Vapingis an easy and convenient way to consume CBD for a few main reasons:
It is a cleaner way to consume than combustion (when plant matter is lit on fire it can create toxins). Vaping works more like a humidifier = 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 SO
Getting a CBD oil vape pen starter kit is perfect for beginners, so let’s explore different things you should consider.
But First, Hit Me With Some Science
First things first, what is CBD? Cannabidiol aka CBD is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and 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 that are similar to those found in cannabis. Holy crap that’s some science right there!
To continue, these endocannabinoids, as they're referred to, 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 including relief of stress, depression, anxiety, and a majorly effective anti-inflammatory. 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!
Striking CBD Oil
One reason why CBD vape oil has become very popular today is that the effects are immediate. No you will not get high… however, after you use a cbd oil vape pen starter kit you will quickly start feeling the entourage effect, caused by the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes, all over your body. You can learn more about the cannabinoids and entourage effect in our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Cannabinoids 101 post.
Inhalation of CBD oil vapor has a typical onset of 1-3 minutes (vs up to 90 minutes from an edible - wowza) with a lasting duration of 1-3 hours. The vapors carry the CBD into your lungs where is it absorbed into your bloodstream, rather than going through the long, hard 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.
Ok, Got It. So How Do I Pick One?
When you're choosing a CBD vape oil starter kit there are 2 key things you need: a battery (power source) and CBD vape oil (we recommend full spectrum unless you have a very stringent drug testing policy at work - and ALWAYS, always purchase from a trusted brand that has lab results (Certificates of Analysis).
The first factor to consider in choosing a battery is its power settings. If you are only vaping one type of oil in your vape, a single voltage setting is likely fine (like our TribeMINI). Other pens may allow you to toggle between 3 different settings to get a smaller or bigger cloud (like our Saber flip vape battery). For Goldilocks style vapers who want it JUSTTTT right, a wheel style might be better for you ("infinite range" that you can manually adjust, like on our Wand CBD Vape Pen.
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 it around, we would recommend the SABER if you have a messy bag want to protect the tip (you tuck the cartridge in on this one when you're not using it, and flip it out to vape). If you just want something teeny 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 MINI is a good fit for you.
A CBD oil vape pen starter kit will include both a battery and a cartridge. For the 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 (a) reuse the battery - when the cartridge is done you can replace it and (b) 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. Otherwise this disposable CBD pen is sleek AF.
Shop our full selection: CBD Oil vape pens, Cartridges and Starter Kits HERE.
Buy more, save more: Purchase one of each strain in our Vape Bundle and save $80 - OR, buy a Vape Starter Kit (cartridge and battery together) and save $15.
Useful Content: Learn about High CBD Strains here. Learn about CBD dosage here. Learn why indica makes you sleepy here.