe to vape with? The people that suggested it say that it is and that popcorn lung is from a chemical that isn’t in this. I just want to verify that smoking this(regardless of the cbd) doesn’t harm my lungs? Been doing it for 6 months and take 5-10 puffs a day.
Hey Rick, if you are concerned about the safety of CBD products, always look at their lab test results. If they don’t have any, don’t even bother with them, there are so many other reputable CBD vape oil brands out there. I was not able to find much information about Golden Goat CBD, or any independent lab test results for their CBD cartridges.
Here are some other good resources that may help you:
10 Things You Need to Know Before Vaping CBD Oil
Does Diacetyl Cause Popcorn Lung?
i have a 25g cbd oil 30% 3000mg. I want to mix it with e juice to treat social anxiety, depression, and somehow an antipsychotic too. i’m also going to rely on vaping cbd for qutting everyday hash use. I will vape cbd from now on. How do I mix it? right away into the e juice or is it a must to heat the oil first? what ratio should i mix if i wanted to treat those disorders with 3000mg cbd oil and 30 ml e juice in hand? I want high dosage should I do 1:1 ratio in… Read more »
Hey Brain, what kind of CBD oil are you using? If it is VG/PG based, you can just mix it in with your regular e-liquid, no need to heat it. You might want to experiment with different ratios of CBD to e-juice. Check out this guide on determining the right CBD dosage for you. Best of luck!