Materials & Use

5 Hemp CBD Oil Pens Review

Gabi Antunes

Aug 16, 2019

One of the most popular ways to consume hemp-derived CBD oil is by vaporizing it states that allow the inhalation of hemp. Vaping your hemp CBD is quick, clean, and discreet, especially when using a highly mobile and compact device like a vape pen. These devices are simple and easily maintained, making them great options. Of course, there are more complex models available as well for those who prefer a greater degree of functionality. Whatever your preference, a quality vape pen could change the way you consume hemp-derived CBD for the better.

What is a Hemp CBD Oil Pen?

A hemp CBD oil vape pen is a type of portable vaporizer designed for mobility and discretion, with a built-in or separate cartridge filled with hemp CBD oil. As the name suggests, many of these devices are long, slender, and cylindrical. Hemp CBD vape pens could be disposable or reusable. Some work with pre-filled cartridges, while others include a refillable cartridge that can be refilled with the hemp-derived CBD vape liquid of your choosing.

Most vape pens consist of two parts: a cartridge and a battery. The cartridge contains the hemp-derived CBD oil, as well as the heating element necessary to vaporize the oil. These cartridges are frequently purchased separately from the battery. This cartridge is screwed into a battery, which provides the electricity required to warm the heating element. These types of cartridge vape pens are simplistic devices that usually include a single button that is used for activating the device and selecting a pre-set temperature. Some models have a dial at the bottom to adjust temperature. Most batteries are compatible with cartridges that have 510 thread connectors, a common standard in the hemp CBD industry.

The term “vape pen” can also be used more loosely to refer to a variety of portable vaporizers, some of which include more components than the simple cartridge-and-battery combination. Some, like pod vapes, are similar in design in that they require only a battery and device-specific, pre-filled pod, but they are only compatible with products within that family of brands. Others, like vape mods, are more complex and customizable; these devices include several components that can be swapped in and out to change your vape experience.

What is a Disposable Hemp CBD Vape Pen?

Pre-filled and pre-charged, hemp CBD vape pens are among the easiest products to consume in states that allow the inhalation of hemp CBD. Once the hemp-derived CBD oil inside the device is depleted, the device is recycled or otherwise disposed of depending on the brand’s instructions. Oftentimes, they do not have buttons; consumers draw from the pen to activate it.

Disposable vape pens are good options for infrequent vapers, consumers looking for a quick and easy item, or for those who may have left a vape pen behind and do not want to purchase a new unit. The downside of disposable vape pens, though, is that they can be wasteful. Moreover, if you regularly buy disposable vape pens, they will soon become more expensive than the one-time investment in a reusable or refillable device.

What is a Refillable Hemp CBD Vape Pen?

Refillable vape pens allow you to recharge and reuse your device, rather than throwing it away after a single use. If a vape pen is refillable it likely uses a cartridge, sold empty, that can be filled with the hemp CBD of your choice, or it may have a designated built-in area called a “chamber” to hold material. Portable vaporizers with chambers are more likely to work with concentrated extracts like wax. Depending on the exact device you own, the process of loading your material will be unique. Always consult your device owner’s manual to ensure you it is being properly filled.

When using a refillable vape, it’s important to clean your device between sessions. The components need to be maintained regularly to prolong their usefulness and optimize your sessions. The chambers and mouthpieces in portable vaporizers also need to be cleaned of residue between uses. Properly cleaning and maintaining your devices guarantees a better overall vape experience during your next session and keeps your vape functioning properly.

Not all reusable vape pens are technically “refillable.” For example, a cartridge vape pen works with disposable cartridges that can be disposed of and replaced once depleted. Pod vapes work similarly; when a pod is empty, you can simply throw it away and place a new one in your device. Portable vaporizers, like the PAX 3, can be repeatedly loaded directly with a variety of materials and simply cleaned between uses.

Different Type of Hemp CBD Vape Pens

When choosing a hemp CBD vape pen, you have a lot of options to review. The vaporizer market has grown by leaps and bounds through the past two decades, driven forward by innovation and demand for new types of products. Whether you want a simple, disposable vape pen, a customizable vape mod, or something in between the two extremes, there is a product out there that meets your needs.

The question is: how do you find the one that’s right for you? These five types of vapes each represent a different type of device that can be used with hemp-derived CBD oil or vape liquid in states that allow the inhalation of hemp CBD.

  • Cartridge vape pen: Most cartridge vape pens are compatible with standard 510 threaded cartridges. They tend to include a simple battery that attaches to a pre-filled cartridge, which is often sold separately. Many cartridge vape pens are slender and cylindrical as the name suggests, but not all abide by this design.
  • Disposable vape pen: Disposable vape pens are simple devices that can be used straight out of the box without the need for charging the battery. The main drawback to disposable vape pens is that the price can quickly add up if you plan on vaping regularly. One common disposable vape pen is the CBDfx, which contains 30 mg of full spectrum hemp-derived CBD oil. They are sold in a single pack, 3 pack, or 12 pack. The battery life is also relatively lengthy, supporting a few hundred puffs depending on the intensity of each draw.
  • Vape mod: Vape mods are more complex devices that often have several components including a battery, chamber, and heating element. Vape mods generally work with vape liquid and excel at producing a significant amount of power despite their small size. They do generally require more maintenance and cleaning than simpler devices, however. One example of a vape mod is the Mig Vapor Morpheus, which generates 100 watts of power from its 3,000 mAh battery.
  • Portable vaporizer: Portable vaporizers straddle the fence between simplicity of design and breadth of functionality. These types of vapes can often be used with both dry flower and concentrate materials and offer the kind of powerful vapor production out of reach for most cartridge vape pens. However, they remain less complicated than vape mods, although they do require a level of care and maintenance as well.

One leading portable vaporizer is the PAX 3, which can be used with both dry flower and cannabis concentrates. The PAX 3 complete kit comes with a concentrate insert, multi-tool, and half-pack oven lid for use with concentrates, plus three additional screens. The device comes in four colors – black, rose gold, silver, or teal.

The variety of vape pens and portable vaporizers on the market today all but guarantees you will be able to find the ideal device for your hemp CBD vape sessions. Whether you’re looking for powerful vapor production or discretion and portability, there’s a hemp-derived CBD compatible device that will meet your expectations. With a little research and a bit of experimentation, you’re sure to find the best device for your needs in no time.