Vape Juice contains Cannabidiol extract from hemp and interestingly enough can serve as a good substitute for nicotine. Cannabidiol is widely used for its medicinal purposes such as helping people quit smoking through CBD vaping and treating epilepsy disorders through vape oil application, long before vaping became popular. For example, a drug called Epidiolex was approved by FDA in 2018.
CBD vaping is becoming popular nowadays since it is a good alternative for people looking to finally quit smoking. CBD vape juice oil has beneficial and safe ingredients since it contains CBD with less than 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), propylene glycerin or vegetable glycerin and artificial flavors compared to tobacco that could contain up to 7,000 harmful chemicals from which at least 60 are known as carcinogenic. The use of CBD Vape Oil promotes relaxation, comfort, pain relief, less anxiety, and an improved mood. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 16 million Americans are living with diseases caused by smoking which is also accounted for cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Varieties of vape juice oil flavors are available in the market. Some of these flavors include strawberry, coffee, caramel and other fruity flavors. This makes it an enjoyable and satisfying experience for people who are looking to quit smoking. Vaping also provides a placebo effect to users who are smoking.
CBD Vape Juice is extracted from hemp, a type of cannabis which doesn’t exceed 0.3% levels of THC. The extracts from these plants are proven to have health relief and most importantly, doesn’t have any psychoactive effects to make a person high. It only provides the healing properties of cannabis.
Its real taste is widely unknown because most of the available CBD Vape Juice products today come with diverse flavors. Without any added flavors, some described the taste as earthy or grassy.
CBD from Hemp vs. CBD from Marijuana
Hemp is just a name for the Cannabis sativa strain which has a very low THC content, as mentioned it usually has up to 0.3% which makes it safe and legal to use. This strain also has higher CBD amounts and the highest yield can be harvested. Hemp is typically grown outdoors and does not require the level of control and attention. It is also used for medicinal products such as CBD oil tinctures and CBD-infused topicals.
This Cannabis strain is preferred by many since it can be produced quickly and CBD can be extracted safely without touching its THC which means not including any psychoactive effects of the plant. This is achieved through a process called Isolation. CBD isolate is CBD in its purest form which is basically very much how it sounds — it is isolated Cannabidiol. During the extraction process, everything is removed or filtered out of the hemp plant except for Cannabidiol. This leaves you with a pure CBD product.
On the other hand, marijuana is a cannabis plant that is usually grown for medicinal and recreational purposes because it contains high THC levels and for some people can cause addiction. Marijuana is still treated as a controlled substance and is federally illegal under the Controlled Substance Act. This is one fact makes it different from hemp and often times, people who are not well informed about their legal differences may think that CBD from hemp plant is illegal. It’s important to note that Cannabis sativa can be marijuana too but in this case those sativa strains contains way higher THC levels.
A person cultivating marijuana must provide close attention to its plant stages and growing marijuana plants requires a lot of attention to the environment, temperature, lighting, and humidity.
Usually this plant isn’t concentrated in terms of CBD but it contains a very high amount of THC, reaching up to 30% of THC concentration in a plant. That’s why most CBD oil and vape is made from hemp to avoid high amount of THC.
Is It Legal or Illegal To Use CBD?
CBD usage has become so popular with the passage of the US Farm Bill of 2018 that legalized industrial use of hemp. The number of users is growing and most of them would have little to no information at all. This CBD vape short guide should help all the curious ones to know more about CBD including its uses and legalities.
Before the US Farm Bill of 2018, CBD use was illegal because the federal government didn’t distinguish the difference between the CBD extracted from hemp or harijuana. They are all treated as general. Essentially wherever CBD was extracted from hemp or marijuana, both were illegal since the extracts are from cannabis plants that may come with potentially harmful effects of smoking marijuana, which contains high amounts of carcinogens from burnt materials and high levels of THC.
The general treatment on these sources was changed after 2018. The U.S government has established a clear distinction between the two sources of CBD and declared that CBD extracted from hemp is legal provided it contains 0.3% or less THC content by dry weight.
So far the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency continues to classify CBD as a ‘Schedule 1 drug’. Drugs that have this classification mean that they have no currently accepted medical use and have a high potential for abuse.
But to note a specific exception, The U.S Food and Drug Agency approved a drug called Epidolex even though it has CBD content. This decision is based on the drug’s ability to treat a rare form of epilepsy. Because of its most significant medical benefit, this drug was classified as a ‘Schedule 5 drug’ since it was found out that it has the lowest potential for addiction and abuse.
Why Are Lab Tests So Important?
Lab tests, especially third party lab tests, are essential on CBD Vape products since it ensures that an unbiased scientific analysis can be conducted. The “no strings attached” kind of analysis makes sure that the output is transparent in terms of safety and quality.
Since the health and safety of the consumers are at stake, these labs would serve the interest of the public and they are not tied with any benefits related to a product or a company since they are independently working with the test.
They won’t risk tainting their reputation in approving unsafe products or products with potential health risks for the consumers. Having a third-party lab test also shows the sincerity of the company to provide quality and safe products to the masses.
This transparency will be a contributing factor to earn the trust of the consumers, which would reflect on the sales of the company’s products. These tests will save a company from potentially (and deadly) mistakes of rolling out unsafe products that are caused by faulty quality control.
It is also important because it can block low quality and unsafe CBD oil vapes to flood the market. With this, it will discourage manufacturers from producing such vapes.
Also, since the CBD market is still unregulated in general, CBD manufacturers can quickly provide false claims about their products’ safety and quality. Because of this risk, third-party lab tests are crucial in informing the consumers about the products’ benefits and potential implications.
CBD extracted from hemp with 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight) is legal. With 16 million American smokers affected with different diseases, CBD Vaping may provide a good alternative solution to everyone wanting to finally quit however, further studies and regulations are needed in giving consumers confidence with safety usage.
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