Vaping CBD 101

If you are, or ever have been a smoker, odds are you’ve heard of vaping. Aside from being touted as a “healthy” alternative to cigarette smoking and an effective delivery system for cannabinoids, many people aren’t always aware of its other uses.

The truth is that people can vaporize all kinds of mixtures, including flavored essential oils, waxes and nicotine-free cartridges. But more importantly for this topic, you can also vape CBD oil. That’s right, the liquid version doesn’t just come in the form of oral drops.

A lot of people might prefer vaping for a variety of reasons, whether they are practical or frivolous. For instance, you may want to use a vaporizer for your CBD oil, because it feels more authentic. Maybe you’re a smoker looking to quit, but you still want to hang out with your friends in the smoking section at work or while out on the town. Or perhaps you’re not a fan of the taste or consistency of CBD oil drops.

Whatever your reason, vaping is certainly an option. If you’re new to this (which we assume you are), obviously you’ll want to know what vaping CBD oil entails and, more importantly, how it will make you feel.

What is CBD Vape Oil?

The CBD oil at Pure Science Lab is derived from industrial hemp plants. Because of its non-intoxicating properties, you can purchase CBD hemp oil in all 50 states without a prescription… it is legal.

What sets CBD vape oil apart from its oral alternative is the delivery method. Typically, the oil comes in cartridges or in refill bottles (depending on the equipment) and are smoked through a vaporizer – it’s as simple as that.  Most CBD vape oil found on the market is composed of CBD isolate in a liquid suspension, however at Pure Science Lab all of our CBD vape oil is full spectrum and comes in a soft, vapeable paste form.  This ensures ease of use, potency, and discretion for our users.

Of course, with the vaping trend infusions and blends were created for flavor, making the experience as great-tasting as possible. To that end, there are many CBD oil flavors that deliver the desired effects. Fruit flavors are very popular, but there’s really no end to your choices.

What is a Vaporizer?

Simply put, a vaporizer is a tool that allows the user to heat up the vape contents and convert them into vapor for inhaling. There is more than one type of vaporizer out there on the market. Some are for oil, while others are designed for smoking plant matter (cannabis and other dry herbs) or wax. There are even vaporizers out there – although more expensive – that can actually work with all three.

But if you’re new to the vaping trend, then it’s best to start small.

Vape Pens

If you’re looking for something discreet and portable, vape pens are the perfect choice. These can range in price and will effectively deliver the CBD you need.

So how do they work? Despite their simple appearance, these little gadgets are fairly complex. They function by using several different components. Regardless of the vaporizer you choose (pen or otherwise), the structure is similar across the board.

First, we have the mouthpiece. This is pretty self-explanatory. That’s the part that you put in your mouth in order to inhale the vapor.

Next, there’s the tank. This could refer to a physical tank that you refill with liquid, or a slot for disposable, pre-filled cartridges. The tank area holds the liquid so that it can be heated and smoked.

The third component is called the atomizer. No, it doesn’t destroy or modify atoms. It’s simply a small heater – similar to the convection electrical elements on most stoves.  They increase the temperature of the oil and transform it into a vapor. Some vaporizers allow you to control the temperature, while the heat on basic ones (i.e. pens) can’t be adjusted.

At What Temperature Does CBD Vaporize?

If you’re lucky enough to have a vaporizer with an adjustable temperature control, it might be handy to know how much heat is required to create the perfect vape. According to a study from BioMed Central, they were able to vaporize CBD between 410°F to 446°F, with the latter yielding the highest concentration of CBD vapor.

Vaporizers need to know when they’re hot or in use, which is why they contain sensors. Depending on the vape you use, you might activate the vapor simply by inhaling, but otherwise it’s a heating element that you activate with a switch or button. Either way, sensors are responsible for determining whether or not the user is inhaling, or if the on/off button is being toggled.

Finally, vaporizers can’t function without a battery – again, pretty straightforward. Vaporizers don’t use regular disposable batteries, but rather a lithium ion rechargeable one built right in. Typically, these come with USB chargers that you can plug into a computer or a simple USB wall adapter.

CBD Vape Oil Effects

Common sense would dictate that taking in CBD through any medium would ultimately achieve the same thing, but it’s not that simple. Delivery method does ultimately make a difference.

Fortunately, we have a lot of evidence because vaping happens to be one of the top ways that people like to use CBD. People who vape CBD report that it helps them relax, decrease anxiety, and mitigate pain. One of the main reasons people prefer the vaping method is for the speed of delivery in desired effects.

Vaping CBD provides the fastest onset of CBD health benefits.


Vaping CBD is the most efficient manner to intake cannabidiol out of all the available delivery methods such as oral, topical, sublingual ingestion.

So why is vaping more efficient? The answer comes down to human biology. CBD, like any compound, needs to reach certain receptors (called cannabinoid receptors) inside your brain and body. In order to do this, the CBD has to get into your bloodstream. Ingesting the chemical takes longer, because it passes through your digestive system to be metabolized by your liver before finally dispersing in your bloodstream. The lungs, on the other hand, work differently.

Let’s go back to high school biology, just or a second. If you haven’t forgotten your lessons, you might remember how oxygen makes its way into your body. Without being too technical, air is inhaled into the lungs, passes through membranes and is distributed into the bloodstream. The bottom line is that the delivery is more direct and therefore much faster.

In short, imagine your digestive system as a two-lane road, while your lungs are a four-lane express highway.

The trade-off as you may have guessed is that CBD effects from vaping do not last as long as with oral ingestion. This isn’t a problem for most users as they will simply dose more often when vaping CBD.

Concluding Remarks

In the end, there’s no right or wrong way to take CBD hemp oil. Some like tinctures or edible variations, while others prefer vaping. If you’re unsure what you might prefer, it can’t hurt to try different products and methods, or simply contact us at Pure Science Lab… we would be glad to help you on your CBD journey. But, for those who enjoy smoking in general, vaporizers might be a perfect fit into your daily routine.

In Summary

  • CBD vape oil is simply CBD oil meant for use in a vaporizer.
  • The oil is available in cartridges or refill bottles, depending on the equipment you use.
  • At Pure Science Lab, our Full Spectrum CBD extract is available in a soft, vapeable paste suspension.
  • Vaporizers are tools that use heat to convert the content of oils or other materials into vapor, allowing the user to inhale them.
  • Although vaporizers come in many forms and functions, a vape pen is simplest, making it perfect for beginners.
  • Vaporizers consist of a mouthpiece, tank, atomizer, sensors and battery.
  • Although vaping CBD oil may not be as potent, its effects are consistent and many people do it for relaxation.
  • Vaping is the fastest way to absorb CBD into the body, because it passes directly from the lungs into the bloodstream.
  • CBD effects from vaping tend to be short lived, compared to oral ingestion. This can be resolved with more frequent dosing.

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