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Vaping for Beginners: CBD and D8 Vape Starter Kits

The feeling when you find your new favorite vape!

Vaping is an easy and convenient way to consume CBD and Delta 8 THC for a few main reasons:

  • It is a cleaner way to consume than combustion (when you light plant matter on fire, it can create toxins). Vaping works more like a humidifier. No smoke and less coughing
  • Vapes don’t go “bad” – when CBD starts to “turn,” it typically breaks down into CBN, which is another relaxing cannabinoid!
  • It’s more discreet and can be done indoors without stanking out your roommate or significant other.

Getting a CBD oil vape pen starter kit is perfect for beginners, but let’s explore different things you should consider and how to choose a vape pen that’s perfect for you. But first… hit me with some science!

Note: This content has been verified with extensive research using highly accredited medical sites, scientific studies, certified medical marijuana physicians, and respected health journals.


What Is CBD, And How Does It Affect You?

First things first, what is CBD? Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. One of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, it accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.

CBD (and THC) work by interacting with our body’s endocannabinoid system, a regulatory system made up of naturally occurring molecules similar to those found in cannabis. Holy crap, that’s some science right there!

To continue, these endocannabinoids, as we refer to them, work like neurotransmitters, moving messages through the body to help maintain homeostasis (a healthy stable inside). Basically, it’s saying that our bodies and CBD are a match made in heaven. Hallelujah!

CBD has become famous for its medicinal properties – celebrities, athletes, and wellness professionals sing praises of the benefits of CBD. CBD supports a healthy response to anxiety, can support optimal sleep, and a positive overall mood. CBD vape oil is a great way to get all the feels due to its fast-acting effect and high bioavailability. Now that’s plant power!

What Happens When CBD or D8 oil Is Inhaled?

One reason why cannabis vape oil has become very popular today is that the effects are immediate. No, you will not get high; however, after using a CBD oil vape, you will quickly start feeling the entourage effect caused by the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes all over your body.

Shopping Insight: Our very own TribeMINI Starter Kit has been featured as one of the best 510 thread batteries in the world by the leading authority in vapes reviews, Versed Vaper!

Inhalation of CBD oil vapor has a typical onset of 1-3 minutes (vs. up to 90 minutes from an edible – wowza) and lasts 1-3 hours. The vapors carry the CBD into your lungs, where it is absorbed into your bloodstream, rather than going through the long, complex digestive process. The CBD molecules are then distributed throughout your body via your bloodstream. The fast absorption of CBD vape oil can help with pain flare-ups or anxiety attacks.

Another benefit of vaping cannabidiol is that it’s discreet because it does not produce smoke or an odor like traditional combustion methods. In other words, you can vape with virtually no detection.

How To Choose A Vape Pen

When you choose a vape pen, we recommend you begin with a CBD vape oil starter kit or a Delta 8 vape oil starter kit. A starter kit will give you everything you need to be sure there is nothing else to purchase before getting your vape on.

There are two key things you need: a battery (power source) and a vape oil cartridge.

Choosing the suitable vape device

Vaping is becoming an increasingly popular way to consume CBD and other cannabis products. However, with so many vape devices available, knowing which one is right for you can be difficult. Below, we’ll look at the different types of vape devices and the factors to consider when choosing the right one.

Types of Vape Devices

There are three main types of vape devices on the market:

  1. Disposable pens: These are pre-filled vape pens designed to be used until the oil runs out, at which point they can be disposed of. Disposable pens are a good option for beginners who want a hassle-free vaping experience.
  2. Refillable pens: Refillable pens have a tank that can be filled with CBD oil or other vape juice. They are more cost-effective than disposable pens, which can be refilled multiple times. Refillable pens are a good option for intermediate vapers who want a more customizable vaping experience.
  3. Box mods: Box mods are larger, more powerful vape devices that allow for greater customization. They typically have a longer battery life than pens and can produce more vapor. Box mods are a good option for experienced vapers experimenting with different settings and accessories.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Vape Device

When choosing a vape device, there are several factors to consider:

  1. Ease of use: If you’re new to vaping, you’ll want a device that is easy to use and requires minimal setup. Disposable pens are the easiest option, while refillable pens and box mods may require more assembly.
  2. Battery life: The battery life of a vape device is an important consideration, as it will affect how often you need to recharge the device. Box mods typically have longer battery life than pens.
  3. Customizability: A box mod is a way to go if you want a more customizable vaping experience. They allow you to adjust the voltage, temperature, and other settings to create a custom vaping experience. Refillable pens also offer some level of customizability.
  4. Price: Vape devices can range from under $10 for a disposable pen to over $100 for a high-end box mod. Consider your budget when choosing a vape device.

Properly storing and maintaining your vape device

Properly storing and maintaining your vape device is essential for getting the most out of your CBD vaping experience. Below, we’ll explore the steps you can take to keep your vape device in good condition and prolong its lifespan.

Cleaning Your Vape Device

Regularly cleaning your vape device is an important part of maintaining it. A dirty device can affect the flavor of your CBD oil and may also lead to clogs or malfunctions. To clean your vape device, follow these steps:

  1. Disassemble the device: Remove the tank or cartridge from the battery, and remove the coil from the tank.
  2. Clean the tank or cartridge: Use a cotton swab or cloth to clean the inside of the tank or cartridge gently.
  3. Clean the coil: Rinse the coil under running water to remove any built-up residue. Allow it to dry completely before reassembling the device.
  4. Reassemble the device: Put the coil back in the tank or cartridge, and reattach it to the battery.

Replacing the Coil or Cartridge

The coil or cartridge of your vape device will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Signs that it’s time to replace the coil or cartridge include a burnt taste or decreased vapor production. To replace the coil or cartridge, follow these steps:

  1. Disassemble the device: Remove the tank or cartridge from the battery, and remove the old coil or cartridge.
  2. Install the new coil or cartridge: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the new coil or cartridge.
  3. Prime the new coil or cartridge: Before using the device, it’s essential to prime the new coil or cartridge by saturating it with CBD oil. Add a few drops of CBD oil to the coil or cartridge and let it soak in for several minutes.

Storing Your Vape Device

Properly storing your vape device can help prevent damage and prolong its lifespan. Store your device in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Avoid leaving the device in a car or other area where it could be exposed to extreme temperatures. Turn off the device when not in use to conserve battery life.

Choosing a Cannabis Vape Battery

The first factor to consider in how to choose a vape pen battery is its power settings:

  • If you are only vaping one type of oil in your vape, a single voltage setting is likely fine. We recommend the TribeMINI.
  • Other pens may allow you to toggle between 3 different settings to get a smaller or bigger cloud. For this purpose, we would recommend the Saber pop-up vape battery.
  • For Goldilocks style vapers who want it JUSTTTT right, a wheel style might be better for you. These offer an “infinite range” that you can manually adjust, like on our Wand Vape Battery.

The next thing to consider is the size and transportability of your vape pen – are you going to leave it on your nightstand to relax before bed, or carry it around in your pocket or purse all day?

If you’re going to carry your vape pen around in a purse or bag, we would recommend the Saber. If you have a messy bag, you’ll want to protect the tip by tucking the cartridge in on this one when you’re not using it. Once you’re ready to vape, you can just pop it out.

If you just want something tiny that can fit in your pocket easily or you can even keep in your sports bra at the gym, a palm-sized vape battery like the TribeMINI is a good fit for you.

A CBD oil vape pen starter kit will include both your battery and a cartridge.

How To Choose Your Cannabis Vape Cartridge

When researching how to choose a vape pen, the next area to consider is the vape cartridge. We recommend full-spectrum CBD or D8 in your vape cartridge unless you have a very stringent drug testing policy at work.

The FDA does not regulate CBD, so it’s crucial to always purchase from a trusted brand that provides lab results on a certificate of analysis – so you always know exactly what you’re getting. Many cartridges contain a lot of nasty extras, and you don’t want them in your body.

Read more: What’s In Your Vape?

For the vape cartridge, we’d recommend starting out with only a half gram cartridge to see how fast you go through it – if you use it very quickly, you can upgrade to a full gram cartridge.

If that all sounds like a lot of work, here’s what’s up – you can also purchase an all-in-one, use of out the box, no-frills CBD disposable pen. It comes with a half gram of CBD extract and has no battery settings, power settings, etc – you simply take it out of the box and inhale. For beginners who are not really sure what they need or want, this is a great option.

For more regular vapers, a battery and cartridge combo is better because you can

  • Reuse the battery – when the cartridge is done you can replace it and
  • You can use your battery with other cartridges. For example, if you have your medical marijuana card or live in an adult-use state and have a THC vape cartridge, you can use the same battery for these.

So now that you know how to choose a vape pen, and which type of vape cartridge you may want. But what about the different CBD vape oil options?

There are different strains of CBD that have different flavors and aromas and are touted as being beneficial for different ailments. Depending on your needs, you can choose based on the strain.

For example, some of the strains we offer and what they’re used for include:

For all of the strain profiles including their flavors, benefits, and uses, click here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is vaping CBD safe for beginners?

While CBD vaping is generally considered safe, there are some factors to consider, especially for beginners. It’s vital to purchase high-quality products from reputable sources and ensure that the CBD vape oil or e-liquid is free of harmful additives or contaminants. Additionally, it’s essential to follow proper vaping techniques, such as using the correct temperature settings and avoiding inhaling too deeply or frequently. Some people may experience mild side effects, such as dry mouth, dizziness, or fatigue, which usually subside quickly.

What should I look for when choosing a CBD vape starter kit?

When choosing a CBD vape starter kit, it’s essential to consider several factors to ensure you select the right product for your needs:

  1. Look for a kit with a high-quality vape pen that is easy to use and adjustable temperature settings. Check that the kit has a reputable and trustworthy CBD vape oil or e-liquid free of harmful additives and contaminants.
  2. Consider the potency and flavor options available, and ensure the kit matches your lifestyle and preferences.
  3. Read product reviews and research the manufacturer’s reputation to ensure the kit is reliable, safe, and suitable for beginners.

How do I use a CBD vape pen?

Using a CBD vape pen is relatively straightforward:

  1. Ensure the battery is fully charged and the pen is assembled correctly.
  2. Fill the tank or cartridge with your chosen CBD vape oil or e-liquid. Wait a few minutes for the liquid to saturate the coil before vaping.
  3. Turn on the pen and choose the appropriate temperature setting.
  4. Next, take slow, gentle inhales from the mouthpiece while pressing the button or inhaling to activate the vaporizer. 

Start with small doses and adjust the temperature settings and dosage as needed. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and consult a healthcare professional with concerns or questions.

What are the potential benefits of vaping CBD?

Vaping CBD may offer several potential benefits. CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and analgesic properties, which may help to alleviate symptoms of chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Vaping CBD may also provide fast-acting relief, making it an attractive option for those seeking immediate symptom relief. In addition, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t cause the “high” associated with THC. Some people may find that vaping CBD helps improve their focus, sleep quality, and overall sense of well-being. However, more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of vaping CBD and its long-term effects on health.

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