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How does CBD vape make you feel?
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How does CBD vape make you feel? is a question you will be tapping into Google before you think about taking it. You might have heard positive stories about how it makes you feel, or maybe you are worried about any adverse effects.
We’re going to take you through everything you could want to know to give you a clear picture of how CBD vape will make you feel before you try it. We point you in the direction of medical research and our own blogs that are co authored by a Doctor, oh and the law too.
Here’s what we will be covering in this article
What is CBD vaping?
It’s always good to start at the beginning. Sorry if we are teaching you to suck eggs, but here we go. CBD vaping is where CBD e liquid is heated in a vaporiser and inhaled into the lungs by the user.
The liquid is made from VG, PG and CBD, as well as flavourings and is designed to be used in small pod kits or starter vape devices – not your big sub ohm cloud tanks. However, that being said, there are some CBD juices, like Big Fat CBD that are high VG and better for sub ohm kits. Make sure you check the bottle of CBD eliquid to see what the ratio is.
I’m also going to note here that while it is called CBD vape oil sometimes, it isn’t actually oil. Tincture oil drops and CBD eliquids are NOT the same.
Can I overdose on CBD?
Here’s some good news. You can’t overdose on CBD vape oils. However, it is important to get your dose right to make sure that it works right for you.
You should remember that more isn’t always best. In fact, some research suggests that higher doses make you feel sleepy, so if you have a full day of work ahead, it might be better to have a smaller dose.
You can find out all about how to work out your sweet spot using our CBD dosage calculator.
While you can’t overdose on CBD vape oils there are some mistakes you could easily make that might not make you feel great, could make you feel nothing new and can even be dangerous. These include:
- Buying hemp oil thinking it is CBD – these are not the same. Hemp oil is a great oil buy contains no CBD
- Vaping CBD tinctures – This is an oil designed to be taken orally, not heated in a vape device
- Vaping THC oil – this is dangerous. In fact, many of the cases of mysterious lung disease came from vaping THC oil. Read our blog on Dank Vapes and why to avoid them!
- Vaping CBD that is not the correct strength or dosage for you – this isn’t dangerous, but if you use a dose that is too low for you then it might not have the desired effect. Follow our CBD dosage calculator
What effect will CBD vape have on me?
It is difficult to say exactly what effect CBD will have on you personally, however, we can tell you about the most commonly reported effects. These include:
- Sense of calm
- Pain relief
- Reduced inflammation
- Feeling tired / alert (dose dependent)
We look into the benefits of CBD vape on our blog which has been medically reviewed and co authored with Dr Andres Maldonado M.D. .
CBD Vape Vs CBD Oil
Head to head – CBD oil Vs CBD vape oil. Which one takes the crown in terms of effects, speed of delivery, discreet method?
You might have made up your mind already and are in camp vape or CBD oil. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each.
CBD oil pros
- Easy to use
- Different strengths
- Doesn’t require any other equipment like a vaporiser
CBD oil cons
- Can take longer than CBD vape to have an effect
CBD vape pros
- Most bioavailable (which basically means fast acting)
- Tastes great, authentic cannabis or vape like flavours
- Different strengths
CBD vape cons
- Little bit more of an expensive outlay
- Not as discrete as oil
- Vaping is banned where smoking is
Are there side effects to vaping CBD?
Research into the adverse implications of vaping CBD and taking it any which way are still being studied. Currently most of the studies have been done on animals or in-vitro conditions. We know there is more work to be done on how it might help users and the adverse impacts too.
We go into greater depth on all of this in our CBD side effects blog (just click the text back there to read it) Dr Andres Maldonado M.D. is our co author on the blog and has given it a good fact check.
For those with not enough time to read that guide, we need to be sincere and tell you that they exist. Fortunately for the users, most of the time, unwanted effects are mild (abdominal pain, nausea, excessive sleepiness). There are others that are very uncommon, such as palpitation and paranoia episodes. Remember that if you start feeling “not well” after consuming any kind of products, the first thing you should do is to take the advice of a health care professional.
Will CBD vaping get me high?
You might have made the connection that because CBD comes from the cannabis plant, it is going to get you high. It isn’t. The cannabinoid that is responsible for making you feel giggly, sick, paranoid and spaced out, is THC. THC is illegal in many countries, such as the UK. It is this that leads cannabis to be illegal.
So no, CBD will not get you high. The only way it could get you high, was if it contains an amount above the limit permitted of THC.
You can read more about CBD’s legal status and why it won’t get you high on our blog Is CBD Vape Legal?
For now, here’s some info from .gov on the subject
“For a CBD and other cannabiniod products to be lawfully available for human consumption it needs to either meet the Exempted Product Criteria in Regulation 2 of the MDR 2001 or the definition of a CBPM in Schedule 2 to the MDR 2001 for its possession to be lawful.”
Will CBD vape make me fail a drug test?
This kind of carries on from our previous point. CBD doesn’t contain THC, which is illegal. Unless your drug test is also testing for legal substances then it shouldn’t cause you any issues. It would be like them testing you for tea consumption.
To put your mind at ease we conducted an experiment where our founder took CBD everyday for two weeks and then took a drug test. Watch it below.
How does CBD vape make you feel?
CBD can affect us differently. It could depend on the dose or your delivery method. You may feel calm, relaxed, alert or drowsy.
We suggest that you do the following when you are not sure the answer to ‘how will CBD vape make me feel?’
- Try it for the first time at home in case it makes you drowsy
- Start on a lower dose to assess how you feel
- Vape your CBD with food
- Take a few puffs then set it aside for 30 minutes to see how you feel rather than chain vaping as this could make you lightheaded
“Remember if you have any kind of psychiatric conditions or any other disease, it is important to consult with your doctor to make sure about the safety of the product with yourself”
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What Does Vaping CBD Feel like and Can it Get You High?
Cannabidiol, known as CBD for short, is found in high concentrations in the Cannabis plant. CBD use has exploded in popularity in recent years due to its numerous and powerful therapeutic effects. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the more infamous cannabinoid found in marijuana, CBD doesn’t produce a “high.” As a result, CBD tends to be far less tightly regulated than the whole cannabis plant or extracts that contain THC.
THC produces the “high” that most cannabis users seek. As such, farmers and growers have, over the past few decades, bred strains of marijuana with increasingly high levels of THC. More recently, as the benefits of CBD have become known, some growers have turned to hemp, another strain of the cannabis plant with negligible levels of THC, to make their CBD products. As CBD and THC both come from the same plant, you may be wondering if CBD gives the same “high” as consuming cannabis, or indeed if it has any psychoactive effects at all. Read on to find out more.
Does CBD Get you High?
CBD is often touted as being “non-psychoactive,” but this is categorically untrue. For a substance to be deemed as psychoactive it must affect the user’s mental state or impact the way that they feel. Psychoactive substances often, but not always, have an intoxicating effect.
THC and CBD are both psychoactive substances, in that they alter the way that a person feels, but CBD, unlike THC, is not an intoxicant.
THC has a profound effect on the way that the user feels and their overall mental state. Using THC can result in euphoria, relaxation, changes in thought, and an altering of the perception of space and time. The experiences of music, food, and conversation are often enhanced with THC use, but this compound does sometimes come with unintended side effects.
CBD, on the other hand, has a subtler, sometimes barely noticeable psychotropic effect. In addition to the therapeutic effects of CBD on insomnia, inflammation, and chronic pain, it also has some mood-altering effects and can increase calmness and overall relaxation.
So does CBD get you “high”? Not exactly. Its psychoactive effects, though they occur, are much milder than those of THC.
Drug screening programs tend not to test for CBD, so as long as you are cautious in where you source your CBD products from, you can use them without fear of affecting your work life.
What is CBD’s Mechanism of Action?
Inside every one of us is an incredibly complex and finely tuned system of hormones, endocrines, nerves, and receptors that function together to produce every thought, feeling, and desire you will ever experience.
Different endocrine systems serve various respective functions. One of these, known as the endocannabinoid system, affects a large number of physical operations inside the human body, such as mood, pain, hunger, and more. The endocannabinoid system consists of two receptors, CB1 and CB2, as well as endogenous cannabinoids (produced in our bodies), other neurotransmitters, and specific enzymes.
Cannabinoids such as CBD and THC mimic in part the structure of our endogenous cannabinoids. As such, they bind in different ways to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These exogenous (produced outside the body) cannabinoids cause a variety of effects and modulate some of the physical processes that occur in our bodies.
The stereotypical “munchies” effect is often reported by cannabis users. The “munchies” refers to the state of intense hunger that regularly follows cannabis consumption, and is one example of how these exogenous cannabinoids affect processes within us.
Both THC and CBD are effective analgesics, meaning that they reduce pain. CBD has been shown to have numerous other positive effects as well, which we shall look at in greater detail.
What effects does CBD have on the body?
Fortunately, the endocannabinoid system does not affect any of our vital, life-giving processes. Unlike opiates, cannabinoids such as THC and CBD will never signal your heart or lungs to stop, and therefore it is nearly impossible to overdose. To even approach a lethal dose of THC, you would have to consume a whopping 53 grams of the stuff (pure, which even the most expensive shatter is not), all at the same time – A feat even the most dedicated of stoners would likely find impossible.
CBD has a large number of purported beneficial effects, many of which have been confirmed by scientific studies. CBD has been shown to be effective at treating pain, battling treatment-resistant seizures, alleviating anxiety, and improving sleep.
Is CBD Psychoactive
Often you may hear people claim that CBD isn’t psychoactive, but even a superficial examination shows that this isn’t true. Of the many conditions and disorders that people take CBD for, anxiety and insomnia are two of the most common.
Both insomnia and anxiety are mental experiences. For CBD to be able to treat these two disorders of the mind, it must, by definition, be psychoactive.
Today’s high-THC powered weed strains have, in comparison to their cousin strains that people smoked 30, 40 years ago, a much higher THC to CBD ratio, as well as being higher in overall THC concentration.
Strains of cannabis that have a more even amount of CBD and THC are far less likely to create unwanted side effects in the user, such as paranoia, anxiety, and a racing heart. It appears that both cannabinoids compete for the same receptors and therefore dilute each other’s effect.
What does using CBD feel like?
By far the most commonly reported experience in people who use CBD is a sense of relaxation. Pains can feel lessened, as can mental stresses and anxieties. For other people, the feeling can be as simple as an absence of the negative things that were in their conscious awareness previously.
CBD has a proven anti-inflammatory effect, and this may in part contribute to the pleasant subjective feelings commonly described in people who consume it.
Generally, CBD extracts contain less than 0.3% THC. Contrast this with CBD flower, a type of hemp grown to maximize CBD and minimize THC, that can still contain enough of the more intoxicating compound to produce a notable euphoric high. Users who want to avoid any intoxicating effect should be mindful of the type of CBD product they consume.
How do you take CBD
There are many ways to consume CBD, each with varying levels of bioavailability and speed of absorption. Both vaping and smoking CBD products gets them into the bloodstream and over the blood-brain barrier much faster than other methods, and more of the consumed product ends up being absorbed.
A slightly slower, but still effective and controllable way to take CBD is by letting it pass through the mucosal membranes of the mouth. In practice, this involves dropping CBD tincture under your tongue and holding it there for as long as possible. Sublingual dosing in this way isn’t as quick to act as smoking or vaping, but it is still reasonably swift. Taking CBD orally in capsules or edibles is the method with the slowest onset.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
CBD, being a legal and non-intoxicating substance, is seldom tested for on standard drug tests. However, that doesn’t mean you can ingest every CBD product out there entirely without risk.
There are many different types of CBD products available. Some of these are “isolates,” meaning they contain little to no CBD at all. Other products, sometimes marketed as “full-spectrum,” can contain traces of THC and other cannabinoids that could, in theory, give a positive drug test.
As long as you buy your CBD from a reputable source and check the third-party laboratory tests (which should be clearly displayed on the manufacturer’s website) you shouldn’t run into any issues with drug testing.
The legality of THC and CBD, as well as the severity of penalties if you are found to be using these substances, varies drastically from country to country. To avoid falling foul of the law, make sure you read up properly on the regulations regarding CBD, THC, and cannabis products for your jurisdiction.