Materials & Use

Can You Vape Hemp CBD Oil? What You Should Know

Gabi Antunes

Aug 17, 2019

Vaping hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a common way to ingest the increasingly popular cannabinoid, in states that permit the inhalation of hemp. Thanks to the emergence of innovative portable vaporizers that support the use of concentrate materials, it’s possible to vaporize hemp-derived CBD oil. However, vaping hemp CBD oil is a very different process than vaping dry flower. This guide will help prepare you to vape hemp CBD oil properly, as well as show you how to achieve the optimal vape experience during each session.

What is Hemp CBD Oil?

The term “hemp CBD oil” is sometimes used interchangeably between different types of liquid hemp CBD products. While it is common to refer to hemp-derived CBD vape liquid as an “oil,” a vaping product is distinct from other types of hemp CBD oil.

Hemp-derived CBD oil is a concentrated form of oil. The oil is made to be ingested orally or taken sublingually. Hemp CBD vape oil, perhaps more accurately called vape liquid, is a product that is intended to be used with the appropriate compatible vaporizing device. Some products, such as pre-filled hemp CBD vape cartridges, are clearly intended for vaporizing. Others may need closer inspection before purchase. People who plan to vape should double-check a product’s labeling to ensure if the oil is intended for ingestion or formulated for vaping.

What Type of Hemp CBD Oil Can You Vape?

It’s critical when selecting your concentrate material that you thoroughly investigate the packaging and labeling. For example, if you see the words “tincture” or “sublingual,”, you are looking at a product meant for oral ingestion. These terms are generally giveaways that the product should never be vaped.

If you don’t see any of these terms on the label, don’t simply assume the product is intended for use with vaporizers. Hemp CBD vape liquids are designed for vaporization; other oil types are far too viscous to be vaporized. In other words, hemp CBD vape liquid is likely much thinner than its tincture counterparts. However, if you’re still unsure, you should consult with a product specialist or the manufacturer.

What is a Dose of Hemp CBD Oil?

It can be difficult to select the right dosage of hemp-derived CBD oil when vaping in states that permit the inhalation of hemp. The fact is, there is no true hemp CBD dosage to abide by. Every consumer is different and depending on what type of hemp CBD oil you are vaporizing and the experience you’d like to have, your dosage could vary. The amount of hemp CBD per puff is also determined by the amount of hemp CBD in your vaporizer. For example, some cartridges contain 1000mg of hemp CBD, while others may contain 500mg.

When vaping hemp CBD oil, it’s important to go slow. Start out with just a puff or two to get a sense of what you can expect from the material and vaporizer you’ve selected. After a while, you can adjust the number of puffs taken, the time between puffs, and draw length to see how they influence your experience. Ultimately, vaping hemp CBD oil is a personal experience that is subject to your own preferences.

How to Vape Hemp CBD Oil

Vaping hemp-derived CBD oil is a relatively straightforward process that involves understanding how your chosen vaporizer functions. You should always begin by reviewing the device owner’s manual that comes with the vaporizer you’ve selected. Understanding how your vaporizer works – how to load your material, select the temperature setting, and use your vape – is key to a high-quality vape experience.

Once you understand the ins and outs of your device, it’s time to load your material into your device. When using hemp CBD vape oil, you must use a vaporizer that supports concentrates, as well as be in a state that permits the inhalation of hemp CBD. Depending on the device you’ve selected, you might have to screw in a pre-filled cartridge, snap in a pod, or manually load your material into a chamber. Once you’ve properly loaded your material, you can select your temperature setting.

Many vaporizers have several temperature settings, and some even allow you to set the precise temperature within a wide range. Temperature can affect the flavor of the vapor and your overall experience, so be sure to experiment with the settings to find out which is best for you. Once you’ve selected your desired temperature setting, you’re ready to begin vaping.

When you are finished with a session, it is wise to clean out your vaporizer. Consult your device owner’s manual for the exact process that is best for cleaning and maintaining your vape.

How to Choose a Vaporizer

There are many vaporizer models on the market that support many functions, temperature settings, and material types, so it’s important to do your research. Without getting into every available model, though, there are several broad categories of vaporizers, each of which have different capabilities. Here’s a quick look at some of the device types available to you:

  • Disposable vape pens: Disposable vape pens are cost-effective and easy to use, making them great options. The single unit contains the device and the hemp CBD, and is often operated upon inhalation with no power button. Once a disposable vape pen is depleted, it cannot be refilled and the entire unit is then disposed of properly.
  • Cartridge vape pens: Cartridge vape pens are available for use with pre-filled cartridges. These vape pens are generally just devices with a 510 thread at the end, which is compatible with other 510 cartridges. If you purchase a hemp-derived CBD filled cartridge, you can use it with one of these cartridge vape pen devices.
  • Pod vapes: Pod vapes are similar to cartridge vape pens in that they rely on pre-filled pods for delivering material. However, they are instead designed to accept a specific type of pod that snaps in and out of the rechargeable device.
  • Portable vaporizers: Portable vaporizers are among the most sophisticated vape devices on the market. Generally, portable vapes have several temperature settings, and some can even be controlled with a companion app. Some, like the PAX 3, support the use of dry herb material and concentrates, such as hemp-derived CBD oil, but only in states that permit the inhalation of hemp CBD. These types of vaporizers are rechargeable and powerful, but generally require an additional level of maintenance and frequent cleaning when compared with their simpler counterparts.

Whatever type of vaporizer you choose, it’s important to check first to ensure it is indeed compatible with your preferred hemp-derived CBD oil. So long as your vaporizer can accept concentrates or work with pre-filled hemp CBD cartridges or pods, you can use it for your sessions. Once you understand how to dose your material, find a hemp CBD oil you prefer, ensure you are in a state that allows the inhalation of hemp CBD, and select a vaporizer that works well for you, you’ll have everything you need to vape hemp-derived CBD oil and tailor your session to your own personal preference.