What are CBD Oil Cartridges?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining popularity as an effective, natural way to relieve pain, anxiety, and inflammation as well as treat a number of medical conditions. It’s loaded with medical benefits, and it’s flying off the shelves in vape shops, drugstores, and beauty salons. CBD oil can be in lotions, candies, medicine capsules and much more, but it’s argued that vaping may be the most effective way of administering your daily dose.
CBD oil cartridges are slim, tubular tanks containing a type of CBD oil that is designed for vaping. Vaping CBD oil is not only a practical way of taking CBD, but it is easier and more convenient than leaky serum bottles and melted chocolates.
Due to its high bioavailability, our bodies absorb CBD vapor faster than any other method of CBD administration. CBD oil cartridges offer a wide selection of strengths and flavors, but there are also various buying options and levels of quality that consumers should be aware of.
How to use a CBD Oil Cartridge
- Charge the vape pen to a full charge. Try not to overcharge the battery or leave it on it’s charging station overnight. This is the best way to burn through a new vape pen every few weeks.
- Screw a filled CBD cartridge onto the vape pen and turn on the battery. Most vape pens require the button to be hit five times to power on.
- Start by setting the device to the lowest setting until you get a feel for the thickness of the oil. Turn up the voltage until you feel a satisfying puff.
- When finished, always turn off the battery. Most pens power off when the button is clicked five times.
Types of CBD Cartridges
Pre-Filled CBD Cartridges
Pre-filled CBD cartridges are pre-filled mini vape tanks with a coil and a wick that contains CBD vape juice. The pre-filled options are known as disposable vape pens, but they can typically be refilled a few times before being thrown out for good.
There are a number of benefits to using pre-filled CBD cartridges, including:
- Convenient and pocketable
- Clean way to take CBD
- Pre-filled with CBD vape oil
- Disposable and reusable
Refillable CBD Cartridges
Refillable CBD cartridges are empty mini vape tanks with an internal coil and wick that can be filled with CBD vape oil and distillate, THC oil, or nicotine vape juice. Vaping CBD oil, regardless of the cartridge type, is both clean and convenient. Although re-fillable CBD are cartridges are slightly less convenient than pre-filled cartridges because they require a little extra work, consumers often enjoy buying empty CBD vape tanks because they are:
- Cost-effective due to refill ability
- Less expensive in initial cost
- Can frequently switch contents when desired (CBD vape juice, nicotine juice)
- Small and pocketable
How do you fill an Empty CBD Oil Cart?
Step 1. Purchase an empty, mini vape tank along with the CBD vape juice to go inside
Step 2. Unscrew the mouthpiece
Step 3. Fill the tank with the CBD vape oil using a dropper or syringe. Do not get any liquid inside the middle of the tank
Step 4. Leave some empty space at the top so that the mouthpiece can fit back on
Step 5. Give the oil some time to coat the coil (20-30 minutes)
Step 6. When the flavor starts to taste burnt, it’s time to refill the cartridge
Is CBD Vape Oil Legal?
In 2018, the US Senate introduced the Hemp Farming Act which removed hemp from the Schedule 1 controlled substance list- as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC. This law declared hemp an everyday, regular agricultural commodity.
Some states such as Idaho, Nebraska, and North Dakota still have restrictions and require a prescription from a doctor to use CBD. If the state in which you reside allows CBD to be taken without a medical prescription, it can be vaped or used anywhere.
How to Calculate your Dosage of CBD Vape Oil
There are several factors that go into determining your dosage of CBD vape oil. Some of these factors include:
- Body Weight
- Body Chemistry
- Severity of Condition
- Strength of CBD
It can take some time to find the perfect dosage for you. Always start with the lowest dosage and slowly work your way up. You will know if the dosage is too low because you simply will not feel any effects. If you take too much, however, you may experience some mild effects such as drowsiness or headache.
*How Much CBD is in Each Puff?*
It’s difficult to say how much CBD is in each puff. Standard 1 mL cartridges will give you anywhere from 100-200 puffs, which could mean you are getting 1-2 mL her puff of CBD.
Choosing a CBD Cartridge Design
CBD oil cartridges come with a lot of buying options, from flavor choices and dosages to the material of the cartridge. In most vape shops, CBD oil cartridges can be purchased in plastic, metal, or glass. Both glass and metal cartridges are the higher quality options and are generally more popular than plastic.
With glass and metal cartridges, the flavor of the vape oil will be more prominent than in a plastic cartridge. Plus, there is always risks to heating up plastics which probably shouldn’t be inhaled. Plastic cartridges are less expensive, but spending the extra money for glass or metal is worth it in this case.
Being Mindful of Oil Quality
Paying extra for glass and metal CBD oil cartridges does not mean that you are getting a better quality oil inside. Look for a reputable brand that has been tested by World Class Labs. Since CBD regulation laws are still fluid, some companies put unhealthy additives in their CBD oil such as ground heavy metals or pesticides. The quality of packaging is usually a dead giveaway. A trustworthy CBD vape oil company will always have impressive packaging.
Higher quality CBD vape oil has a noticeably higher price, however, top-shelf brands have already reduced in cost by about 15$ over the last few years. As higher quality CBD vape oil continues to be demanded, the cost will continue to go down.
*Looking at Ingredients*
The cannabis sativa plant has a number of beneficial chemical components. THC and hemp oil have their own medical benefits, but if you do not want the “high,” purchase a CBD vape oil containing only CBD isolates. This means that the oil does not contain any of the plant’s other chemical properties.
Others who want to reap all the benefits from the cannabis plant should opt for a full spectrum oil which allows all the chemical properties to work together. Some full spectrum oils even contain terpenes and essential oils for aromatherapy.
Can Vaping CBD help you Quit Smoking?
Studies have shown that vaping is healthier in comparison to nicotine because:
- Vaping CBD is non-habit forming
- Vaping CBD does not affect your heart rate and blood pressure like nicotine does
There is no hard evidence that backs up vaping CBD as a way to wean yourself off of nicotine, however, there are a number of people who have reported that vaping CBD helped them quit smoking or vaping nicotine.