Walk into any dispensary and you will find an entire section devoted to vaporizers and prepackaged cartridges. The vape market grew by almost 50% from 2017 – 2018 and it continues to grow. As a cannabis user you’re probably wondering what the hype is about and why you should switch to a vape rather than smoking the traditional joint? It turns out that vaping is actually much more powerful and you can get a better high. Here’s a look at some of the reasons you might consider switching.
Let’s be real for a minute, cannabis stinks and the smell will stick to your clothes, furniture, car or wherever you smoke regularly. While recreational use may be legal in your state there are still plenty of places where cannabis use is frowned upon, like at work or a job interview. Vaping allows you to still get the pleasure of cannabis use without letting the entire world know. It’s discrete there is little or no smell and you won’t attract any unwanted attention.
Easier on Your Throat and Lungs
Most cannabis users that made the switch from smoking to vaping noticed a huge difference when it comes how they feel. There is no more chronic coughing, no wheezing, and no hacking up phlegm. Smoking a joint can hurt your throat and your lungs, most cannabis users just accepted it as a short term inconvenience to get the feeling you wanted. Scientific research done in the UK has shown vaping to be less harmful than smoking. Vaping is done at a lower temperature with much less hot smoke going into your body making it easier on your throat and lungs, which leads to the next reason you might want to switch.
Burns More Efficiently and Gives a Better High
A little goes a long way in a vape pen. With a vape you are only burning what you want to smoke, it is not smoldering in an ashtray and you can use far less. When you smoke a joint the cannabis burns at over 400C and you inhale all of the chemicals that come with combustion. The active components in cannabis, CBD and THC are released at lower temperatures 180C and 157C respectively. You can get the effects without the burning sensation. Most users who have made the switch credit vaping with giving them a cleaner high and one that lasts longer.
Because of cannabis being illegal for so long there has been very little research done into how best to use it and the effect of vaping versus smoking. Most of the research is anecdotal, so give vaping a try for yourself. You may just find you prefer it.
Since legalization of medical and recreational cannabis the use of CBD oil has skyrocketed. CBD oil is rich in cannabidiol and it can be made from either cannabis or hemp, using the blossom, stalks and leaves of the plant. Patients use CBD oil to treat a variety of conditions from anxiety to chronic pain. While CBD oil made from cannabis plants has a better concentration of CBD, it is not legal in every state, whereas hemp can be purchased everywhere. There are now hundreds of companies selling CBD oil, while this should be a good thing unfortunately there are lots of fakes hitting the marketplace. How do you distinguish real CBD oil from a fake? Let’s find out.
The Price is too Low
A more competitive market generally leads to lower prices but cheaper is not always a good thing. A genuine bottle of CBD oil is going to cost roughly between $50 -$75 depending on the concentration of CBD. If you see prices that $24.95 for the same volume bottle then there is a pretty good chance that it is a fake. Keep your money and look for the real thing.
One Size Does Not Fit All
CBD oils are used to treat a variety of different conditions and that requires different blends with different concentrations. A reputable store will have a variety of different strengths and blends on sale. Each bottle should have fine print telling you which conditions that it is most helpful for.
It Should Have the Non-Psychoactive Stamp
CBD oil has very little THC or none at all, it is also illegal to sell with higher concentrations of THC. When you are buying CBD look for the Non-Psychoactive seal of approval to ensure you are getting a good product.
Independent testing is done to verify the amount of CBD and the efficacy of the claims. There are different methods for extracting CBD from hemp or cannabis and some give a better product than others.
Be Wary of Online Sites
There are lots of great sites online where you can buy high quality CBD oil, and many you should steer well clear of. Any site you are thinking of making a purchase from should have at the very least contact information, including a telephone number and email address where you can contact them. They should carry reputable brands that you have heard of along with plenty of information on their product and how they should be used.
CBD oils can do amazing things for your health, but only if you are getting the real thing. Be cautious where you’re buying it from, ask friends for recommendations for a good supplier.