Vape pens are popular in today’s day and age. They are the perfect tool for any beginner to vaping. Vape pens are used to create a rich vapor to supply the user with nicotine (by vaporizing the nicotine liquid), cannabis, or other flavors like blue lotus.
A vape pen is a device shaped like a fountain pen that releases vapor when the liquid of the pen comes in contact with the atomizer/heating element.
Vaporizers were initially designed to work as e-cigarettes. A liquid vaporizer heats the e-liquid/vape juice that contains nicotine to help people with smoking addiction. Smoking using a vaporizer is safer than the average cigarette because it contains a lesser number of carcinogens and provides nicotine (or any herb) without damaging the lungs with tar. The present-day version of its ancestor is far more versatile and evolved to embrace substances in different forms, thus making it a flexible option to use as well.
Let us look into how to use a vape pen. A vape device is easy to operate. Most liquid vaporizers follow the same procedure for operation. After you press the power button 5 times, the vape pen is activated. The power button is then pressed for a while to create a big cloud of vapor when the user inhales through the mouthpiece. Many first-time users prime the pen (activate the pen without any substance in it) before they load it with their desired choice of liquid or cartridge. Other forms of the vape pen are fully disposable vaping pens, dry herb vaporizer, oil vaporizer pen, and wax vaporizer.
A dry herb vaporizer is used for creating vapor from the dry herb itself. While most people use it for vaporizing marijuana, it can be used for other beneficial herbs like sage and tarragon. When weed is vaporized it releases a full spectrum of compounds that contain both THC and CBD.
A wax vaporizer pen vaporizes thicker, waxy-like oils to obtain the desired herb while an oil vaporizer is used for heating concentrated vape oils.
What is CBD?
CBD is the non-psychoactive part of the plant Cannabis Sativa. This plant has two prominent strains, one being marijuana and the other being hemp. It does not alter the mental state of a person or create any euphoria/high. Only around 5% of the general population have known to feel an altered state while smoking CBD. Hemp is known to have a higher percentage of CBD and a lesser percentage of the psychoactive component THC. Marijuana contains the same compounds but vice-versa in concentration.
CBD is used quite often in the modern day for pain management and other uses like anxiety, treating insomnia, and seizures. It has a variety of benefits and doesn’t alter the mental state of a user when smoked. It is very good at managing inflammation in the body.
Most companies in the US isolate CBD from the hemp plant as per federal laws. As we have seen earlier, the Cannabis plant usually contains a high level of THC therefore most laws state that CBD has to be extracted from the hemp plant and there is a certain amount of concentration of THC that is permitted in the vape juice beyond which a penalty is imposed.
How to use a CBD vape pen?
CBD is mostly vaporized in the form of an oil. Most CBD vape oil is made out of ingredients like vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol that are combined with isolated CBD.
The first step to vaporizing CBD is the determination of dosage. There are lots of reference charts available to determine the amount of CBD one should smoke based on body weight. But if you are a beginner the best way to examine your dosage is to start slow else if you get a bit too enthusiastic you could end up with stomach pain. Usually, people recommend around 20 to 40 mg of CBD can help manage pain. You can inhale once or twice and then wait for fifteen minutes to monitor the reaction of the body. If you are not uncomfortable you can take the next drag and again wait for 15 minutes.
CBD is also consumed through vaporizing CBD wax concentrates.
It is important to purchase CBD oil from a reputed manufacturer who has done testing using a third party and is willing to share the lab results with its customers. They should also be transparent about the quantity of CBD in their oil. Many companies try to skirt over the real quantity e off CBD by using the “CBD oil milligram catch” where the mg of oil is described without talking about the real quantity of CBD.
I hope this article helped you to gain an insight into CBD and its application using a vape pen.