Although it’s been legal in the UK since 1971, CBD e-liquid is a relatively new phenomenon. Having only been marked safe by the US government in 2018, CBD vape liquids and food products have seen rapid development over freer restrictions than it’s THC counterpart. As opposed to the latter, CBD, or cannabidiol has no psychoactive or hallucinogenic effects on the human body and instead provides the user with a subtle relaxing and calming sensation.
Vape juices containing CBD are available across the world and at our vape store in London, but are they right for you? With so many nicotine-containing e-liquids, it’s quite easy to mistake the two, which serve some differing purposes. Below is everything you need to know about CBD vape juices, as well as a breakdown of the kind of vaper they are best suited to.
CBD E-Liquids are made with a mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, flavourings and cannabidiol concentrates. CBD infused e-liquids such as Nasty CBD are heated up on heat not burn based vaporisers, which provides a far safer way to enjoy the effects of the terpene without inhaling the carcinogenic pollutants released by burning loose-leaf CBD hemp in joints or cigarettes.
How Does It Affect The Body?
CBD inhalation provides quick to act feelings of relaxation and calmness. CBD can also elevate mood without giving you a “high” and is often used as a symptom-reliever for anxiety and many other illnesses, both mental and physical.
Legal In The UK
Cannabidiol is legal for use in the UK and many countries in the world. It’s prohibited big brother, THC, is the derivative that causes hallucinogenic effects and government-sanctioned cannabidiol plants in the UK are actually bred to contain very little of it, or at least the CBD products created from them contain no more than 0.2 per cent THC. All e-liquids are illegal for sale or use by those under the age of 18.
Most Don’t Contain Nicotine
Though there are no known negative effects for mixing nicotine and CBD, most CBD vape juices on the British market contain no nicotine in them. If you are a vaper who is using e-cigs for smoking cessation, then you won’t get a nicotine kick from CBD e-liquids. That being said, more advanced vapers sometimes mix their own DIY e-liquids and add nicotine shots to CBD pre-fills, or vice versa add shots of CBD concentrate to their nicotine-infused liquids. Should be done with caution though, effective and satisfying e-liquid mixes need a level of research that more casual vapers may not feel prepared for.
There Are Alternatives For Non-Vapers
It’s advised that those who don’t already use vape products don’t begin, these devices and e-liquids are designed for those who are trying to give up smoking. Unless prescribed with vaporiser products by a doctor or health consultant, non-vapers can find a great many alternatives to get their CBD fix. These include edibles, lotions and CBD tinctures or supplements.