CBD has become all the rage now, with products ranging from CBD drops, CBD gummies, and even CBD lattes. Even the vaping market has tapped into this CBD trend, with CBD vape juice and CBD vapes becoming widely available. These days you can find CBD oil for your vape in almost every flavour, and even disposable CBD vape pens for more convenient vaping experiences.
But CBD vapes are still a pretty recent development, so naturally many people have questions. What exactly is CBD? Is it safe? Is it legal? How do I start vaping CBD? If you’re one of these people, we’ve got you covered. Our team here at Oxford Vapours have put together a comprehensive guide all about CBD and CBD vapes, including our favourite CBD disposable vapes.
What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is an active compound found in the cannabis plant. You may be familiar with cannabis and its other active chemical, THC. THC and CBD are both cannabinoids — compounds present in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant — but THC is known for being the chemical that makes people feel ‘high’.
CBD doesn’t produce that high sensation because it contains little to no traces of THC. Instead, CBD is able to neutralise the psychoactive effects and increase its therapeutic effects. This makes it a great option for those who want to vape CBD for it’s therapeutic benefits but want to avoid getting high.
Is CBD safe?
Currently, CBD is known to be very safe to consume. CBD oil is extracted from certain breeds of hemp plants that are high in CBD but contain very small amounts of THC. And unlike THC, CBD is neither psychoactive or addictive. However, some side effects may occur including nausea, fatigue, and irritability.
CBD vapes are also generally safe, however they do come with their own potential risks. Vaping is one of the best ways to consume CBD, but you should check to make sure your CBD vape juice doesn’t contain anything other than PG, VG, CBD extract, terpenes, and cannabinoids. Vaping with e-liquid that has any impurities can cause serious health risks. To stay safe while vaping, we recommend only buying e-juice and disposables from a trusted vape supplier such as Oxford Vapours.
Are CBD products legal in the UK?
We get this question quite often, which is understandable. As it’s a cannabinoid, some people can be sceptical about its legality. But don’t worry, CBD products are perfectly legal here in the UK.
Although cannabis is illegal under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, CBD is regulated under different rules due to its non-intoxicating effects. In 2018, the UK parliament legalised certain cannabinoids including CBD, while other compounds like THC still remain illegal. But while CBD is legal, there are a few regulations producers must comply with such as:
- CBD oil must contain less than 0.2% THC.
- The CBD must be derived from an industrial strain of hemp that has been approved for use in the UK.
- CBD vape products must follow non-nicotine e-liquid regulations.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Due to its non-intoxicating nature, many people have started using CBD to benefit from its more therapeutic aspects. Some well known benefits of CBD and CBD vaping include:
Chronic pain management
Research has shown CBD to be an effective pain reliever. CBD, either applied topically as a CBD oil or vaped through a CBD vape pen, is able to interact with our endocannabinoid receptors in our brain and immune system. This then helps create anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Those who suffer with chronic pain because of conditions like arthritis or endometriosis have found it to be a very effective way to reduce pain.
Reduce symptoms of anxiety & depression
CBD products are also frequently used by those experiencing anxiety and depression. Its ability to calm people is one of its most well known effects which is why many people have started using CBD as either an alternative or supplement to their mental health treatment. Although much of the evidence is anecdotal, there’s growing research behind CBD’s effects, including this 2011 study which showed that patients treated with 400 mg of CBD saw their symptoms of anxiety decrease.
Opioid addiction treatment
Another little known use of CBD is to treat withdrawal symptoms for people who were dependent on opioids. Unlike opioids, CBD is not an addictive substance and its effects can actually calm the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. A study published by The American Journal of Psychiatry revealed that CBD ‘significantly reduced both craving and anxiety’ amongst former heroin users.
How can I vape with CBD?
If you’re interested in CBD vaping, you’re pretty much spoiled for choice. There are a variety of ways you can start vaping with CBD oil.
It’s now possible to buy e-liquid that contains different strengths of CBD. CBD vape juice lets you use your favourite vape device to vape with CBD. All you need to do is decide what flavour and strength of e-liquid you want. E-liquids can come in different strengths, ranging from 500 mg CBD, 1000 mg CBD, and even 2000 mg CBD.
CBD vape cartridges
CBD cartridges are a great way to start vaping CBD if you already have a vape pen. These cartridges already come pre-filled with CBD oil and usually hold between 0.5 ml and 1 ml. Like CBD vape juice, the cartridges come in varying different strengths and flavours. They’re also a very easy way to start vaping with CBD, just pop the cartridge onto your vape pen and enjoy.
CBD vape kit
You can also purchase CBD vape kits, which are especially useful if you’re looking for a starter vape kit as well. If you’re new to vaping, picking out your very first vape can be pretty tricky. Add e-liquids into the mix and you might be left scratching your head at all the possible options.
CBD vape kits will include everything you need to start vaping, and the re-fillable vape will already come with the right coils and tanks needed for vaping CBD. You’ll also still be able to customise the kit depending on what flavours and strength you want your CBD oil to come in. You also won’t be limited by a certain number of puffs: just refill your vape with your favourite CBD oil whenever it runs out. With the right starter vape kit, getting your perfect CBD vape has never been easier.
CBD disposable vapes
These days you can also purchase disposable vapes pre-filled with CBD e-liquid. You may already be familiar with other disposable vape pens such as Elf Bar and Geek Bar. CBD disposable vapes are exactly the same, except they’re filled with CBD e-liquid instead. CBD vape pens are a super easy and convenient way for you to start vaping CBD. Like other vape pens, they’re compact and feature auto-draw activation which makes them extremely easy to vape on.
Our favourite ranges of disposable CBD vapes right now are the Darwin CBD Disposables. These vape pens are a disposable pod system pre-filled with 300 mg CBD, available in 2 flavours: Mixed Berries & Menthol and Sweet Strawberry. They also fill their vapes with CBD isolate, which is the purest form of CBD to ensure you’re reaping its full benefits. Powered by a built-in 400mAh battery, this CBD vape pen will last you 600 puffs (depending on your vape usage). Its disposable nature also means you don’t have to worry about any messy refills or coil changes. Just throw it away when it’s finished and pick up your favourite flavour when you’re ready. The Darwin CBD Disposables’ easy, convenient design makes these disposable vape pens one of the best CBD vapes around!
Vaping is one of the best ways to get the most out of CBD. It’s quick, convenient, and will help you get the most benefits out of your favourite CBD vape juice. So what are you waiting for? Pop one of the Darwin CBD Disposables and start your CBD vaping journey!
Have more questions about CBD vape pens or any other aspect of vaping? Get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll be happy to share our advice and tips.